Aquaplay Hire

Pedal, SUP and roll your way along the waters of North Thomson Bay with Aquaplay Rottnest.

Water Play Equipment Hire

Pedal-boards, stand-up paddle boards, kids inflatable jet skis, beach kits plus water bikes and a giant inflatable roller for kids, Aquaplay have you covered for a day of fun on and by the water at Rottnest Island!

All of the activities are on the water rather than in it, so you don’t have to get wet if you don’t want to.

Equipment can be hired directly from the Aquaplay marquee or booked online. Waterbike tours also depart from the Aquaplay marquee.

Aquaplay is located the beach in Thomson Bay, between the Visitor Centre and the Pilot Boathouse, to the right as you come off the main ferry jetty.

Booking Information:

Open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am-4:30pm (Weather Dependent).

Trading hours may vary.

For timetables and booking information, visit the Aquaplay website.

Timetables may be adjusted in poor weather conditions.

Rottnest Barefoot Bowls

Roll up for a relaxed round of lawn bowls.

Round up some friends, grab a beer from the Clubhouse and engage in some healthy competition with a laidback session of bowls on the green. 

Enjoy the sun on your face and the grass between your toes. Rottnest Barefoot Bowls is the perfect pairing with birthday celebrations, business trips, buck's and hen's gatherings, engagements, fundraisers and school or sporting club getaways. 

Cost to Play:

It costs just $10 per person to play and you can hire some bowls and pay at the Clubhouse.

Exclusive Offers:

Find great specials on barefoot bowls packages, including ferry travel, here.

Opening Hours:

8am – 4:30pm
8am – 4:30pm
8am – 4:30pm
Thursday 8am – 4:30pm
Friday 8am – 4:30pm
Saturday 8am – 4:30pm
Sunday 8am – 4:30pm

Trading hours may vary.

Booking Information:

For more information or if you’d like to arrange an after-hours event or group booking, please contact Karma Golf at or +61 438 493 325.

Alternatively, please call +61 8 9292 5161.

View directions to Karma Rottnest(PDF 145kb)

Boating West

Hire a boat with Boating West and explore the magnificent waters around Rottnest Island.

Whether you enjoy fishing, water sports, sightseeing or just being out on the water, Boating West has the boat for you.

Boating West aims to make boating easier, providing a safe, fun and cost-effective way to experience Rottnest Island from the water.

A range of hire boats from 4.2m to 6m are available for half-day or full-day boat hire.

Booking Information:

For future dates and booking information, visit the Boating West website.

Rottnest Movies & Mini Golf

The possibilities are endless!

From retro pinball machines to arcade games, a miniature golf course and a deckchair movie theatre, you'll get your nostalgic fix at Rottnest Movies and Mini Golf.

Challenge your friends and family to a round of mini golf. The course features 18 challenging holes set among native Rottnest flora and fauna.

Shoot some hoops, throw down a clown or spin the Big Bass Wheel for your chance to win great prizes in the games arcade.

At the end of the day, relax in a deck chair and watch the latest release movies in the heritage-listed Picture Hall.

A candy bar is available serving fresh popcorn, homemade choc bombs, confectionery, drinks and more.

To see what’s showing and session times, check the movie guide on the Rottnest Movies and Mini Golf website

Rottnest Movies and Mini Golf is located at 1 Brand Way, just behind the Main Bus Stop.

Mini-golf Prices:

Adult  $10
Child (under 16) and Seniors
Family (2 adults and 2 children)

Mini Golf Opening Hours:

9am – 5pm
9am – 5pm
9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – 5pm

Rottnest Movies Opening Hours:

5:45pm – 9pm
Thursday 5:45pm – 9pm
Friday Closed
Saturday 5:45pm – 9pm
Sunday* 5:45pm – 9pm
*Long weekends only

The Picture Hall opens 30 minutes prior to scheduled screenings. 

Trading hours may vary.

More Information:

For more information, visit the Rottnest Movies and Mini Golf website.

Rottnest Island Public Golf Course

Operated by Karma Group

Enjoy a scenic day out on the green.

Tucked away behind the Settlement between Karma Resort and The Basin, Rottnest Island Public Golf Course combines a nine-hole golf course, putting green, bowling green and casual licensed Clubhouse and venue with a pool table, upstairs function space, and indoor and outdoor seating.

Combining relaxing island ambience with a challenging design, the course is a joy to play as it changes subtly with each season. Breezes move from the west to the south and east, and in winter the course’s creeks flow, creating interesting hazards. The tuart trees cast beautiful shadows as the sun dips over the horizon and there are even remnants of an old rifle range used by the Australian Army during the Second World War. 

With shady trees and lakes surrounding the fairways and grass greens, and no noise from vehicles thanks to the lack of private cars on the island, the course is peaceful, friendly and informal, but challenging enough to really test your game.

Playing golf on Rottnest is hassle-free. Hire clubs and golf carts from the Clubhouse or, if you’re travelling with a group and prefer to bring your own golf clubs, book ahead to have the team at Karma arrange an equipment pick up from the jetty.

