In a huge win for tourism in Australia, the country has scooped many top awards at this years edition of the Travel & Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards. The awards are voted for by the readers of the prestigious travel website based on their experiences seeing the world and voting on categories such as best cities, hotels and destinations. Sydney was ranked within the top ten cities in the world and was ranked the number 1 city in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. The Great Barrier Reef was voted number 5 in the top 10 islands category and number 1 island in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. When it came to accommodation, the Southern Ocean Lodge and the Langham in Melbourne were both highly voted for in the accommodation categories. If you want to witness the wonders of Australia for yourself and see what the fuss is about, take a look at our range of Australia tours on offer.