Monday, September 21, 2009

Perth Trip ~ Day 2(06.08.2009) ~ Rottnest Island

It was raining morning on the second day of Perth trip. Therefore, we decided to stop by Leng's house. After an hour of chit chatting, the rain stopped and we continued our trip to next destination-Rottnest Island. We took CAT (Perth Central Area Transit System) to reach Fremantle Port to catch Rottnest ferry. It goes to tourist destinations in Fremantle and it is free. Photobucket

It was still early, not so many shops are open

This is the ferry that going to take us to Rottnest Island

Inside of the ferry

The ferry fare and the island admission fee for the same day return was AU$59.50 for adult. This express ferry took about 30 minutes to reach Rottnest Island. The high speed of the ferry and the strong wave made me feel dizzy and wanted to vomit. I quickly applied some oil to feel better. Unbelievable, Daniel, Berry and Lie Wei can sleep during the journey. Photobucket

Welcome to Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is located 18 km off the coast of Western Australia, near Fremantle. It also known as "Rotto", or "Rottnest". It has been an important local holiday destination for over 50 years. There are many must see and do things on this island including snorkelling sites, whale and dolphin watching, surfing, fishing, friendly quokkas, 6,500 years of history to discover and 50 kilometres of roads to explore on a guided tour, bus or bike. Every year from September until December, you will get to see the migration of Humpback Whales along the Western Australian coastline. Unfortunately, we travelled on the wrong timing, such a waste. Photobucket Anyway, Daniel and Lie Wei went for biking. Meanwhile, Berry and I decided to travel around the island by bus.

This is the bus that take us around the island. The bus fee is AU$11 for adult.

Holy Trinity Church

One of the choices of accommodation

We were so lucky, this is quokka and its baby...can you see it? Photobucket

You also can travel around by this train

Wadjemup Lighthouse is at the centre of the island. It was constructed in 1896. It is approximately 38 metres and it is the fourth tallest lighthouse in Australia.

Daniel & Lie Wei met us here for lunch

I'm standing in the middle of forest, so peaceful

Blue ocean and white wave

What a beautiful ocean

Looks like some kind of foam

There are salt lakes but I'm not sure whether is this one of them

Daniel successfully made the Indian Blue Peacock to open its tail feathers

Photobucket Group photo time...thanks to gorillaz tripod

Rottnest Island is a beautiful island and great place for holiday. You can see the sand on the beach is clean, the ocean is unpolluted and the air smell nice. Although this island has been developed since many years ago but they have maintain the historical places in good shape include the toilets. There are many volunteers on this island contributing to its natural, historic and recreational values. I think they are very punctual(or lazy) when come to closing for certain attractions, this is due to they have the catch the last ferry at 4.30pm. I have great time here and I wish I can come again during the migration of Humpback Whales.

To be continued...


fufu said...

wow you guys manage to see a peacock with its tail feathers widely opened!! damn super lucky =p wow...such a nice island but i must save enough money for it.. entrance fee is too expensive >.<

Yih Yann said...

--->fufu:Ya...most of the places in Australia need to pay entrance fee, so we all just eat bread or biscuits for this budget trip :)

Choo Choo Train said...

How did you find Perth? Interesting? Or boring? =)

Yih Yann said...

--->Choo Choo Train:Interesting...kinda like those peaceful life over there

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