Thomson Bay

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    • Day 87

      Rottnest Island

      February 26, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

      Soooo heute ist Lisi‘s Geburtstag. 😍🥳
      Wir haben ein bisschen „reingefeiert“, indem wir Musik gehört und gesungen haben.🙈
      Um 12 Uhr konnte sie dann eine Kleinigkeit auspacken, es war ein silbernes Armband, welches uns immer an die schöne und unvergessliche Zeit erinnern soll. 🥰
      Um 1.30 Uhr ging es für uns dann auch mal ins Bett , denn wir mussten am nächsten Tag um 7 Uhr schon wieder aufstehen, da es für uns auf Rottnest Island ging. 😍 🏝
      Dort haben wir dann erstmal eine Kleinigkeit gefrühstückt und die Sonne genossen. ☀️🥞🥓
      Wir haben uns für den Tag Fahrräder ausgeliehen und sind damit dann einmal um die ganze Insel gefahren. 😅 🚲
      Die 22 Kilometer haben wir dann auch gegen Ende gemerkt, da unser Arsch danach echt weh getan hat.😂😂
      Aber es hat sich mega gelohnt, wir haben die süßesten Tiere auf der ganzen Welt gesehen, die Quokkas. 😍😍🥰
      Wir haben uns sofort in sie verliebt und sind immer wieder angehalten und haben mit ihnen Selfies gemacht. Die kleinen Racker sind überhaupt nicht scheu, eher das Gegenteil, sie sind auf unseren Schoß gehopst, in unseren Rucksack geklettert und alles mögliche. 😂😂🙈
      Natürlich gab es dort auch wieder wunderschöne Orte. 🥰 An einem ganz besonderen Platz auf Rottnest Island konnten wir sogar ganz viele Seeroben und Delfine sehen. 🐬
      Gegen Abend haben wir dann noch mit einem Gin auf Lisas Geburtstag angestoßen und haben es uns dann noch gut gehen lassen. 🍓🥂
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    • Day 8

      Selfie with a Quokka

      June 13, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

      Wir haben heute Bekanntschaft gemacht mit dem freundlichsten Tier Australiens. Die Quokkas leben nur auf Rottnest Island, und sind sehr zutraulich und neugierig. Das Fotografieren wird mit diesen lustigen Beuteltieren zum besonderen Erlebnis.Read more

    • Day 912

      Rottnest Island

      October 19, 2023 in Australia

      We visited Rottnest Island and did the Rottnest Island Historical Train and Tunnel Tour. It was fantastic to learn more about the island history and how it was used for the war and how WA was major Naval base. The island has still 2 guns preserved for tourist to see. It was interesting to find out that there is 27km of tunnels on the island we got to see such a small amount of the tunnels.
      The tour was about 2 hours long so after lunch there was not alot of time to go around the island. It is so much bigger than i thought. The bus around the island takes about an hour without getting off. We saw a little from the train and then enjoyed having a drink and enjoying the quokkas. Some of them are very cheeky we had one try to eat his way into my backpack to get to some food. How he knew there was food as they were all sealed packets.
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    • Day 6

      Rottnest Island

      January 6, 2022 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      After a week of driving we have finally stopped and we are settled in at Mandurah. a few day trips on the cards, first up Rottnest Island.

      After missing out on this adventure in 2021 due to a Covid lockdown, we were all super keen to check it out.

      This time Mel, Joel and Taj got to come with us. As we started on the ferry over Brett said “ I don’t know why we paid $155 for this, we could have brought the tinny over”! I told him that would be one Brett’s adventure he would have done on his own. I bet he was glad he decided on the paid ferry across, as on the way home it was so rough people on the top deck were getting wet by the waves 😂😂. I don’t think our little tinny would have made it. I was even starting to feel a bit under the weather with all the rocking.

      When we arrived, I was super keen to find a quokka, it didn’t take long, we got off the ferry and headed for the bakery and on the way under a tree was a family of quokkas 🤗🤗🤗. I couldn’t believe our luck, there wasn’t even anyone one trying to get photos, so we sat down and got photos. It says no patting, but they were too hard to resist. We even saw the last remaining peacock on the island.

      We decided against getting bikes and got the hop-on-hop off bus instead, and boy were we glad when we saw the hills and the puffed out people trying to ride up them.

      We enjoyed relaxing and snorkelling at three beautiful beaches, breakfast and lunch on the island and then we treated ourselves to some beers and cocktails at the top bar before we left. We also squished in few more photo sessions with quokkas along the way. The last quokka in the park was my favourite, she had a baby in her pouch and was more than happy to smile and pose for the camera.
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    • Day 207

      Rottnest Island

      October 25, 2023 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 20 °C

      The girls and I were also lucky enough to get to go to Rottnest Island, and we picked a ripper of a day. The ferry over was a little rough, but once we got to the island, it was picture-perfect.

      We jumped on the bus and started our adventure. Our first stop was a little cafe where we saw our first family of Quokkas. They are adorable little creatures, and the girls enjoyed watching them hop around table by table looking for food. They are everywhere on the island.

      We then put our snorkelling gear on and headed for the beach. We snorkelled at Longreach Bay and The Basin and saw some cool fish. The water was cold but totally worth it.

      We wish we couldn't have stayed a little long and explored more of this beautiful place.
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