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Gold Coast Beach Among The Top Winter Holiday Destinations

Best places to escape the chill

Gold Coast Beach Among The Top Winter Holiday Destinations

Aussies could be flocking to Mermaid Beach over the next few months, to escape the chill down south, according to one accommodation booking website. has predicted the most popular destinations for domestic holiday-makers this winter, and the Gold Coast location made the cut.

Cairns placed at the top of the list, followed by Bowen, south of Townsville.

Queensland dominated the list, with nine out of 10 locations in the state, just third-placed Monkey Mia in WA breaking the trend.

Mermaid Beach was named number 10.

The rankings are based on affordability, year-on-year growth, average temperature & rainfall, travel time and distance from the coastline.

Check out the full list below:

Wotif Winter Heat Index – Destination Insights

1. Cairns, QLD

2. Bowen, QLD

3. Monkey Mia, WA

4. Marcoola, QLD

5. Townsville, QLD

6. Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast, QLD

7. Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast, QLD

8. Bundaberg, QLD

9. Palm Cove, QLD

10. Mermaid Beach, QLD