Yeah, Perth seems like a long way to go, especially if you’re in Australia for a short time, but after finally getting there myself after too many years, I can tell you with great certainty: It’s worth going the distance. Perth is what Australia used to be like, the Australia I knew growing up. Lovely, friendly people. Big town atmosphere. Easy to get around. No stress. Easy living. And then there is the amazing history, culture and natural beauty that is all so accessible.