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Rottnest Island in January: An Instagram Gallery

  Clear blue water, white sand, snorkelling over reefs, fresh crayfish for lunch, pelicans on the beach and dolphins playing in the distance…it’s summer….and we’re on Rottnest Island!   Rotto is our nickname for Rottnest Island, a small island about 20 kilometres from the West Australian coast, just off Fremantle. This summer playground for West […]

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Everyone loves Quokkas

Oh how I wish I had been to Quebec……or even Quairading, that small outback town in Western Australia. Qidong is another in China I could have visited…it’s not that far from Shanghai but I have to admit that in my many years of travel have not taken me to a town starting with a Q. […]

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Our Summer Hideaway: Rottnest Island on Instagram

Whilst everyone in the northern hemisphere is excited that warmer days are just around the corner,  down under we should be saying goodbye to the lazy hazy days of summer.  But summer’s lingering….todays’ temperature of 37C broke the record for the hottest April day this century, bringing hope that a few more days of Rottnest fun […]

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Sunday Snapshot: Perth

Have you seen a quokka?   Unless you have visited Rottnest Island, the answer is probably no for this little fella is mainly found on this island off the coast of Western Australia about 12kms from Fremantle. The quokka is a small marsupial that resembles a wallaby. It carries its young in its pouch as […]

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Wildflowers of the West

Western Australia is famous for its wildflowers. From the harsh red dust of the north to the cooler vineyards of the south, a wave of colour spreads down the state from June to November. In September, Kings Park explodes in a sea of colour as the wildflowers of the West put on their glorious show. […]

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