Monday, 19 December 2011

A Day At The Zoo

We're still pretending we're tourists!

Yesterday we left home at 9.30 to take a leisurely walk to Perth Zoo, located in South Perth. It's a spectacular walk from our home as we need to walk through Kings Park where we noticed people claiming their piece of grass by leaving blankets and other items to come back later for picnics. Then down Jacobs Ladder which is well know as the steps for fitness, there were people of all shapes and sizes attempting to run/walk the stairs as many times as their bodies would allow. Then we crossed the Swan River over the Narrows Bridge and through the cafe strip of South Perth to the Zoo.

It's a very small zoo open every day (even Christmas Day) and hasn't missed a day since it opened in 1898. It's family friendly with beautiful gardens and while we were visiting the elephants, orangutan's and the cheetah were the only animals that seemed to be active, all the others were taking it very easy and resting.

We then visited the Windsor Hotel for a great pub lunch before heading home.

Swan River with the view of Perth City from South Perth

Picinic at the end of the day Kings Park

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