Uluru Named in Lonely Planet’s Top 3 Best Places to See in the World

  • 08 October 2020
Lonely Planet today confirmed what Territorians already knew, naming Australia’s spiritual heartland, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, as one of the best places to see in the world.

The confirmation comes from Lonely Planet’s travel experts who have ranked Uluru in the top three locations to see in the world in 2020.

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, alongside eight other Australian experiences. 

The coffee table book features 500 experiences from across the world, with Uluru climbing the rankings from 33 in 2019, to three in 2020, making it the best-performing Australian ‘must see’.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is being acknowledged for the destination’s sustainable practices and ability to connect travellers with Aboriginal culture. 

With travel tastes and trends changing in 2020 with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic impacting international and domestic visitation, the second edition of the book reflects the face of travel today, with over 200 entries differing from 2019. 

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park’s third place ranking sees it come in behind Petra, Jordan and the Galapagos Islands on the 2020 list.

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