A visit to Rottnest Island had been on our to-do list since we arrived in Australia. A few weeks ago we finally made the trip. It was fantastic. The island, which sits approximately 11 miles off the coast, was named by Dutch explorers who upon arriving observed it to be infested with giant rats. Hence, the inviting name “Rat Nest Island.” Lucky for us, however, the critters they thought were rats are actually super-cute and friendly marsupials called quokkas. The photos and videos below will give you some sense of the island and how we spent our day there. Just a warning: there may also be a few painfully cute photos of quokkas near the end.