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Lonely Planet ranks Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park high on their list of places to visit
Lonely Planet recently confirmed that Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park has been ranked by their travel experts as one of the top three locations to see in the world in 2020.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is being acknowledged for the destination’s sustainable practices and ability to connect travellers with Aboriginal culture.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park’s third place ranking sees it come in behind Petra, Jordan and the Galapagos Islands on the 2020 list.
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’.
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.
Northern Territory Minister for Tourism and Hospitality, Natasha Fyles notes “Territorians are acutely aware Uluru is one of the best places in the world, and now it is official according to Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List.
“This is well deserved and fantastic recognition for the Northern Territory, recognising the Traditional Owners, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Board of Management and tourism operators who work tirelessly to share stories and their culture with visitors.
“It’s been a tough year for tourism operators here in the NT and across the country, but there has never been a better time for domestic visitation to the Territory for most of our Southern counterparts thanks to our biggest ever domestic campaign, the NT Summer Sale.”
Lonely Planet’s Chris Zeiher added "It's so exciting to see the majestic Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park featured as one of the world's ultimate travel destinations.
"It's hands-down one of my favourite places to visit anywhere in the world...and we're lucky enough to have it in our own backyard.
“For me, it's the depth of experiences and connections that the Park offers that makes it such a valuable and unforgettable travel experience.
“Whether it's watching in quiet awe as the colours of Uluru change during sunset or embarking on the incredibly rewarding Valley of the Winds walk in Kata Tjuta this is one of those very special places that will profoundly touch any individual lucky enough to visit."
Uluru image courtesy of Parks Australia/Maree Clout.
18th June 2020 - Uluru and Kakadu National Park set to reopen
5th November 2019 - Parks Australia proposes rise in entry fees to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
26th October 2019 - Uluru climb closes as hundreds scale sacred site on final day
19th July 2019 - Uluru blimp loss shows attractions operators need a ‘Plan B’
27th June 2019 - Rise in visitors to Uluru in advance of climbing ban
1st November 2017 - Climbing Uluru to be banned from October 2019
9th July 2015 - Big ideas welcomed for Uluru tourism
14th July 2009 - Uluru Management Plan Needs Partnership Approach
16th October 2009 - Uluru’s new viewing platform applauded by Minister
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