The Dadu Kingdom is a loose tribal alliance. The area governed by around 1645 is mainly the Dadu River Basin today, approximately from the south of Houli in Taichung City on the north bank of Dajia River to Wuxi (Dadu River) Basin. The Netherlands knew in 1638 that the Dadu Kingdom was the regime that ruled the aborigines in central Taiwan. It is a super tribal kingdom composed of 27 villages of the Babula, Maowuhu, Bazehai, Hongya, and Daukas. In the heyday of the domain, the southern end of the domain was approximately to Lukang, and the north to the south of Taoyuan. The kingdom surrendered after the Dutch invaded by force in 1644. In April 1645, the Dutch convened a local meeting in the south. Ganzaih Alamy of the Dadu Kingdom signed a contract with the Dutch East India Company to express surrender, but it was not until the Netherlands in 1662. Until people left Taiwan, Dadu Kingdom remained semi-independent.
Although the Dadu Kingdom was friendly to the Dutch East India Company, it never submitted to the Zheng dynasty and even stubbornly resisted the Zheng army, leading Zheng Chenggong and others to believe that they were instigated by the Netherlands. In 1661, Zheng Chenggong obtained part of the rule of Taiwan. As a result of the implementation of the “combination of soldiers and agriculture” policy, Zheng Jun was sent to various places to farm, infringing on the space of activities of the aboriginal peoples, leading to several armed conflicts between the Zheng Dynasty and the Dadu Kingdom.
After the demise of the Zheng regime, in 1722 (the 61st year of Kangxi), Huang Shuzheng, who served as the official historian of Taiwan, wrote in his book “Taiwan Shichalu”: “The shape of a big belly mountain looks like a high city of hundred pheasants. Fan Chang is named Big Eyebrow.” Although a few words show that there was indeed a super-tribal kingdom in central Taiwan in the 17th century. In 1731 (the ninth year of Yongzheng), the officials of the Qing court assigned too many labors to the aboriginal peoples, which caused the aboriginal peoples to resist, and the Dajiaxi Society resisted the Qing incident. The following year was suppressed, people of all ethnic groups fled their original places and moved to Around Puli, the Dadu Kingdom finally collapsed.
Great Turtle Kingdom
Also in the 17th to 19th centuries, the area south of Mangxi on the Hengchun Peninsula in southern Taiwan and north of Fenggang River (Nanhui Highway) was ruled by the Great Guiwen Kingdom established by Nanpai Bay, also known as the “Great Turtle”. “Wenshe”, “Neiwen Community” or “Lang Qiao Shang Eighteen Society”. The Miscellaneous Record of the Japanese Army Fenggang Camp records: “From the south to Fenggang’s east back, and from Beiyuan to the east, the west is separated from Fenggang, Chutongjiao, Bengshan, and Jialuotang. The border is not opened, and the number of personnel is unknown.” At present, it is known that the most powerful and prosperous period includes 23 tribes and several Han villages. The main ruling class is the two major suzerain boss families. The leader of the kingdom is called the “head of state” (Mazazangiljan), and has Almost all land ownership. In the early period of the Dutch rule, the kingdom had a friendly relationship with the East India Company, and the officials were very courteous to it. Daguiwen was one of the six official languages of the Nanlu local meeting. Even so, the kingdom still passively resisted local meetings most of the time, often being absent by servants or excuses, and the “head of state” only went to participate in 1644. The officials hope that the three main communities of the kingdom can move down the mountain, and the “head of state” has also continued to use excuses to delay.
At the beginning of 1661, due to the long-term conflicts between the kingdom and the Pingpu Macadao tribe and the Han people, the Daguan authorities launched two large-scale conquests against the Daguiwen Kingdom. The statements of the results of the two sides are very different. Dutch documents record the successful capture of Durkeduk, but the oral history of the Paiwan tribe is that the ancestors almost completely wiped out the Dutch army that invaded the Lion’s Head three hundred years ago. Regardless of victory or defeat, this military action may have a very negative political and military impact on the high-ranking officials who were about to face a decisive battle with Zheng Chenggong that year. Until the end of the Qing Dynasty’s rule of Taiwan, Fenggangying’s Miscellaneous Records (1874) recorded that 23 tribes in the territory and Han villages such as Jintongjiaozhuang and Jialuotangzhuang still paid taxes to the kingdom.
