Where to Find Australia’s Best Wildlife

Quokkas on Rottnest Island

Off the coast of Perth in Western Australia lies Rottnest Island, home to probably the friendliest and cutest animals of them all: quokkas. These relatives of the wallaby are the size of housecats and are enormously photogenic, thanks to their hind-leg stance, permanent smile and inquisitive nature.

Even though they are nocturnal, quokkas can be seen in the mornings and afternoons as well, and are found throughout the island. Just don’t feed or cuddle them, however much they beg. They are protected, and park wardens hand out severe penalties.