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The perfect romantic escape on Rottnest Island

Wadjemup / Rottnest Island’s natural beauty makes it a haven for couples seeking a romantic escape.
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With stunning vistas around every corner and secluded beaches perfect for two, Wadjemup / Rottnest Island is the ideal getaway for the romantic at heart.

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.

Cruise the ocean

Set sail with a romantic day on the water. Spend the day exploring the sparkling waters and white, sandy beaches at your own pace by hiring your own vessel through Boating West. Whether you share a passion for adventure, such as an action-packed day of fishing, or prefer to spend your day sightseeing and snorkelling, there’s a boat for every itinerary.

Share a love of good food? Get ready to set sail on a luxurious seafood cruise with Rottnest Cruises. As a bonus, you can even try your hand at pulling your own lobster pot before tucking into your indulgent seven-course lunch.

If you're staying overnight, experience the romance of a sunset like never before with Charter 1's Sunset Sail tour. Settle in and enjoy golden hour as it transforms the sky into a radiant spectacle, painting the horizon with hues of warmth and wonder. Savour the intimacy of the moment as you indulge in refreshing drinks and a charcuterie platter, all while cruising the waters of Wadjemup.

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 the 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 or mocktail paired with a stunning view. Head to Bayside Bar at Samphire Rottnest for one of their creative concoctions and enjoy with your toes dipped in the sand as you overlook Thomson Bay. If you’re around during sunset, Pinky’s Rottnest Island is the place to be. Order a drink and toast the sun as it melts into the ocean.

Delicious dining

Looking to have a special lunch or dinner? Make a reservation at Isola Bar E Cibo for an Italian feast of fresh pasta and Western Australia seafood cooked over a charcoal-fired grill. It’s the perfect pairing with the views over the sparkling Thomson Bay. Or, book a table at Lontara for some delicious South East Asian share plates. Explore more dining options here.

Scenic flights

Want to make your visit even more exceptional with a touch of adventure? Treat yourself and your loved one to a scenic joy flight and experience breathtaking aerial vistas of the island. Soar above the island with Rottnest Air-Taxi or Major Blue Air, and experience views that will make your romantic getaway even more memorable.

The thrill of parasailing

If you and your significant other relish grand adventures, you can’t beat the thrill of soaring above Rottnest Island’s waters by parasail with Cicerello’s Jet Adventures. Share the joy on a tandem flight as you feel the rush of excitement as you glide up into the air to take in the amazing coastal landscape and shimmering sea below.




Long walks 

When it comes to long romantic walks, you’re spoilt for choice on Rottnest Island. Amidst the beauty and nature, the island offers the perfect backdrop for connecting with your special someone. Choose a stretch of pristine sand to wander hand in hand. Or immerse yourself in the island’s lush landscapes while you wander the paths of the Wadjemup Bidi, where you’ll be taken from salt lakes and wetlands to rugged coastline. 

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 elegant 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.

Relaxing massage

If you are staying overnight, choose to indulge in a world of relaxation from the comfort of your accommodation with a massage. Mobile Massage on Rottnest Island by Golden Bees offers a decadent menu of treatments that allow you to unwind without leaving the comfort of your accommodation. Whether you’re after a relaxing massage or a restorative deep tissue massage, relax with a tranquil treatment together.