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Rottnest Island

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Things to do: beaches, nature, historic sites
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. 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 .A sandy, low-lying island formed on a base of limestone, Rottnest is an A-class reserve, the highest level of protection afforded to public land. A number of native and introduced bird species nest near the shallow salt lakes in the island's interior, and Rottnest has consequently been designated an Important Bird Area. The island also includes three endemic tree species, notably the Rottnest Island pine, and was heavily forested before settlement. Rottnest is perhaps best known for its population of quokkas, a small native marsupial found in very few other locations. The island also includes colonies of Australian sea lions and southern fur seals.
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