Camp with Quokkas
Not far from Perth is gorgeous Rottnest Island. We had the opportunity a couple of months ago to visit there. Ferries leave from Hilarys Boat Harbour as well as Perth and Fremantle. The Basin is the best swimming spot with clear, shallow waters, or you could hop on a bus and find your own stretch of sand.
By ferry Rottnest is 30 minutes from Fremantle, 45 minutes from Hilarys and one hour from Perth. We stayed at the Rottnest Hostel for only $62 a night, for a family room or you can get a four-bed bungalow from $43 or pitch a tent at the well-situated camp site for just $9.20. What with the economy the way it is at the moment we found this very cheap accomadation. While you are there don't miss the Quokkas, But dont feed them- it makes them ill.