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Rottnest Island

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Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. A sandy, low-lying island formed on a base of aeolianite limestone, Rottnest is an A-class reserve, the highest level of protection afforded to public land. Together with Garden Island, Rottnest Island is a remnant of Pleistocene dune ridges.The island covers 19km2 and is administered by the Rottnest Island Authority under a separate act of parliament. Rottnest is a popular holiday destination, and there are daily ferry services to Perth, the state's capital and largest city. It has a permanent population of around 100 people, with around 500,000 annual visitors It was announced on 28 April 2017 that the Department of Parks and Wildlife would merge with the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, the Zoological Parks Authority, and the Rottnest Island Authority on 1 July 2017 to form the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
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If you reserve early enough (some accommodations take bookings up to 18 months in advance), you'll be able to choose from boutique hotels and guesthouses, largely situated in the Thomson Bay area. Some camping grounds are also found on the island, allowing visitors to get a wilder perspective of the landscape. Most visitors come for the day before boarding the ferry back to Perth, which can take as little as 25 minutes.
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