The cold did not make my night a comfortable sleep as I was shivering throughout..hoping that sunlight will arrive soon! Fortunately, the following day was a warm sunny day with occasional winds to my relief.
Getting some breakfast from the nearby IGA, we set off for a 2.5h drive to Caversham Wildlife Park..a place where you can see all the animals in Australia..ranging from Koalas, Kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, wombats etc..I have been looking forward to visit this place! You can get to touch the Koalas and feed the kangaroos..there are also interesting farm shows and interaction times with the animals..
This little one attracted my attention instantly although I forgot its name!
Agile Owls Wide Awake
Below are some interesting birds which I have never seen before...
Rabbit in its hideout!
Even their rooster looks different and elegant!
This peacock was simply too proud to look at us but just sang away!
You can never miss Koalas when visiting Australia. They are simply lovely animals that are soft to touch...
Kangaroos in Caversham Park were rather lazy. They were either sleeping or faking to sleep with most of their eyes closed.
You see what I mean? Haha..
An awkward Itch in the afternoon
Bats!! I know there is plenty of research on bats going on in Australia, but I'm kinda wary of them.
Ignore the Knife. It looks a little daunting but the meat is really good!
Swan Valley is famous for its vineyards, beautiful scenery and great food..like the Margaret River Chocolate. We hence popped by to get some icecream and I must say the Chocolate is really good! There are many products on sale as well, ranging from chocolate lip balms to various flavors of chocolate..some very exotic flavors too!
Our next stop is to Windara Honey. We originally wanted to drop by House of Honey, but it was closed on the Mondays. We had a chat with the boss at Windara Honey and understood about the various flavors of Honey. In the end, we bought several bottles of the Jarrah Honey, which taste quite good and is known for many health benefits. It is definitely ideal for a honey-flavoured drink. Honey in Singapore is usually sold more expensive, so getting them from Australia as a souvenir for folks at home make a great gift haha
These places in Swan Valley are usually closed at 5pm. So we didnt stop at every attraction..particularly at places that we know what we wanna get. There are factories like the Mondo Nougats, the Yahava Koffee etc..which we didnt check them out..of course the wineries like the Black Swan..
Feeling very full after the heavy meal at Duckstein, we drove off to find the boathouse at Matilda Bay and we finally found it! Boy, it is indeed a notable attraction among photographers and tourists. I waited for some time before getting a chance to shoot the following :)
My Take on the Boat House
Before ending the day off, we decided to pop by Claisebrook Cove. I chanced upon this place after sourcing for some night photography spots in Perth. Fortunately, we reached there just after sunset. The accomodation around this place look very posh, which I believe belong to the rich. A river in within..I am not sure if it is natural or man-made haha
Overall, this has been a refreshing trip for this was my first time to Australia. No doubt short, we took the pace rather slow and the driving experience was a great one. Looking forward to more self-drive holidays at other parts of Australia!