*This article was published in the New Straits Times (Life & Times) on 10th April 2010.

Recently I and hubby took a trip Down Under to visit my eldest son! It was a really exciting journey as it has been a while since we went there. We visited and dined in many places in Perth which I will be sharing with everyone in time to come.

On this particular day, we started out early in the morning, heading to the countryside of Swan Valley to experience the nature and surroundings. We took a stopover at The Margaret River Chocolate Company, Sandalford Wines, Caversham Wildlife Park and the AQWA.

CK Lam in an eventful day exploring the suburbs of Perth
My eventful day in Perth was documented in the New Straits Times on Saturday, 10th of April!

For chocolate lovers like me, Margaret River Chocolate Company is the perfect place to sweeten my eventful day.

CK Lam in an eventful day exploring the suburbs of Perth

We watched the chocolate chef at work blending the wide array of chocolates. The many varieties of chocolates are made daily on the spot, with some rich and nutty and other light in flavor. All of them are great gifts to take home with.

CK Lam in an eventful day exploring the suburbs of Perth

Spoilt with the variety of choices

CK Lam in an eventful day exploring the suburbs of PerthCK Lam in an eventful day exploring the suburbs of Perth

Margaret River Chocolate Company by what2seeonline.comMargaret River Chocolate Company by what2seeonline.com

Besides the chocolates, we had some serving of cakes and coffee in the cafe’s outdoor sun-deck dining area overlooking the garden.

Margaret River Chocolate Company by what2seeonline.comMargaret River Chocolate Company by what2seeonline.com

The Margaret River Chocolate Company
5123 West Swan Road
West Swan
WA 6055

Tel : 08 9250 1588

Open every day from 9am till 5pm (except Christmas Day)

Website : http://www.chocolatefactory.com.au/

Further down the road is Sandalford Wines, one of Australia’s oldest wineries located on the banks of Swan River. The wines produced by Sandalford are Margaret River’s finest.

It is definitely worth visiting the winery as you get to walk on their grounds with its breathtaking scenery.

CK Lam in an eventful day exploring the suburbs of Perth

CK Lam in an eventful day exploring the suburbs of Perth

Sandalford Wines, Perth by what2seeonline.com

Breath taking scenery

CK Lam in an eventful day exploring the suburbs of Perth

Sandalford Wines, Perth by what2seeonline.com

Lush green vines with clusters of grapes

We made a stop at their gift shop, tantalized our taste bud in its charming restaurant and sampled some wine. We tried several wines from the Margaret River Range and some from the fruity Element Range.

It was simply delicious tasting wine in a restaurant on a winery…the feeling was great!

CK Lam in an eventful day exploring the suburbs of Perth

CK Lam in an eventful day exploring the suburbs of Perth

The restaurant with an open fireplace

 

Just a peek away is the Oak Room filled with oak barrels giving the hall a rustic atmosphere.

CK Lam in an eventful day exploring the suburbs of Perth

 

Sandalford Wines
3210 West Swan Road
Caversham
Western Australia 6055

Tel : 08 9374 9374

Website : http://www.sandalford.com/

From the Sandalford Wines, we made a stop off at Caversham Wildlife Park. We got the chance to feast our eyes on some exotic Australian animals. We were lucky that the koalas were awake during our visit as they are known to be sleeping twenty hours a day! They were so cute and adorable; every one of us took turn to reach out and pat it.

CK Lam in an eventful day exploring the suburbs of Perth

Besides the koalas and kangaroos we also had the privilege to see emus, wombats, Tasmanian Devil and the dingoes.

CK Lam in an eventful day exploring the suburbs of Perth

The cute koala is not camera shy

CK Lam in an eventful day exploring the suburbs of Perth

Kangaroo taking a break!

CK Lam in an eventful day exploring the suburbs of Perth CK Lam in an eventful day exploring the suburbs of Perth

Amazing bird species and much more!

