Saturday, May 19, 2012

Guest 1: Trip to Perth Day 2

We started off the 2nd day at Caversham Wildlife Park. It is located in the Whiteman Park, and also one of the attractions places in Perth. I'm sure that most of the tourists to Australia is to have a closer look at the animals that can only be found in Australia.

The park is quite big, and you may need to allocate about 2 hours the least to spend it here. Do come earlier especially on weekends on public holidays as the park may be crowded with people especially those with small children. There are 2 shows available for all - Molly Farm and also Wombat and Friends. The earliest show is at Molly Farm at 10am and the Wombat & Friends will be on an hour after. But, don't worry if you miss the morning show as there will be another session at 2pm and 3pm.

Since we arrived about 10.30am, we missed the Molly Farm and managed to secure in time for the Wombat Show. The show is now at the newly shed area, instead of the open display area. Don't worry as the shed area is just further up, next to the Display Area as per map given at the entrance.

Just before the Wombat & Friends Show

You get the chance to meet almost all Australian animals at the Wombat & Friends Show. You may also had the chance to have a pat at some of the animals. There are few differents species of parrots, reptiles, owls, possum, joeys, snakes and the star of the day - Wombat! Don't worry if you don't bring any tripods to get a family photo as the volunteers/rangers are happy to snap it for you - just let them know!
With the Parrots

Besides the Wombat show, the next attraction would be to see the Kangaroos! Hooray! You get the chance to pat, feed and also to take a photo with them. There are many kangaroos in that area; from different colours and sizes!
Signboards in the park - you won't get lost! =)

In the Kangaroo area

There are lots of different animals in the Caversham. Once we're done, we didn't realised that we spent nearly 3 hours there! Oh yes, I've forgot to inform you about the entrance fee. For adult is $23 while children 3-12 years old is $10. Pensioners, disable person with valid WA card is just $17.

Since the Swan Valley is quite near from the Caversham Wildlife Park, we then stopped at the Margaret River Chocolate Factory and also Mondo Nougat. Both are free entry, but obviously the chocolates & nougats aren't free! Sorry as no photos taken in the chocolate factory - busy tasting the chocolates =P

The Mondo Nougat

In the shop

We then headed further up to Hillary's Boat Harbour. From the Swan Valley, the journey took us about 25 minutes. More information can be found here. Since AQWA is located here, we then decided to visit this place - more or less like the Aquaria in KLCC. The entrance fee is $28 for adult and children 4 years old and under is free. =)

Boats ~~ Hillary's

Maryam with one of the aquariums


We then finished off the day having dinner at Uncle Olan's place in Canning Vale. Jejak kasih la juga since my brother & sister haven't met them for many years!

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