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Rottnest Island

Things to see and do on Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island’s unique natural attractions, fun family activities and amazing tours make it Western Australia’s (WA) premier island destination.

With 63 beaches, superb snorkelling sites, friendly quokkas, 6,500 years of history to discover and 50 kilometres of roads to explore on a guided tour, bus or bike, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you step off the ferry. So plan ahead and check out the attractions, activities and tours on offer at Western Australia’s (WA) Rottnest Island.

Coastal Activities

Rottnest Island is Perth's premier Island destination and offers a smorgasbord of coastal activities including boating, fishing, swimming, surfing, diving and snorkelling. Getting around and exploring the Island by bike or on a bus tour is very popular with our visitors. View more..

Wadjemup Walk TrailWadjemup Walk Trail

Walk the scenically breath-taking Wadjemup Walk Trail. The first completed section is approximately 9.4km in distance and you'll explore the remnants of Coastal Defence systems installed during WWII.  View more..

Wadjemup Lighthouse

Climb the Wadjemup Lighthouse for breathtaking 360 degree views of the entire Island. The crystal sapphire Indian Ocean waters frame a stunning picture of the Island. This is also a unique opportunity to discover what goes on within the walls of a real working lighthouse. View more..

Explore Rottnest Island on two wheels

Hire a bike from Rottnest Island Pedal & Flipper and experience the beauty and isolation of the Island - travel over 50 kilometres of road and cycle ways or enjoy a leisurely cycle to see the quokkas and birdlife. View more..

Rottnest Volunteer Guides Association Discover with Tours

Discover Rottnest Island's amazing history and nature on a variety of tours. From coach tours, walking tours and self-guided tours there are many ways to experience and learn more about Rottnest. View more..

Enjoy delicious food in stunning surroundings

After a long day exploring the Island, relax and treat yourself to lunch, dinner or a snack, good coffee, cold beer or a sparkling glass of wine. The restaurants, cafes and bars of Rottnest Island offer great variety and cater for all tastes, from fine dining experiences and relaxed cafes to stylish bars.View more..

Rotto Fit luxury fitness retreats and boot campsGet Fit with Rotto Fit

Rotto Fit are the new and first fitness craze to the Island, offering luxury fitness retreats and group fitness sessions for all fitness levels. Get fit and healthy whilst taking in the Island's iconic scenery and crisp fresh air. View more...

Family funFamily Fun & Activities

Why not check out all the fantastic attractions and activities that Rottnest Island has to offer? From Mini Putt-Putt, movies at the picture hall to the Just 4 Fun Water park and School holiday activities. View more..



Get ready for your summer at Rottonest Island with the stunning new summer collections at Indianic Rottnest Island. Camilla, Seafolly, Morrison, Isola and more are in store and online View more..

Experience 6,500 years of history

Journey through the Island's unique and layered history and learn about Aboriginal, European, colonial, maritime, military, recreational and social heritage. View more..


Rottnest Island hosts a variety of exciting events throughout the year - check out the events calendar or become a friend of Rottnest Island on Facebook. View more.. 

Scenic flights - Rottnest from the air

Rottnest Scenic Flights depart from the Rottnest Airport a mere 800 metres from the main settlement. See Rottnest, Kings Park, the Swan River and Fremantle like never before. View more.. 

Encounter the Island’s flora and fauna

Rottnest Island is an A Class Nature Reserve, a region of natural beauty and wonder with spectacular flora and abundant marine life and wildlife. Join a tour or guided walk to learn more. View more..

Play Golf at the Country Club

Rottnest's golf course is one of the most interesting nine hole courses in Western Australia. It can be played as an eighteen hole course with alternate tee blocks for the back nine. View more..

Museums and Galleries

Visit the museums and galleries on Rottnest Island and soak up some of the local history and culture. View more..