Four Mile Beach in Aussie’s top ten

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

FOUR Mile Beach has again been voted as one of the most revered coast­lines in Aus­tralia.

The Port Dou­glas hotspot fin­ished 10th in the Top 25 Aus­tralian Beaches cat­e­gory of the 2016 TripAd­vi­sor Trav­ellers’ Choice Awards.

But the re­sult was slightly lower than pre­vi­ous years, with Four Mile Beach fin­ish­ing eighth in the same cat­e­gory last year and sixth in 2014.

White­haven Beach, Whit­sun­days, can again lay claim to be­ing the most pop­u­lar Aus­tralian beach among tourists.

The re­sults are based on rat­ings and re­views by TripAd­vi­sor users.

De­spite a slight drop in the rank­ings, Tourism Port Dou­glas and Dain­tree chief ex­ec­u­tive Tara Ben­nett said it was still a great ac­com­plish­ment for the re­gion.

“Aus­tralia has the best beaches in the world and to fea­ture in the top 10 is al­ways out­stand­ing,” she said.

“We of course know that Four Mile Beach should have been num­ber one, but it’s still some­thing to be proud of.”

Palm Cove was the only other Far North beach to make the list, com­ing in at num­ber 21.

Tourism

Trop­i­cal North Queens­land boss Alex de Waal said the TripAd­vi­sor rat­ings were not al­ways a true re­flec­tion of the re­gion’s over­all ap­peal to tourists.

“The area has a wide range of as­sets and the to­tal com­bi­na­tion of th­ese fac­tors is what in­flu­ences vis­i­tors,” he said.

“The re­sult re-em­pha­sises that we need to con­tinue work­ing hard to en­sure our desti- na­tion and its at­tributes re­main at the top of the list.”

Grace Bay in the Turks and Caicos Is­lands was voted num­ber one beach in the world by TripAd­vi­sor users.

Co­bie Maxwell, 18 months, plays at Four Mile Beach.

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