Saturday, September 13, 2008

Fremantle & Perth Zoo

Today I decided to re-visit Fremantle so I bought a whole day ticket for unlimited use on the buses and trains. From Perth we took the train to Fremantle that took us about 30 minutes. From the station we boarded the free CAT (Central Area Transit) bus service for a city tour. There are similar free CAT's in Perth, in fact there are 3 CAT's in Perth - Red, Blue and Yellow (the one in Fremantle is orange CAT) that provide free bus ride around Central Perth in three different loops.

We dropped off at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour for our lunch. Since we had already tried the fish & chips at Cicerello, we decided to tried at Kailis, another sea food restaurant there. This time we had the sea-food barbecue plate and it was really yummy.

After our lunch, we walked to the shopping area in town to have a look around. We took the train back to Perth so that my wife can do her souvenirs shopping. We found one souvenir shop where we found the charges reasonable and my wife bought most of her souvenirs there. This shop is owned by an Afgan with a Japanese wife. That's cosmopolitan Perth for you!
Day 11
We went to the city again in the morning and wanted to go on the cruise to Swan Valley but alas, being in the low season, the next available tour will only be on Thursday, two days away. Since we were already at the jetty, the next best thing would be to take the normal ferry across to South Perth and visit the Perth Zoo. So off we go on the ferry and the zoo was just 10 minutes walk from the jetty across the Swan River.

The zoo was interesting but since some parts were under renovation, there was less to see than what it should be. I was more captivated by the many type of wild flowers found in the zoo. Can you guess the names of these flowers?

We had lunch at South Perth before we cross back to the city centre. It was the final shopping spree for my wife as the next three days were already planned for other activities.

Ronald Kwok

1 comment:

  1. Your trip looks awesome. Not to mention the pictures of the seafood. Yummy! I went on this trip once where we got to fish out of a Sevylor and then the restaurant cooked the fish we caught and we ate it. It was a cool experience.