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Did you know that the island was named after these happy, furry marsupials?
Use our interactive map below to explore Rottnest Island's rich ecosystems and what lives within them.
Coastal Habitat - lapping waves, sandy beaches and sand dunes
Scrub Heath - a new dominant habitat taking over from Woodland
Wetlands - swamps, seeps and saltlakes
Woodland - Important natural habitat for bird and inland species
Settlement - a highly modified habitat
Sandy floors - teeming with life
Seagrass Meadows - Shelter and sanctuary for marine life
Coral Reef - home to tropical fish and coral
Rocky Shores - the Island's richest marine habitat
Rottnest Island Dugite