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Rottnest Island Carnivale proudly supporting Telethon!

Rottnest Island Carnivale is set to be bigger and better than ever in 2015, with an entire day and night of festivities raising funds for our very important charity partner.

Head over with your family and friends for an exciting island-wide celebration! 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 - there has never been so many reasons to visit Rottnest Island for the day.

Catch the Rottnest Tractor Train between various event zones filled with stacks of fun for visitors of all ages. Enjoy live music, roving performances and get the chance to meet some very special guests on the day! There will also be a delicious selection of food and beverage deals, including a Settlement Food Village and loads of evening festivities across the Island’s restaurants, bars and cafes.

Special ferry fares ON SALE NOW part proceeds to Telethon

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 activitiesLive Music
  • Rottnest Tractor Train between zones
  • Delicious selection of food and beverage deals across the Island

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 Rottnest Island’s first ever outdoor cinema. Various venues throughout the island will also be hosting festivities with everything from a Halloween party to a food and dance fiesta.

Event zones include:

  • Island's first ever free Outdoor Cinema
  • Free unique wildlife evening walk tour
  • Settlement food village
  • Food and Dance Fiesta Party
  • Halloween Party
  • Dancing and music
  • Poolside DJ's

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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 Hoes
  • Programmed Facility Management