City-dwellers travelling to interstate capitals over destinations just out of town | The Insight Files |

You might think that urbanites would want to escape the big smoke on holidays, but for many capital city residents, getting out of town often just means going to a different town, the latest Australian travel data from Roy Morgan Research shows. Most of the top holiday destinations for urbanites are regions nearby. However, even city-dwellers sometimes want to enjoy another (bigger, different) city on holidays. Sydney and Melbourne are each among the top five domestic travel destinations for all capital city residents around the country and in some cases are actually more popular than areas only a short drive away. Over the past year, more Sydneysiders took a trip to Melbourne than visited the Hunter Valley, South Coast or Central Coast. Only the North Coast hosted more holidaying Sydneysiders, taking the number one slot. Conversely, Melburnians were more likely to head to Sydney than Gisspland and Wilsons Prom or Phillip Island, as well as other Victorian destinations just outside the top five including the Goldfields, High Country and Upper Murray regions. Find out more.