Aussie city named least stressful in the world

Adelaide: Unrecognized people riding their bicycles along Torrens river bike track in North Adelaide on a bright day

New research has suggested an unlikely Aussie city could be the most tranquil on Earth.

While city breaks are not usually travellers’ first choice when they are looking to de-stress, a new index has been released to rank cities across the world by how tranquil they are, and you’ll never guess which city came out on top.

The top-ranked city was Adeliade, which seems like an odd choice, but apparently, there is method to the index’s madness.

The company that put together the list, Love2Laundry, said it based its decision on factors like friendliness, transport, spas, nature and parks, average cost per meal, average sunlight hours, air pollution and population density.

However, it’s worth noting that Love2Laundry is a London-based dry cleaning service, so make of that what you will.

The other cities listed in the index were Vancouver, coming in second, Honolulu was third, followed by Chiang Mai, Tokyo, Taipei, Madrid, Singapore, Sydney and Kuala Lumpur.

Yes, that’s correct: Tokyo, Singapore and Sydney were also considered the most stress-free and being Sydney based, Travel Weekly staff are going to have to agree to disagree on this one.

One very cool thing about the index though is that it also lists a virtual travel activity for each city in the top 10, so you don’t have to wait until international borders open before you check them out.

Check out the virtual experiences below.

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