Sydney has been named the nation's favourite city, beating its rival Melbourne by a solitary vote.
The Australian Traveller magazine readers' choice awards, announced on Tuesday night, gave Sydney five gongs including best travel experience, best restaurant, best bar and best guided tour.
Melbourne, winner of Australia's favourite city in the 2011 contest, only picked up one award this year - that of best luxury hotel in Australia, for the Crown.
More than 1000 readers of the magazine completed the survey to nominate their favourite Australian places.
Western Australia's Margaret River was voted the best town in the country, with readers praising its restaurants, wineries, art galleries and surf.
The state won two more awards, with The Kimberley region winning the title of Australia's dream destination and best adventure holiday destination.
Queensland was the highest-winning state overall, with seven awards.
Georgia Rickard, editor of Australian Traveller magazine, said the results highlighted 2013's domestic travel trends.
"Judging by the startling number of Sydney award winners, it's the city's buzzing cosmopolitan delights that are clearly appealing to travellers," she added.
The second annual Australian Traveller readers' choice awards were held at The Ivy, Sydney.