Lonely Planet Names Uluru In Their Top 3 Best Places To See In The World

Call us biased, but we’re not remotely surprised that one of Australia’s most iconic sites (and sights) has made it into Lonely Planet’s top 3 places to see in the world. A cultural and spiritual epicentre with particular significance for indigenous Australian’s, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory is edging ever-closer to the top of the esteemed list from the world’s most trusted travel sources.

The full list will be published in the much-anticipated second edition of the global sensation and bestselling coffee table book—Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List.

In Good Company

The coffee table book features 500 experiences from across the world, with Uluru climbing a whopping 30 places in the rankings, from 33 in 2019, to three in 2020—thereby making it the best-performing Australian ‘must-see’. The full list is rumoured to detail another eight Australian experiences—and we’re excited to see what they might be…

Uluru’s third-place ranking sees the national treasure come in behind Petra, Jordan and the Galapagos Islands on the 2020 list. Esteemed company indeed!

Why Uluru?

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
There are so many reasons to single Uluru out as an Australian must-see.


Despite the obvious—majestically beautiful, an utterly magnificent spectacle and deeply rooted in indigenous Australian history and culture, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park has been heralded for its dedication to sustainable practices and ability to connect travellers with Aboriginal culture.

The Changing Tides of Travel

Thanks to the changing face of the travel industry since the world was plunged into pandemic status, the second edition of the book is expected to be quite different from the first. International and domestic travel tastes and trends have been hugely impacted by COVID-19, and the book is said to truly reflect travel today—with over 200 entries differing from 2019.

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