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September 13, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until September 30, 2021
1 to 30 September 2021
You may have spotted the adorable joeys peeping out of their mum’s pouches throughout winter and come spring, they are ready to hop out into the big wide world.
Join us as we welcome the newest generation of Quokkas with activities and special offers all September long, including the highlight event of the festivities – the Quokka Birthday Party on Sunday 19 September.
All events are free to attend, but registration is required.
1. Quokka Birthday Party
Sunday 19 September
10am to 3pm
Thomson Bay lawn and activities around the Settlement.
• Quokka Questions with Rottnest Rangers
• West Oz Wildlife
• Meet Happy the Quokka
• Quokka Hop Walking Tours
• Sandcastle Building & Workshops
• Kingdom of the Quokka screening
• Storytelling Time Joey’s Nook
• Quokka Shop open
• Arts and Crafts Tent
• Music, party games and activities
• Sign the quokka birthday card
• Sing Happy Birthday to the Quokkas
2. Quokka Questions with Rottnest Rangers
Saturday 4 and Sunday 12 September
10am to 10:45am, Frankies on Rotto
• Talk and question and answer by Rottnest Island rangers
• Learn about the behaviour and habits of the Quokkas and other Rottnest Island wildlife
3. Quokka Photography Workshops
Wednesday 8 and 22 September, 12noon to 2pm, Picture Hall
Saturday 25 September, 12 noon to 4pm, depart from outside Visitor Centre
• Presented by Alex Cearns, professional animal photographer
• Learn how to take the perfect quokka photo and interact with wildlife safely
• photo walk to put new skills into practice
4. Quokka Spotting & Beach Bonfire
Saturday 18 September
5:30am to 7:30pm
North Thomson Bay beach
45-minute Quokka Spotting tour at dusk
Two tours, departing at 5:45pm and 6:45pm
Bonfire and marshmallow toasting
Bring along a takeaway meal from one of the Island’s cafés or restaurants
Event program subject to change.
5. Quokka Birthday Business Special Offers
In celebration of our furry little friends, you’ll find loads of great deals on offer from tours and hire to cafés and restaurants.