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New Year’s Eve on Rottnest Island

Fireworks Extravaganza at 9:00pm
Join us for a giant New Year’s Eve party, with free activities and live entertainment from 4pm, followed by a spectacular Fireworks display over Thomson Bay at 9pm. Find yourself a good viewpoint along the bay and enjoy the fun with friends and family.

ZONE A: SETTLEMENT MALL (until 8:30pm)
•  Settlement food village
•  China Doll Indi-duo
•  Glow in the dark face painting
•  Balloon twisting
•  Kite making
•  Quirky games station

ZONE B: ENTERTAINMENT ZONE (grassed area in front of Dome from 3:30 - 8:00pm)
•  Glow in the dark face painting
•  Balloon twisting
•  Kiddies silent disco
•  Photo booth
•  Quirky games station

There will be loads for the whole family including:
•  Circus performers
•  Balloon twisting
•  Glowsticks

Store Opening Hours
General Store - open until 8pm
Bakery - open until 8pm
Subway - open until 9pm
The Lane - open until 8pm
Dome - open until 9pm

Special discounted late ferries will be running until 10:00pm and 1am! 

Depart from Fremantle:
Adults: $55
Children (12yrs and under): FREE!* (*free fares apply for 9:45pm ferry only)
Book today with Rottnest Express

Depart from Hillarys:
Adult: $55
Children: $35
Book today with Rottnest Fast Ferries


New Year's Eve Beach Party at Hotel Rottnest from 8:00pm - late
Celebrate New Year's Eve beachside at the iconic Hotel Rottnest overlooking Thomson Bay.  
•  Pop up food stalls
•  Drink specials
•  DJ entertainment from well-known Perth DJ Micah Black and DJ DNGRFLD.
Purchase your ticket ($35) and secure your prime position on Thomson Bay! Note: Ferry operators have ferry and ticket packages for $89.

New Year's Eve at Rottnest Lodge from 4:00pm - late
A popular venue to kick off your New Year:
•  Poolside DJs by Riva Restaurant from 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Live music by local band The Freo Grasshoppers at Governor’s Sports Bar (located behind The Rottnest Lodge) 9:00pm – 2:00pm

New Year’s Day Chillout Session from 10:00am onwards
Bring in the New Year chilling out at Hotel Rottnest with that amazing view, pop up food stalls, specialty drinks to kick back and listen to the smooth beats of DJ Tikki Tembo and others. Entry is free!