Getting around Rottnest
Rottnest Island is an A-Class Nature Reserve, a region of natural beauty and wonder with unspoilt beaches, spectacular flora and abundant marine life and wildlife. Public vehicles are not permitted on the Island, so the traditional way to explore the Island is on a bike.
If riding a bicycle is not your style, you can walk around the Island or use the regular bus service. The Rottnest Island Authority is also committed to access for the mobility impaired, so check out the disabled access page for more information about getting around the Island.
Please note: Electric bikes and vehicles are prohibited on Rottnest Island. Fines will be strictly adhered too and enforced. Only vehicles that are propelled by human power will be allowed around the Island except for individuals that require wheelchair transport. Otherwise, be Safe and happy cycling!
Rottnest Island Bike Hire is the largest facility of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere with over 1,300 bikes and specialty equipment available for hire. View more
Walking Tours & Trails
Walk Rottnest Island and discover the Island’s natural beauty and rich history along many of the walk trails. View more
Disabled Access Information
Rottnest Island has many disabled access areas for visitor usage. View more
Rottnest Island Bus Services
The Rottnest Island Bus Service provides visitors to the Island with transport from the main accommodation areas and some of the most beautiful beaches and bays on the Island. Offering a regular scheduled service, it's a great way to explore the Island.
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Shuttle Bus Services
The shuttle bus operates between the main accommodation areas on the Island. Departing the main bus stop in Thomson Bay Settlement, the service travels to Geordie Bay Store for Geordie, Fay's and Longreach Bays, returns to the main bus stop and then departs to the airport and Kingstown Barracks.
This service, free to accommodation guests, runs until 9:00pm for Geordie Bay. If you are considering going to the movies at the Rottnest Picture Hall, it is advisable to check the movie running times.
Spend your day exploring some of Rottnest Island’s finest Bays on the popular Bayseeker Bus Service. The Bayseeker departs from the Main Bus Stop in Thomson Bay and completes a regular circuit around the main body of the Island. Purchase your all day tickets from the Rottnest Island Visitor Centre and you can jump on, jump off at your leisure. (Note: Timetables are posted at all bus stops).
For the best value, purchase a:
- Weekender Pass - 3 days for the price of 2; or
- Holiday Pass - 5 days for the price of 3
|All day rider || || || ||Annual Passes || |
|Adult || $14.00 || || ||Adult ||$52.00 |
|Concession || $11.00 || || ||Concession ||$36.00 |
|Family (2x2) || $30.00 || || ||Family (2x2) ||$114.00 |
|One way || $8.00 || || || - || |
|Child (4-12yrs) || $6.00 || || ||Child (4-12 yrs) ||$25.00 |
|Extra child || $2.50 || || ||Extra child ||$10.00 |
Bike & Bus
Ride your Rottnest Island Hire bike till you are tired then jump on a Bayseeker and return to the settlement in air-conditioned comfort. Simply leave your bike at a numbered Bus Stop when you have had enough peddle power and we will collect your bike for you later.
| Adult || $45.00 |
| Concession || $40.00 |
| Child (4-12 yrs) || $30.00 |
Rottnest Island Discovery Tour is the Island's popular coach tour and includes full commentary from a coach captain on many aspects of the Island's unique history, environment, heritage and wildlife, as well as up-to-date information on new developments and activities on Rottnest.
Wadjemup Lighthouse and the West End are two of the highlights of this popular tour.
The tour takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes and departs daily from the Main Bus Stop on Rottnest Island. Time: Tour departs daily from the bus stop in Thomson Bay at 11:15am, 1:40 and 1:50pm. Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Centre. Price:
Family (2 x 2): $72.00 Extra Child: $7.50
* Prices as of 1st July 2012