Qantas were having a sale so Jo and I booked a flight to Perth over the Easter break. It was Jo’s first trip to WA in the 9 years that he has been living in Australia.
A visit to Perth is not complete unless I buy my sister some of La Belle Miette’s fantastic macarons.
Janice and Mike went all out to make us feel welcome. My parents were gallivanting around Japan so Janice may have felt she had to compensate for that. Mike organised for us to fly to Rottnest Island on a private charter plane.
It was my first trip to Rotto, despite having lived in Perth for 10 years. Lucky Jo got to ride shotgun.
The aerial views did not disappoint. Sometimes I forget how beautiful Perth.
Once we reached Rotto, it took us a little longer than anticipated to reach some of the beaches.
We walked just under 5km (in flip flops) to Parker Point which is where we wanted to stop for a snorkel.
The beaches of Rotto lived up to my expectations. It is the perfect time to visit WA, warm but not too hot.
Other than suffering foot cramps from ill fitting fins, snorkelling conditions were good.
After a long walk in the heat, it was a relief to get into the water.
After snorkelling for about 40 minutes, we walked to Salmon bay. Here the water visibility was amazing and the beach was in a pristine condition.
We spent another hour here, relaxing, taking photos and snorkelling around the bay.
Our plane and pilot was waiting to take us back to Perth in the evening.
We finished the evening off with a meal at Bonsai, one of my favourite restaurants in Perth.
Saturday we started the day off with Yum Cha before some meandering around Northbridge. Jo went off to visit the sights and sounds of Perth city while I headed to Anne’s house to visit her and her baby, Taylor.
The next day we went for breakfast at the Merchant on Beaufort street.
All four of us chose to have the Spanish breakfast.
After that, we drove to Fremantle where we walked around the port and the markets.
There was a mini petting zoo, sponsored by the real zoo.
Fremantle is always a popular spot for buskers and for people who like to display their arts and crafts.
For lunch, we headed to Kailis Bros and ordered our fair share of seafood.
Not content with being full, we headed to Little Creatures brewery for a Sunday session
After a nice and relaxing afternoon, we headed home to chill before heading to Nobu for dinner.
I really can’t fault the food at Nobu. We ordered A La Carte and made all the right choices.
The scallop sashimi is a particular favourite of mine.
I have tried Nobu at the Crown in Melbourne and I feel it is at a lower standard than the Nobu in Perth.
I also love their wagyu beef carpaccio.
One of their signature dishes is their Miso black cod.
I can’t wait to come back and eat here again.