WA Tops Lonely Planet What's Hot In Asia Pacific This Year

Margaret River comes up number one on Lonely Planet Top 10 What’s Hot list.

Lonely Planet’s travel experts have explored the vast Asia Pacific region’s highlands, islands and everything in between to find the best places to visit this year and listed number one is Margaret River.

It’s no secret to us in Perth how amazing the Margaret River region is – just look at the traffic jam from Perth to Margaret River on long weekends and school holidays.

Any chance we get we pack up the car and head down south for days of great food, world class wines, stunning beaches and open spaces.

Now thanks to Lonely Planet, Margaret River is again in the big time listed number 1 in their Best in Asia Pacific.

Lonely Planet: Best in Asia Pacific – Margaret River

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.

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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.

Read full article and discover more of Best in Asia Pacific at lonelyplanet.com/best-in-asia-pacific.

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