Four Mile Beach in Aussie’s top ten
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.
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.