Rottnest (or Rotto to the locals) is a wonderful, inexpensive family getaway. The island, 30 minutes by ferry from Fremantle, is rich with history and culture.
Rottnest is a great family friendly retreat. Nearly everyone on the island is on holidays. To get around the island you can either walk, ride a bike (which can be hired or take your own), or use the public bus.
Rottnest is the perfect place for you to escape the hustle and the bustle of everyday life. Whether you spend a day or a week in Rottnest, you are sure to have a peaceful, relaxing escape.
Rottnest has beautiful beaches that are great for swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving. Or relax by taking a boat or kayak out to cruise around the islands.
Spend your day riding around the island, or swimming in Thomson Bay; however you choose to spend your time, don’t forget to stop off at the renowned Rottnest Bakery. No trip to Rottnest is complete without it.
Don't forget to look out for the Quokkas.
Rottnest Island, or Rotto as it is called locally, is truly inspiring. Some of the finest beaches in the world can be found on Rottnest; with its white luminescent sand, clear turquoise water, coral reefs, and amazing aquatic life. It is also a haven for unique plants and animals, including the famous rarity, the quokka, a small kangaroo-like marsupial. Rottnest Island is a small slice of paradise. more
Travel 20 kilometres downstream from Perth, to the southern cusp of the Swan River, and you will find the port city of Fremantle. This vibrant coastal city was established in 1829 as a port for the Swan River Colony and was the major city in Western Australia for much of its early history. Fremantle's unique character is captured by its landscape, its heritage architecture, music, arts and culture, festivals, retail stores and markets, cafés and restaurants, which all contribute to its village style atmosphere - making it a popular destination for local and international visitors. more
This free bus service operates between the main accommodation areas on the Island. more
This bakery is growing more & more popular by the minute so hurry or you'll miss out on the goodies! more
Oceanic Cruises, the Cruise Company that cares, offers a variety of cruising possibilities to the discerning traveller. more
This service will drop you off at some of the most beautiful bays on the Island. Purchase your all-day tickets from the Visitor and Information Centre. more
Bicycles are definately the most popular way to get around Rottnest Island. Enjoy fresh air, tranquility and the island's unique wildlife at your own pace. more
Want to learn more about Rottnest Island? Then give the Museum a visit! more