Canberra named a top ten city to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet

People enjoying the sun at the lake

Lonely Planet, the leading global travel authority has today 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 ever been ranked before in the travel publisher’s annual Top 10 Best in Travel lists.

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.”

For more information visit lonelyplanet.com or visitcanberra.act.gov.au