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Rottnest, or Rotto as it's called locally, features some of the world's finest beaches and bays, as well as unique plant and animal life, including the famous rarity, the quokka, a small kangaroo-like marsupial.

Rotto is a car-free zone, which adds to its relaxed feel. And with 63 sheltered beaches to choose from, the island is refreshingly uncrowded.Hiring a bike is the best way to get around and find those secluded beaches and secret surf spots on the other side of the island.

There's also a bus service, as well as guided tours exploring the early colonial buildings, lighthouse and the island’s crucial role in World War I and II.Attractions include guided walking tours, scenic flights, a family fun park, the Rottnest Museum, as well as tennis, lawn bowls and golf.

Have a go at kayaking, diving, surfing, boogie boarding or fishing.You can get up close and personal with the island's indigenous flora and fauna, enjoy a bit of quokka spotting or just kick back and soak up the scenery.

There's something to suit everyone's budget, from beachfront villas to tent sites.Rottnest has a la carte restaurants, a hotel, a general store, take-away outlets and a cafe. Or just grab a snack from Rotto's famous bakery and head to the beach.

End your stay watching the sunset over a glass of red at Hotel Rottnest's main bar, boasting one of the best beach-side views in the world.

Source: www.westernaustralia.com

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