You read that right! Canberra has come third in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018 list. That’s the highest position any Australian city has ever placed in the 13 years of the awards. And it’s easy to see why.
“Criminally overlooked Canberra packs a big punch for such a small city. National treasures are found round almost every corner and exciting new boutique precincts have emerged, bulging with gastronomic highlights and cultural must-dos.” That’s what Lonely Planet thinks, and we agree.
What is the announcement about?
Canberra has trumped Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to be ranked within the top three of Lonely Planet’s Best Cities to Visit in 2018 – ranking higher than any Australian city has ever been ranked before in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel guide.
Come and explore our award-winning destination, where outdoor adventures are only moments away from stunning cultural attractions – start your day with a serene hot air balloon soaring high above the city and end with a drink at one of Australia’s best bars. It's so easy to experience one good thing after another in Canberra.
So if you were looking for a new reason to visit Canberra, there’s never been a better time.
To help plan your trip, have a peek at Lonely Planet’s suggested itinerary.
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