Some people have long held the view that Australia is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and Lonely Planet has just validated those beliefs.
The 2019 Best in Asia Pacific destinations have just been announced by the travel authority, and one unassuming Australian location has topped the list. And, just to bring this into perspective, the list included tourist hot spots such as Singapore, Japan, Fiji, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Margaret River in Western Australia has won the Best in Asia Pacific, thanks to the craft breweries, boutiques, wineries and beaches in the region.
“Take one look at Meelup Beach and you’ll wonder where it’s been all your life: the West Australian bush parts to reveal ocean the hue of a Bombay Sapphire bottle, which is typical of the coastline stretching from Margaret River to the state’s south. Beyond the sand, some of the country’s slickest wineries, breweries and restaurants lie between tracts of tall-tree forest and kangaroo-dotted farmland,” wrote Lonely Planet judges.
Here’s the rest of the list for Best in Asia Pacific 2019
- Margaret River, Western Australia
- Shikoku, Japan
- Bay of Island and Northland, New Zealand
- The Cook Islands
- Central Vietnam
- Palawan, Philippines
- Beijing, China
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