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Getting Around

Whether it be by bike, bus or on foot, there’s no shortage of easy ways to get around and explore everything the island has to offer.
Salmon Bay
Salmon Bay

Journey your way

Renowned for its natural beauty and active outdoor lifestyle, Wadjemup / Rottnest Island is equally well known for what it doesn’t have - traffic. 

With few cars permitted on the island, there is a unique kind of tranquility as you explore everything the island has to offer. 

Explore the island's numerous ways of options for navigation. 


A healthy, efficient way to explore the island, cycling lets you stop wherever (and whenever) you please. Bikes can be hired from three of the ferry providers or from Pedal & Flipper Hire who offer a range of bike options including e-bikes, accessories, and one-day or multi-day hire.
Getting around by bike


Wadjemup / Rottnest Island offers plenty of island experiences just a short walk from the main settlement, so you're never far from the action.

For those looking to venture further afield, you can discover a wealth of natural wonders on foot. From guided walking experiences to exploring the Wadjemup Bidi trail network, every step tells a story. 

Getting around on foot


See the island by shuttle with daily buses seamlessly transporting you between Thomson Bay, Geordie Bay, and Kingstown. 

You can take the Quokka Coaches Island Explorer hop-on-hop-off bus, with 19 stops around the island.

There are also bus tours that offer a relaxing way to explore the island in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach with insightful commentary along the way.

Getting around by bus


Rottnest Island provides an accessible and facility-friendly holiday destination for all visitors. 

With wide pathways, easy to read signage and ramps to most facilities, it’s all about making your experience as easy and accessible as possible. Even the buses are wheelchair accessible so everyone can enjoy the same convenience.

For those requiring extra assistance, a range of mobility equipment is also available for hire from Pedal & Flipper Hire.

More about accessibility on the island