Wildlife & Nature
A biodiverse sanctuary of unique native wildlife and blooming flora
Wadjemup / Rottnest Island sits peacefully in the Indian Ocean, blooming just above the water’s surface. A protected sanctuary for native wildlife, the island is a flourishing oasis for flora and fauna.
Their homes are found in marine sanctuary zones, salt lake shores, dense tea tree woodland, and undulating sand dunes. These habitats are part of six unique ecosystems, each with its own character. And, when you travel through this biological diversity, it can feel like you are crossing continents.
One unmistakable part of the Rottnest Island experience is a quokka sighting. Spending time in proximity with these iconic marsupials is a memory that stays with you long after you leave the island.
As a Class A Reserve, the quokka population, as well as all native flora and fauna on Wadjemup, is protected for both recreation and conservation. So, when you travel the network of paths and roads around the island, you play an important part in maintaining the unique natural environment that surrounds you.
Tips for a time well spent
Make your visit even more meaningful with helpful advice from those in the know.