Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Prices for transpacific flights on airlines like Virgin Australia and Qantas were once prohibitively expensive for most American families, but are cheaper than they’ve been in a very long time. Why? The Australian dollar hit a high of $1.05 against the US dollar just two years ago. Now, it’s worth about $0.75, making a once in a lifetime trip out to the Great Barrier Reef an exceptional bargain. Everything from an all-inclusive resort in the Whitsundays to a dive vacation on Lady Elliot Island could be up to 25 percent cheaper than it was just last year.
- A$22 bottle of wine Cost in March 2014: $20 / Cost in March 2015: $17
- A$55 dinner for two Cost in March 2014: $51 / Cost in March 2015: $42
- A$162 hotel room Cost in March 2014: $150 / Cost in March 2015: $124