You won’t find the quirky quokka – one of the happiest marsupials you’ll ever meet – anywhere else on the planet. Originally mistaken for a rat by Dutch explorer Willem De Vlamingh, quokkas gave idyllic Rottnest Island (Wadjemup) – or ‘rat’s nest’ – its name. Today, more than 10,000 quokkas live on Rottnest Island (Wadjemup), and you’ll also find them near Northcliffe. Remember: no human food please, as a herbivore diet suits these loveable creatures just fine.