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Rottnest Island Carnivale proudly supporting Telethon!

Rottnest Island Carnivale 2015 was an absolute hit with 7,000 visitors enjoying a day and night of festivities raising funds for our very important charity partner.

Visitors headed over with family and friends for an exciting island-wide celebration. It was a great day with same day return ferry tickets starting at just $29 from Fremantle, loads of free entertainment and activities, live music, a Settlement Food Village and more.


Thank you to everyone who entered the Colouring-In Competition and Pirate Treasure Map Competition on the day. We received some fantastic entries!

Congratulations to our lucky winners: Katrina (Carnivale Colouring Competition) and to Tayla (Pirate Treausre Map Competition). Katrina has won a Rottnest Express Family Ferry Pass to revisit the Island and Danby has won a GoPro!

See you all again next year!

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Carnivale By Day - 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.   

Event zones include

  • Free Event Zones dotted around the Island
  • Free entertainment and performances
  • Discounted tours and activities
  • Live Music
  • Rottnest Tractor Train between zones
  • Delicious selection of food and beverage deals across the Island

Pirate Treasure Hunt Competition
Pick up a Pirate Treasure Map upon arrival so that you can collect special stamps when exploring each zone. Collect ALL SIX zone stamps and tell us about your favourite zone for a chance to WIN a Go-Pro!* Hint: Download the Rottnest Island app and then look for the Rottnest Carnivale tour for help finding each zone.


Terms & Conditions include

  • Prize will be awarded to best answer.
  • Must collect all six zone stamps to validate entry.
  • Entries close 6pm, Saturday 31 October 2015
  • Winner will be chosen at the discretion of Rottnest Island Authority (RIA)
  • Winner will be notified by 6pm, Friday 20 November 2015
  • By entering this competition you are giving consent to the inclusion of your answer in future marketing collateral such as (but not limited to) social media posts promoting future Rottnest Carnivale events.

Special bike hire discounts from 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

Carnivale By Night - A fine evening of food and entertainment
From 5pm til late, watch as the Island transforms into a fine evening of food and entertainment. Get up, close and personal with the unique wildlife on an evening walk tour or relax under the stars at the free outdoor cinema. Various venues throughout the island will also be hosting festivities... Enjoy tapas and cocktails to a poolside DJ at Rottnest Lodge or dance the night away at Hotel Rottnest's ultimate dance and food fiesta, or try your luck in the "best dressed competition" (kids & adults alike) at Geordie Bay cafe's Halloween dinner party!

Event zones include

  • FREE outdoor Cinema
  • Free Twilight Evening Walking Tour 
  • Settlement Food Village
  • Food and Dance Fiesta Party
  • Halloween Dinner Party
  • Dancing and music
  • Poolside DJ's

Getting there

Rottnest Express:
$29 day return ferry fares from Fremantle (BShed & Northport terminals). Rottnest Express is offering same day return tickets for just $29 with ferries departing regularly throughout the whole day! Book now for an exciting day of family fun at using the promo code CARNIVALE15 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:
$39 day return ferry fares 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.
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