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The perfect romantic escape on Rottnest Island

With romantic vistas around every corner, Wadjemup / Rottnest Island is the perfect place for lovers.
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Cocktails at Samphire
Cocktails at Samphire

With romantic vistas around every corner, Wadjemup / Rottnest Island is the perfect place for lovers. Whether you want to relax and recharge, indulge in a gourmet feast or explore together, the perfect romantic escape on Rottnest Island is only a short ferry ride away. Here are our favourite ways to impress someone on the island.

Picturesque picnics 

Sometimes simple romance is the way to go. Think: a picnic, a secluded bay and a priceless view. Pack a basket and blanket and head to the General Store to stock up on goodies for your very own grazing style lunch (there’s a store in Thomson Bay and at Geordie Bay). If you prefer something ready-made, you can always stop off at the Rottnest Bakery or the The Lane Café for savoury and sweet treats to go. Once you’re loaded up with your gourmet feast, head off on bikes or catch Island Explorer Bus. With 63 beaches and 20 bays to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find a dreamy spot for just the two of you.

Sunset cocktails 

Nothing says romance like a delicious cocktail paired with a stunning view. Head to Bayside Bar for one of their creative concoctions and enjoy with your toes dipped in the sand as you overlook Thomson Bay . And if you’re around during sunset, Pinky’s Rottnest Island is the place to be. Order the iconic Pinky’s Spritz cocktail and toast the sun as it melts into the ocean. 

Secluded accommodation

If you’re turning your romantic adventure into an overnighter, there are lots of accommodation options to help elevate your day into a loved-up mini break. From glamping under the stars to luxurious hotel stays, there’s somewhere special waiting for you. Check out the ocean view self-contained units; these fully equipped beachfront units are the perfect setting for a romantic getaway, overlooking the tranquil Wadjemup waters.


Cruise the ocean

Set sail with a romantic day on the water. Hire your own vessel from Boating West or step aboard Charter 1 or Rottnest Cruises for a tailored tour experience. Whether you love to go fishing together, want to explore some of the hidden bays, or take a sunset sail, you’re sure to have a memorable time.

Long walks 

When it comes to long romantic walks, you’re spoilt for choice on Rottnest Island. Choose a stretch of sand to wander with your special someone, or hike one of the five Wadjemup Bidi trails. Each varies in length and will take you from salt lakes and wetlands to spectacular rugged coast and ocean viewing points.

Perfect proposals

Many people have decided to pop the question on Rottnest Island, and it’s not hard to see why. There are an abundance of scenic, secluded places for that perfect moment - you just need to find one that’s right for you.