Traveling Down Under- Day 1, Perth, Victoria Quay-Swan River

by Camellia Staab January. 02, 2020 775 views

There are a ton of things to see and experience in Perth and fortunately there are friends who know what needs to be seen and/or experienced.

One of the first places we needed to experience was Rottnest Island.

Why?

Because it is home to the quokka.

Quokka???

What's a quokka??

Well I will explain what a quokka is but first we have to get to Rottnest Island.

One of the quickest ways to get to the island is by taking a 25 minute ferry ride from Victoria Quay.

Victoria Quay is a wharf on the south bank of the Swan River mouth in the Western Australian port city of Fremantle. Originally named South Quay, it was renamed Victoria Quay in July 1901 in honor of the late Queen Victoria. With the North Quay it forms the Inner Harbor area of Fremantle Harbor.

Included among the buildings and sheds on the quay is a the Fremantle Passenger Terminal, which was built around 1960's. The terminal opened in time for the Empire Games in 1962. It is the largest in Australia and is the only passenger terminal in Australia capable of berthing two cruise liners simultaneously.

While waiting for the arrival of the ferry, I took photos of the surroundings.

I think that barb wire is too close for comfort.

I think that barb wire is too close for comfort.

Not sure if she was hiding, taking a selfie or talking.

Not sure if she was hiding, taking a selfie or talking.

Irish engineer CY O’Connor designer of the Fremantle Harbor

Irish engineer CY O’Connor designer of the Fremantle Harbor

Once on the ferry, we had a choice of sitting inside or outside. We chose outside because it had a better view.

Checking the menu/ checking me

Checking the menu/ checking me

Since one can rent bikes to ride around Rottnest Island, the crew have to load them on the ferry in order to transport to the island.

Loading the bicycle

Loading the bicycle

Everyone of these bikes are loaded on the way to the island and unloaded/reloaded on the way back. Quite a task.

The water is as blue as can be and so clear.

Now that we have docked at Rottnest, we will go on a quokka hunt.

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 7 months ago

To see your pictures is like being there with you. Looking forward to see what a quokka looks like 😀

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Camellia Staab Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 7 months ago

Thank you Antonio. The water of this area is just absolutely gorgeous. I don't think I have ever seen such blue, clear water any other place ( or maybe I have just don't remember because of old age 😄😄😄).

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 7 months ago

I am enjoying your travels. Let them come.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 7 months ago

Thank you Peter, they are coming slowly but surely smile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 7 months ago

#3 - mayby the last picture before she fell into the water?!
I almost smell water and salt ... and more ...

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 7 months ago

😂😂😂 you would come up with a comment like that  smile

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Gone Fishing Without A Pole 1 year, 7 months ago

Something so magic about tankers in far away lands! Conjures adventurous feelings!  Perth is so far from our world! Ive never been. Would you go back Camellia?

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Camellia Staab Replied to Gone Fishing Without A Pole 1 year, 7 months ago

In a heart beat!! smile

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