In the Peony Society incident in 1874, Japan sent about 3,600 troops to Taiwan to attack the Eighteenth Society of Langqiao (the Kingdom of Skaroo), and the Japanese troops stationed in Fenggang on the North Road. In June, some members of Langqiao Shangshiba Society (Daguiwen Society) returned to the Japanese army. In August, the two villages of Zhutongjiao and Bengshan Han were attacked and requested Japanese protection, and the Japanese troops went to the north to station troops at Zhutongjiao. At the end of that year, the Japanese troops withdrew from Taiwan, the Lionhead tribe took the opportunity to get out of the grass, and then clashes with the Han people broke out. In 1875, Shen Baozheng asked for further discussion. With Tang Dingkui led the Huai army and thousands of Xiangyong, they advanced from Nanshi Lake to the mountains, and after the fierce battle, they broke through Caoshan and Zhukeng. In April, although the Qing army was disturbed by the epidemic, Tang Dingkui personally supervised the army to forcibly attack the Neishitou Society, and Daguiwen sent troops to assist him, but he was defeated in the fall, and the leader’s brother Alabai died in battle. After the Qing army attacked the Waishitou Society, the chief leader led the crowd to surrender, and all the communities were naturalized.
During the Pleistocene Ice Age, which is 3 million to 10,000 years ago, Taiwan was connected to mainland Asia several times. When the two places are connected, creatures from the mainland and ancient humans may come to settle in Taiwan. The earliest known humans in Taiwan are primitive human skeletons excavated in the Zuozhen district of Tainan City, and they are called Zuozhen people. However, no corresponding culture has been found in Zuozhen area. However, according to the research on the blood components of Taiwanese by Professor Lin Mali, the “Mother of Blood in Taiwan”, the ancestors of Taiwan’s aboriginal people migrated to Taiwan from Southeast Asian islands and other places before the end of the ice age 15,000 years ago. In addition, in the legends of the aborigines of Taiwan, such as the dwarf spirit offerings of the Saixia or the Paiwan tribe, some stories may be about dwarf blacks (Negritos), but so far there is no Relevant archaeological evidence.
After excavating several archaeological sites, it was learned that Taiwan was already inhabited by humans in the late Paleolithic period (50,000 years ago to 10,000 years ago). Based on the available evidence, the earliest culture in Taiwan is the Changbin Culture (the Baxiandong site in Changbin Township, Taitung County is the most representative), and a large number of rough stone tools and bone horns have been excavated. Although the Changbin culture has a certain degree of similarity with the culture of southern China today, based on current archaeological evidence, it is still uncertain which ethnic group of humans left Taiwan’s Paleolithic culture.
Taiwan’s Neolithic and Metal Age cultures are not highly related to Paleolithic cultures. The more famous ones include the Dazukeng Culture and Shisanxing Culture in Bali District, New Taipei City, Yuanshan Culture and Botanical Garden Culture in Taipei Basin, Taiwan Beinan Culture and other sites in East County. Coins and other objects from China have been unearthed in some of these sites, indicating that some cultures may have contact with regions outside Taiwan. It has been confirmed that the prehistoric culture since the Neolithic Age (beginning 5,000 BC) is the legacy of Taiwan’s Austronesian people.
The Japanese scholar Igawa Kozura once stated: “Today, among the various ethnic groups regarded as aboriginals in Taiwan, there is no shortage of oral inheritances that prove the existence of earlier inhabitants. Since prehistoric times, there have been nearly 20 kinds of inhabited ethnic groups on the island. ” In addition, some cultures may be the ancestors of today’s aboriginals. For example, the Shisanxing cultural people may be the ancestors of the Ketagalan tribe. However, the current archaeological evidence cannot completely determine the aborigines of Taiwan and the Neolithic Age Correspondence between cultures.
Taiwan’s aborigines are diverse and complex. The groups officially recognized by the Republic of China’s research classification during the Japanese rule are: Atayal, Saixia, Puyuma, Ami, Paiwan, Bunun, Tsou, 9 tribes including Rukai and Dawu. After the 21st century, the newly recognized ethnic groups include: Thao, Kavalan, Taroko, Sakilaya, Saidiq, Laalwa, Kanakanafu, etc. Most of these 7 ethnic groups live in the mountains and the Rift Valley of the East Coast today, and their cultural characteristics are still clearly identifiable.
In addition to the officially recognized ethnic groups, there are 8 ethnic groups: Ketagalan, Daukas, Bazai, Babura, Maowuzu, Hongya, Silaya and Monkey Etc., mainly from the traditional so-called Pingpu ethnic group. Taiwan’s aborigines had no written language in the past, so they can only infer the early history of the aborigines from ancient records and archaeological evidence written by outsiders. Important historical documents include Xingang Documents, Dongfan Ji, and Xiao The Story of Long City” etc.
Foreign Relations – China Mainland
Scholars have different interpretations of the political relationship between Taiwan and ancient China, but it is uncontroversial that it was included in the Qing Empire after the 23rd year of Kangxi (1684). Before Kangxi, there were dozens to hundreds of indigenous peoples and tribes on this island, which was later called Taiwan. After the 17th century, there were areas under Dutch and Spanish colonial rule. Ancient China first included Taiwan in its territory and actually ruled. It was the Ming Zheng Dongning regime in the Southern Ming Dynasty, and before Kangxi included Taiwan in the territory of the Qing Dynasty, Taiwan was never regarded as a Chinese territory. Taiwan mentioned here does not include the Penghu Islands.
