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Rottnest Island
Nineteen kilometres offshore, west of Fremantle, Rottnest Island was so named by seventeenth-century Dutch mariners who mistook its unique, indigenous marspial Quokkas, for rats. The island, colloquially abbreviated to 'Rotto', is 11 km long and less than half as wide, with one settlement, the main resort, stretching along the sheltered Thomson Bay on the east side. West of the settlement, a low heathland of salt lakes meets a coastline of clear, scalloped bays, small beaches and offshore reefs. Rottnest Island is a popular holiday destination, easily accessible from Perth or Fremantle by ferry and makes for a fun day out. Motorized traffic on the island is virtually non-existent which makes walking and cycling from bay to sparkling bay the best way to appreciate 'Rotto'.
Date(s): January 2003. Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 40 of 40 Total. 8838 Visits.
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Departing from Fremantle on the Rottnest Shuttle

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Accommodation on Rottnest Island

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View towards the Jetty

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View from Front Porch

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Front of Cottage

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Kitchen

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Relaxing on Rottnest

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The Name says 'Love' Cottage

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Rottnest Island Quokka
The Quokka is a native marsupial of Rottnest Island.

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The Quokka is a native marsupial of Rottnest Island

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Friendly Quokka
The Quokka is a native marsupial of Rottnest Island.

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Evening Shadows on Thomson Bay

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Thomson Bay before Dusk

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Inquisitive Quokka

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Quokka likes Figs

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Quokka eating Fig

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Quokka holding Fig

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Thomson Bay next morning

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Bayseeker Bus Route

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View near Salmon Bay

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Wadjemup Lighthouse from Salmon Bay

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Rocky Bay

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Track to Ricey Beach

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View from Ricey Beach Bus Stop

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Bathurst Lighthouse viewed from the Jetty

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Underwater view from Glass-bottom Boat

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Underwater view from Glass-bottom Boat

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Leaving Rottnest Jetty

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Main Settlement of Rottnest Island

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Leaving the Jetty on the 'Star Flyte'

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Boat following the 'Star Flyte'

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Rottnest Island in the distance

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Small Boat following in Wake

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Thomson Bay to Kingstown

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Wake of the Ferry

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Passing South Mole, Fremantle

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Back in Fremantle Harbour

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Passing Fremantle Maritime Museum

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Fremantle Maritime Museum

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End of Journey at Fremantle

 
   
 
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