One of the items on my 2016 bucket list was to travel in Western Australia (WA). Even though I was unable to travel around and spend the time I wanted to in WA, I did go to Perth and The Pinnacles for a weekend.
Perth is the capital city of the Australian state of Western Australia. A bit of history includes the settlement of Whadjuk Noongar people for 38,000 years. They lived as hunter-gatherers.
Note: For information on transportation from / to Perth airport, read my post here.
After finishing work on a Friday, I took a direct flight from Sydney to Perth. The flight time was approximately 5 and 1/2 hours. As part of my planning, I had also booked a tour with ‘Explore tours Perth‘ to visit the Pinnacles.
On Saturday, I was picked up by the driver cum tour guide ‘Peter‘ from my accommodation. He was friendly and very welcoming. It was a one day tour and had four stops.
The first stop was at Yanchep National Park. The national park was beautiful and it had abundance wild life. We spotted koalas and the grey kangaroos. The landscapes itself was breathtaking and refreshing.
The second stop was at a fishing town called Cervantes. We visited the Lobster Shack, where we took a tour inside the lobsters factory and had a scrumptious meal. Since I don’t eat sea food, I had a vegetarian burger.
The third stop was at Nambung National Park to look at the Pinnacles. The Pinnacles are the limestone formations. They remained unknown until 1967. They were spectacular and astounding. We spent good amount of time taking pictures.
The last and the fourth stop was at the sand dunes in the adventurous town of Lancelin. This was the most enjoyable stop where we tried the sand boarding. I had done sand boarding earlier, in spite of it I behaved like the first timer and trust me, it was such amazing fun.
Peter, my tour guide, was very cordial and amiable. He took extra care of all the guests on the tour and made the tour a memorable one for all.
Next day (Sunday), which was the last day of my tour, I decided to explore a bit of Perth. I started my day walking around the city center searching for breakfast. On the way, I saw some beautiful wall arts, buildings and sculptures. I walked through the Kings Park and the City of Perth Library.
After my breakfast, I decided to head to Elizabeth Quay. It was a lovely warm sunny day and I sat by the water for quite some time.
After spending some time at the Elizabeth Quay, I headed to the airport, where I had an afternoon flight from Perth to Sydney.