Australia is famous for its strict customs and we did spend some time queuing to clear the customs and for checking of bags. Had a little episode at the bag clearance. Dad brought along some 3 in 1 coffee sachets and was given a warning. Interestingly, those sachets from Malaysia were confiscated while those from Indonesia were passed.
Once out of customs we proceeded to get our rental car which I had already made a booking for. Had booked for a Toyota Tarago but received 'a similar car' instead- a Hyundai iMax. Brought along our trustworthy Garmin to guide the way. First 2 days were booked for Sullivans Hotel at the edge of Kings Park. Nice quiet place away from the city area and nice cool weather to go along. Free parking and free Internet at the hotel. Thumbs up! =)
First task after we checked in was to find a pair of comfortable walking shoes for Mummy as the strap of her shoes snapped along the way. With the Blue CAT bus just at the doorstep of the hotel, we decided against driving to the city. Managed to get a nice pair of shoes at Target and at a discounted price too! Less than A$15! Dinner was at Taka's Kitchen, very reasonably priced and frequented by many students. It was then some supermarket shopping before we head back to our hotel for a rest. I just love supermarkets no matter which part of the world I'm in. =)