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Cairns One Of Top Locations To Chase The Sun This Winter

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The locations where Australians should head during the cooler months, have been named.  

Wotif has put together a definitive ranking of the best holiday destinations to chase the sun, with Townsville sitting pretty in top spot and Cairns in seventh.  

The trip advisor said Cairns remains one of the most popular destinations over winter, with year-on-year interest on Wotif up close to 50%.

Wotif saying that from land to air, sand to sea, the endless adventures and affordable accommodation means Cairns has it all.

In analysing accommodation costs, year-on-year search growth, weather patterns, traveller reviews, travel time and distance from the coastline, the Wotif Winter Heat Index* provides Aussies with insider knowledge on where to travel for some warmth over the cooler months.

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Top QLD Destinations:

1st Townsville, Queensland

This winter and beyond, Townsville is the perfect tropical escape without the need for a passport. From the beaches to the rainforests, to Magnetic Island and the Great Barrier Reef, whether you’re an adventure seeker or looking to relax, there is something for everyone in Townsville. Not only are there fantastic and affordable accommodation options in town, with a predicted accommodation rate of $144 per night, several new foodie events have launched including the monthly Townsville Eats food festival bringing together the best local food vendors and market stalls. For the ultimate tropical escape, book yourself into the new The Ville Resort, complete with infinity pool, onsite restaurant and swim-up pool bar.

4th Bowen, Queensland

Bowen’s prime location near the Whitsundays means you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring this local slice of paradise. With eight palm fringed beaches, relaxed bays and a great foreshore, Bowen is a fantastic option for those looking to unwind with the kids this winter. With predicted accommodation rate of $136 per night, enjoyable winter temperatures and an abundance of local fruits and vegetables grown in the region, Bowen remains a reliable Aussie getaway this winter.

5th Agnes Water, Queensland

Already a popular local hotspot for Queenslanders, Agnes Water is gaining serious credibility this winter, with searches up over 30% when compared to last year. Located at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef, Agnes Water is surrounded by secluded beaches and untouched nature discoveries. Opt for a tour to Lady Musgrave Island, visit the twin town of Seventeen Seventy, head to the most northern location to surf on Australia’s east coast, or pay for your getaway using cryptocurrencies at Australia first beach town to accept digital currency – there’s plenty to learn and discover in Agnes Water.

7th Cairns, Queensland

Cairns remains one of the most popular destinations over winter and this year, we’re seeing no signs of the city’s popularity slowing down with year-on-year interest on Wotif up close to 50%. The new five-star Riley Hotel is one of Australia’s best new coastal resorts to open within the last year and is the perfect place to stay for a relaxed tropical getaway. From land to air, sand to sea, the endless adventures and affordable accommodation means Cairns truly has it all.