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Blue Mountains - Best Bushwalking and Cosiest Destination

Source: Australian Traveller -
Archived 7 Feb 2016 - Posted: 8 Dec 2015
The Blue Mountains has been recognised as the best bushwalking journey and the cosiest winter destination.
The Blue Mountains has excelled at this year’s annual Australian Traveller People’s Choice Awards, being recognised as one of Australia's best holiday destinations.

The 2015 survey had more than 4,000 entries with the Blue Mountains taking out two categories.

The ideal destination for both experiencing the outdoors and staying in comfort, the Blue Mountains has been voted the best spot for bushwalking as well as the best region for a cosy winter getaway.

"With inviting, breathtaking landscapes that beckon walkers and equally enticing spots by cosy fireplaces, it's no wonder the Blue Mountains lures two very different types of travellers," says Australian Traveller editor, Lara Picone.

2015 Australian Traveller

2015 People's Choice Awards Winners

  • Best travel experience in the past year: Melbourne, Vic
  • Perfect city break: Melbourne, Vic
  • Best family holiday spot: Gold Coast, Qld
  • Best Beachside town: Byron Bay, NSW
  • Most desirable island escape: Hamilton Island, Qld
  • Cosiest winter destination: Blue Mountains, NSW
  • Best town off the beaten track: Birdsville, Qld
  • Best affordable hotel: Mantra on Salt Beach, NSW
  • Best luxury hotel: Crown Towers, Melbourne, Vic
  • Hotel that best caters to kids: Jamala Wildlife Lodge, Canberra, ACT
  • Best place to camp: Jervis Bay, NSW
  • Top airline for service: Qantas
  • Best Airport: Sydney Kingsford Smith, NSW
  • Best bushwalking journey: Blue Mountains, NSW
  • Most scenic driving holiday: Great Ocean Road, Vic
  • Must-visit food region: Margaret River, WA
  • Best wine region: Hunter Valley, NSW
  • Best aquatic activity and place to experience it: Snorkelling/diving the Great Barrier Reef, Qld
  • Ultimate dream experience: Exploring the Kimberley, WA
  • Destination every Australian should visit: Uluru and the Red Centre, NT

This year’s awards were announced on the evening of Monday 30 November at the spectacular Water @ Pier One, Pier One Sydney Harbour and were sponsored by Alcohol sponsors on the night included United Cellars, Lord Nelson Brewery and Willie Smiths cider.

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