Lonely Planet, the leading global travel authority, has named Canberra third in the world’s Top 10 Cities, in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018 - ranking higher than any Australian city has been before.
Best in Travel 2018 is Lonely Planet’s annual agenda-setting collection of the world’s hottest destinations, experiences and trends for each upcoming year. It showcases some of the world’s most appealing, interesting and diverse destinations. Each year a panel of Lonely Planet’s travel experts contribute to the Best in Travel guide, compiling a list of the world’s most travel-worthy locations for the year ahead. Each destination is scored on topicality, excitement and ‘x-factor’.
According to Lonely Planet’s Chris Zeiher, author of Best in Travel 2018 and Director of Sales and Marketing (Asia Pacific), “Recent revitalisation efforts have given Canberra a new lease of life, establishing a truly contemporary and unique sense of style, with boutique precincts emerging throughout the city, bursting with cool bars, cafes and restaurants. With endless family-friendly and adventurous activities, opportunities to connect with nature or indulge in a range of gastronomic delights, along with a smorgasbord of cultural, artistic and sporting events, Canberra should be on everybody’s 2018 travel wish list.”