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Rottnest Island Carnivale proudly supporting Telethon!

Rottnest Island Carnivale is back again with a full day and night of festivities raising funds for our very important charity partner, Telethon.

Come over with your family and friends for an exciting island-wide celebration with loads of free entertainment and activities, outdoor cinema, live performances and a Halloween themed Food Village!

MORE to be announced soon!

Take a look at last year's Event Program.

Carnivale By Day (10am - 4pm) - A spectacular day of fun for families
From 10 - 4pm, the Island will be teaming with devious pirates, majestic mermaids, Telethon Adventurers and much, much more.  Various event zones will be dotted around the Island with bundles of entertainment and activities for families and friends to enjoy.

Discount Bike Hire (Rottnest Island Pedal & Flipper)
Half day bike hire for just $10! There are two session times you can hire between: 8:30am - 12:30pm OR 12:30pm - 4:30pm. Bike hire is on a first come, first serve basis so make sure you head straight to Pedal & Flipper to check availability as you come off your ferry.

Quokka & Crafts / Environment Team (Dome Grassed Area)

  • Quokka mask making
  • Yarns for youngsters
  • Face painting
  • Kite making
  • Sustainability activities
  • Meet a ranger/ enviro

Mermaid Zone (North Thomson)

  • Live mermaids
  • Toddler activities
  • Just 4 Fun Aqua Park

Rottnest Circus and Entertainment Zone

  • Zumba
  • Dancing
  • Pirate Shows
  • Circus performances
  • Doorum dancers

Kids Zone with Telethon Adventurers (Sports Oval)

  • Segways
  • Pirate ship bouncy castle
  • Obstacle course
  • Zorb balls/ bubble soccer

Health and Lifestyle Zone (Basin)

  • SUP board activity
  • Yoga
  • Bootcamp
  • Swimming & snorkelling – self guided activity
  • Massage station

Roving Entertainment

  • WASamba – morning
  • Another band – afternoon
  • Tractor train
  • Stilt walkers
  • Kite display

Pirate Treasure Hunt Competition
Competition details available soon.

Carnivale By Night (5pm - late) - A fine evening of food and entertainment
From 5pm til late, watch as the Island transforms into a fine evening of food and entertainment. Put on your spookiest outfit and join us on a Trick or Treat tour, take part in a "best dressed competition" or relax under the stars at the outdoor cinema. Various venues throughout the island will also be hosting festivities.


  • Dancing and music
  • Trick or treat bag making
  • Trick or treat tour with all businesses offering lollies
  • Best dressed Halloween competition
  • Halloween Face Painting
  • Roving Halloween games and activities
  • Evening walks and tours
  • Halloween Carnivale photobooth
  • Halloween themed food village from 5pm
  • Halloween themed long table dinner
  • Outdoor cinema
  • Indoor cinema at the Picture Hall
  • Restaurant/ Bar venue festivities to be announced soon

Getting there

Rottnest Express:
Return ferry fares from Fremantle (BShed & Northport terminals). Rottnest Express is offering same day return ferries departing regularly throughout the whole day. Book now for an exciting day of family fun at or call the friendly sales team on 1300 GO ROTTO (1300 467 688).
Fremantle Parking Options
Available at both Fremantle Terminals; with secure day parking at the Northport Terminal from just $12 and public parking at the B Shed Terminal in Victoria Quay from $7 per day. BShed Terminal is also easily accessible by public transport.

Rottnest Fast Ferries
Return ferries available from Hillarys Boat Harbour. Travel to the Island for just $39 from Hillarys Boat Harbour and enjoy free parking at the ferry terminal. For details, visit or call the helpful reservation team on (08) 9246 1039. View the Rottnest Fast Ferries timetable.
Hillarys Parking Options:
Enjoy free all-day parking at Hillarys Boat Harbour.

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Proudly supported by

  • Hotel Rottnest
  • Rottnest Lodge
  • Aristos Waterfront Restaurant
  • Geordie Bay Café
  • The Lane Café
  • Rottnest Island Country Club
  • Segway Tours WA
  • Rottnest Bakery & Café
  • Rottnest Island Pedal & Flipper
  • Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association
  • Pelagic Operations
  • Dome Rottnest
  • Rottnest Air Taxi
  • Simmos Icecream
  • Quokka Joes
  • Programmed Facility Management