Love a good Sydney vs Melbourne rivalry right? Well, Facebook has thrown some fuel on that fire – releasing it’s 2014 year in review.  The review features among other things – the “most checked-into places in Australia”, and we’ve got the list

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As it turns out, according to Facebook tourism, that is  – those people who choose to “check-in” at a given location, Sydney tops the list.

Darling Harbour in Sydney being the number 1 place, followed by the Sydney Opera House.

And while the hallowed turf of the MCG is third on the list, that’s all Victoria could offer into the top ten.


NSW also featured with Sydney Harbour and Toronga Zoo, but it was QLD who held five of the top ten spots.

Here’s the full top ten list of Most Checked-Into Places in Australia

  1. Darling Harbour, Sydney
  2. Sydney Opera House
  3. Melbourne Cricket Ground
  4. Sydney Harbour
  5. Taronga Zoo
  6. Warner Bros. Movie World – Gold Coast, Australia
  7. Sea World – Gold Coast, Australia
  8. South Bank, Brisbane
  9. Dreamworld Australia
  10. Surfers Paradise

Other data released by Facebook today shows topics both in Australia and Globally, as well as the top games – here are those lists:

Most Talked-About Topics in Australia

  1. Robin Williams
  2. Tony Abbott
  3. Malaysia Airlines
  4. Ice Bucket Challenge
  5. Game of Thrones
  6. Ebola virus outbreak
  7. Conflict in Gaza
  8. South Sydney Rabbitohs
  9. World Cup
  10. Melbourne Cup

Top Global Topics of 2014

  1. World Cup
  2. Ebola virus outbreak
  3. Elections in Brazil
  4. Robin Williams
  5. Ice Bucket Challenge
  6. Conflict in Gaza
  7. Malaysia Airlines
  8. Super Bowl
  9. Michael Brown/Ferguson
  10. Sochi Winter Olympics 

Top Global Games of the Year

  1. Cookie Jam
  2. Bubble Witch 2 Saga
  3. Candy Crush Soda Saga
  4. Klondike
  5. Kim Kardashian: Hollywood
  6. Old Vegas Slots
  7. League of Angels
  8. Hero Defense
  9. SuperCity
  10. Sparta: War of Empires