Australia from anywhere in the US for under $900 is a very good deal but check out this great deal from Dallas to Perth Australia — Just $872 roundtrip. Perth is the capital of Western Australia and is Australia’s fourth largest city. It has a population of around 1.97 million people and is located on the south west coast of Australia. It is known as the world’s most isolated city because, well, it’s isolated!
Perth is so far away from the rest of Australia it’s sometimes difficult to remember that it is part of the same country. The nearest major city to Perth is Adelaide, yet according to Google, it would take about one day and eight hours to drive the 2,696 km between the two cities. In the past, it used to be a little more expensive to live in Perth because of the extra costs involved in transporting goods to the area. Yet today, Perth is thriving and Western Australia is the country’s fastest growing economy thanks to its vast supply of mineral resources.
If they are short of anything over there, its workers to keep it all going. So these days, prices in Perth are more in line with the rest of Australia. It seems the isolation isn’t such a bad thing either. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2014 Liveability Survey places Perth the 9th most liveable city in the world. That’s not bad! The city itself is located on the banks of the Swan River, which is quite wide in places. But if you want sandy beaches then you’ll need to travel around 10 km west from the city where you will find the Indian Ocean.
TRAVELING THERE: You will need an Australian Electronic Travel Authority to go to Australia. It’s like a visa but can be applied online and is paperless. But you must do it before your flight and it takes approximately 24 hour for the confirmation. You will not be able to board your flight to Australia without this. For those with American AAdvantage miles, flights within Australia and New Zealand are just 10,000 miles per direction.
Sample Travel Date:
- February 14th – 25th
- Valid for travel on the outbound until early May or late August – November for Sunday through Wednesday departures and Monday through Thursday returns. Must purchase at least 3 days in advance of departure
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