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Name Of The Place : Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Australia

Name Of The Place (Post#60) : Rottnest Island

Photos of the day are all about the name of Rottnest Island. What’s with the name? If you will hear the name of the island, you will definitely think of something else? What is it? Does the word “rat” rings the bell? Historically, when Europeans discovered the island, one of the first things they noted was the sightings of wild cat which then mistook as giant rat and named the island as “Rotte nest” which came from the Dutch word “Rattenest”, meaning “rat nest”. And the so-called giant rats that they saw is actually Quokka. These photos are part of Rottnest Island Tour October 2016.



Notes :
Photo : name of the place, Rottnest Island
Location : Rottnest Island WA, Australia
Transportation :
1. Join Day Tours from Perth where different options are available or
2. Take cruise to the island with your own or rented boat
Official Website : Rottnest Island

About DBA Mountaineer (883 Articles)
An IT Professional who is in love to travel to learn more about our world, like natures a lot specially mountains.

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