Saturday, July 30, 2016

Perth 9 Days - Day 7 & 8 - Pinnacles, Lancelin sandboarding, Kings Park, Ciao Italia, Crawley boat shed

So, after the exciting skydiving, we headed back to Perth City.
But before that, since it was along the way, we went to Pinnacles and Lancelin for sandboarding.
Pinnacles was amazing! Seems unbelievable that Australia actually has a huge plot of land covered with sand. It felt like I was in South Africa desert!
The place is so big that you will not be photobombed. haha..
However, do note that when driving, it is a one-way drive, so please stop at strategic places where other cars can still go through. Also, since its one way, the only way is forward so if you wanna go back, please make one loop.
Everywhere is like photo worthy!

After that, we made our way to Lancelin for sandboarding.
To get there, it is slightly tricky. When you exit highway, it will show Lancelin Road. keep going straight, the roadsign will change to other road name. Your landmark should be Gull Petroleum on the right. Its a rundown petrol kiosk. Keep going to T-junction, turn right at Gingin Road.
You will find a "Have a Chat" store where you can rent the boards.
You must rent before driving in.
We rented 2 boards to take turn. You cannot keep going cause it's really tiring to walk up the soft sand.
BEWARE: Drive in at your own danger. Because of the soft sand, if you are driving a normal car, it may get stuck (60% chance). Your tire must be those big kind then can withstand it.
Ours was a normal car, we were so close to getting stuck. A tow car cost $200.
One of our friend who went there got stuck, so be careful. You can park and walk in (quite far) which is safer.

It's so tough to get up that I went 3 rounds I got tired.
Check out this video showing how tough it is to climb up the sand.
This shows GGH and I going down together. The speed too fast until the sand fly onto our face. lol.
After the final excitement, we went to Perth City King's Park for picnic.
This is what locals do! So nice to have picnic at that kind of weather, so cooling aircon weather, and the grass is soooo clean.
Packed some snacks and drinks from supermarket before heading there. Thankfully the weather was good when we were going. It started raining after we packed. :)

Now, for the best dinner I have eaten in Perth:
Ciao Italia!!!
Address: 273 Mill Point Road, South Perth, Cnr Douglas Ave.
Tuesday to Satuday 5pm to 10pm
Be there early to avoid the crowd.
Everything was sooooo good. Cannot pick a favourite.

Our last day, we went café hopping and did some outlet shopping and ... casino for the guys.
haha.. We actually booked a more atas place at Perth, Crowe Perth right at the doorstep of the casino.
My first time playing and definitely not my kind of place. SO complicated.
Finally done with my Perth trip.
I miss this already. It was an amazing trip with my buddies. I felt we really made a good group, from travelling, managing road trip journeys to entertaining each other. To more road trips in future! 

No comments:

Post a Comment