• The city of Adelaide. Photo credit: The University of AdelaideThe city of Adelaide. Photo credit: The University of Adelaide

Australia and New Zealand Best in Travel for 2017

The Lonely Planet has recently released their annual Best in Travel lists.  The three 'Best in Travel' top ten lists showcase countries, cities and regions around the world for travellers to visit.  Destinations in Australia and New Zealand have often featured in the lists, although there is a lot of change each year. This year:

Taranaki, New Zealand #2 in the top ten regions

Taranaki is a region on the North Island’s central west coast, whose capital city is New Plymouth. It’s a little off the beaten track but as the Lonely Planet writes: "…a new motto – 'A Little Bit Out There' – offsets the region’s remote location with a deliciously offbeat new gallery dedicated to effervescent kinetic artist, filmmaker, painter and poet, Len Lye. In nearby Egmont National Park, meanwhile, a magnificent hiking trail is emerging from the shadows to challenge the Tongariro Alpine Crossing as the country’s finest one-day walk."

Read more about Taranaki on the Lonely Planet website.

Interested in studying near Taranaki? The closest universities to this region are Massey University’s campus in Palmerston North and the University of Waikato in Hamilton.

South Australia #5 in the top ten regions 

South Australia is the fourth largest state in Australia – it covers some of the most arid parts of the country, but it is also home to the vibrant city of Adelaide and famous wine-growing regions.  The Lonely Planet described it as having: "…the coolest mix of brilliant wine country, abundant produce festivals, stark and stunning tracts of picturesque Aussie outback and crowd-free beaches that could make even the Bahamas jealous."

Read more about why South Australia was picked on the Lonely Planet website.

If you are interested in studying in South Australia, Study Options represents two universities in Adelaide – the University of Adelaide and Flinders University.

Contact Study Options if you’d like to find out more about living and studying in either Australia or New Zealand.

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