Rottnest Island is a firm favourite with West Australians. This picturesque island paradise is known for its aquatic and coastal lifestyles, nature and wildlife. You can also wine and dine at a selection of the Island’s cafes and restaurants, many with sweeping ocean views and fresh seasonal produce.Situated close to Perth, visitors can easily head to Rottnest on a day trip, but there’s so much to see and do here that we suggest staying for at least a few days to really experience the best of the island. With a choice of over 63 secluded beaches and 20 bays, you will be spoilt for choice.


Rottnest Island’s pristine turquoise bays, aquatic activities, walking trails, historic attractions and abundance of wildlife are just a short ferry ride from Perth, Fremantle or Hillarys Ferry Terminal. The three ferry companies that operate to the Island are SeaLink Rottnest, Rottnest Express and Rottnest Fast Ferries.

You can also take a scenic flight to enjoy a spectacular, bird’s eye view of Rottnest Island as you arrive.


Rottnest Island offers a broad range of accommodation styles to suit all budgets and requirements, from hostel beds, campsites, cabins and bungalows through to apartments, hotel rooms, heritage-style accommodation and eco-luxe glamping tents.

Accommodation at Rottnest Island books out well in advance, especially for the summer holidays, long weekends, Easter and for events, so it’s advisable to secure accommodation as early as possible.


Find more on visiting Rottnest Island relating to travel, accommodation, seeing local wildlife (including quokkas) and tours visit RottnestIsland.com.