Things To Do - Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island LighthouseBe transported to another time as you set foot off the ferry and onto Rottnest Island. Rottnest is a carefully protected island located just off the coast. Visitors to the Island can either take the ferry from Perth City or Hillary's Boat Harbour or jump on board a short flight. This charming seaside village provides visitors with a unique environment: beautiful scenery, laid back atmosphere, fascinating history and loads of native wildlife and fauna.

You will find Rottnest Island refreshing as cars are not permitted on the island, bicycles are used instead for transport and touring. The island is just 11kms long and 4.5kms wide with many bike paths weaving their away across the island. If biking is not your thing you can join in on one of the free guided tours or go for a stroll along one of the many walking trails. Snorkelling is also a very popular activity for the Island as the waters are full of tropical fish and around 20 species of coral. You might also be lucky enough to witness the the annual migration of humpback whales or the local sea lions and bottlenose dolphins frolicking in the surf.

You can learn all about the island's history at the Rottnest Island Museum or visit the Quokka Arms for a drink at the original residence of the Governor of WA. There is a multitude of restaurants and cafes available on the island from fresh seafood, fish and chips and a delightful bakery. There is also a vast array of accommodation for every group size and budget.

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