Quokka Joey Rottnest Island

Kids Under 12 Can Travel Free To Rottnest This Month, Just In Time For The Joey Quokkas!

byPerth Is OK Staff
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It wouldn’t be a wild swing to say the quokkas of Rottnest Island (Wadjemup) are probably one of Western Australia’s biggest tourism imports, and this month’s Quokka Birthday celebrations are really ramping it up.

This time of year is when the quokka joeys start to emerge from their mothers’ pouches, and the island is celebrating with a few weeks of fun from now until September 30.

The peak of the party happens this Sunday 18 September, with a day of free entertainment and activities that includes live music, quokka arts and crafts, Australian animal yoga for kids, fun times with ‘Happy the Quokka’, and a silent disco on the island.

Throughout September there’s also on-going workshops including ranger talks, photography with professional photographer Alex Cearns, wildlife education, quokka spotting and bonfires at Thomson Beach.

There’s plenty of opportunity to immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture as well, with a traditional Indigenous dance performance by Ngalak Nidja and interactive workshop, a dreamtime storytelling yarning circle with Traditional Owners and an Indigenous art workshop.

And to top things off, kids under the age of 12 can receive free* same-day return ferry travel and free admission to the island!

Get more info on that offer HERE, and on the Quokka Birthday events HERE.

*T&Cs apply