Hey everyone, Keith here again!
This blog is part 2 of my trip back to Australia this April. This time, I’ll be talking about my favourite place in Perth, Rottnest Island.
I talk about Rottnest at Global Cafe very often, so you might already know about it if we have met before.
Rottnest is a small island about 30km away from Perth. It’s very famous for a few things, but mainly its extremely beautiful beaches and an animal called a ‘Quokka’.
When people go to Rottnest, they usually hire a bicycle and ride around the island, visiting the different beaches along the way. I do this every time I visit the island too!
Rottnest is a special place for me (and many other people from Perth) because I have been visiting Rottnest since I was a child.
I love the beach, and Rottnest has some of the best beaches in the country.
My favourites are called ‘The basin’ and ‘Little Salmon Bay’. The Basin is great for snorkelling, and Little Salmon Bay is great for swimming and relaxing.
I went to Rottnest with my Dad in April and we had a great time. My dad loves the beach even more than I do!
First, we had lunch at the famous Rottnest Bakery. Then we cycled around the Island and visited 4 different beaches, then sat down at the hotel restaurant with some Fish’n’Chips and a beer. I’ll hold these memories for many years to come.
Earlier I mentioned the ‘Quokka’. They are often called “The happiest animal on Earth”!
They’re a really cute animal, very famous for smiling.
Quokkas can be found in a couple of places in Western Australia, but mainly on Rottnest Island. They have no major predators on Rottnest, so they are extremely friendly and not afraid of humans at all! They walk around on the street and will often walk up to people to say ‘hello’! You aren’t supposed to touch them or feed them though.
‘Quokka selfies’ have become pretty popular lately. I’ve never taken one before, but I’ve seen lots of them before, and the quokkas always look really cute.
If you go to Perth, Rottnest is definitely a must-visit place!
If you have the time, I definitely recommend staying there for 1 night. There are different types of accommodation ranging from cheap to expensive.
If you don’t have the time, you can do a day-trip which is still very fun. Take the early ferry to the Island and the latest ferry back to the mainland to get the most out of your day.
I was in Australia for a whole month, and my day on Rottnest Island was definitely the highlight of my trip. I really miss Rottnest so I hope I can visit it again sometime soon!
‘Little Salmon Bay’
‘Fish’n’Chips and a beer’