Yamba Named Australia’s Top Town

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The small seaside village of Yamba along the northern coast of Australia’s New South Wales has been named Best Town in Australia by a panel of tourism and travel experts. The survey was conducted by Australian Traveller magazine and listed the top 100 tourism hot spots in the country. The small town was a surprise winner, beating out more famous destinations such as Port Douglas, Port Fairy and Byron Bay.
Australian Traveller editor Greg Barton noted that “Yamba…may be upset at being named the Best Town in Australia. Their idyllic secret is out and they may have to share.” The magazine notes that Yamba has a perfect climate, quasi-bohemian lifestyle and one of the best surf breaks in the world – the Angourie point break.
Participants were asked how they would recommend to a friend a one hour visit to any town on a scale from one to ten, and the answers were tabulated for the top 100. The top 10 towns, in order, are: Yamba, NSW; Esperance, WA; Port Douglas, Queensland; Broome, WA; Port Fairy, Victoria; Beechworth, Victoria; Byron Bay, NSW; Apollo Bay, Victoria; Strahan, Tasmania, and Margaret River, WA.

In a state-by state breakdown of the listings, NSW had 29 towns in the top 100, Victoria 16, Queensland 16, South Australia 13, WA 13 and Tasmania seven.

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