It was a long weekend during National Day holiday, and intended to fly to Borocay for a short trip. Unfortunately, Borocay decided to closed for tourist while they clean up the beaches. So my initial booking to boracay has to changed. SIA had refunded the flight tickets and accommodations were cancel.
So we decided to change our plan to Perth. So we book our air tickets with Qantas for $368.43 per pax. You will need to get Vias for Australia.
Just about 2 weeks before our trip, Qantas inform us on the change of our flights. From initially flight time to Perth on 7 Aug 11.45pm and arrive Perth at 5.am, it change to 6pm departure on 7 aug and arrive 10pm at Perth. We end up have to take extra day of leave and request for extra night for our accommodation.
Even our return flight changes too, from departure 4.45pm it changes to 10am flight back to Singapore. Which means my holiday is shorter with longer leaves required.
Disappointed with Qantas airline, not only the change of flights that cause disruption, our flight to perth was down with entertainment. Totally speechless, means there was no entertain throughout our flight. And our return flight the food were no available left with salad as we were seated quite to the back. That’s how bad it is.
I guess I have banned Qantas airline for my future flight to anywhere. Bad experience, for a full flight. I think budget are better.
Car Rental: Hertz
We book our car Audi Q7 SUV for the 6 of us for the whole trip in Perth with Hertz. It cost us 672.95 AUD.
Upon arrival at the airport, we walk towards the car rental carpark to collect our car. Is on the left after exit the airport.
Accommodation: Luxe in Cottesloe
Room Type: 3 Bed Room
Cost: SGD 82 per night per pax
Address: Century Cove, 6 Eric Street 12 Cottesloe, WA 6011 Australia
Power Plug: 3 straight pin that tilted
Currency rate: 1.012 AUD : 1 SGD
Booking: Airbnb, use my referral link here, to get $45 credit for new sign up
We arrived and left the airport at 11 plus and arrived our apartment in the middle of the night. It was extremely windy and dark at night, since we are staying near the Cottesloe beach.
We started cooking our breakfast before we head out to our first destination Caversham Wildlife Park. This is the place you get to close up interaction with the well known animals in Australia are the Kangaroos and Koala.
Just less than half an hour drive, we arrive at the Caversham Wildlife Park.
Caversham Wildlife Park
Address: Lord Street, Whiteman, 6068 or via Beechboro Road, Whiteman, 6068
Admission Fee: 29 AUD
Free parking, Car Park 9 is the closest to the Park.
It wasn't a very big park probably took us about 2 hours there, we were welcome by the roaming kangaroos. You get to feed them and they are gentle. We also get in touch with the koalas.
After we are done with the park, we drive out for lunch, and decided to go for Fish & Chip.
Kailis Fish Market Cafe
Address: 46 MEWS RD, FREMANTLE WAW
We had our car park at the fremantle ferry port to check out the rates and location as we are heading to Ronnest Island the next day.
We walk towards Kailis fish market café for lunch, Great seafood and they do have Gelatos, and cakes, I was too full to try them.
After our seafood lunch, we go for a walk to check out the landmark. You will get to walk up to get to see this amazing view of how the buildings are painted.
We head to supermart to get some food for the night. The meats are really cheap, we bought steaks, and lambs. I like their supermart.