The New York Times released their top 52 places to go in 2018, with two Australian destinations getting a mention.
Coming in at number 12 is Australia’s top end.
"The northernmost hunk of the Northern Territory — is experiencing an uptick of tourism to its aboriginal communities, the world’s oldest civilizations," according to 2017 DNA analysis.
The article credits to increase in visitors to exclusive tours to "Aboriginal Homelands of Kakadu National Park and Arnhem Land, expands with a second camp dedicated to visitors seeking cultural experiences and indigenous rock art, while Aboriginal-owned Pudakul Tours open a six-room camp perched on a crocodile-filled billabong."
Further down the list, but not too far, Tasmania sits at number 33.
Tasmania hits the list for its growing culinary scene, which the publication credits to "star chef David Moyle helped lead the way in 2015 by opening the seafood-focused Franklin in a restored 1920s Ford automobile showroom, now one of Australia’s top-rated restaurants."