When people asked us if we’d stop travelling once our little one arrived, we weren’t sure how to answer them then. I’m glad having a kid hasn’t deterred us from exploring the world. With help from family and friends, our first big trip abroad was made much easier and more enjoyable. Here are some of the sites we visited when in Perth, Australia, with a then six-month-old baby girl in tow:
Albany Wind Farm: It was really different being here right below the turbines compared to seeing them from afar. The large, strong blades cutting through the wind, making loud swishing noises and creating large moving shadows. It’s something worth experiencing for yourself.
Aboriginal belief: We stumbled upon this sign at the wind farm that serves as a good reminder. Always take care of and respect the places we visit. Be a responsible tourist and don’t destroy your surroundings!
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse: The lighthouse tour is a mini workout but one that was well worth it. We climbed seven floors and 186 steps to get to the top.
You’ve read all the books and asked for al the advice. But here’s what happens when things get real:
Where two oceans meet: At the top of the lighthouse, you’ll be greeted by strong winds and a spectacular view of two different oceans meeting — the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean.
Tree Top Walk: This famous treetop walk is suspended 40 metres high in the Valley of the Giants. The best part is that it’s stroller-friendly, so we strapped our little one in and took a leisurely stroll across a canopy of 400-year-old red tingle trees.
The Blowholes: It’s a steep climb down the blowhole, so we had to descend with caution. We were lucky enough to be able to witness waves blowing up a couple of times when we were there. Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to take any photos.
Fish & Chips: Definitely a must-have when visiting Perth! While there is a variety of fish on offer, we opted for a nicely-fried, battered local snapper with crispy chunky chips. Yum!
*All photos courtesy of the author.
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