Ancient Chinese history books, including “Three Kingdoms·Wu Zhi”, “Sui Shu·Liu Qiu Zhuan” and “Chen Tong Kao”, are believed to have records that appear to be suspected of Taiwan. For example, “Sui Shu·Liu Qiu Zhuan” records: “Liu Qiu country is in the sea, when Jian’an County is east, the water travels five days to reach.” The People’s Republic of China and some scholars claim that this is evidence of early connections between Taiwan and China. However, some opinions claim that there is no evidence that these documents describe Taiwan among the many islands in the Western Pacific. Some scholars believe that the historical records are the Ryukyu Islands.
Since the Muromachi period, the Japanese began to call Taiwan as Takasago, Takasago, and Takayama. In the second year of Bunroku in the Azuchi-Momoyama period (1593), Toyotomi Hideyoshi sent an emissary Harada Sunchiro to order the Takayama country to pay tribute, but the emissary failed to return because he could not find anyone who could pass the document to the Takayama country. In the 14th year of Keicho in the Edo period (1609), Tokugawa Ieyasu appointed Harunobu Arima to pay tribute to the land. In the 2nd year of Yuanhe (1616), Tokugawa Ieyasu appointed Nagasaki’s Daikan Murayama to conquer Taiwan, waiting for An’s second son, Murayama Qiu’an to lead two or three thousand people to conquer Taiwan, which was the largest one. It won. In the 18th year of Huan Yong (1641), the national lock-up system was completed, and communication gradually decreased. However, during the Ming and Zheng period, Taiwan and Japan during the lock-up period still maintained considerable trade and political exchanges. The trade volume between Taiwan and Japan reached a peak from 1665 to 1672. See Japanese beggars.
I am going to share with the world about the history of my country Taiwan.
Those who have a clear documentary record and can verify the time point can be traced back to three articles written in July 1582 when two Spanish priests and a Portuguese Jesuit were stranded in Taiwan for 75 days due to wind. Taiwan’s letter history began approximately when the Dutch East India Company began its rule in 1624. However, human activities have already existed in Taiwan before it was recorded in the literature. The Changbin culture in Taitung 30,000 years ago is the oldest culture in Taiwan known to archaeology, and there are archaeological relics of the Austronesian people in the more recent Neolithic Age. In fact, Taiwan is also considered to be one of the possible linguistic and genetic birthplaces of the Austronesian peoples due to its location in the northernmost part of the Austronesian language group, and it is also the northernmost of the distribution area.
Taiwan is located between China, Japan and Southeast Asia, and can be used as a berthing and cargo transfer station for ships of various countries. In the 17th century, there was a super-tribal Dadu Kingdom in central Taiwan, while the Netherlands and Spain colonized the southwest and northwest of Taiwan respectively. The Dutch expelled the Spanish and ruled most of western Taiwan. In April 1661, Zheng Chenggong led 25,000 troops and hundreds of warships to besiege the city of Relanzhe, the capital of the Netherlands and Taiwan. The Netherlands signed a surrender on February 1, 1662. Taiwan entered the Ming and Zheng period, during which a large number of Han people emigrated to Taiwan. In 1683, Ming Zheng Jiangqing general Shi Lang led the Qing army to attack Taiwan, King of Tywan Zheng Keyu surrendered, and Taiwan entered the Qing Dynasty.
In 1894, the Sino-Japanese War between the Qing Dynasty and Japan broke out. The following year, the two sides signed the Shimonoseki Treaty in Shimonoseki, ceding Taiwan to Japan, and Taiwan entered the Japanese rule.
The Second World War ended in 1945, and Japan was defeated. Japan accepted the Allies’ “Potsdam Declaration” in the “Submission Instrument” and the “Cairo Declaration” in the Potsdam Declaration. The “Cairo Declaration” required Taiwan, Penghu, and Manchuria to be returned to the Republic of China. On September 2, 1945, Marshal MacArthur, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, issued the “General Order No. 1”, ordering the Japanese forces in China (except Manchuria), Taiwan and Vietnam north of the 16th latitude to surrender to Jiang Zhongzheng, who represents the Allied Powers. It also ordered Japan and Japan-controlled military and civilian regimes to assist the Allies in occupying Japan and Japan-controlled areas. After Chiang Kai-shek appointed General Chen Yi to accept the surrender of the Japanese troops in Taiwan, he then unilaterally announced the restoration of Taiwan. The United States and the United Kingdom and other allies disagreed with the unilateral announcement of the restoration of sovereignty over Taiwan by the Republic of China, and stated that the handling of Taiwan’s sovereignty must wait for a peace treaty with Japan to be decided. Japan also stated that the “Submission Instrument” that accepted the “Potsdam Declaration” and “Cairo Declaration” only has the nature of a truce agreement, not the nature of the disposition of territories. It was not until the 1952 “San Francisco Peace Treaty” came into force that Taiwan did not Leaving Japan. In the “San Francisco Peace Treaty”, Japan only declared to abandon Taiwan without indicating its ownership. The ownership of Taiwan must be decided by the Allies in the future.
