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Rottnest Island is accessible by boat or ferry from Fremantle. It takes around 30 minutes by ferry with Rottnest Express. Once there you can walk bike or bus around the island. Well worth the visit. On this trip over we saw whales and at the...More
There is a platform leading to the beach of west end. Along the way you could see the wild flowers and sometime if you are lucky, you could spot some blue tongue skink (lizard). Beach view is tremendous as well - must visit place.
The West End of Rottnest is quite a hike from the settlement at Thompson's Bay where the ferries dock but it's worth the effort. If you hire a bike, the return trip will take several hours. Remember to take plenty of water with you. You...More
We arrived by the Islander Explorer Bus - a 2 minute walk to where the fur seals were, my goodness they were huge! A whole group of them were by shore with one fin up in the air and a couple were soaking up the...More
When I heard that we were going to be seeing NZ fur seals at the West End, I expected some small cute and cuddly critters. I didn't realise just how huge they were!
Amazing scenery and the seals were great to watch.
We arrived by the hop on, hop off bus. Walked to the seal viewing platform and were amazed at the awesome views. Dozens of seals were out on the rocks sunning themselves. The strong onshore winds were present but not uncomfortable. The other viewing area...More
It took me one and half hour to cycle there from Fay Beach (12 km one way), with lots of undulating hills to climb(to and fro). The road is very open and mostly isolated with no street lights, no cafe or pit stops for water...More