Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Barossa Valley gets Monopoly

THE Barossa Valley and Adelaide have scored the prime real estate positions in a new Australian Monopoly board game unveiled today.

The wins are the result of a national online poll in which nearly 17 million votes were cast over five weeks.

Nearly half of all votes were made by South Australians, with the Barossa Valley easily winning the prestigious Mayfair thanks to 2,046,136 votes.

The popular tourist spot and Adelaide, which scored Park Lane with 22.95 per cent of the overall vote, are among 22 regions featured on the new board.

They included mining areas Kalgoorlie, Broken Hill and Sovereign Hill.

However, surprisingly, Sydney missed out on getting a spot by just 0.6 of a percent.

Barossa Tourism's Julian Maul said the whole region would be celebrating the region's win. "Monopoly is Australia and the worlds best loved game and we have no doubt that this will lift the profile of our beautiful region and be a boost for tourism,'' he said.

The new Australian Monopoly, which will be on sale from tomorrow, also includes Aussie tokens including a ute, surfboard and thongs


Brizpaul said...

I being an old Adelaide boy was none more surprised that the Opera House didn't win

Patty said...

I voted over and over for Australia Zoo and the Barrier Reef. Did you?