If there’s one thing about small towns is that there’s absolutely always one place that claims to have the best of something in the whole country. The best burgers, the best pies, the best fish & chips, the best sausage roll. You name it, about five towns have laid claim to it.

Over the last few weeks, travel site Wotif put the call out for people to make the big call on some of the biggest-disputed, most-argued best of the best things in Australia. Sausage rolls, swimming spots, main strips, roadside pitstops and more. You know, classic Australiana shit that every town and village claims to have the best of.

After extensive votings and probably a few heated arguments around the dinner table, the creme de la creme has been announced, for you to all to fight over for the rest of the day, or maybe even enough ammunition for the rest of the week if you want to bring it up at any given moment.

Without further ado, here are your best unsung Aussie icons (and all those that just missed out)

BEST SAUSAGE ROLL

WINNER: Bourke St Bakery, NSW
Port Elliot Bakery, SA
Yatala Pies, QLD
Denmark Bakery, WA
Jesters Pie, Wangara, WA
La Panella, Preston, VIC
Banjos Bakery, Latrobe, TAS
Orange Spot, Glenelg, SA
Barcaldine Bakery, QLD
Holbrook Bakery, Holbrook, NSW
Heritage Bakery, Milton, NSW

I mean I’m incredibly biased because I was born and raised in Milton, but the Heritage Bakery is strides better than Bourke St Bakery any and every day of the week. Thank you.

BEST REGIONAL CHINESE RESTAURANT

WINNER: Toi Shan, Bendigo, VIC
White China, Bundaberg, QLD
Beechworth Chinese, Beechworth, VIC
Golden Sea Dragon, Coonabarabran, NSW
Imperial Palace, Bendigo, VIC
Red Wok, Red Rock, NSW
Milton Chinese & Thai, Star Hotel, Milton, NSW
Foo Hua, Wanneroo, WA
Pagoda Restaurant, Atherton, QLD
Gin Ling Chinese Restaurant, South Plympton, SA
Ferment Asian, Tanunda, SA

Once again, as someone who grew up having dinner at the Star Hotel on the reg as a kid (and drinking incredible amounts of lemonade and grenadine) I feel like the old pub honey chicken has been severely overlooked here.

BEST FISH & CHIPS

WINNER: Pelican Rocks Cafe Greenwell Point, NSW
Mures Lower Deck, Hobart, TAS
The Fishmonger’s Wife, Hamilton, QLD
Sotos Semaphore, SA
Cicerello`s Fremantle, WA
Ocean Foods, Drummoyne, NSW
Maddigan’s Seafood, Hervey Bay, QLD
Hunky Dory Fish & Chips, Melbourne, VIC
Chumley Warner, Birkdale, QLD
Beach Street Seafood, Forster, NSW
Saltwater Fish and Chips at Kiama, NSW

BEST ROADSIDE PIT-STOP

WINNER: The Famous Berry Donut Van, NSW
Yatala Pies, QLD
Oliver’s Real Food, Gundagai, NSW
Dog on the Tuckerbox Pit Stop, Gundagai, NSW
Robertson Pie Shop, Robertson, NSW
Matilda Road House, Gin Gin, QLD
Erldunda Roadhouse, NT
Miami Bakehouse, Forrest Hwy, WA
Port Elliot Bakery, SA
Trappers Bakery Goulburn, NSW
The Big Banana, Coffs Harbour, NSW

BEST SWIMMING SPOT

WINNER: Tallebudgera Creek, Gold Coast, QLD
Currumbin Rockpools, QLD
Litchfield National Park, NT
Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island, QLD
Crystal Creek, QLD
Scarborough Beach, WA
Torquay, VIC
Burleigh Heads, QLD
Greens Pool Denmark, WA
Bondi Beach, NSW
Coral Bay, WA

BEST MAIN STREET

Winner: Hasting Street, Noosa, QLD
Mount Barket Rd, Hahndorf, SA
Main Street, Mornington, VIC
Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Queen St, Brisbane, QLD
Ford Street, Beechworth, VIC
Jonson St, Byron Bay, NSW
High Street, Fremantle, WA
Macrossan St, Port Douglas, QLD
Lydiard Street, Ballarat, VIC
First Ave, Sawtell, NSW

I mean, can you even do sick mainies in Noosa? I feel like it’d be too pretty to cut laps on, right?

So there you have it folks, do you even agree with the masses? Is there something that’s been horribly omitted from the list? I’d like to put forward Hayden’s Pies in Ulladulla for the non-exiestent categgory of ‘Best Pies Ever Do Not @ Me‘, which isn’t even in the list but it exists in my heart.

All I know that if anything, this hs just made me crave a fresh hot doughnut from the Berry Donut Van. Please give to me, immediately.

Image: Instagram / @bourkestbakery