Finally got down to write about my solo trip to Perth hehe! :P The flight to Perth was in the afternoon and the plane landed after 5 hours. The sky was already dark when I reached the airport. To be honest, I was quite shocked at the condition of the airport, compared to Melbourne’s. I tried to walk around to explore but the entire airport seemed to be quite run down and everywhere is under construction. I managed to grab a sandwich and hot chocolate at a nearby cafe. I also bought a data sim card at Vodafone that cost me about AUD30 for a 4GB plan.
I then took a cab down to Kensington where my host was staying. The driver was really nice and friendly. As the area where I stayed was quite secluded, he made sure that I entered the house before driving off. Phew! :)
My host is a Malaysian Chinese and she wasn’t home most of the time, so I had the whole house to myself at night. The location of her house was pretty secluded and quiet. In the day, I would walk to the nearest bus stop to catch a bus and at night, I would usually cab back. Come to think of it, the area is quite scary at night as the street lights were insufficient and is almost pitch dark. :O
The entire house was clean and well maintained. Most of the time, I would crash on the bed when I got back. She also had 2 dogs and I would play with them whenever I am free. But usually, I would stay in the room and use wifi to chat with the hubby or surf the internet. To play safe, I would try to get back before the sky turns dark.
The next day, I made my way to Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre at 8am for the day tour to Margaret River. I booked for the day tour prior to my trip with Gray Line. They have an extensive list of day tours to choose from with a hassle-free booking system. I won’t hesitate to book with them again.
Waiting for the day tour bus at the convention centre. The bus arrived promptly and off I go with the rest of the travellers! :)
The first stop was at Busselton Jetty! The entire jetty is about 1.8km and there’s an underwater observatory right at the end but there wasn’t any time to visit it. :(
Words can’t describe this beautiful scenery. Managed to take some photos for memories’ sake. :3
We moved on and had a quick lunch at Bootleg Brewery with some samplers, beer and ciders.
I ventured out and was welcomed by this beautiful scenery of the vineyard. I felt peaceful and relaxed just by admiring the greenery. Of course, this calls for a mandatory selfie haha! :P
It was mind blowing just by looking at the amazing limestones and crystal formations in Mammoth Cave. We were guided and climbed all the way up to have a good view of the formations. Nothing beats having a real life experience admiring the beauty of nature, which I can’t get in Singapore. :)
Next stop was Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, pity there wasn’t any time for us to climb to the top. It was super windy and started to drizzle after a while and I left after taking a selfie hehe! :P
We grabbed some quick bites at a nearby town and also did some shopping before ending the day tour. It was another few hours ride back and I only got back at 11pm.
One last photo of the beautiful Busselton Jetty. :3
Check out my other posts on Perth:
:heart: Benefits and Tips for Travelling Solo
:heart: Perth Day 1 – Margaret River Day Tour