An Aussie hotspot has been named the number one Asia-Pacific destination for 2019.
Margaret River has been named the number one Asia-Pacific destination for 2019.
“Asia Pacific has it all,” says Lonely Planet media spokesperson Chris Zeiher. “Its food delights the senses, its forests and seas teem with life, and its cities fizz with culture and creativity. Our experts have explored this vast region’s highlands, islands and everything in between to find the best places to visit this year.”
Lonely Planet last week announced the Best in Asia Pacific awards, naming Margaret River and Southern Western Australia as the places to be in the year ahead.
Lonely Planet’s Best in Asia Pacific 2019 are:
1. Margaret River and Southern WA, Australia
“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,” states Lonely Planet.
“Beyond the sand, some of the country’s slickest wineries, breweries and restaurants lie between tracts of tall-tree forest and kangaroo-dotted farmland.
“Locals have long felt their turf rivals the east coast travel trail; now, 17-hour direct flights from London to capital city Perth put it at Europe’s fingertips. Adding to the argument are coveted food and culture-amped festivals, from Gourmet Escape to Truffle Kerfuffle and Taste Great Southern. There’s also amazing surf, whales aplenty and DIY coastal hikes with paved sections, improving accessibility for all.”
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