While some of us already know that Adelaide is one of the hottest spots in the world, our sunny state has been recognised on the big stage once again, taking out one of the top spots in the 2022 National Geographic Traveller hot list!
Adelaide placed sixth in the competition and is one of only two Australian cities to feature on the star-studded list, alongside our Eastern neighbour Victoria.
Fresh off the heels of being declared the most liveable city in the nation, and the third most liveable in the world by The Economist, National Geographic has recognised Adelaide as the second-best sustainable destination city.
“It’s fantastic to see Adelaide and South Australia start to get this recognition on the world stage,” said Premier Steven Marshall.
“National Geographic and The Economist are two world-renowned publications which are now highlighting Adelaide and South Australia as must visit destinations.
“South Australians have always known just how special our state and city are but since coming to government we have worked hard to make us an even more attractive place for people to live, work and play.”
Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs said the SA Government’s push to make Adelaide the world’s second National Park City, after a significant investment in parks and greener developments, is all about improving livability.
“We know how much people value green, open space and we believe if we become the world’s second National Park City there will be economic, environmental and wellbeing benefits for our city now as well as for future generations,” said Speirs.
In the last few years, the opening of national parks has increased across South Australia, with the Government introducing further green initiatives in conjunction with Green Adelaide to boost the state’s eco-tourism.
“This is allowing us to deliver world-leading sustainability initiatives such as new on-ground rewilding projects.”
This year, the Government has introduced programs to boost Adelaide’s CBD butterfly population and reintroduce platypus back to their natural habitat at the Torrens. The CBD is also set to receive a $5M boost to create a more climate-resilient city and further increase Adelaide’s livability.