No trip to Western Australia is complete without saying hello to what we’re calling the cutest animal on earth: super-friendly and ever-smiling quokkas. Now there’s a new eco-friendly Rottnest Island glamping experience for travellers who want to greet their new furry friends without impacting their natural environment. Discovery Rottnest Island is a brand-new glamping retreat on Rottnest Island that’s become a world-famous travel destination thanks to its stunning beaches and friendly locals.
The humans of Rottnest Island are definitely one kind of friendly locals, but the teeny marsupial quokkas are the real stars here, and they tend to hang out close by the retreat. It’s a perfect place to get a quokka selfie.[related_articles]39199,22113,68023[/related_articles]
The retreat is the perfect home base for adventurers who don’t want to give up the comforts of plush accommodation. The eco-tents come with ensuites, king- or queen-size beds and private decks, and the high-end Rottnest Island glamping tents also come equipped with a kitchenette, walk-in wardrobe, luxury outdoor furniture and floor to ceiling glass sliding doors for optimal ocean views.
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When you’re not out exploring the island, you can enjoy the retreat. Take a dip in the pool and grab a drink from the poolside bar, step out onto Pinky’s Beach, cook up a storm on a BBQ or dine in at a restaurant at the beach club. A concierge service will look after you, and a tour desk can help you play trips around Rottnest Island.
If you want to join the ranks of people who’ve snagged a photo with a quokka, make sure to read up on the tips and tricks for getting the best quokka selfie. They’re a vulnerable species so there are also a few rules in place to make sure they stay safe.[related_articles]61496,68367,57717[/related_articles]
Discovery Rottnest Island is dedicated to protecting quokkas and the rest of the island. They use sustainable materials to have minimal impact on the environment, so you can rest easy knowing that your visit to the gorgeous island isn’t doing it harm. Yay!
Visit the Discovery Rottnest Island website for more details or to book accommodation.[qantas_widget code=PER]Check out Qantas flights to Perth to begin your next adventure.[/qantas_widget]
(Lead image: Discovery Rottnest Island)
Alana is the staff writer on AWOL who thinks the best way to travel is by taking spontaneous detours and stopping at every local bakery to try the cakes. She writes a lot about Australian TV, Big Things, cursed food, and theme parks. You can follow her on Instagram @alana.dotcom. It’s mostly dogs she meets along the way.