Australia's unique indigenous tourism experiences have helped to catapult the country into Lonely Planet’s top 10 travel destinations for 2016. The guide book has anointed Australia as the sixth most desirable place to visit next year and is full of praise for everything Australian from Fremantle and Melbourne to Taronga Zoo sleep-outs, burgers and bunyips. Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2016 said next year was shaping up as a defining one for Australia's key wilderness areas, making the flight Down Under from many parts of the world well worth it. Australia's high ranking will help convert the country's strong appeal to travellers into actual visits. Lonely Planet determined its lists from ideas submitted by its network of travellers, bloggers and tweeters, which then ranked destinations based on topicality, excitement, value and X-factor. Find out more.