In April 1949, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army crossed the river during the civil war between the Kuomintang and the Communist Party, and Nanjing, the capital of the Republic of China, fell. On December 7, the government moved to Taiwan. Since 1991, citizens of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu have elected all the seats of the Republic of China Congress since 1991; since 1996, the President of the Republic of China has been directly elected. However, those who believe that the Republic of China is illegal in Taiwan, according to international law, argue that the government of the Republic of China cannot be legalized in Taiwan through elections. The government of the People’s Republic of China, which has never ruled Taiwan, claims its sovereignty. In addition, Taiwan’s status in international law is also one of the reasons for sovereignty disputes and the Taiwan independence movement.
I am sharing about the best destination in Singapore today. I’m going to introduce about Merlion Park Singapore. It is the most popular tourist attractions in Singapore.
The Merlion Park in Singapore which is only sprays water, should be the most iconic and iconic landmark in Singapore! As long as tourists who come to Singapore to travel, they will definitely come to take pictures with the Merlion. In addition to recording the Merlion himself, this article also sorted out several popular Singapore attractions around Merlion Park. , You can arrange to play on the same day when planning your trip.
Merlion Park is the must-see attraction in Singapore. It is a famous landmark and symbol of Singapore. This mascot represents the Lion City of Singapore and it is erected on the banks of the Singapore River. Tourists will never forget to leave a photo in front of the Merlion. Memorial photo! In addition to admiring the Merlion during the day, there are also beautiful light shows projected on the Merlion Park at night and the night area is even more charming. Be sure to come and enjoy the night view. Should not be missed!
Merlion Park is the smallest park in Singapore and it is located next to the Fulton Hotel, covering 0.25 hectares of ground, with an open deck, so that visitors can walk in front of the Merlion and take as many pictures as they want. Merlion is a fictional lion head animal. It was designed in 1964 by Mr. Fraser Brunner, then director of the Van Kleef Aquarium. It was adopted by the New Brigade as a symbol two years later and was used until 1997. During this period, the Merlion has become a representative of Singapore, like the Eiffel Tower in France or the Statue of Liberty in the United States.
The fish tail as a city identification of Singapore, representing excellent character such as courage, wisdom, strength, and fish tail lion also symbolizes the hardcoming of the first batch of the ancestors of fighting. The most well-known fishhouses are located in the East Bay of Singapore, which is a preferred attraction of Singapore’s historical culture.
The image of the merlion lion head fish body originated from the title of Singapore in Malay. In Malay, Singapore is called “Singapura”, the meaning of the word is “lion”, which is why Singapore. There is no lion but it is the reason for being a lion city.
There are 7 merlion statues in Singapore, distributed at the Singapore Tourism Board, Sentosa Island, Mount Faber and Hongmao Bridge, but the most well-known and not to be missed is the Merlion Park near Marina Bay. The Merlion statue in the Merlion Park near Marina Bay is 8.8 meters high and weighs 70 tons. It faces the Eastern Marina Bay and overlooks the Eastern waters of Singapore, symbolizing the spirit of Singaporeans’ continuous exploration. Next to this statue, there is also a small merlion statue, two meters high and 3 tons in weight, which is also a favorite photo place for tourists like me.
Merlion Park and Singapore’s other landmark, Marina Bay Sands, are across the bay and near Raffles MRT Station. The transportation is very very convenient in Singapore.
Singapore’s Merlion Park is directly opposite the world-famous Sands Hotel. The wavy Sands Hotel Casino and Shopping Mall. The Sands Hotel’s water dance show is held on the opposite platform. As one of the most complicated buildings in history, many of them have been completed. The world’s highest record adds legend. The hotel’s most topical top floor, the huge sky garden is equal to 3 football fields. I hope that I can soak in the highest infinity pool in the world and look out at the Merlion next time! There are 21 museums in the museum. There are so many museums in Singapore.
The coconut shell is the Museum of Art and Science. It can only be said that Singapore is worth seeing only in architecture. Moving towards the Merlion Park, the left-hand building is the Binhai Art Center, and the appearance of aluminum sunshades is like a durian. This art center cost 600 million Singapore dollars to build. The inside concert hall and theater are built on a world-class scale. There is also a coastal performing arts library and outdoor performance venue. I really want to go inside and see it next time!
On the top is the Singapore Flyer, a ferris wheel with a diameter of 150 meters. It takes half an hour to make a lap, and the shopping mall below is 165 meters. It is the largest ferris wheel in the world! Rare, but a viewing cabin can accommodate 28 people. There is a gimmick. In addition, you can take a ferris wheel to enjoy a big meal. The romantic price is $328.9 SGD (surprised).
