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  • Little Salmon Bay
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Brisbane, Australia

Rottnest Island is the perfect day trip, ferries leaving from Fremantle and is accessible from Perth. The Island is full of friendly quokkas (wallaby like animals). Although you cannot touch or feed the quokkas they are adorable to look at. There is a bus that drives around part of the island however, the best way to see the the island is by bike! Full of amazing bays and sights such as lighthouses and natural salt lakes. There are accommodation options on the Island as well if you would like a longer stay.

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Bangkok, Thailand

One word: Quokkas! To be fair, the beaches and scenery here would be fabulous without them, but if I'm not mistaken, this is the only place in Australia (and thus on Earth) where you can see these pint-sized marsupials.

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Cambridge, UK

Rottnest is a beautiful and unique island, 30 minutes’ ferry ride from Fremantle. It’s home to the quokka, a very gentle and sweet-natured marsupial that is only found on this one island. Rottnest has absolutely amazing beaches and some good snorkelling, although the water is cold. We hired bikes and spent an unforgettable day cycling through wonderful scenery.

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Bangkok

visited 2nd time this year so I better record my experience. The ferry ride over can be horrific with bad weather otherwise one here it's a little paradise, very basic settlement and the little cute local creatures called Quokka are like small kangaroos so sute, hire a bike and ride around the island and swim in the mean beaches around the island

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Bangkok

lovely Island in the main retained it's natural stance, 20 kms of the mainland coast, small accommodation lots of boats somewhere to escape for a weekend

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Bangkok, Thailand

The island is 20 km of the mainland popular for holiday weekends government serviced accommodation houses no vehicles allowed bikes walking and home of the famous quokka being a small marsupial looks like a miniature kangaroo

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Vinales, Cuba

Rottnest is Western Australia’s island paradise. The ferry from various locations in Perth take about one hour. The island itself has prohibited the use of cars, making it a tranquil part of the world to visit. Your best bet for getting around is to hire a bike and use this as transport around the island. If you visit, make sure you go to The Basin, which is one of the most picturesque beaches on the island. This calm bay is the perfect place to snorkel too.

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Portland, Oregon, USA

A popular spot for diving, snorkeling, and sunbathing, Rottnest has long stretches of white sandy coastline flanked with turquoise waters as well as cannons and barracks dating back to the World Wars and lots of bicycle trails (bikes are the main means of transport on the island). It's one of the oldest resort towns in Oz and can get pretty busy during school holidays, so book ahead.

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Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
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it such a beautiful Island you can ride a bike,walk or catch the bus around the whole Island in a few hours..The sand is like baby powder

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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