Day 1: Swan Valley, Perth
On DAY 1 (Saturday, 25 May), we went straight from the Perth International Airport towards the Swan Valley which is 15-20 minutes north of the airport. We didn't check into Scarborough Resort Apt because it is on the western shore which is further from the airport than Swan Valley is. We stopped first at a Patisserie at Dyer Street to have our breakfast. It opens at 7 am. On the way there, we passed a historical, classic railway station but we did not stop to take pictures. Too focus to get there fast because we were already behind schedule.
HALAL DANISH PATISSERIE at 5, Dyer Road (it's actually a factory). We ordered hot drinks and all kind of pies, the best to me is the creamy chicken pie. Their chocolate muffins are nice. It was quite cold that morning, around 16 degrees celcius.
I can't remember how long we had our breakfast but we need to go to Guilford, a quaint historic town, before watching the farmshow at Caversham Wildlife at 10.00 am. When we reached Guilford tourist center, it was not open yet (when it opened at 9 am, we didnt have the time to go in), so we walked at Stirling Park and around, after parking the van at the roadside. The center is just across the park. Strolling along the streets, we looked at the historic buildings such as the Courthouse, Padbury's Store, Rose n Crown Hotel, Post Office, and the war memorial structure on the park. If you like history, go to the visitor's center to get the heritage walks map so that you know what you are looking at. It's also here if you want to prepare yourself before you go there. I lost all the pictures we took in Guildford that I have to 'borrow' a few from the internet and from my son.
CWP is privately owned, the inhabitants are a collections of native animals with kangaroos, koalas, emus, parrots and more. The largest number goes to the kangaroos. The entrance fee is AUD24 for adult. One of the 'workers', who can speak a smattering of Malay, told us the funny difference between 'tandas' and toilet, which made us grinned.
So, when it was dark, we were ready to move on to the next destination before going to Scarborough to check in. Dinner at Chicken Charcoal at Dianella which is nearer to Scarborough