We have found ourselves in Perth Western Australia, pet sitting for a lady who was off to Brisbane for a week. We looked after a Japanese Spitz called Zena.
Perth is a very small city, the capital of Western Australia, with a very picturesque skyline set against the Swan River.
The coastal town of Fremantle has lots of history, being a former whaling town. There is a great indoor market and a ferry to Rottnest Island which was a great day out. We met a quokka which looks like a giant rat, hence the name Rottnest Island. The coves and bays on this island are beautiful, we cycled around half of the island but had to cut our trip short as we had to catch the ferry home.
On this visit we caught up with friends in Perth and took a trip to the Margaret River wine region, which had stunning beaches as well as the vineyards with lots of wine tasting opportunities.
We then flew to Melbourne and picked up a campervan to travel the Great Ocean Road to Adelaide.
Australia grows on us more each time we visit, we are sure we still have plenty more to experience there.