War, shipwrecks and Aboriginal burial grounds - Rottnest is an island steeped in history.
Rotto, as they call it, is a mottled slab on the horizon visible from Perth's coastline.
Joanne Brookfield revels in the pristine beauty of the quokkas' West Australian home.
Australia - the world's biggest island - is surrounding by 8222 smaller ones. Here are ten of the best.
As Western Australia is gripped by fears of shark attacks, Nino Bucci dips a nervous toe in the water.
Andrew Bain joins peak hour on Rottnest Island - with surfboard, snorkel and flippers strapped on.
Australia is rich in offshore treasures, Sue Gough Henly writes.