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An unforgettable group getaway to Rottnest Island

Make the most of your time on Wadjemup / Rottnest Island with mates for a visit to remember.
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There's something especially restorative about a getaway with friends.

At Wadjemup / Rottnest Island, you’ll have a chance to truly unwind and connect with those around you. From fishing and swimming to barbecue by the beach, or sundowners overlooking some of the best views in Western Australia, Rottnest Island has it all.

Here are a few suggestions for how to make the most of your time on the island and ensure your next group getaway is one to remember.


Cycling is the best way to explore the island at your own pace. Cruise the wide-open roads, amongst vibrant green bushland with birdlife soaring overhead. Every corner you turn reveals a new, sparkling blue ocean vista – guaranteed to put a smile on your face. You can bring your own bikes to Wadjemup or hire them from Pedal & Flipper  on the island. Saddle up and be prepared to race your friends from beach to bay or tackle one of these cycle routes as a team.

Snorkelling and swimming

Rottnest Island has 63 beaches and 20 bays, with fine, white sand and inviting blue waters. Surrounded by coral reefs, the island is perfect for snorkelling and swimming. Choose your destination from our favourite snorkelling spots, stop by Pedal & Flipper Hire for a beach cricket set and a paddleboard or two, then prepare yourself for a day of beach fun with your friends. 


If you want to get out onto the water, hire a boat from Boating West and explore the magnificent ocean around Rottnest Island. Enjoy a spot of fishing or just enjoy exploring some of the more secluded bays and beaches of the island like the glorious Fish Hook Bay, which is only accessible by boat. 

Eat and drink

There’s nothing quite like connecting with friends over a feast. And there are countless options to do just that on Rottnest Island, from delicious bakery treats for a beachside picnic or barbecue to handmade sourdough pizzas from Frankie’s on Rotto and shared tapas at The Mezz on Rotto. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite to eat, a pub feed or an afternoon of drinks, there’s an option to suit every group.





Rottnest Island Golf Course is one of the island’s hidden gems. Boasting nine holes, which can double to a full 18-hole round, plus a barefoot bowling green and clubhouse, it’s one of Western Australia’s most unique golfing experiences.


Experience Rottnest Island from a different perspective with an exhilarating parasailing experience with Cicerello’s Jet Adventures. Drift up to 450 feet above the water as you admire the landscape of the island from above and the sparkling ocean beneath your feet, all while staying dry. Soar sky high with a friend or two on a tandem or triple flight, for a shared experience unlike any other.

Segway tour

Explore Rottnest Island’s breathtaking scenery and natural beauty on your own revolutionary set of wheels on a tour with Segway Tours WA. You and your mates will love this exciting, eco-friendly adventure. Riding a Segway is easy to learn and you’ll quickly be on your way to experiencing the more off-road corners of the island.


More of an adrenaline-seeking group? A skydive over Rottnest Island is an unforgettable experience that you’ll talk about for years to come. With Skydive Geronimo you can do a tandem skydive from up to 15,000 feet over the island, enjoying a panoramic parachute ride and landing on the beach. The more down-to-earth friends can even watch from the comfort of the sand.





Lace up your boots and explore the Wadjemup Bidi. This 45-km network of trails, made up of five sections, takes you across spectacular coastal headlands, past stunning lakes, and man-made attractions. Choose your trail, pack a lunch and enjoy a day further afield on the island.


If you’re a group of diving fans, you’re in luck too. The diversity of fish, coral species and shipwrecks in the waters around the island make it one of the most fascinating dive sites to be found in such close proximity to a capital city. Bring your own gear over or head to the team at Pedal & Flipper Hire when you arrive on the island for dive tanks and refills.


Wadjemup is a recreational fishing dream, with a bounty to offer. The seagrass meadows around Rottnest Island serve as a nursery for many fish species, such as cobbler and flathead. Bring your rod and settle in for a day of fishing with your friends - you might even catch your dinner!


Sustainable Fishing
To maintain a sustainable supply of fish for the future, please only take what you need. Read more about fishing on Rottnest Island.