Entertainment at Merlion Park
The fishwish park covers an area of 0.25 hectares, the area is not large, but as a Singapore landmark, a batch of tourists are still attracted to this visit. Next to the statue of fish tail, build a look at the public and tourists. If you don’t hurry, sit on the table to blow the sea breeze, enjoy the graceful scenery of the Singapore Bay, is really comfortable. If you arrive in the Tail Lion Park, it is already in the evening. It may wish to stay slightly, to be dark, the opposite Bay Bay Golden Salagia gives a beautiful light, overlooking the charming night of Singapore. If you are lucky, you can catch up with the citizens who hold music performances or organize events in the Fishwish Park, and feel the customs of the “Lion City”. I remember that when I took a photo with the fish tail, I took a photo of the fish tail lion spurting the water column, which is said to get strength and wealth.
Things to do near Merlion Park
Merlion is located in the Marina Bay area, surrounded by a wealth of attractions, such as the Marina Bay Sands Resort across the bay from the Merlion, with the Marina Bay Gardens, high-altitude observation deck, Art Science Museum and Marina Bay Sands, Waiting for famous attractions in Singapore.
The Sands Hotel deserved to cost US $ 5.5 billion to build. The vast interior of the building is also impressive. Combining hotels, shopping malls, casinos and theaters, many international brands can buy soft hands and spend a few days eating, drinking and having fun inside. Certainly not boring.
Next to the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, there are also the newly completed Red Dot Design Museum, the Double Helix Bridge, and the Marina Walk.
If you go further, you can reach most of the attractions within 8 stops by subway. Places such as Chinatown, Little India, Orchard Road, Singapore National Museum, etc. that you must visit are all within a four kilometer radius of Merlion Park.
If you want to learn more about Singapore travel information, you may wish to continue to browse other related travel strategies in the article, from family parent to child shopping instructions, from different angles to introduce the itinerary of the city of Singapore.
Welcome to Perth Western Australia! Rottnest Island is a must see for almost all free travellers. The transparent and clean water quality, abundant water activities, beautiful scenery, and the happiest in the world Baby kangaroos, such as the “quokka”, are all reasons that make this Australian island famous. Today I want to share my experience about the super star, ferry transportation to Rottnest Island and transportation on the island, itinerary arrangements, and travel notes to attractions, regardless of whether you plan to take a day trip, a two-day trip, or even many days trip. I do recommended for 2 days trip as the island is quite big so one day is not enough if you want to explore all distinct in the Island but it is your choice.
Although Rottnest Island is not very big and it has 63 beaches. It can be said that there are beautiful scenery everywhere around the island where is pretty good.
First of all, Rottnest Island is an island on the west coast of Australia which located just 18 kilometers from the West of Fremantle. Rottnest Island is a very popular holiday destination, with ferries between Perth and Rottnest Island. The resident population of Rottnest Island is only about 100 people, but about 500,000 tourists visit Rottnest Island every year. Because their ecology on the island has not been destroyed, short-tailed kangaroos have their own nests; occasional tourists also always feed them, and they never need to worry about clothing, food, housing, transportation and so on.
Around the dining area, northeast and southeast are places to stay. Although there are not many places to stay on Rottnest Island, there are many options for youth hostels, restaurants, camping, etc…
Quokka – Super Star
The first to discover Rottnest Island was the Dutch. When they landed, they found that the island was full of Quokka. They mistakenly recognized Quokka as a big rat (Rotte), so they called it Rotte nest (Dutch in squirrel nest), and then slowly evolved into Rottnest.
Quokka short-tailed dwarf kangaroo, the only kind of kangaroo in the genus Dwarf kangaroo, it is a small kangaroo that is about the size of a domestic cat. Short-tailed kangaroos, like other marsupial mammals, are herbivores and often move at night, with small families as the activity unit. A Quokka weighs about 2.5 to 5 kilograms, a fat and cheeky face, and a cute face that always looks like a smile, so it has the title “the happiest animal on earth”
Quokka only eats plants, do not feed Quokka, he will get sick! Once found it is a fine of $150! Quokkas can only digest plants, other types of food can result in illness. Anyone who deliberately interferes (including feeding) wildlife will be fined $150. Due to the very limited distribution of Quokka (mainly on Rottnest Island and a small island in Albany), it is included in the vulnerable species. In the mainland Australia, they are threatened by hunters such as foxes, so dense surface vegetation is needed for shelter. Large-scale felling of trees and agricultural development have led to a reduction in their habitat, which has led to a decline in the number of this species. In addition, Quokka usually gives birth to a baby, and successfully raises a baby kangaroo every year. The small number of litters in one litter, combined with the limited range of activity and the threat of hunters, make this little kangaroo very rare in mainland Australia.
