Kings Park in Perth leads a new study by Remitly, a digital financial services provider for immigrants and their families, who has revealed the top five viewpoints in all of Australia, and three locations in each State and Territory preferred by interstate and international visitors.
The best place to navigate the sheer wonder of Australia’s vast openness and natural beauty are from those locations that offer the best views. Remitly analysed 1.4 million TripAdvisor reviews to find which attractions have left visitors talking about its view most regularly. The results were then ranked to name the greatest viewpoints, and within each part of Australia.
What are the top 5 best views in Australia?
Kings Park in Perth leads the Top 5 in Australia, followed by Sydney’s prolific Sydney Harbour. Two more Sydney locations follow – the Bondi to Coogee Walk which offers many stunning spots to stop and take in the view along the way and then the Sydney Ferries, for stunning views of the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Mount Wellington in Hobart completes the Top 5 best views on offer in Australia. The 5 Best Viewpoints in Australia;
|Rank||Viewpoint||State or Territory||Mentions of ‘view’ on TripAdvisor|
|1||Kings Park and Botanic Garden||Perth, WA||7,805|
|2||Sydney Harbour||Sydney, NSW||6,743|
|3||Bondi to Coogee Walk||Sydney, NSW||6,581|
|4||Sydney Ferries||Sydney, NSW||6,406|
|5||Mount Wellington||Hobart, TAS||6,362|
What were executives’ thoughts on the findings?
According to Vardhan Kapoor, Head of Region, APAC at Remitly, whether you’ve moved somewhere new or are just visiting somewhere, getting a good view of surroundings can be a great way to get a ‘feel’ for the location, and give a satisfying feeling that you’ve ‘arrived’.
“Due to its combination of a friendly and relaxed culture as well as brilliant weather, the rest of the world see Australia as a fantastic place to visit or relocate to,” Mr McKenzie said.
“It’s a beautiful country packed full of spectacular landscapes, vibrant cities and remarkable views. None more so than Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth; home to over 3,000 species of the State’s unique flora it lays claim to be the best view in Australia, closely followed by the iconic Sydney Harbour and the coastline of the Bondi to Coogee walk.”
“Under the hashtags for #newhome or #imoved on Instagram, we can see many photos of people looking out over a view of where they will now be calling home, so we wanted to help people to find the best viewpoints close to them. The diversity of the findings from dense cityscapes to natural wonders just goes to show the beauty the world has to offer, and why we should continue to celebrate moving around it and experiencing new sights and sounds.”
What was the study’s methodology?
Data collected from each state and territory was analysed to provide a top 5 locally. In Queensland, for example, the research revealed a city view, as opposed to a rainforest or ocean view, returned the most mentions. Brisbane’s Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout led both SkyPoint Observation Deck on the Gold Coast and the Kuranda Scenic Railway in Cairns.
No fewer than five locations in Sydney; the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Harbour itself, claimed a spot on the New South Wales’ Top 5 list. Two locations on the Great Ocean Road claimed a spot on Victoria’s Top 5 (the Twelve Apostles and the Great Ocean Road). The Eureka Skydeck in Melbourne with its remarkable city views topped the VIC state list.
In Western Australia, the Top 5 list also centred around the capital city. After Kings Park, the Swan River and the State War Memorial in Perth, two lighthouses were listed – the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in Augusta and the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse (Exmouth.)
South Australia returned more varied results. Granite Island in Victor Harbor, Mount Lofty Summit in the Adelaide Hills, and The Blue Lake on Mount Gambier came before Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island. The smallest state in Australia but so uniquely beautiful, Tasmania’s Top 5 included Mount Wellington in Hobart, the unique Cataract Gorge Reserve in Launceston, and a specific spot on Cradle Mountain, the Dove Lake Circuit.
From south to the top-end of Australia, the Northern Territory, has returned results including Anzac Hill in Alice Springs, Kata Tjuta and The Olgas, and, of course, Uluru itself. For the full findings and graphics that visualise great views in Australia and worldwide, visit Remitly.