Rottnest Island
Rottnest Island Carnivale 2014

Rottnest Island Carnivale is a fun-filled day of celebrations, proudly supporting Telethon!

Sunday, September 28 - festivities start from 10am

What to Expect

Join us for a giant celebration with loads of exciting free activities, tours and entertainment for all ages. There will also be a delicious selection of food and beverage offers and deals across the whole Island, so that everyone can experience the best of Rottnest Island. 

Enjoy live music and roving performances, plus the chance to meet some very special guests on the day!

Most importantly, Rottnest Island Carnivale is proudly supporting Telethon, with all festivities raising funds for our very important charity partner.

Plus with same day return ferry tickets starting at just $25 from Fremantle (and $35 from Hillarys), there has never been so many reasons to visit Rottnest for the day.

Don't miss this super special opportunity to experience the best of Island life.

Getting to Carnivale

Rottnest Express: $25 return ferry transfer from Fremantle

Rottnest Express is offering $25 same-day return tickets for just $25 with ferries departing every hour from Fremantle until midday!! Part proceeds of every ticket going to Telethon, thanks to Rottnest Express!

Book now for an exciting day of family fun with simply quote the following promotion code or enter the code when booking online: CARNIVALE14 *Conditions apply (see bottom of page).

Visit Rottnest Express or call the friendly sales team on 1300 467 688.
View Rottnest Express timetable.

All day parking is available at both Fremantle terminals; with day secure parking at Northport North Fremantle and public ticket parking at B Shed Victoria Quay, Fremantle.

Rottnest Fast Ferries: $35 return ferry transfer from Hillarys

Travel to the Island for just $35 return ferry transfers from Hillarys Boat Harbour and enjoy FREE all day parking. Part proceeds of every ticket going to Telethon, thanks to Rottnest Fast Ferries!

Book now for an exciting day of family fun with simply quote the following promotion code or enter the code when booking online: CARNIVALE14 *Conditions apply (see bottom of page).

Visit Rottnest Fast Ferries or call the helpful reservation team on 08 9246 1039.

All day FREE parking is available at the Hillarys Boat Harbour ferry terminal.

Event Zones

The Carnivale hub will be around the main settlement area of Rottnest Island, boasting a number of Event Zones for one and all, along with roving performances in between zones! Keep an eye out for magic extraordinaire; Jon Maddgician!

All activities aim to raise funds for Telethon by encouraging gold coin donations for free activities or donating part proceeds from special offers on the day.

View the Carnivale Zone Map.Carnivale - boy on bike

Activities Zone

> World's LARGEST putting competition at the Rottnest Island Country Club
> Free lawn bowls
> Free 1 hour bike hire trials
> Free Captain Hussey train rides
> Eco Express Adventure Specials
> Segway Adventure Tour Specials
> Fishing & Tennis Clinics
> Free Guided Walking Tours
> Joy Flights and more…

Kids Zone

The sports oval will be filled with fun free kids’ activities including…

> Pirate-ship Bouncy Castles
> Giant Magnetic Fish Pond
> Crazy Bikes
> Zorb Balls and more…

Arts and Crafts Zone

> Aboriginal Sand Art
> Face Painting
> Giant Bubble Blowing
> Interactive music and dance

Mermaid Zone

Mermaids spotted on Rottnest Island

Real mermaids have been spotted on Rottnest Island!!!

Have your photo taken with these stunning mystical creatures and learn all about their favourite habitat.

You may also encounter a roving Pirate or two along the way...

 

Telethon Adventurers Zone 

Mobile laser quests on Rottnest Island

The Telethon Adventurers and Rottnest Island Pedal & Flipper are teaming up to create the Adventure Zone filled with challenging activities and exciting obstacle courses.

Dare you friends to a laser session, treasure hunts and adventure races, or have a go at a Martial Arts session... this zone is bound to challenge you.

