Orange could be on the cusp of a winter tourism boom.
On the back of the best snowfall we've seen in about 40 years, new data has revealed interest in traveling to Orange is up 110 per cent.
The cold chill is resulting in a sudden spike in travel interest for a number of NSW snow regions, with the Blue Mountains also surging and locations on the snowy mountains - Jindabyne up 170 per cent, Perisher up 135 per cent and Thredbo up 120 per cent - experiencing strong interest as winter really kicks it up a gear.
On the other hand, for those keen to chase the sun, similar trends are appearing for Queensland with many New South Wales travelers looking to lock in a last-minute getaway to the sunshine state this long weekend.
Tropical North Queensland is proving most popular, while Port Douglas and Cairns are rating well too.
"It's been some time since we've seen this type of spontaneous spike for the NSW snow regions, and with Aussie snow lovers missing out on enjoying the ski fields over the June long weekend last year due to travel restrictions, our data proves many are not letting that happen this year, embracing any chance to make the most of the excellent conditions," Wotif managing director Daniel Finch said.
Trending NSW snow destinations over the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend according to Wotif.com*
- Crackenback, NSW - accommodation interest up over 170%
- Jindabyne, NSW - accommodation interest up close to 170%
- Berridale - accommodation interest up over 165%
- Cooma, NSW - accommodation interest up over 150%
- Perisher, NSW - accommodation interest up over 135%
- Thredbo, NSW - accommodation interest up over 120%
- Orange, NSW - accommodation interest up over 110%
- Blue Mountains, NSW - accommodation interest up over 100%
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