Albany Takes Out Top WA Destination

Albany has been named runner up in Wotif.com’s 2019 Aussie Town of the Year Awards, a close second to Port Fairy in Victoria and the only Western Australian town to make the list.

The Australian booking website ranks destinations across the country based on accommodation affordability, tourist demand and traveller reviews.

The recognition of Albany’s rise in popularity has been attributed in part to the phenomenal success of the Field of Light; Avenue of Honour installation, which has exceeded all visitor projections, together with a the opportunity to showcase the region’s heritage and pristine natural attractions to new visitors.

The announcement has been warmly received by the Board of the region’s local tourism organisation, The Amazing South Coast, as an endorsement of the region’s growing popularity. Board spokesperson Michael Cole said;

“We are delighted that Albany has been recognised in this year’s Wotif Aussie Town of the Year awards and the opportunity that this presents to showcase all of the amazing experiences in our region.”

“The Field of Light: Avenue of Honour has been a huge attraction so far with more than 80,000 visitors and will remain open until Anzac Day. Summer and Autumn are ‘event season’ on the Amazing South Coast and the perfect time to take a roadtrip south for incredible scenery, great attractions and award-winning wines.”

Mr Cole said the award was a credit to the many local tourism operators and service providers who make Albany and The Amazing South Coast a welcoming and friendly destination to visit.

Field of Light Albany Mini-Breaks are now available for purchase on The Amazing South Coast website with 3 night accommodated packages starting from $279 per person twin share and valid for travel from 1 February to 25 April 2019.

Visit here to book.

Check out the full list of Wotif.com’s top Aussie towns.