How to get to Rottnest Island
There is 2 options for you to catch transportation to get to the island. They are ferry and private jet. I will definately recommended you to catch ferry instead of catching the jet. As a tourist and student, it is good to experience both such as catch the ferry to the Rottnest Island and then catch jet return back to Perth. Both are good to try but if you are local or residents, it is good to do Ferry as the jet is very costly.
By the way, It is mainly reached by ferry and there are currently three main shipping companies, each departing from different ports. Regarding to the three shipping companies, it is the cheapest to take the ferry departing from “Fremantle” by “Rottnest Express” and “SeaLink Rottnest Island” on weekdays. Round-trip tickets on the same day are slightly cheaper.
In addition, “Rottnest Express” has the largest number of sailings and it is the only shipping company that departs from “Perth City” and “Fremantle” but of course depart from Fremantle is closer to the island which will take 25 minutes to get there. If you catch the Rottnest Express from Perth City, it will take 90 minutes to reach your destination. If you want to depart from “Hillary” in the North District of WA, only “Rottnest Fast Ferries” have a ferry and this will take about 45 minutes to reach the island.
The “Fremantle” port is a little special which divided into “Northport” and “B Shed” ports, but almost all are mainly “B-Shed”, which can be reached by walk from the Fremantle Train Station while catching train from Perth Train Station.
Perth city – Rottnest Island (Rottnest Express) = $103
Fremantle – Rottnest Island (Rottnest Express) = $64
Fremantle – Rottnest Island (Sealink Rottnest Island) = $64
Hillary – Rottnest Island (Rottnest Fast Ferries) = $86.5
Please note that these fares is weekdays fare, weekend ticket would be different price but it is not a big different. Adult tickets fare listed above. Kids price are almost half price with adult fares. These are with return tickets. It is up to you whether you wanted to add-on for hire a bicycles or snorkel equipment rental. There is a package option which is cheaper than buy everything separately.
Catch a private jet from Rottnest airport to Perth will be take around 20 minutes to arrive Perth. Mainly reason of taking the jet from the Island to return back to Perth is just want to explore around the beautiful and nice view island from the sky. The jet only fly when there is minimum of 2 people per jet. It is very costly and not worth it but very good experience. It has been many years ago so I can’t remember how much i have been paid for this jet but i remember it is approximately $250 per person. However, there is a combo fare for both ferry and flight which mean one way ferry and one way flight for you to experience.
Public Transportation throughout the Island
There is a number of transportation you could have options to choose. As for the transportation on the island, Rottnest Island cannot drive, so it is not possible to “rent a car” and so on. There are three main modes of transportation on the island, namely “bicycle”, “bus” and “train”. But some people prefer to walk to explore the island to save some money. Yes, walk is good but walking is very tiring throughout the island as island is quite big and you won’t be able to manage to walk the whole island.
Bicycle – Most of the tourists prefer to use bicycles to move around the island or even around the island, which is why the three major shipping companies provide bicycle reservation services. There is also the only bicycle rental shop on the island, called “Rottnest Island Pedal & Flipper”, which is just next to the port within the walking distance. But in my personal opinion, buses is better than bicycles. Why do i said that? It is reasonable as riding a bike is pretty slow so you won’t be able to see everything in the Island. Bus is worth than bike because bus ticket is $20 per person per day which you can have enough time to explore everything in the Island. But if bike, it is cost $30 per person daily fare basis. And bike only can explore some part of island.
Bus and Train
Island explorer bus is the best options because this will take you to all attractions in the Island but this will be your choices whether you want to get off or not. It is hop on and off basis. The bus is running every 5 minutes which is perfect. Rottnest Island has totally 19 explorer bus stop.
For the trains, i never try with train in the island but i will share some details of it. There are 64 locations on the scenic train, which will only reach the World War II memorial site in Oliver Hill. You can see the underground tunnels, gun wreckage, etc….but it may take a long time and the frequency of the trips may be difficult to arrange. It cost $11 per person for one way. If it is not at least on the island for 2 days, it is not recommended to experience.
Attractions in the Rottnest Island
There is 63 stunning beaches on the coast, 20 beautiful bays and many coral reefs and shipwrecks invite you to enjoy some of Australia’s best swimming spots, snorkeling trails and surfing spots. On the dry ground, you will encounter cute mini marsupials, world-famous short-tailed kangaroos (Quokka), and many unique animal and plant species that can only be seen in Western Australia.
Of course, it is necessary to introduce the attractions on the island. Most people will play around the island so i am sharing all part of the Island. Basically the Rottnest Island is divided into 5 districts, namely East, South, West, North, and Central with different gameplay and features, so that everyone can quickly understand the attractions in each area. Let’s go for Awesome adventures 🤔
EAST Districts – “Thomson Bay” on the east side of Rottnest Island is the port and the most lively area on the island. Visitor services centers, various restaurants, supermarkets, restaurants and hotels are all concentrated here, making it the most convenient for dining and shopping.