Caversham Wildlife Park
Whiteman Park
Whiteman 6068

Tel : 08 9248 1984

Open every day from 9am till 5.30pm (except Christmas Day)

Admission Prices – Adult AUD 22
Child AUD 8

Website : http://www.cavershamwildlife.com.au/


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14 comments so far

 1 

Wow…Congrats ya, CK Lam!!! You have done it to make us feel proud for ya~

Yeap, Aust is always a good place for visit, really miss those days in Brissy…I love that Little Caesar shop, always pack with people!! I’m amazed with their sweet pizza and it tastes really good as well~

Wish you all the best and keep the good work up!! ;P

CK Lam Reply:

You are always so sweet…thanks for visiting my blog.

April 11th, 2010 at 9:20 am
CK Ho
 2 

Good write up. My eldest son is also in Perth and I will be going again end of May to enjoy the cool late autumn playing golf & having a good time with FOOD !!! I shall check out some of the places you went …. Cheers!

CK Lam Reply:

Playing golf in the cool autumn season sounds great!
Do share with me your places of interest too. Who knows, I might be going there again soon…haha.

April 11th, 2010 at 10:54 am
 3 

Wow..wow..looks like you had a wonderful time too in Perth. I miss going to the wildlife park and wineries as I had a different kind of adventure and time was limited. Hope to made a trip down to Perth again and savor these lovely pizzas.

CK Lam Reply:

I remember reading about your recent great holiday in Perth too :)

April 11th, 2010 at 11:26 am
 4 

OMG! such a seductive post by Ms Kangaroo! I like it, sexy indeed!

Well done babe! :)

CK Lam Reply:

Wow… your English is very flowerish…haha.
Thanks for dropping by.

April 11th, 2010 at 11:52 am
 5 

ooo finally we get to read abt your perth escapade! that chocolate factory looks absolutely divine!! hehehe
looking forward to more abt perth! :)

CK Lam Reply:

Will follow up with more food post …

April 11th, 2010 at 8:14 pm
 6 

I can sober all day long if I visit that vineyard. :D

CK Lam Reply:

I hear of that happening but did not see such an incident during my visit…

April 12th, 2010 at 2:13 pm
 7 

Can’t wait to read your food post… :)

CK Lam Reply:

Will keep it coming in between my Penang food articles.

April 12th, 2010 at 2:13 pm
 8 

Perth is indeed beautiful and interesting!

CK Lam Reply:

You can plan a holiday with saucer to this place too.

April 13th, 2010 at 11:53 am
 9 

cant wait to see more! the kangaroo looks really funny in that pose. hahaha

CK Lam Reply:

Waited for quite a while to catch the kangaroo in that position….sweat!

April 13th, 2010 at 12:16 pm
 10 

wow… holiday is always the best. Scenary plus foods. ^-^ Can’t wait for more.

CK Lam Reply:

Holiday is fun, no work and no worries.

April 13th, 2010 at 12:44 pm
 11 

wow! what a holiday~

CK Lam Reply:

Indeed it was…would be going for another one soon :)

April 16th, 2010 at 10:30 am
PCG
 12 

Did you try the Ciao Italian Restaurant at Mill Point?

CK Lam Reply:

Of course I did visit the famous Ciao Italia…a must visit place for everyone.
We waited for around thirty-five minutes for our table. In the end we had a wonderful dinner, fesh local mussels cooked in their own special tomato sauce and their yummy homemade tiramisu.

April 30th, 2010 at 8:36 pm
Mav
 13 

Never have a pizza looked so sinfully delicious, making me hungry and crave for a pizza now, hahaha :D Chocs and wine, what a great combo, hehe…

CK Lam Reply:

A delicious combo…haha

May 5th, 2010 at 6:05 pm
gk
 14 

did u check out. go at night.

http://www.theroyaleastperth.com/restaurant.asp

March 10th, 2011 at 3:16 pm

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