July School Holidays at Rottnest
There’s no shortage of family-friendly fun these school holidays at Rottnest Island, from free tours and activities to meeting the stars of the island - the delightful quokkas. Rottnest enjoys warmer winters with less rainfall compared to the mainland, so it is a great time to visit and explore!Hire a bike from Pedal & Flipper then pick up an island map from the Visitor Centre to guide you.
If riding a bike isn’t your thing, you can't beat a tour on a revolutionary set of wheels with Segway Tours WA (suitable for kids over the age of 12).
If you're keen to see the island from a different perspective during the winter months, there are a range of bus tours to help you explore the island from the comfort of a bus. Enjoy the island at your own pace with 19 different stops including the famous beaches, bays and attractions.
For a slower pace, you can also take the family on a stroll along a section of the Wadjemup Bidi - the network of walk trails traversing the island, taking in beautiful landmarks and offering insights through interpretive signage along the way.
Kids can also fill their days with mini-golf and retro arcade games as well as catching one of the latest new release movies at Rottnest Movies and Mini Golf, or roll up for a few rounds of barefoot lawn bowls the whole family will enjoy.
For an insightful look through Rottnest Island’s rich history, take a walk around Wadjemup Museum. Discover a range of exhibits including 40,000-year-old artefacts, whale bones, the Lighthouse Keeper’s jacket, and sculptures – including a Quokka!
Rottnest Voluntary Guides School Holiday Program
Every school holidays, the Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association offers a program of activities and tours that will get kids out learning more about Rottnest’s natural environment, furry friends and local history.
These activities are suitable for all ages, are free and last approximately one hour. They include exploring themes such as Quokka Tales, Beach Discovery, Birds and Beasts or Night Skies.
Download the current School Holiday Program here (PDF 187KB).
Check out more ideas for family fun on Rottnest Island here.
Free Ferry Travel for Kids
Rottnest Island is the perfect place to reconnect as a family over the school holidays and to help you get there for less, each ferry operator provides a special offer that includes free travel for kids!
For more information, terms and conditions, and how to book, visit the Rottnest Express, SeaLink Rottnest Island and Rottnest Fast Ferries websites.
Program subject to change.