Rottnest Island- it's not all is quokked up to be... Rottnest Island earned its curious name in 1696, when a Dutch explorer named William de Vlamingh, mistook the island's unusual marsupial population (Quokka) for common rats and named it Rottnest - literally translating to 'rats nest'. Personally, I don't think it's worth the $300 plus (to get over and transportation around the island) just to see Quokkas. It's great if your local and can't get up the north coast I understand but doing a lap has made me have high expectations.
But that's just my opinion, you have to go there and make up your own mind
The wonderful Opera in the Valley of the Giants, Concert for Conservation. Our #TAFEtourism students were asked to be volunteers on the evening so got to experience it all for free. Part proceeds went to quokka conservation research. Enrol now for 2019 TAFE Tourism courses. #valleyofthegiantstreetopwalk#waopera
I hadn’t been to Rottnest for about 20 years - the island off the coast of Perth is home to around 10,000 Quokkas. These small marsupials are overly used to humans and will sometimes wander up to them looking for food. While lying down on the ground taking photos, I had another one try to have a look inside my pockets.