In celebration of baby quokka season and Rottnest Island/Wadjemup’s annual Little Quokka’s Big Birthday event, kids aged 12 and under can travel for free to the island this weekend (September 16 and 17).
As well as free ferry travel and a free all-day pass for the Quokka Coaches Island Explorer hop-on-hop-off bus, island admission fees will also be waived for children.
The weekend is a celebration of the arrival of new quokka joeys, with free family-friendly activities and live entertainment – including arts and craft activities, photography workshops, eco-education sessions and meet and greets with rangers to learn all about the new baby quokkas.
“With free travel and island entry for kids, and free activities and events across the weekend, there’s no better time to get the family together and head over to Rottnest Island to celebrate our beloved quokkas,” said Tourism Minister Rita Saffioti.
“Quokkas are a Western Australian icon and hundreds of thousands of people flock to Rottnest Island each year to see the friendly animals, so it’s fitting that they get their own special event to celebrate the arrival of new baby joeys.
“There’s so much to do over the weekend with live entertainment, arts and craft activities, education sessions and even meet and greets with the rangers, so I certainly encourage people to register for their free tickets and head along to what will be a fantastic event.”
Registration is essential, book your family’s spots at the Rottnest Island website.