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Getting Here

Located just 19 km from the coast of Fremantle, 33 km from Perth’s city centre and 22 km from Hillarys, Wadjemup / Rottnest Island is easy to get to by ferry, by boat and by air.
Thomson Bay
Thomson Bay

Wander beyond

Just 19 km from Fremantle, 33 km from Perth’s city centre and 22 km from Hillarys, Wadjemup / Rottnest Island offers an unforgettable experience, whether you visit for a day or enjoy an extended stay.

Easily accessible by ferry, plane or your own boat, getting to Western Australia's favourite holiday island couldn’t be easier. 

Explore the quick and convenient ways to get here. 


A popular choice for most visitors, quick and easy transfers across to the island can be booked through one of the three ferry operators. 

Ferries leave from Perth City, North Fremantle (Rous Head), Fremantle (Victoria Quay) and Hillarys Boat Harbour in Perth's north with trips ranging from 25 minutes to 90 minutes.

Getting here by ferry
Flying above


When you travel by air you experience Wadjemup / Rottnest Island from a whole different perspective. 

Whether it’s by plane or helicopter, you’ll enjoy stunning views and visibility of the southern beaches and the breathtaking island itself. 

Getting here by air


Boasting some of Western Australia’s most pristine marine environments and diverse marine life, Wadjemup is a popular destination for WA boat owners.

Perfect for those wanting to travel at their own pace, it’s the ideal opportunity to experience the island’s abundant coastal activities.

Getting here by boat


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

Accessible services are available with all ferry operators for those travelling with a wheelchair or mobility scooter. When booking, please inform your preferred ferry operator of your requirements so they can accommodate you.

More about accessibility on the island