Up next on my adventure was our trip to Margaret River. As a family who loves fine wine, we loved being able to explore the wineries and enjoy the views.
We chose to tour with A Touch of Glass and Charters and their professionalism and flexibility didn't go unnoticed. They tailored our wine tour in the Margaret River area specifically to us and helped us tour wineries that best fit what we wanted. They allowed us to change wineries and our itineraries whenever it didn't fit our schedule or taste and did it with a smile. Without A Touch of Glass and Charters helping us along, our vacation wouldn't have been as perfect.
Below is attached a copy of our Margaret River Itinerary. We got to experience several areas in this wonderful island including going to the WA Surf Gallery and Busselton Jetty for Sean's birthday.
Day 1 – Sunday 8th September
8.00am Pick up from Perth Hotel accommodation
8.00 – 11.00 Drive to Busselton (comfort stops on way)
11.30 – 12.10 First winery Deep Woods Estate (lovely view and great wines)
12.45 – 2.15 Clairault Winery – wine tasting & casual Tapas style Lunch (own expense)
2.30 – 3.00 Vasse Virgin Olive oil (gourmet condiments and natural skin products)
3.15 – 3.30 Gabriel Chocolate (boutique Chocolatier)
3.45 – 4.15 Juniper Estate Wine tasting (optional) Could visit Canal Rocks instead
4.30 – 5.00 Check in to Accommodation - Prideaus in Margaret River
Day 2 – Monday 9th September
10.00am Pick up from Accommodation- Prideaus in Margaret River
10.15 – 11.00 Leeuwin Estate (stunning grounds, wines and Art Gallery)
11.15 – 12.00 Cape Mentelle (great wines)
12.15 – 12.45 Vasse Felix (founding winery)
12.45 – 2.30 Vasse Felix 3 course Lunch (includes 2 glasses of wine each and tea/coffee)
2.45 – 3.20 Amelia Park Wines (Cellar Door of the year 2017)
3.30 – 3.45 Margaret River Dairy Company (Cheese Factory)
4.00 – 4.35 Cape Grace Wines or Passel Estate (also optional)
Day 3 – Tuesday 10th September
9.00am Pick up from Prideaus Margaret River after breakfast (suggest Drift Café or Margaret River Bakery)
9.00 – 10.00 Travel to Busselton Jetty
10.00 – 11.00 Explore Busselton Jetty – coffee at “The Goose” café (optional)
11.00 -2.00 Travel back to Perth Airport (comfort stops on way)
2.20pm Approximate arrival at Perth Airport
Next up on my New Zealand Adventure was our trip to the Toranga Zoo. Have you ever been to the Taronga zoo? This zoo has over 4000 animals with many species that are threatened. No only do they rescue and rehabilitate animals, but they also aim to make sure their habitats are natural and healthy for the animals!
You can learn more about their conservation methods on their website.
Lynn again! Next in my adventure is Australia is about how I got to tour Rottnest Island. We got to see the Wadjemup lighthouse and explore everything the island had to offer. We toured the island in a car and got to cruise along the coast and see the island locals and tourists in the water and on the beaches. The Wadjemup lighthouse was rich with history and stood 20 meters tall. The tower was finished in 1842 but replaced with the one we see now in 1896.
While on our journey we got to see quokkas and other wildlife that call the island home.
Recently my family and I traveled to Australia and got to experience Sydney, Perth, Rottnest Island and the Margaret River Area. Each day I will be posting about my adventures down under and talking about some of the adventures my family and I got to experience. First up on my list is Sydney and my experiences with the Penguins at SEALIFE Sydney Aquarium.
First up on my adventure is our visit to the SEALIFE Sydney Aquarium where we got to experience the Penguin Passport. With this passport, we were able to go and see how penguins interact with eachother.
When we went, the Cheeky Gentoo penguins had begun breeding season, so we were able to assist the males by giving them pretty rocks to give to their potential mates. In the wild, a female Cheeky Gentoo Penguin must accept the rock from the male penguin in order to breed. The male penguin will continue to give the females pretty rocks that she takes to her nest. We were unable to walk on the ice with the penguins due to it being breeding season.
We also learned about why the Cheeky Gentoo's penguins feet are bright orange, which is due to their diet of crill in the wild.
Keep an eye out for tomorrow's blog post on our experiences with the Koala's at the WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.