Flight booking data released by Skyscanner this week revealed Cairns is the top destination for Australian travellers, with COVID-19 travel restrictions taking previous favourites like Bali and Phuket out of play. The Tropical North Queensland city was found to be the top destination for travellers of all categories – couples, families and groups – for June to October this year. Broome, Darwin, Hobart, Cairns, Adelaide and Gold Coast completed the list of top trending destinations for Australian travellers overall. Thankfully, we’re spending 35 per cent less on the average fare compared to 2019, due to lower prices and the shift to domestic travel. Top destinations for travellers in June-OctoberFamilies2019: Phuket2021: Cairns, followed by Gold Coast, Hamilton Island, Sunshine Coast and Port DouglasCouples2019: Rome2021: Cairns, followed by Darwin, Hobart, Broome and Hamilton IslandGroups2019: Denpasar (Bali)2021: Cairns, followed by Darwin, Gold Coast, Prosperine (Whitsundays) and TownsvilleTop trending searches for all Aussie travellers1.