Just a Bunch of Photos of Quokkas

baby quokka sits

Everybody could use a little more quokka in their life, so I’ve put together this post for you.

Quokkas are marsupials about the size of a domestic cat. They’re fairly ordinary little animals, vaguely rat-like in appearance, except for one standout feature: the cutest smile you ever did see.

It’s that smile and the animals’ curious nature that keeps people coming to Rottnest Island in search of a quokka selfie. You’re not supposed to touch them (though I did spot a little boy stroking one, much to his mother’s horror) and you can be fined for doing so.

Quokkas are protected on Western Australia’s Rottnest Island, and they’re considered to be a vulnerable species. Heaps of them congregate around the shopping area near Thompson Bay, especially near the bakery. It’s tempting, but don’t feed the quokkas! They’ve got plenty of leaves to get fat on.

All right, that’s enough rambling. Here’s what you came for:

Quokka eats leaf

Look at those tiny hands!!

Baby quokka hops

Hip hop, the hippie, the hippie to the hip hip hop and you don’t stop.

Baby Quokka with a leaf

Baby quokka presents his leaf

quokka snacks

Baby quokka eats his leaf

photograph with a quokka

Insane human interrupts snack time for a selfie

selfie with quokka

F%$# off human

Taking pictures of quokkas

Mum’s turn for a photo shoot

hanging out with quokkas

Mum please make her leave I am trying to eat

sitting with baby quokka

At least this guy doesn’t have a camera

selfie with quokka


Quokka on the road

No public cars on Rottnest, though quokkas do have to watch for cyclists.

quokka smiles


Going to see the quokkas?

  • Ferries run from Perth to Rottnest Island, and the trip takes about half an hour.
  • Turn right once you get on the island for an immediate glimpse of the quokkas; they hang out on the main street looking for food.
  • DON’T feed them!!
  • Hands off the quokkas. Let them come to you, snap a few pics, and be on your merry way.
  • Rottnest Island is more than just quokkas! It’s gorgeous and definitely worth a full day trip or longer.


Quokka selfie Pin
Just a bunch of photos of quokkas

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