Congratulations Canberra!

Posted 25 Oct 2017

Story by CBR Canberra

Today we wake to amazing news for our brilliant city.

Lonely Planet, the leading global travel authority, has today named Canberra third in the world’s Top 10 Cities for 2018 in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­—ranking higher than any Australian city has ever been ranked before in the travel publisher’s annual Top 10 Best in Travel lists.

According to Lonely Planet’s Chris Zeiher, author of the Canberra chapter in Best in Travel 2018 and Director of Sales and Marketing (Asia Pacific):

“criminally overlooked Canberra packs a big punch for such a small city. National treasures are found round almost every corner and exciting new boutique precincts have emerged, bulging with gastronomic highlights and cultural must-dos.”

“Recent revitalisation efforts have given Canberra a new lease of life, establishing a truly contemporary and unique sense of style, with boutique precincts emerging throughout the city, bursting with cool bars, cafes and restaurants. With endless family-friendly and adventurous activities, opportunities to connect with nature or indulge in a range of gastronomic delights, along with a smorgasbord of cultural, artistic and sporting events, Canberra should be on everybody’s 2018 travel wish list,” Zeiher said.

This fantastic result is a direct reflection of the incredible experiences on offer in Canberra, and the service and smiles being delivered by businesses, locals and the whole of Canberra and region.

Canberra offers work/life balance with access to world-class facilities, stunning natural surrounds and great career opportunities. We’ve got something for everyone. We offer extraordinary opportunities to learn at world-class education institutions, whist enjoying an enviable lifestyle. Canberra is the place to pursue your dreams.

We are brilliant, bright and open for business.

It’s timely to think about the reasons why Canberra is such a great place to live, study, play, work and do business. Our People of Canberra campaign showcases some of the reasons why Canberra is “criminally overlooked”, but we know there are many more.

We also want to know about your experiences in Canberra. What’s close to home? Where are the best weekend hangs? We’d love to meet the people who inhabit one of the world’s most liveable cities and uncover the hidden gems that the world is yet to know about. Share your local secrets with us by tagging #WeAreCBR on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

If you’ve paid us a visit recently, thanks for helping spread the word about everything there is to do in Canberra. And if it’s been a while between visits, let us show you all you can get up to at

There are a range of resources available for you to help us celebrate the reasons why Canberra is so special.

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