Rottnest Island is situated off the coast of Fremantle and is a 25-minute leisurely ferry ride from Victoria Quay on Fremantle Harbour.
The island is a stunning holiday destination for Western Australians and visitors.
Rottnest covers an area only 11 km long and 4.5 km wide. The natural environment of Rottnest is extraordinary with more than 63 stunning beaches and 20 bays, spectacular flora and abundant marine life and wildlife providing the perfect backdrop for a special holiday experience.
Rottnest’s famous marsupial, the Quokka, can usually be spotted seeking shade under the trees around the settlement. Rottnest is also home to a variety of unique wildlife including nineteen varieties of snakes and lizards, tree dwelling frogs and a plethora of birdlife.
Visitors arriving at the island will land at Thompson’s Bay. The visitor centre, bike hire, café’s, general store, bakery, and general shops are a short walk from ferry landing within the area known as the settlement.
Private vehicles are not permitted on the island and bikes are the transport of choice. Bikes can be hired on the island, but if cycling doesn’t appeal there is also a regular bus service around the island.
There are a range of cafés and restaurants on the island including the famous Rottnest Bakery. There is a small supermarket for visitors wishing to purchase groceries.
Rottnest is an easy day trip for visitors and also offers a variety of accommodation on the island from campsites to boutique hotel and self contained villas with ocean views.
Visit the tours and tickets page to book a return ferry ride to the island or one of the several Rottnest tour packages that are available.