Another year, another State of Origin.
As New South Wales and Queensland go head to head, we’ve pitted the two states up against each other in a holiday battle.
But which state will make it out on top and take the cup this year?
What a way to start the series off with the UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites, representing only the best examples of the world’s cultural and natural heritage. Australia is lucky enough to have 19 properties on the world heritage list, but which state will score with the majority of sites?
References: Queensland, 2017 | Traveller, Tim Richards, 2014
The sand is heating up between the blues and the maroons when it comes to the top Australian beaches. We took the audience’s vote on this one, with the top 10 beaches as voted on Experience Oz in 2016.
With Queensland’s stretch of coast line, it’s going to be hard for New South Wales to compete…
Reference: Experience Oz
The crowd’s on edge now with equal scores between the maroons and the blues. Only the state that is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World will divide the winners from the losers.
Let’s see who’ll be raising the trophy after this one…
Reference: The Telegraph, 2007
We’re now heading into golden point time with the maroons and the blues score sitting on par. Let’s settle this! The final score will come down to which state is most travelled to. Crowd’s choice on this one….
Reference: Destination NSW - Travel to Sydney Year 2016 | Tourism and Events QLD - Brisbane Regional Snapshot December 2016
The crowd roars as New South Wales take the lead and win, being the most visited state in 2016 compared to Queensland, the blues have come out on top!
The states were sitting equal for some time, and it was a close call, with outstanding sportsmanship on both sides.
But even if New South Wales did come out on top, Queensland still claims the majority of the best voted beaches.
So who’s the real winner here?