Rottnest Island was amazing. We went in early November and it was a beautiful 22 degrees. There were a couple of playgrounds there for kids, but there was so much beauty to see, that there was really no need to use a playground (You can find playgrounds everywhere else in Australia).
The Quokkas were adorable. They are sort of like a kangaroo or wallaby crossed with a mouse. The Island was named Rotnest Island because the Dutch thought that these animals were like giant rats (Rat-Nest Island…).
There was plenty of places to buy food, cafes, bakery, general store/min supermarket, plus sou veneer shops, restaurants and bars. There were a lot of young people everywhere, riding bikes, swimming, snorkelling. It was a lot like paradise on earth!
There were BBQ facilities, bike hire, tour buses that you can buy an all-day pass from and just get on and off at the various locations.
The swimming beaches were amazing. Clear aqua water, clean, sheltered… amazing. This place is well worth a visit and they have accommodation. I saw that they have tennis courts and a golf course too. This is not a paid review and I am not affiliate in any way with Rottnest Island or anyone else.