In Thomson Bay, you can find more family fun, such as golf, tennis, shopping and guided tours, as well as cafes, restaurants and takeaway options.
The land and sea travel itinerary will provide an unforgettable experience, from the contact experience of wild animals such as short-tailed kangaroos, seals, osprey and whales, to historical and cultural tours, vividly reproduce the colorful ocean of Rottnest Criminals, colonies and World War II heritage.
SOUTH Districts – The southern area of Rottnest Island is mainly a place for beaches, snorkeling, and diving. It is a place where you can enjoy the beauty and water. It is a dive site recommended by many Australians. It’s a Little Salmon Bay. It’s okay to spend an afternoon here leisurely!
Henrietta Rocks is a very beautiful attraction in the island and it is very interesting due to the Shark Wreck that is visible and very close to shore. There were a few snorkellers there checking it out on the day where I visited, and if I have been better planned, I would have walked out to see it as well. It’s very close to shore which is pretty convenient.
In general, parker point is located between South and East of the Rottnest Island. It is one of the best Attractions in the Island. The most popular activities in the Parker Point are included Scuba Diving, Snorkelling and Swimming.
In fact, there are some attractions on the south side of Rottnest Island, such as Green Island, Oliver Hill, and Wadjemup Lighthouse. The route is a little simpler than the north side, but If you want to go to Oliver Hill or Wadjemup Lighthouse, there are many uphills. These two are Rottnest, The highest point of the island, Oliver Hill is the highest point on the island.
The well-positioned Oliver Hill was a defensive place during World War II. There is an oversized battery (Oliver Hill Battery, 9.2-inch cannon) defending the coast of Perth. If you ride a bicycle, you can only park in the parking lot below and walk for about 15 minutes. Anyway, you don’t want to ride up. It’s really steep, lazy people can actually take a small train (Captain Hussey train), the scenery is not bad! As for the Wadjemup Lighthouse, many people really feel that they don’t need to go there. Many of them just ride there and ride back. I don’t know what are people doing.
After leaving Oliver Hill, I wanted to go to Little Salmon Bay, but time may not be enough. Fortunately, I returned to the ferry at about 16:00 and successfully ended the day trip to Rottnest Island.
Continue to move down and pass the Salmon Bay, Green Island, Mary Cove and other places. I can only say that the scenery on Rottnest Island is too satisfying!
WEST Districts – Compared with other areas in the West of Rottnest Island, there are fewer places suitable for snorkeling and water playing. The biggest feature at West Districts is whale watching, dolphin watching, and the terrain is slightly different. Rocky terrain that you can see are totally different scenery.
The total length of the island is about 22 kilometers, which sounds good, but it still takes a lot of time and energy to come to the Western District. There are many ups and downs along the way, but it is worthwhile to see these beautiful scenery! Every year from the end of August to November, it is the time for 35,000 whales to move from the Antarctic Circle to Rottnest Island. At this time, it is very easy to see whales appearing in addition to the West End. There are many bays that are also very beautiful and there are many small ferries. This kind of life is really comfortable and enjoyable.
NORTH Districts – Rottnest Island’s northern and southern areas are very similar in the gameplay. They mainly experience snorkeling, diving, fishing and other water itineraries. There are their lovers on both sides. In short, if you want to relax on the beach and enjoy the island. The clean water quality of South and North are very highly recommended places! The most popular in the Island is the Lighthouse. There are 2 lighthouses in the Rottnest Island. One is located in the Southern of Island and another one is located at the North sides. The North District Bathurst Lighthouse and the surrounding seascapes are the best and this island is really beautiful! How to move along the northern coastline, you can pass through Longreach Bay, George Bay, Little Armstrong Bay and other attractions, almost all are safe waters where you can play water. Whichever you like, you are ready to go to the water anytime!
When i visit rottnest, i was very hurry to catch the bus to explore around the island so I do highly recommended you to have your lunch before you go for the explorer bus. Otherwise will be like me very hungry at the end 😂
CENTRAL Districts – The main area of Rottnest Island is the three main attractions, namely World War II Memorial (Sightseeing Train Terminal), Pink Lake and Wadjemup Lighthouse. Among them, the lighthouse is the least recommended spot on the island. In addition to all the way uphill, the scenery is also more ordinary, if time is not enough, you can give up first.
Here we go Pink Lake 😍
Pink Lake is also called a Salt Lake. You should try to touch the pink lake water. When i was touching the pink lake water, the water is very sticky with weird smell and it’s kinda weird but i find that was very interesting.
