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"ROTTNEST ISLAND (Rotto) " Australia Things to Do Tip by keeweechic

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A sandy island (11km long, 5 km wide) about 19 km off the coast of Fremantle. It was discovered by the Dutch and was named 'Rats Nest' because of what appeared to be king size rats on the island.

These rats are infact Quokkas which are native wallabies found only on the island. They are usually tame and quite friendly. Strolling along the beaches you may also come across a sun baking seal.

The little island offers a variety of activities including snorkelling, scuba diving, cycling, trampolining, golf and mini-golf. No cars are allowed on the island except essential vehicles however you can take a bus around the island on a tour.

Address: Rottnest Island, Western Australia

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2010
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