Lonely Planet announces the Ultimate Australia Travel List

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Aussie travel book guide publisher, Lonely Planet, announced its top 500 gems around the land down under in its new book Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Australia Travel List.

Ranked from 1 to 500, the list covers hidden gems from every Aussie state and territory. The book invites travellers to discover huge monolith’s, world-class cultural collections, the world’s largest living organism, walks along coastal cliffs and meandering drives – and that’s just the top five of the list!

Ten guest Australian celebrities also reveal their top five places including: Benjamin Law, Tara June Winch, Heather Ewart, Julia Baird, Christine Mansfield, Gordi, Turia Pitt, Mack Horton, Juan Walker, and Matthew Evans.

Check out the top 20 experiences below:

  1. Uluru, NT
  2. MONA, Tas
  3. Great Barrier Reef, Qld
  4. Great Ocean Road, Vic
  5. Three Capes Track, Tas
  6. Bungle Bungles, WA
  7. Daintree National Park, Qld
  8. Kangaroo Island, SA
  9. Dark Sky Park, Warrambungle, NSW
  10. Vivid Festival Sydney, NSW
  11. Wilson’s Promontory National Park, VIC
  12. Kakadu National Park, NT
  13. Wineglass Bay & Freycinet National Park, Tas
  14. Grampian National Park, Vic
  15. Bondi to Coogee Clifftop Walk, NSW
  16. Kata Tjuta, NT
  17. Port Campbell National Park, Vic
  18. Rottnest Island, WA
  19. Manly Ferry, NSW
  20. Museum of Underwater Art, Qld 

Each listed destination in the book tells hopeful travellers what to expect from the journey, sight, or experience and some practical advice for planning your own trip.

However, the book is more than just a list of the obvious Aussie spots. Have a read to discover the little known experiences, galleries, museums, wineries, pubs, and places to surprise even the most well travelled Aussie.

So if you’re itching to travel our own backyard, check out Lonely Planet’s new book for some fresh ideas.

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