Byron Bay lighthouse and Tallow Beach
Byron Bay lighthouse and Tallow Beach David Nielsen

Jervis Bay better than Byron Bay? No way!

THE Northern Rivers has been snubbed in an international battle of the beaches with the South Coast of NSW coming out on top ahead of Thailand, the Sunshine Coast, Sydney and the Gold Coast.

The area, encompassing Jervis Bay, Batemans Bay, Wollongong and others, received more page visits on popular online accommodation booker, than each of its daily rivals in a week-long battle voted mostly by Aussies and Kiwis. Public Relations Manager Rhiannan Grant said the NSW South Coast had earned serious bragging rights after beating off some stiff competition.

"In's first ever Battle of the Beaches, we pinned beaches from around the world against each other," Ms Grant said.

"Our customers voted by clicking on the beach they either love visiting or want to visit in the future, then the beach with more clicks than its daily rival made it through to the next round.

"Northern NSW sealed their fate when paired against the Sunshine Coast in round two of the battle.

"The Sunny Coast then lost out to Southern NSW who ended up taking out the top spot."

Is the survey clearly flawed?

This poll ended on 26 November 2012.

Current Results

Hell yes!




Um, kinda...




I'm moving to Bali.


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

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