My last trip to Australia has been more than a decade ago. I have been to Sydney, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide previously.
Since it is going to be a short vacation, I decided to revisit Perth in view of a shorter flying distance. As usual, I arrived early morning via a red-eyed flight on Singapore Airlines.
Left Perth Airport for Mantra on Hay, an apartment hotel in a city centre. Immediately after leaving my luggages with the hotel concierge, I headed straight to Freemantle to spend the rest of my day there.
Naturally, I have to visit Western Australia #1 Fish & Chips in Freemantle, Cicerello. Enjoy a unique eating experience in the heart of Freemantle’s Fishing Boat Harbour.
For more than 100 years, Cicerello meant not only the best fish and chips but also freshly caught seafood including oysters, mussels, crabs and crayfish at the waters edge.
Look at the beautiful scenery overlooking the fishing boat harbour.
Enjoying my fish & chips with fried squids and battered shrimps.
Day 2, spent my entire day shopping at the outlet mall at Watertown Brand Outlet Centre followed by exploring the rest of Perth city.
Had the best pancakes at Gelare, Harbour Town before topping off with a scoop of Gelare ice cream.
Day 3, went over to Caversham Wildlife Park in the morning to feed kangaroos and see the koala.
The kangaroos are still probably experiencing the hung over from last night. They looked so tired and simply refused to move.
Look at the koalas, aren’t they adorable?
Coming up next is the wombat, looks to me like a hybrid of a rat + pig + bear.
Proceeded to The Pinnacles after leaving Caversham Wildlife Park. While on the way to The Pinnacles Desert, saw this interesting plant along Nambung National Park.
Do you know what plant is it?
Did a pit stop lunch at the Lobster Shack Cervantes before continuing the journey to The Pinnacles Desert.
The Pinnacles are limestone formation within Nambung National Park, near the town of Cervantes.
What a beautiful view of the Lancelin Sand Dunes.
At the end of an eventful day, I had my dinner at one of the chinese restaurant, Han Palace near Mantra on Hay.
Surprisingly, dinner was awesome and up to mark as I did not expect such a chinese cuisine standard in Perth.
Day 4, spend the entire day at the Adventure World, a Water & Theme Park.
While on the train ride, couldn’t help but took a picture of this cute poster inside the train cabin.
Had a fun time at the Adventure World.
Nice church building in Perth city.
Day 5, made a trip down to Margaret River.
Scenic view of the Busselton Jetty.
Enjoying morning tea to a great view at Busselton Jetty.
Wish I could wake up each morning with breakfast on bed to such a nice view.
Beautiful view at Bootleg Brewery.
Typical Aussie lunch at the Bootleg Brewery.
After lunch, went over to have a visit at the Mammoth Caves. Mammoth Cave is a large limestone cave 21 km south of the town of the Margaret River in South-Western Australia, and about 300 km south of Perth. It lies within the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park and is surrounded by Karri and Marri forest. At Mammoth Cave, you can let your imagination run wild; with “dragons, gargoyles, crocodiles and cave bears” hiding within the crystal decorations.
Enjoying the beautiful view of Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.
Stopover for dinner at the Abbey Beach Resort before heading back to Perth City.
Day 6, rounding up Perth city for last minute shopping before bidding farewell to Perth to catch my flight home.
Had an enjoyable trip to reminisce past fond memories. Hope I will be able to do a walkdown memory lanes to other parts of Australia in time to come.