02 November 2009

Western Australia's South West region makes Lonely Planet top 10

In a new travel publication Lonely Planet has named Western Australia's South West region one of the top 10 most desirable holiday destinations for tourists.

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Lonely Planet has named Western Australia's South West, where you can swim with dolphins, as one of the top 10 must-see destinations in the world.

Lonely Planet has named the region as a must-see destination for 2010 in its Best in Travel publication.

All tourists wanting to visit the Western Australia South West region or Australia in general, unless they have an Australian or New Zealand passport must have an Australian tourist visa. The most popular Australian tourist visa is the ETA visa, which can be applied for online and is almost instantly approved.

Western Australia's Tourism Minister Liz Constable said she was thrilled that a Western Australian destination has been chosen as it's the only Australian region on the list and only the second time an Australian destination has featured.

"This recognition elevates the South West on to the world's stage, alongside some internationally recognised destinations such as Bali, Alsace in France, the Lake District in England and Southern Africa," Dr Constable said.

Among the book's recommendations are walking at sunrise on the Bibbulmun Track, canoeing under the forest canopy at Nannup, swimming with the dolphins at Bunbury, sampling local produce and climbing Pemberton's magnificent trees.

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