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