Rottnest Island is 18km’s off shore from Freemantle. It is famous for it’s native quokka. These little marsupials are curious and used to the tourists.
It is a popular holiday destination in a sub tropical climate. A resident population of just 100 swells to 15,000 in peak season with day trippers and holidaymakers.
With an area of just 19 square kilometres, everyone walks or rides bicycles to get around. Or uses a boat.
The island has a chequered history as an aboriginal prison, boy’s reformatory, internment camp with several buildings remaining from these periods.