Today daddy is working , so its the time for 3 of us to explore Perth on our own. Decided to go to the zoo so that the kids can have fun watching the animals. Perth zoo is really close to Perth CBD, about 10-15 mins drive by taxi, cost about $15.
For those with kids, Australia is quite strict about car seat so for any child who are less than 12 months old, you will need to book a cab with car seat. They do not allow the kids to be carried on the lap during the journey. For those above 12 months old, there is no need for car seat but the kids also not allowed to sit on the lap, they will need a seat on their own with seat belt fastened.
We reached the zoo at about 11.30am, bought an adult ticket for myself ($27 for adult, kids below 4 years old free) and our adventure begans :)
|Posing before our animal adventure time|
|jie jie helping to push stroller|
First stop is penguin.... look at Justin so fascinated.... and the weather is getting warm at noon, so we even took off our jacket.. imagine not wearing a jacket in winter... the weather is really good!
|Justin fascinated with penguin|
|Penguin at the back.. can't really see clearly|
And we saw some flamingos along the way.. qin quickly show me her favourite flamingo pose.. so cute... didn't take photo though...
|Australia outback section.. yay.. kangaroo awaits!|
|Kangaroo lying comfortably ... enjoying the sun!|
It's almost 1pm and our stomach starts to grumble... so we went to the kiosk to buy some food but.... its closed!!!
|oh no... not open?|
|Chasing the seagull..|
|Enjoying their raisins....|
|Cheeky one... keep throwing raisins on the grass for the birds... after i told him he can't feed the bird, he throws even more.. *sweat*|
After snacking, qin wanted to go and see the giraffe... so we went to the African Animals sections.. saw giraffe and zebra.. and a huge turtle.. bigger than the fake turtle on display...Since the real turtle is not available for riding, we ride the fake one instead....
|Riding plus "picnic"?|
|Miss poser.. with her new pose|
|Selfie with mummy|
|Selfie again :)|
Finally, it is their turn to play :) yay!! First up, it is qin qin's turn to play... she was so excited and keep turning the steering... Justin also wanted to play, but didn't fight with jie jie.. waiting patiently for his turn, i am so proud of him!
When jie jie finish, di di quickly go over to the driver seat and can see his excited and happy face.... eagerly playing with the steering wheel, saying "vroom, vroom"... when they are happy, i am happy too!
Afterwards, someone else was queueing, and we played for a while and then let the next kid play... both of them was very co-operative, didn't make a fuss and understand that they need to let other people play as well, proud of them!
We walked a while more and the kids got attracted to meerkat, observing them for quite sometime...and then it was already 3pm plus and we were really hungry so make our way back to the entrance. A nice staff at the ticket counter helped us called a taxi to bring us back to our hotel.
We had a quick bite at Coffee Club which is just across the hotel... luckily we reached there just slightly before it is closed so still manage to order.. we were famished and the food tasted sooo good!
|Egg Benedict with mushroom and spinach on toasted bread|
|Dinner at lobby restaurant|
|Fish dish, great presentation but taste normal.. nothing to shout about|
Next up: Free and Easy Day 5 and 6 in Perth