Perth 2012

Perth/WA trip day 6: caves, wineries, and back to the big smoke

Tuesday 10th July We'd be heading from Margaret River back to Perth today, so we packed up the serviced apartment and loaded everything into the car, then headed to cave number two of our tour: Lake Cave. Lake Cave has guided tours, and while we waited for it to begin, we pondered the displays and the new-fangled terminology used. Their "Caveworks" display is not a museum exhibit -- it's

Perth 2012

Perth/WA trip day 5: The dizzying heights of Pemberton’s climbing trees, Margaret River caves

Monday 9th July After breakfast we had a walk around the beach close to our accomodation. It was windy, and pretty bleak to be honest. What we hadn't seen the night before thanks to it being so dark was that there was a considerable amount of recent fire damage to the surrounding scrub. Apparently the fires late last year had got very close to where we were. We jumped in the car and

Perth 2012

Perth day 4: Heading south… Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Cape Leeuwin

Sunday 8th July We packed up the car and headed south along the Kwinana Freeway out of Perth. Heading towards Mandurah, my aunt gave me a pronunciation lesson: it's not pronounced "Mandurah", it's pronounced "man-drah". Eventually we left Perth's suburbia behind us. Farmland and forest predominated, with the occasional huge billboard, including for something you don't see advertised so much