Given the southern part of Western Australia can get a bit nippy in Winter, you could be forgiven for thinking there’s not much going on. Au contraire! WA offers a wild and woolly time for the winter traveller, and a trip to Rottnest Island is chief among them.
The change of season brings a change in pace on Rottnest – gone are the summer crowds, bustling marketplace and almost too-full pubs. Instead, island life takes a slow turn, where it’s easy to spend hours exploring Rottnest’s colourful history, changeable natural splendour, and endearingly warm welcome.
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Between April and October is the ideal time to see the annual migration of Humpback and Southern Right whales as they stop over in the warm waters surrounding Rottnest. On land, the best place to catch sight of the ocean’s gentle giants is Cape Vlamingh, on Rottnest’s western-most point.
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