About Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island, Western Australia's very own island getaway featuring a casual atmosphere, picturesque scenery and some of the world's finest beaches and bays, is located just 19 kilometres off the coast of Fremantle.

Rottnest Island is a special place for Western Australians and a popular destination for interstate and international visitors. The Mediterranean-style climate and indigenous flora and fauna of this Island provide the backdrop to a special holiday experience.

Many tours and activities operate throughout the day, including the popular two hour guided tour of the Island; the historic Oliver Hill Train; the Underwater Explorer; joy flights on the Rottnest Air Taxi; Brett Heady's Family Fun Park; guided walking tours; the Rottnest Museum; and water activities such as sea kayaks, Time-Out self driven glass-bottom watercraft, surf-cats and more.

Journeys by ferry take 30 minutes from Fremantle, 45 minutes from Hillarys, 90 minutes from Perth, an you can also get to the Island in 15 minutes by areoplane from Jandakot Airport.

Facts and Figures

·  More than 500,000 people visit Rottnest Island each year.

  The Island is 11 kilometres long, 4.5 kilometres at its widest point, and the land area measures 1,900 hectares.

  It is a 24km ride around the island. Allow at least 2.5 hours for la leisurely cycle.

  The Island is an 'A' Class reserve managed by the Rottnest Island Authority.

·  Each visitor to the Island pays an entry fee to the Island ($11.50 for adults and $1.00 for children), which is included in the ferry fare, or as part of an annual admission fee for boat owners.


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  • Enjoy a relaxing cycle around the IslandEnjoy a relaxing cycle around the Island