10 days in Western Australia
We arrived in Perth after a really comfortable flight.
Perth is the capital and largest city of Western Australia .The beautiful Swan River runs thru Perth and it is perfect to spend a lot of money. It has a lot of shops, bars and clubs. A very nice place to spend time is in Kings Park.
We took the train to Fremantle and then the ferry to Rottnest Island. We hired two bicycles and explored the island by bike. We saw a lot of beaches and the special flora and fauna, also cheeky quokkas, oh they are so cute.
On the first day we visited a lot of towns. Our first stop was Mandura. It is a city with restaurants on the wonderful waterfront, perfect for watersport fans.
After Mandura our next stop was Bunbury. A city with a huge beach and lot of small shops and restaurants, eminently was the black and white lighthouse.
Bussulton was the third destination and we saw a great sunset.
In the next few days we visited a lot of places and attractions.
There is a very special place near Augusta, where the Southern Ocean and the Indian ocean meet, it was breathtaking.
The biggest attraction in Pemberton was the national park with the big trees. We climbed up a 60m Tree!
After the high tree we went to a deep cave. Inside the cave was a lake, they act as a mirror of infinite reflections of crystal formations. It was just spectacular.
Greens Pool is a large sheltered rock pool set in William Bay National Park. Nearby the Greens Pool is Elephant Rocks.
Not far away is the Valley of the Giants with the Tree Top Walk. It was totally crazy to walk through the forest that is 40m in height.
Albany is Western Australia’s first European settlement, it was settled in 1826 (three years before Perth). Albany has a lot of restaurants and old houses.
The Torndirrup National Park is close to Albany where you can see spectacular nature. The massive power of the Southern Ocean has created the rock formations of The Gap and Natural Bridge and a crack-line in the granite called the Blowholes noisily shoots air and sprays high into the air.
The next stop was the waves rocks by Hyden. The Wave Rock, a granite cliff, is 15 metres high and 110 metres long.
Our trip was amazing, we had a really good time.
We saw a lot of interesting cities and the nature was gorgeous. Unfortunately it was a bit cold and we couldn’t swim in the ocean. Never mind, we still had a lot of fun.
Anja Winiger – Intermediate Class