Karl puts Port Douglas top of his list


It might not be the ideal time to travel and the border closures have only added to the woes of those eager to see parts of the country.

But this has not prevented some of our “favourite” television faces selecting their favourite holiday destinations and hoping to tick off their bucket list in 2020, if permitted.

Conducted by news.com.au, Karl Stefanovic – Host, Today Show said:

“I love Port Douglas and the Sunshine Coast. Both areas have the best beaches, best restaurants and best people in Australia; they’re just fantastic places.

“I have visited a lot of Australia, but I’d like to see more of Yarra Valley. It is so close to Melbourne and with all those amazing wineries; I could see myself settling in for a weekend of showing support to every winery in the region!”

Radio host, Fifi Box, also spoke highly of Port Douglas saying: “My go to for travel in Australia is usually Queensland.

“Every holiday is a bit different and I love all aspects of the sunshine state. From the theme parks on the Gold Coast, the coastline of Port Douglas or the rainforests up at Cape Tribulation, as a Melbourne girl I am drawn to the tropics any chance I get to thaw out in winter.”

Of the other “faces”, Dave Hughes – radio host, hit network’s Hughesy & ed, said: “my favourite place is Warrnambool, Victoria. The home of odd ball, the dog that looks after the penguins, made famous by the hit movie.”

And Samantha Armytage – host, Sunrise, said her favourite spot is Hyams Beach on the NSW south coast. 

“It’s quiet and beautiful with the whitest sand and the bluest ocean. It’s definitely my happy place.”

The comments come hot on the heels of Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr saying Port Douglas can return to its former glory once the pandemic is over.

“We have an absolute gem sitting here. We just need to do the hard yards to ensure it becomes better and concentrate on making sure we have here what the tourists of 2021 and beyond want,” he said.

In a survey by Tourism Australia, asking where in Australia people would want to visit first when borders open, Port Douglas is currently sitting in second place. Cast your vote now.    

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