Kangaroo Island and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park named in best places to go in the world in 2023


Why these two Australian places have been named as two of the best destinations to go in the WORLD in 2023

  • Two Australian places have been named among the top places to visit in 2023
  • New York Times released its list of the top 52 places to travel to in the world
  • South Australia’s Kangaroo Island made the top 10 coming in at number seven 
  • The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park was also included earning the 29th place

Two iconic Australian destinations have been named as two of the best places to visit in the world for 2023. 

Kangaroo Island came in at number seven on the New York Times’ annual list of the 52 best places to go in the world in 2023 while Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park earned a spot at number 29. 

South Australia’s Kangaroo Island is one of the country’s biggest travel hotspots with pristine beaches, incredible hiking trails, picturesque scenery, a gourmet food and wine scene and luxury accommodation. 

The world-famous Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the heart of the Northern Territory is arguably one of Australia’s most popular and globally-recognisable tourist attractions, home to sacred Indigenous site and world heritage listed Uluru rock. 

 

South Australia’s Kangaroo Island has been crowned the seventh best place to travel to in the world in 2023

The New York Time released its list of the 52 best places to visit in 2023 with Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park also making the cut at number 29

The New York Time released its list of the 52 best places to visit in 2023 with Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park also making the cut at number 29

South Australia's Kangaroo Island is one of the country's biggest travel hotspots

It has pristine beaches, incredible hiking trails, picturesque scenery, a gourmet food and wine scene and luxury accommodation

South Australia’s Kangaroo Island is one of the country’s biggest travel hotspots with pristine beaches, hiking trails, picturesque scenery, a gourmet food and wine scene and luxury hotels

The New York Times said: ‘Kangaroo Island is known for incredible wildlife, breathtaking ocean views and its status as an ecological haven — like a zoo without fences.’

Some of the island is being rebuilt following a devastating fire that consumed the island three years ago, destroying the South Ocean Lodge luxury hotel and much of the wildlife and landscape.  

Despite the recovery efforts, the spectacular island the busier than ever as travellers flock to enjoy everything it has to offer. 

Adventurers can explore Kangaroo Island through a range of activities including quad biking, sandboarding, bike riding, kayaking and swimming or find hiking trails along the scenic coastline and lush bushland. 

The New York Times said: 'Kangaroo Island is known for incredible wildlife, breathtaking ocean views and its status as an ecological haven — like a zoo without fences.'

Much of the island is being rebuilt following a devastating fire that consumed the island three years ago, destroying the South Ocean Lodge luxury hotel and much of the wildlife and landscape

The New York Times said: ‘Kangaroo Island is known for incredible wildlife, breathtaking ocean views and its status as an ecological haven — like a zoo without fences.’

Adventurers can explore Kangaroo Island through a range of activities including bike riding, kayaking and swimming or find hiking trails along the scenic coastline and lush bushland

Adventurers can explore Kangaroo Island through a range of activities including bike riding, kayaking and swimming or find hiking trails along the scenic coastline and lush bushland

For those after a more tranquil and luxurious experience, there are wine tours, lavish hotels and guest stays, and gourmet eateries including a one-of-a-kind restaurant inside the 120-year old fig tree. 

Venturing 1,800km north in the very centre of Australia is the world-renowned Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park which was named as the 29th best place to visit this year. 

‘Over 500 million years old, the 1,142-foot sandstone monolith in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a shape-shifter: aflame in pink, orange and violet through the day; its crevices gush with the rain, its surroundings erupt with wildflowers,’ the article read.

Venturing 1,800km north in the very centre of Australia is the world-renowned Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park which was named as the 29th best place to visit this year

Venturing 1,800km north in the very centre of Australia is the world-renowned Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park which was named as the 29th best place to visit this year

The red centre's natural palette of deep reds, dusty greens and earthy brown contrasted with a bright blue sky create a surreal backdrop for the ultimate holidays snaps

Seeing Uluru at sunset or sunrise is a must as the landscape and sky's colour change before your eyes while guests can also book an incredible dinner package to dine under the stars

 The red centre’s natural palette of deep reds, dusty greens and earthy brown contrasted with a bright blue sky create a surreal backdrop for the ultimate holidays snaps

Climbing the rock was banned in 2019 to protect the ancient and sacred Indigenous site, but now visitors can experience its beauty via a nine-kilometre walk around the base. 

The red centre’s natural palette of deep reds, dusty greens and earthy browns contrasted with a bright blue sky create a surreal backdrop for the ultimate holidays snaps. 

Seeing Uluru at sunset or sunrise is a must as the landscape and sky’s colour change before your eyes while guests can also book an incredible dinner package to dine under the stars. 

Uluru and Kangaroo Island ranked highly on 2023’s 52 best travel destinations with the UK capital London coming in at number one while other locations included Auckland in New Zealand, Palm Springs, California and South Africa’s Namib Desert.

52 top places for travellers to visit in 2023 

1. London, UK

2. Morioka, Japan

3. Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Pak, USA 

4. Kilmartin Glen, Scotland 

5. Auckland, New Zealand

6. Palm Springs, California, USA

7. Kangaroo Island, Australia 

8. Vjosa River, Albania

9. Accra, Ghana

10. Tromso, Norway

11. Lençóis Maranhenses National Park, Brazil

12. Bhutan

13. Kerala, India 

14. Greenville, South Carolina, USA

15. Tuscon, Arizona

16. Martinique

17. The Namib Desert, South Africa

18. The Alaska Railroad, USA

19. Fukuoka, Japan

20. Flores, Indonesia

21. Guadalajara, Mexico

22. Tassili n’Ajjer, Alergia

23. Kakheti, Georgia

24. Nîmes, France

25.  Ha Giang, Vietnam

26. Salalah, Oman 

27. Cuba

28. Odense, Denmark

29. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

30. Boquete, Panama

31. Tarragona, Spain

32. Charleston, South Carolina, USA

33. Cayos Cochinos, Honduras

34. Burgundy Beer Trail, France

35. Istanbul, Turkey 

36. Taipei, Taiwan

37. El Poblado, Medellín, Columbia

38. Lausanne, Switzerland

39. Methana, Greece

40. Louisville, Kentucky, USA

41. Manaus, Brazil

42. Vilnius, Lithuania

43. Macon, Georgia, USA

44. Madrid, Spain

45. Grand Junction, Colorado, USA

46. La Guajira, Columbia

47. Bergamo and Brescia, Italy

48. America Prairie, Montana, USA 

49. Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canda

50. New Haven, Connecticut, USA

51. The Black Hills, South Dakota, USA

52. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Source: New York Times

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