With near-perpetual sunshine and some of the most amazing sunsets in Australia, a trip to Perth is a no-brainer really. You don't need to go far from the city to experience the beauty of the Western Australian landscape. Within hours you can find yourself on some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, riding massive sand dunes, having an unforgettable marine adventure or unwinding in one of the most well-regarded wine regions in the country.
Travel writer Bill Bryson might have called it "the most remote city on earth", but Perth and its surrounds are far from inaccessible. With departures daily from major Australian cities and the Indian Pacific rail service to take you from the other side of the country to this very spot, getting here is a cinch.
Despite being remote, the city itself is definitely not quaint. Boasting a population of over 2 million people, it’s considered to be one of the fastest growing cities in Australia. The CBD is a mix of business and heritage buildings filled with a roaring nightlife and lauded restaurants, while its suburbs offer a relaxing respite of inviting beaches and sun-soaked parks.
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Stephanie Yip is the travel editor at Finder and has been writing about travel and lifestyle for over a decade. She has written for Travel Weekly, Escape, Thomas Cook Magazine, Showpo, The Nibbler and Hostelworld. She was also the editor of kids magazine DMAG. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Technology Sydney and has visited over 50 countries (and counting). She has a passion for sharing her experiences and knowledge of travel and helping readers stretch their dollars while on holiday.
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