Victoria is full of charming towns, and one of them has just taken out the top spot in Wotif’s Aussie Town of the Year for 2024. For the seventh year in a row, this travel site has collaborated with YouGov to discover the top 10 Aussie destinations of the year. They looked at a number of factors, including trending traveller interest based on accommodation searches, affordability, accommodation and travel reviews. And, after crunching the numbers, Bendigo is officially the 2024 Wotif Aussie Town of the Year.
2024 Wotif Aussie Town of the Year – Bendigo
Bendigo was praised for its gold rush legacy, its cultural experiences and its vibrant food and beverage scene. Roughly two hours away from Melbourne, this stunning regional town has plenty of exciting things to see and do.
Learn all about its golden history and descend 61 metres below the surface at Central Deborah Gold Mine. Get your fill of art and culture at the Bendigo Art Gallery and Djaa Djuwima First Nations Art Gallery. Find out why it’s a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy by checking out its excellent culinary scene.
If you’re visiting in spring, you can’t miss the Bendigo Annual Tulip Display. Walk around Pall Mall, the Conservatory Garden and more to see thousands of tulips in a whole range of colours and sizes.
Start planning your next trip to Bendigo here.
Top 10 towns
- Bendigo, VIC
- Broken Hill, NSW
- Stanthorpe, QLD
- Katherine, NT
- Bathurst, NSW
- Tanunda, SA
- Griffith, NSW
- Stanley, TAS
- Exmouth, WA
- Coober Pedy, SA
Read more about the results here.