April A- Z Challenge

Quokkas and Rottnest Island

Location:        Rottnest Island Western Australia

Price:              Ferry: $42.90/passenger

Why Go:         Quokkas of course

Website:         https://www.rottnestisland.com/

Lying just 19 km off the coast of Fremantle, Wadjemup / Rottnest Island sits so tantalisingly close to the mainland that it can be seen on the horizon, glimmering across the water.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride as you experience the fun and freedom of a ferry — the most popular way to get to Wadjemup / Rottnest Island.

With transfers across to the island available through three operators, you can choose your closest departure point from Perth City, North Fremantle (Rous Head), Fremantle (Victoria Quay) and Hillarys Boat Harbour. 

Ferry travel time will depend on where you leave from, ranging from around 25 minutes from Fremantle, 45 minutes from Hillarys Boat Harbour and up to 90 minutes from Perth’s Barrack Street Jetty.

Why Visit:

I’m going to be entirely honest here, I forgot about Q, then I struggled to find something appropriate and all I could think of was Quokkas.  Now I went to Rottnest Island 12 years ago, so I’m assuming a lot has changed in the interim … or rather I’m hoping so, as it wasn’t the most exciting place of earth.

When we visited, we saw a single solitary quokka, we walked around and we tried to cycle to the lighthouse (Don’t let anyone tell you that it’s an easy ride, lighthouses are at the top of the highest peak.)

It does appear that they have put in a bit of infrastructure, and they have segways, and I know the quokkas are still there, so I reckon it’s probably more exciting now, but be warned, Western Australians take themselves very seriously … so don’t mess with the quokkas.

© A-DAW Arts

4 replies to “April A- Z Challenge

  1. With family members scattered all around Australia, it’s astounding to me that I never came over for a visit. Seeing the many wonders of your homeland makes me wish I had. I don’t see that happening now but it’s fantastic visiting vicariously through you!


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