After your round, enjoy a cold beer or wine from the Clubhouse’s fully licenced bar, or a game of barefoot bowls on the bowling green. Please note: no BYO.

Cost to Play:

9 holes
18 holes
Club Hire
Cart Hire $40

Exclusive Offers:

Find great specials on golf packages, including ferry travel, here.

Opening Hours:

8am – 4pm
8am – 4pm
8am – 4pm
Thursday 8am – 4pm
Friday 8am – 4pm
Saturday 8am – 4pm
Sunday 8am – 4pm

Trading hours may vary.

Booking Information:

For more information or if you'd like to arrange an after-hours events or group booking, please contact Karma Golf at or +61 438 493 325.

Alternatively, please call Karma Rottnest on +61 8 9292 5161

View directions to Karma Rottnest (PDF 145kb)

Pedal & Flipper

Pedal & Flipper is the largest bike hire facility in the Southern Hemisphere with over 1,890 bikes and specialty equipment available for hire. 

The fleet includes standard mountain bikes, comfortable hybrid bikes, electric bikes and a large selection of kids’ bikes. 

You can also hire bikes with baby seats, child trailers for the little ones (12 months – 4 years), and a range of mobility assistance options. Please note that for visitors wishing to hire child trailers and baby seat bikes, the child/children must be present when hiring.

The premium quality hire bikes are expertly maintained by a team of skilled mechanics, and backed by a complimentary call-out service for any problems you may encounter, so you can simply relax and enjoy your ride. 

The Pedal & Flipper team are also trained to personally fit customers to bikes to ensure optimum comfort and safety.

Great value add-ons

Tailor your package to your family’s needs when you arrive. Add a gel seat cover, basket, snorkel set, wetsuit or stand-up paddleboard and fill your days with endless fun! Great day hire deals are often available - simple ask the friendly staff or see the specials board on arrival. 

You can also choose to upgrade to an electric bike upon arrival (subject to availability and upgrade cost) – these offer an easy ride around the island for adult visitors. Or choose the Bike & Bus deal which is like an insurance policy for your legs! Ride until you’re tired, then leave your bike at a bus stop and ride in air-conditioned comfort back to the Settlement. 

View the complete Hire Equipment Price List (PDF 60kb)

Special offers

Pensioners and concession card holders receive 10% discount year-round on the great selection of bikes.

Discount rates are also available for schools and groups of 10 or more. Please contact us for more information.

How to find us

Rottnest Island Pedal & Flipper is located on Bedford Avenue, just behind Hotel Rottnest.

Book your bike online before you arrive here.

Opening Hours:

8:30am – 4pm
8:30am – 4pm
8:30am – 4pm
Thursday 8:30am – 4pm
Friday 8:30am – 4pm
Saturday 8:30am – 4pm
Sunday 8:30am – 4pm

Trading hours may vary.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I bring my personal electric bicycle or an electric rideable device to Rottnest Island?

Electric bicycles and electric rideables (e-rideables) are permitted on Rottnest Island in accordance with the requirements of the Road Traffic Code 2000. If you wish to bring an electric bicycle or e-rideable to the island, please ensure that it is compliant. For more information, please visit the Road Safety Commission website.

Important Information for Hirers 

  • The person signing the hire agreement must be 18 years of age or over.
  • A refundable deposit is required for some hire items and can be paid by cash or credit card.
  • Please be aware that we do not hire our Ebikes to hirers under 18 years of age. Ebikes require a refundable $200 security deposit upon collection.
  • Booked online? You will need to bring your credit or debit card for verification, along with your confirmation email and proof of identification.
  • Bicycle helmets are required by law; these are supplied with all equipment hired.
  • For safety reasons, our equipment is not suitable for infants under 12 months. Maximum weight restrictions apply to child trailers and baby seats.
  • We do not attach private child trailers to our bikes.
  • Please contact Pedal & Flipper in regards to children 5 years and over who require training wheels on their hire bikes. To avoid disappointment, please check with us prior to your visit regarding your individual requirements.
  • Please note, as a bike hire service, we unfortunately don’t have options for visitors who cannot ride bikes. Tricycles are not deemed a safe option for those who cannot ride. View hop on/hop off bus options for getting around the Island.
  • Due to our large fleet size, we regret to advise that we do not carry out private repairs during peak season. We recommend having your bike serviced prior to arriving on the island.
  • Please view our full Terms and Conditions.

Skydive Geronimo

Enjoy stunning views and experience the rush of a lifetime on a skydive over Rottnest Island.

Jumpsuit on? Harness tight? Briefing complete? CHECK! Then it’s time for the door to open, and ready… set… GO!  

Your tandem skydiving experience will begin with a 20-minute flight over Rottnest Island, Perth. From altitude, you will have amazing views of the turquoise waters of the spectacular WA coastline and the cities beyond. 

You and your tandem skydiving instructor will take the leap out of a perfectly good airplane. The biggest rush comes during free fall where you and your instructor will plummet toward the earth at 200km/hour. Feel the adrenaline pumping as you spread your wings and ‘do the Superman’. 

