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."
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."
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