We’ve found the best destinations to visit in 2018 - from exotic regions and adventure capitals to must-see cities hiding in plain sight. Pack your bags and book your flights because this is the year for new frontiers.
Countries to put on your map
Montenegro boasts a picturesque adriatic coastline, charming architecture and a fascinating history. Walk the cobblestone streets, discover historic villages and visit castles straight from the pages of a fairy-tale. This Balkan nation should be next on your European hit list.
From the cosmopolitan cool of Santiago to the natural landscapes stretching beyond, this country is as authentic and untouched as you’ll find anywhere. Venture to the edge of South America to Patagonia, and discover some of the most pristine scenery on the planet.
Famed for its palm-fringed beaches, this tropical nation offers something for every visitor to their balmy shores - from surfing to jungles and beachside relaxation. Pack a book and take your pick of resorts, ayurvedic health retreats and beach-cabins for the ultimate holiday in the sun.
More than just the home of Australian politics, this oft-forgotten capital is worth reconsidering. The ‘new Canberra’ delivers all the things that make a great city escape - world class galleries and museums, modern gourmet dining and even a neighbouring wine regionOpens external site in a new window.
Get your dancing shoes on and discover the city of flamenco. Everything that makes Spain so captivating is magnified here and all within driving distance from Madrid. With vibrant festivals, stunning architecture and cheerful locals - you’re guaranteed to leave this city with a Spanish spring in your step.
Slip on an Akubra and experience the best of the Aussie outback. This Western Queensland region is a tribute to life on the land, aviation history and everything that makes Australia so unique - and all against the backdrop of some truly incredible outback sunsets.
Stretching out over the country's entire north-west, The Kimberley is known as Australia’s last great wilderness. With tropical beaches, waterfalls and towering limestone cliffs - every corner is a new world for you to discover. And a great place to begin is in Broome.
This island paradise is only minutes from the mainland but feels like a million miles from anywhere with its beautiful wilderness, native animals and untouched beaches. You can now fly there carbon neutral with Qantas, but be warned - you may never want to return!
Pack your bravado because this South Island New Zealand favourite is the world’s adventure capital. You’re guaranteed to be bungee jumping, rafting through white water, boarding down mountains or diving from the sky in less time than it takes to learn your kiwi from your kia ora. Book your rental car here.
The gateway to Africa and a mecca for adventure seekers and culture buffs alike. From safaris through the African savannah to big wave surfing and cage diving with great white sharks - your holiday agenda will soon read like an adventure novel, and you'll never want it to end. Choose your activities here.
London is a classic destination and whether it’s your first time or you've visited countless times before, there’s always more to be discovered. Royal-watch at Buckingham Palace, catch a show in the West End or enjoy markets, restaurants and bars in one of the most iconic cities in the world.
A long-time favourite hub for expats and travellers through Asia, this multicultural garden city is a fantastic destination in its own right. Sizzling street food, luxury shopping, lively nightlife and the influence of its colonial past create a unique mix of luxury and culture you're guaranteed to love.
San Francisco is a place that immediately feels familiar. With its iconic attractions and history of counterculture, the city has remained a favourite destination for decades. And with tech start-ups bringing new innovation to the mix, there’s no better time to finally take that trip to the city on the bay.
Explore the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsundays from this car-free island paradise. Swim in crystal waters, sunbake under blue skies and walk along pure white sand while lapping up Hamilton Island's laid-back luxury.
Close your eyes and imagine a tropical paradise where clear water laps the shore of a palm-fringed sandy beach. Palawan is that ultimate fantasy island and the perfect place to keep the entire family happy while you get to work on your holiday tan.