10,000ft = 30 seconds free fall 

14,000ft = 60 seconds free fall 

15,000ft = 66 seconds free fall 

At 5,000ft your tandem skydiving instructor will deploy your main parachute, and the world below starts to slow down. Now it’s time for a 5-minute ride under the parachute, before a safe landing on the beach. 

This is the adrenaline rush you’ve been waiting for! 

Business Hours:

8am – 3pm
8am – 3pm
8am – 3pm
Thursday 8am – 3pm
Friday 8am – 3pm
Saturday 8am – 3pm
Sunday 8am – 3pm

Trading hours may vary.

Booking Information:

For available dates, pricing and booking information, visit the Skydive Geronimo website.

Lomas Cottage

Discover more about the local history and culture of Rottnest Island at the museum and galleries.

Located on the Heritage Common, this cottage was originally built for John Lomas, an ex-convict and later ‘Imperial Pauper’ for whom the Government provided housing and provisions.

Over the years the cottage has served many different purposes. In 1997 it was restored to its original form and now serves as an exhibition space. The cottage also provides interpretive information on the intriguing life of John Lomas.

Opening Hours:

Daily from 9am – 3pm.

Trading hours may vary.

View the current exhibition here.

Wadjemup Museum

The Wadjemup Museum is a place for visitors to explore and learn Rottnest Island’s rich history. Walk around the newly renovated museum and discover a range of exhibits including 40,000-year-old artefacts, vintage postcards, contemporary artworks, and incredible outdoor sculptures.

Developed in partnership with the Rottnest Island Wadjemup Aboriginal Reference Group, the Wadjemup Museum shares the history of the Island through stories about imprisonment, natural history, arts and culture, and contemporary milestones like how the island was used for quarantine in 2020.

See large items like the old lighthouse keeper’s jacket and whale bones, marvel at the intricate detail on seaweed collages and step back in time with images and stories of holiday makers enjoying the island over the last century. In addition, Sculpture at Wadjemup, showcasing sculptures by renowned WA artists is on display inside and outside the Museum until November 2021.

There are more than 17 displays to explore, plus a theatrette, audio experiences and an interactive touchscreen for kids.

The Wadjemup Museum is inside the old Mill and Hay Store, located behind the Rottnest Bakery and General Store in the Settlement.

Opening Hours:

10am – 3:30pm
10am – 3:30pm
10am – 3:30pm
Thursday 10am – 3:30pm
Friday 10am – 3:30pm
Saturday 10am – 3:30pm
Sunday 10am – 3:30pm

Trading hours may vary.

More Information:

Entry to the Wadjemup Museum is by donation, with proceeds going to the Rottnest Foundation. PayWave and cash donations are accepted.

Pilot Boathouse

A striking display of Rottnest's maritime history, featuring a replica pilot boat and historical photographs.

A secure boathouse, established in 1846, was the first building constructed on Rottnest Island for the pilot service. It was built at the northern end of the seawall. The pilot’s task was to guide ships safely though the reefs around the Island to Fremantle Harbour.

Six years later, quarters for the pilot crew were added to the top of the boathouse and in 1859 another boathouse was built, to house an additional pilot boat. The last pilot left in 1903, ending more than 57 years of piloting on the Island.

Replicas of the pilot boats and historical photographs are now on display in the 1859 boathouse, which is located in the seawall east of the Visitor Centre.

Opening Hours:

Daily from 1pm – 3pm.

Trading hours may vary.

Wadjemup & Bathurst Lighthouses

There are two lighthouses situated on Rottnest Island.

Wadjemup Lighthouse 

Constructed in 1896, Wadjemup Lighthouse stands at the highest point of Rottnest Island, offering visitors a fantastic view of Perth City on the distant mainland. At approximately 38 metres, it is the fourth tallest lighthouse in Australia and replaced the original 20 metre structure built in 1849.

While the lighthouse itself is closed to visitors, this scenic spot is well worth a visit. Three other buildings in the Wadjemup precinct, including the Signal Station, the Battery Observation Post and the Women's Royal Australian Navy Service, are also intact and linked by self-guided interpretive signage.

Located at the centre of the island, you can get to the Wadjemup Lighthouse by bike (a 15-minute ride from the Settlement), by bus tour, shuttle bus, or by foot via the Wadjemup Bidi walk trail.

Bathurst Lighthouse

Bathurst Lighthouse, on the northern edge of Rottnest Island, was built in 1900 to support Wadjemup Lighthouse following the City of York shipping disaster in 1899, where 11 lives were lost. It is 20 metres high and in conjunction with Wadjemup and the Fremantle Lighthouse, creates a navigational triangle to guide skippers.

The reef structure surrounding Rottnest Island meant that the construction of two lighthouses was essential to assist vessels to navigate the channel between Fremantle and the Island.

While the lighthouse itself runs automatically and is closed to visitors, it is located at one of the highest points on the island with breathtaking views on offer, including the famous sunsets of Pinky Beach.