Skydive at the Island – Leap from Height
Are you a skydive lover? Play skydiving on the turquoise beach of Rottnest Island and get a panoramic view of the magnificent coast of Western Australia. While enjoying the exciting thrill of blood, while enjoying a bird’s eye view of the stunning scenery on the island from an unparalleled perspective. After landing on the ground, you can even savor a free drink to celebrate your accomplishment in a lifetime. Skydive Geronimo’s team of skydiving instructors is professionally trained and experienced. After ensuring you feel comfortable and safe, you will be challenged to the unique island skydiving experience throughout Western Australia. Skydiving is very costly but it is worth to try once in awhile. Their cost is depend on how many ft you choose for skydive.
The end of my story
My story is just all about an introduction to the Quokkas, transportation, accommodation, attractions, and itineraries of Rottnest Island. I believe that everyone can understand this island better and it will be more helpful for the itinerary. “Segway” and other projects can also create their own classic gameplay! Stay tune on my next blog. Please follow me by click the follow button on this site. Thanks 😊
Welcome to the TravelQueen site! Are you interested in visiting Tasmania? Do you love cold? Tasmania is forever freezing. I love cold weather. Today, I am going to share one of the top attractions in Tasmania. Please feel free to follow me by click a follow button on my side, give a like my Facebook page, follow my instagram as well as on Twitter 🙂
First day arrive scheduled
I have been visiting Tassie on February 2020 and my first day arrival was on Saturday. The first day arrived trip plan was visiting the Salamanca Market. Salamanca Market is running on every Saturday basis. It is one of the top attractions that travellers must visit. Please find more details about Salamanca Market on my blog tab of my website.
After visiting Salamanca Market, I straight away to check in my Quest houses. I was staying at the quest house. It is a very good accommodation and it is very convenient. After that, I visit the Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart Tasmania and enjoyed my dinner at the same time. It is like 2 minutes walk from the market to the destination which is very close.
Elizabeth Street Pier is a major street and it is located in Hobart Tasmania. They are very similar with the Fremantle Perth Australia where there is very Western Style shops, fish market, food and beverage stores, harbour front, souvenir shops, Asian restaurant, Elizabeth street mall, cruise tours and many other fun tours.
Showing around the Elizabeth Street
Dinner time at Tassie
Today, i am going to introduce the best and top Western Restaurant in Hobart Tasmania. The restaurant name is called Fish Frenzy. Fish Frenzy is just located in the Elizabeth Street Pier at the main entrance of the harbour. I went there for my dinner after explored and discovered the Port of Hobart. The Fish Frenzy restaurant had lot of different seafood dishes and burgers. I had the fish and chip for my dinner that day. It was very tasty and crispy so i would recommended to you for a try. It is very costly but it worth to get them once in a while.
Most of the people ordered these both dishes in the Fish Frenzy Restaurant. Both are costly but it is good to try out something new at the different places.
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Have you heard of Mandurah Foreshore? Are you planning or thinking to explore around the Mandurah? Do you ever wandering what to do in Mandurah? You are in the right spot. I will describe about it.
General introduction of Mandurah Foreshore
Mandurah is one of the largest cities in Western Australia and it is part of Regional city. It is with a population of approximately 97,000, ahead of that of nearby Bunbury. With a relaxed holiday atmosphere, popular attractions and so much things to do. Mandurah is one a popular destination with locals and tourists alike. From the City of Perth to Mandurah is approximately 72 kilometres.
Mandurah is the perfect spot to spend the day and explore Peel and wider Western Australia. Staying in the heart of Mandurah has so much to offer couples and families. Mandurah has grown from what used to be a small seaside town to now a thriving city filled with restaurants, activities and adventure sports. Built-up around the Mandurah Foreshore, this waterside spot is the best and most central location to take in all Mandurah has to offer locals. It is the best place to adventure.
What to do in Mandurah Foreshore
1) DOLPHIN CRUISE THE CANAL
Boating and kayaking are the best in the foreshore to explore around the ocean and river as well as the beautiful houses on the water.
2) EXPERIENCE MANDURAH CUISINE
The most popular cuisine in Mandurah definitely is seafood. Come to this place always get seafood cuisine.
The best restaurant for seafood name called Cicerello. Most of the visitors purchase fish and chip in Cicerello restaurant. Cicerello’s Seafood Restaurant is the best place to enjoy fish and chips. It has done so for over 100 years and its restaurant is located in a great location. Besides, one can enjoy champagne, wine or beer while eating freshly caught seafood including crayfish, oysters, crabs and mussels at the water’s edge. The iconic Cicerello’s is known as Western Australia best seafood eatery offering a range of family friendly dining options on the water’s edge. With alfresco seating overlooking Mandurah’s Peel inlet, Cicerello’s succulent fish and chips are world renowned and not to be missed. Apart from that, you can choose from a wide array of treats from the cafe such as coffee, waffles, homemade gelato and cake.
3) CHRISTMAS IN MANDURAH
If you are planning a trip to Mandurah between December and January, make sure you book for a Mandurah Christmas Lights Cruise earlier. You can even hire an electric boat to cruise the area to see the waterside homes that decorate their elevation every year. That’s how local people celebrate Christmas in town.