Lucy and Steves BIG ADVENTURE travel blog

Lucy collects her bike.

Just one of the 60 amazing beaches on Rotto!

West Bay...looking for wales and dolphins

Lucy befriends a Quokka...cute!

The man from Atlantis!

See your bike.... that's a girls bike that is.

Our first Aussie snake.... a venemous Dugite.

Our home for three days.Bagsy top bunk!!

Humpback whale spotted of the coast of Fremantle.


After Busselton we went to Fremantle, otherwise known as 'Freo'. It is a trendy port just outside of Perth. We checked at three hostels in town but there was only one tiny room left, with a bunkbed and no was more like a prison cell than a room! After a sleepless night we got a ferry over to Rottnest Island (just half an hour away).

Rottnest is 6 miles wide by 4 miles and has a population of just 200. There are no cars on the island, over 60 glorius bays, roaming peacocks and lots of tame Quokkas hopping around (like tiny Kangarros and virtually unique to the island)...and yes it is as tranquil as it sounds.

We stayed on 'Rotto' for three nights and explored the whole island in two days by bike..the bays were amazing but the sea was really cold...Steve braved it for a snorkle though. The island was pretty flat apart from the steep climb up to the lighthouse!

We stayed in a budget self contained cabin which reminded us of a school dorm...made Steve feel like he was back on a Matravers school trip!

Steve had another go at fishing on the beach but didn't catch anything this time..instead we caught sight of the biggest sting ray ever, it was black and could be easily seen in the shallow turqoise waters.

We celebrated our 1 year anniversary on the island...and we both agreed that Rotto made the perfect location for a romantic getaway. We loved it.

The day after leaving Rotto we went on a two hour whale watching trip from Fremantle. Not long after leaving the dock we saw a couple of adult hump back whales and a calf. it was amazing, they seemed quite happy to swim along side the boat for over an hour, sometimes only about 100 meters away.

We are currently in the Emporor Crown Hostel in Perth ready to catch our flight back to Sydney...Jackaroo course starts on Monday in Tamworth, New South Wales.

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