We were down to our last two days of our honeymoon in Perth – and dreading the moment where we have to bid farewell to this beautiful city and head back to the so-ever-hectic life in Singapore. So to make the most out of the time we have left, I decided to bring Kai up north to see what Australia is famous for – kangaroos!
Caversham Wildlife Park, located just 45 minutes away from Perth city by car, houses more than 200 species and 2000 heads of animals, birds and reptiles. Surprisingly, it is a family owned business, and is in no way sponsored by the Australian government or any other funding body.
We bought our tickets – at AUD$24 per pax – and headed in for the day. Made a beeline for the “Meet the wombat and friends” show because it was starting in 5 minutes! Luckily, we were on time and managed to get several photos with the cute and furry animals there, including the wombat!
The wildlife professionals there were quite strict about animal handling, and repeatedly instructed us to only pet and stroke the animals in a particular direction on a particular part of their body. They were not afraid to tell anyone off, from really naughty school kids to adults from a particular country who simply cannot resist touching the animals all over. -.-
I remember the last time I visited Caversham, I was still allowed to carry the wombat myself and take a photo. Now, we could only sit next to him and his keeper – probably been mishandled too often by the school kids that frequent there.
They had a variety of feathered friends there too…
Found our lazy furry friends here…
And finally, we had to make a trip into the kangaroo enclosure to get up close and personal with the symbol of Australia!
You can find them at:
Caversham Wildlife Park
Lord Street, Whiteman Park
We finished quite early in the day and decided to head back to our hotel because it started drizzling. Had a good rest, and subsequently headed over for dinner with the Kurians, Cheryl and Herman.
After dinner, it was yet another meet up – this time with my good ol’ buddy from college – Kundai. We met him at Crown Perth together with Eunice who came later in the evening. It was good catching up with him after so long.
We met up at the Lobby Lounge in Crown Metropol Perth, located just above Crown Perth Casino (also known as Burswood Casino), but we later adjourned to one of the cosy corners within the casino itself. I would have preferred staying at the Lobby Lounge where it was relatively quieter, but decided to check out the casino drinks corner instead! It was my first time entering a casino – feels good that I don’t have to pay a stupid $100 to step in hahaha.
Not knowing how to play anything there, we headed straight for drinks and talked into the night.
The night passed so quickly and soon, our last day was here. With a heavy heart, we packed up, checked out of our motel, and after a quick lunch at Garden City, headed for Perth International Airport.
It was really hard for us to leave Perth, but I’m sure we will be back again soon – for the beauty of the country, the slow pace of life, the serenity and the friendly locals there. It was memorable 11 days very well spent for us, and we look forward to our next trip back! :)
Till then, ciao Australia, and thanks for reading our travelogue!
Catch up on our Perth travelogue here:
Part 1: Our first day there
Part 2: Exploring Fremantle and Perth city
Part 3: Down south @ Seashells Resort Mandurah!
Part 4: Merribrook Retreat @ Margaret River!
Part 5: Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse & Chocolate Factory!
Part 6: Venturing into Jewel Cave & Wine Tasting