Wotif’s annual Uniquely Aussie Awards set a precedent for Australians’ favorite travel experiences.
Wotif’s research found that three out of four Australians plan to travel home in the summer. The categories in this search are outlined to celebrate the quintessential, delicious and low-key travel experiences Australians seek out on a local holiday – ranging from classic meat pies and homemade ice creams to our scenic island getaways and of course, our festivals. unleashed.
Managing Director of Wotif, Daniel Finch says his enthusiasm: “There’s a lot to love about Australia, from quirky baked goods to jaw-dropping hotel views, and every year the Wotif Uniquely Aussie Awards prove just how much Australians love share their local knowledge. We know that a third of Aussies (33%)* think local recommendations are often the best recommendations, so, again, we’ve done the really hard work of bringing together some of the best Aussies so travelers can go out and explore what Australia has to offer this summer.
The winning contenders
Without a doubt Australians love their pies, the winner comes from Kincumber, New South Wales, the Shhmoakesys Gourmet Pies are made in eight hours. This next line will make your mouth water, as they describe the pie crust as a “delicate, melt-in-your-mouth pastry” with a smoked meat filling. Delicious indeed.
Australia is full of landmarks and the best hotel view was awarded to the Shangri-La in Sydney. The elegant sanctuary with an unparalleled panoramic view of Sydney Harbor truly presented a winner.
From the iconic selfie with Roger Federer and a quokka, there’s no doubt that the Best Island award went to Rottnest Island in Western Australia. The island is described as a “must see for all Australians” as it is home to sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and the cutest accommodations.
Australia is home to one of the best festivals ever, embracing culture and art, the Adelaide Fringe wins. The festival runs from February 17 to March 19, 2023, featuring eclectic and dynamic events ranging from cabaret, theatre, comedy, circus, music, visual arts and workshops.
Australians take their ice cream very seriously, as Planet 72 in Hervey Bay, Queensland wins the prize. It has the largest ice cream and gelato display in Australia. Locals say Snickers flavored ice cream tastes like “heaven on a cone”.
The best neenish pie was awarded to Gumnut Patisserie in Mittagong in New South Wales, where they produce the perfect combination of icing, filling and pastry base – really nothing like it.