Fremantle is a major Australian port, but we tourists wouldn’t be focused on the ports. There are weekend markets in Fremantle, so make sure you visit Fremantle on those days instead of weekdays. The market sells all kinds of products. From ornaments, to books, to fruits, to flavoured milk, to bread and lots of other stuff. I’m pretty sure that there will be something that you will like!
Head over to the port for fish-and-chips after your round of shopping. Don’t worry if you aren’t the seafood kind (like me), they do sell chicken-and-chips though! So not to worry that there aren’t any food for you. Make sure you keep an eye on the seagulls ;)
I wouldn’t recommend spending a full day over at Fremantle. Just head over to Fremantle in the afternoon for some weekend market shopping and get your dinner at the port!
Rottnest Island is one of those places that just wows you to silence. That is if you are the kind that prefers nature over urban jungle. My school rented bikes for us and it was the only practical way to get around the island and it will probably be one of your best cycling experience. It was a fun filled 4 days on this island. We cycled, snorkelled, attended lessons on seagrasses, woke up for sunrises, lied on beaches to look at milky way and ate tons of food. It was a once in a lifetime experience for me. I’m not really sure how I can put the beauty of this island into words. Just go visit the island if you are ever in Perth. You won’t regret it.
P.S. Bring a tripod along if you are into photography. The view of Milky Way from the island is just A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Oh and make sure you learn how to cycle first! ;)
A two days trip to the Shire of Brockton and UWA Future Farm 2050.
Shire of Brookton
Shire of Brookton is a small area in Western Australia. It’s not really a place where tourists will go to, but do visit Boyagin Rock if you pass by the area! Boyagin Rock still gives me a surreal feeling till this day and I recommend it to anybody that wants some adventure. Stay over at Brookton Club Hotel if you choose to stay in the Shire for a night. It’s a pretty rustic place and will definitely provide you a homely feel.
This was my very first road trip even though I have been traveling since I was a baby. It was an amazing 5 days trip along the coast of Western Australia. Our tour guide / driver / cook, Robby, is a super fun guy from Aussie Wanderer. Aussie Wanderer organises paid tours around Western Australia and I definitely recommend checking them out if you can’t drive or too lazy to drive.
Back to the road trip! Australia is a wonderful place to have road trips. The long roads to different towns, amaze balls beaches and sea, blue skies, more stars than you can ever count, sunrises that you will wake up for, sunrises that you will rush to see and so many more beautiful things that photos can’t show you. My photos can’t show you! You just need to experience Australia for yourself. The land down under left a special place in my heart.
Day Four & Five
Company company company. Can’t stress how important it is! It will have been a totally different trip and experience had it been with some other people. Alphabetical order: Audrey, Clarissa, Eugene, Fabian, Hatib, Hwai Yi, Jason, John, Karyn, Lakshmi, Mandy, Marissa, Michelle, Mohd, Qiai, Yvonne, Zhi Cheng, Zhi Jing and of course our SDAR Director Mr Mun! So glad that fate brought us together for this 19 days trip to Australia and I will always remember the 20 of you for the rest of my life. It is still the most amazing trip that I have been to in my entire life.