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Canberra least popular travel destination

By johnboy - 29 October 2008 167

The Canberra Times is having a giggle that Canberra has come stone motherless last in an online poll.

    “One in three of the 2526 people surveyed in a poll taken by online travel marketplace totaltravel.com rated Canberra as the least appealing vacation destination.”

“Come to Canberra and watch politicians sing bad karaoke at the Holy Grail” might have to be the new marketing line.

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Canberra least popular travel destination
Thumper 3:35 pm 29 Oct 08

yeah, justbands, I know, posted before checking 😉

Granny 3:32 pm 29 Oct 08

LOL!

justbands 3:30 pm 29 Oct 08

Wollongong

Thumper 3:29 pm 29 Oct 08

“Where are we Aunty Jack?”

“Woolongong”

“What do we do now we’re here”

“Leave.”

Granny 3:26 pm 29 Oct 08

peterh said :

Spam Box said :

“What does one do in Adelaide after you’ve been on the tram to Glenelg?”

Leave

off to hahndorf, the Fleurieu Peninsula, check out the wineries, back to the city via crafers and the eagle on the hill, into one of many pubs, and back to your hotel.

then next day, take a ride on the boat called popeye on the river torrens, go to the zoo, the museum and then the national wine centre. (in that order, or you will have difficulty with the boat ride)

anywhere else?

canberra:

we are land locked, with many roads in and out. Don’t like it, keep driving.

Yeah, how could anyone visiting Adelaide not go on Popeye?!

RAGD 3:21 pm 29 Oct 08

When I think of “holidays”, and I suspect most people do, I think of Beaches or Country retreats. I don’t really think of visiting National Galleries or Memorials as a holiday. In that sense Canberra is not really a “holiday” destination.

Having said that I think Canberra is an awesome city and people should at least see it before they make up their mind that all we are is a place full of beaurocrats fat cats politicians.

justbands 3:19 pm 29 Oct 08

I’ve always had fun in Adelaide. Then again, I love Canberra. I don’t think my finger is on the pulse of Australia.

peterh 3:14 pm 29 Oct 08

Spam Box said :

“What does one do in Adelaide after you’ve been on the tram to Glenelg?”

Leave

off to hahndorf, the Fleurieu Peninsula, check out the wineries, back to the city via crafers and the eagle on the hill, into one of many pubs, and back to your hotel.

then next day, take a ride on the boat called popeye on the river torrens, go to the zoo, the museum and then the national wine centre. (in that order, or you will have difficulty with the boat ride)

anywhere else?

canberra:

we are land locked, with many roads in and out. Don’t like it, keep driving.

justbands 3:12 pm 29 Oct 08

> The way he was acting you’d have thought that me and my mate had personally increased taxes, forced him to work a 200 hour week and slaughtered his first and second born.

Yes, I’ve had the “You Canberra people cost my family their farm!” line once or twice in outback Queensland. The response I use is “The d1ckheads you voted for did that mate, not me”.

harvyk1 3:02 pm 29 Oct 08

The airport bars in Adelaide are pretty good.

To be honest most of the “we hate Canberra because” crowd are people you really don’t want to associate with anyway. I was with a mate of mine in a pub in Perth, talking to people as you do, when a bloke asked where we where from, we said Canberra and he instantly turned his back on us, it was as if we where the devils re-incarnate as far as he was concerned. A few of his mates came up and said “don’t worry about it, he can be a bit of a dickhead sometimes”.

The way he was acting you’d have thought that me and my mate had personally increased taxes, forced him to work a 200 hour week and slaughtered his first and second born.

Spam Box 2:50 pm 29 Oct 08

“What does one do in Adelaide after you’ve been on the tram to Glenelg?”

Leave

Whatsup 2:33 pm 29 Oct 08

Fine, don’t come then ! That results in less queues crowds for me to put up with.

Morgan 2:24 pm 29 Oct 08

Yeah, but how much of that is just that it is traditional for Aussies to hate Canberra, even though they have either never been here, or once when they were 12 y.o on a school excursion?

When I have friends come and stay from Sydney, Adelaide or Wollongong they all remark that they didn’t think that the Cafe culture of Manuka or Bunda St existed. Canberra is pretty good for tourism considering its population. What does one do in Adelaide after you’ve been on the tram to Glenelg?

NoAddedMSG 2:23 pm 29 Oct 08

Total travel is a bit of a dodgy website, anyone is meant to be able to sign up and write a review of a place but in my experience if you write anything negative it never appears on there, and I suspect all the reviews are written by the owners of the place being reviewed.

Spam Box 2:19 pm 29 Oct 08

Well, they’re right… It is

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