Most Visited Countries by Australians

Name the countries that are visited by the greatest number of Australia residents.
For the year 2018. Source.
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Last updated: July 26, 2019
First submittedMarch 2, 2017
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Country
1,435,400
New Zealand
1,279,800
Indonesia
1,094,700
United States
663,500
United Kingdom
593,300
China
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Country
572,600
Thailand
460,700
Japan
414,900
Singapore
392,400
India
342,100
Fiji
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Level 71
Mar 5, 2017
Wow, Fiji must be swamped with Aussies
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Level 73
Mar 6, 2017
Not as much as "Indonesia", where Aussie tourism is pretty much limited to the island of Bali
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Level 63
Mar 6, 2017
Fiji must be magnificent all year round and Australia is so close. Why wouldn't they go there?
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Level 75
Mar 6, 2017
And why not? No surprises NZ is No 1 on this list. So many connections with the 'West Island'.
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Level 75
Mar 21, 2017
Also it's cheaper and quicker from the east coast of Australia to visit New Zealand than it is to go to Perth or even nearer.
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Level 47
Jun 11, 2018
NZ is Australia's second Tasmania... harsh I know...
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Level 21
Jan 26, 2018
amen
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Level 60
Apr 1, 2017
As an Australian, I can tell you Fiji is not swamped by Aussies because of our low population
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Level 71
Jul 7, 2017
344,700 trips a year to a country with a population of less than a million is pretty significant
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Level 65
Jul 7, 2017
Thats for the whole year though. You're not going to get that many in Fiji at any given time
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Level 48
Jul 7, 2017
344,700 / 365 = 944.4 Australian tourists a day
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Level 66
Dec 10, 2019
@limewell Correct (for the mean number of Aussie tourists per day), assuming that the year in question is not a leap year.
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Level 56
Dec 10, 2019
Try going to majorca in summer. 1.2 million population, 14 million foreign tourists. And dont even mention the mainland spanish.
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Level 50
Jul 9, 2020
Still, a thousand aussies in a country with less than a million people, thats about .1% at any given time.
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Level 61
Dec 10, 2019
It's got nothing to do with the Australian population though - It's relative to the population of Fiji.
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Level 65
Apr 20, 2017
Thanks for the easy points! Nice quiz.
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Level 54
Apr 23, 2017
I agree. I had 1:45 left.
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Level 60
Jul 7, 2017
NZ for the win
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Level 80
Jul 7, 2017
Got Fiji with 1 second...
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Level 39
Jul 7, 2017
Only missed Singapore. Why didn't I get that? Damnit.
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Level 29
Jul 7, 2017
I'm from there xD
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Level 67
Jul 7, 2017
I think SweetCorn missed it for unrelated reasons.
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Level 66
Dec 10, 2019
I went there to celebrate Christmas last year. Maybe that's why SweetCorn missed it!
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Level 35
Jul 7, 2017
First try, got them all.
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Level 61
Jul 7, 2017
Wow, very surprised to see how many Aussies make it to the US and UK.
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Level 44
Jul 7, 2017
The US and UK is probably mostly there over seas territories in the area
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Level 62
Jul 7, 2017
I'm not so sure about that, you only need to look at Hollywood. It is swarming with aussies; Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Judy Davis, Russell Crown, Mel Gibson, Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman, Rose Byrne, Toni Collette, the Hemsworths...
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Level 72
Nov 26, 2017
Not really. Australians are generally more conditioned to travelling for long distances. Combine that with family/cultural ties and the convenience of holidaying in a country where the English language prevails. I'm surprised that the UAE doesn't feature given its international flight hub status
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Level 66
Jun 6, 2019
No.
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Level 66
Dec 10, 2019
And is their*, and overseas*.
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Level 49
Jan 27, 2020
The UK only has the Pitcairn Islands and Chagos Islands that are close to Australia, and both are very difficult to travel to. The USA has American Samoa, which doesn't seem like it would be very popular, considering Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, etc, don't make it. I think a lot of Australians do travel to Hawaii, which of course is part of the US.
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Level 42
Jul 8, 2017
So apparently I beat 100% of test takers?
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Level 23
Oct 18, 2017
*Or equaled*
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Level 23
Oct 18, 2017
For sure 95% of Indonesia visits are to Bali. Us Aussies need to branch out more in Indonesia - its a big place and Bali is way too overdeveloped these days. I know Lombok is getting more popular (which in a way is kind of a shame given its wonderfully undeveloped by comparison), but there's all of Java, Sumatra, Flores, and many others out there.
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Level 50
Nov 4, 2017
How come uk works for United Kingdom but nz doesn't work for New Zealand?
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Level 65
Oct 12, 2019
I think it has to do with the fact that UK is probably an official way of writing it, kind of like DPRK (for North Korea) or USA. However, I do wish NZ would work for the quizzes on here
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Level 67
Jan 26, 2018
I was surprised that Papua New Guinea isn't on there since it's practically swimming distance from Australia, but looking it up it appears that PNG doesn't have a whole lot in the way of a tourist industry.
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Level 71
Dec 10, 2019
"but looking it up it appears that PNG doesn't have a whole lot in the way of a tourist industry." - That's putting things lightly
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Level 27
Feb 13, 2018
I forgot USA
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Level 59
Aug 13, 2019
Easy,I got it with 1 minute left
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Level 58
Dec 10, 2019
Surprised how Canada isn't there
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Level 65
Dec 11, 2019
I pretty much nearly got the list in order - great fun.
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Level 31
Mar 21, 2020
Missed USA somehow... (*^__^*)
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Level 20
Sep 19, 2020
Missed Fiji