Chill Zone

You won't be able to go past a trip to the Rottnest Lodge during Carnivale! Enjoy poolside tapas, refreshing cocktails and wine tasting, whilst a poolside DJ mixes some great tunes to pass the day away. After a big day in the sun, you can also relax with $10 massages for 10 minutes at Karma Day Spa.

Health & Pamper Zone

Enjoy a relaxing massage or treatment, with indulgent specials running all day at Karma Day Spa and Butterfly Dreaming Retreat.

Food Zones

The air will be filled with delicious aromas of special Island delicacies...

> Enjoy a Pork and Fennel Sausage Roll or Custard Bomba from Rottnest Bakery’s Italian-inspired pie van
> Head poolside for delicious Cocktails, Tapas and Wine Tasting at The Rottnest Lodge
> Relax beachside for delicious Pizzas, Fish & Chips and Oysters specials at Aristos Waterfront Restaurant
> Enjoy a Taste Experience with mini samplers of West Australian craft and boutique beers from Hotel Rottnest

Plus many more delicious options to devour!

Music Zone

Hotel Rottnest presents live music by Howie Morgan performing a selection of Carnivale themed tunes and classic favourites, for you to enjoy while soaking up the ultimate beachside experience. 

One lucky guest will also leave with a signed ICE HOUSE poster; just enter the competition running during the day!

Alternatively, head poolside to The Rottnest Lodge for a relaxing vibe, where you’ll find a DJ spinning a selection of chilled beats.

World's LARGEST Putting Competition

Carnivale lighthouse silhouette

Rottnest Island Country club will are offering 20% off green fees & hire equipment, plus they'll be hosting the Island's LARGEST EVER putting competition, with the chance to WIN a new set of golf clubs! Daring putters get 3 attempts for just $5.

They will also host FREE lawn bowls, discounted green fees and a Sausage Sizzle on the day.

Event Stalls

Experience and sign-up for upcoming Rottnest Island events, including…

> Rottnest Island Weddings
> Race around Rottnest
> Rottnest Channel Swim
> Surfing WA SUP Trails
> Festival of Sail and more…

Joy Rides

Don't miss out on a fantastic opportunity to experience Rottnest Island from the sky. Rottnest Air Taxi will be running 10 minute scenic joy flights throughout the day for $38 per passenger - generously donating 50% of the proceeds to Telethon!

Tours and travel between zones

At Carnivale there will be a series of special transport means travelling between zones, including a Rainbow Tractor Train, shuttle buses and train rides. These will run in addition to the regular bus services.

You can also get a taste of Island attractions, with special mini train and bus rides to key iconic locations.

 Real-life mermaids on Rottnest IslandThe Lodge poolside tapas

Major sponsors

Proudly supported by:

> Rottnest Island Authority
> Rottnest Express
> Telethon Adventurers

> Aristos Waterfront Restaurant
> Dome Café
> Geordie Bay Café
> Hotel Rottnest
> The Lane Café
> Quokka Joes
> Pelagic Marine Services
> Rottnest Air Taxi
> Rottnest Bakery and Café
> Rottnest Island Country Club

> Rottnest Island General Store
> Rottnest Island Pedal & Flipper
> Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association
> Rottnest Lodge
> Rottnest Fast Ferries
> Segway Tours WA
> Simmos
> WA Institute of Martial Arts

 

Discount ferry fare conditions

Rottnest Express
> The discount code "CARNIVALE14" must be quoted at the time of booking, prior to making payment
> Discount fares are for same-day return only
> Discount fares apply to adults and children (children under 3 travel FREE)
> Event program & details may be subject to changes
> Tickets are non-refundable; except in the event that Rottnest Carnivale is cancelled by the organisers, a refund may be claimed
> Bookings are essential

Rottnest Fast Ferries
> The discount code "CARNIVALE14" must be quoted at the time of booking, prior to making payment
> Discount fares are for same-day return only
> Discount fares apply to adults and children aged between 2-12 years
> Event program & details may be subject to changes
> Tickets are non-refundable; except in the event that Rottnest Carnivale is cancelled by the organisers, a refund may be claimed
> Bookings essential