Lonely Planet is the world’s number one independent guidebook company and has been an essential resource for travellers from more than 40 years. Over the past 12 years, Lonely Planet has set the travel agenda for the next year with the annual release of its Best in Travel rankings, highlighting the destinations that will be “hot” in the year ahead.
Each year, Lonely Planet’s international team of travel experts, authors, commissioning editors and a select group from its travel community choose recommendations for the Top 10 Countries, Top 10 Cities and Top 10 Regions lists. Each is chosen for its topicality, unique experiences and “wow” factor.
South Australia has been nominated in the category of Top 10 Regions – as number 5, and is the only Australian region to be awarded.
The opening paragraph to the South Australian section aptly describes:
“It’s’ climate may be hot, but South Australia offers the coolest mix of brilliant wine country, abundant produce festivals, stark and stunning tracts of picturesque Aussie outback and crowd-free beaches that could even make the Bahamas jealous”