Rottnest Island is an A-Class nature reserve & there is always something new to discover. Explore the island with a bike or via the many walking trails & see over 63 stunning beaches, visit some of the islands historic landmarks or take a famous Quokka selfie. Visit the Hotel Rottnest reception and our friendly staff will be delighted to point you in the right direction & even give you some valuable local knowledge.
The Basin is my favourite place to swim on the island with the most beautiful crystal clear water, it’s almost like swimming in a pool. I recommend dropping by Rottnest Pedal & Flipper, just behind the hotel & picking up some snorkeling gear.
A short walk from the settlement – Vlamingh Lookout is the prime spot to take in some of the most beautiful sunsets on the island. With the Wadjemup Lighthouse in the distance and a good amount of cloud cover – nothing prepares you for such an amazing sight!
Nothing better than a jetty jump before lunch on a hot day! Head out from the front of Hotel Rottnest onto the Hotel jetty & cool off with a well executed dive into the refreshing Thomson Bay water. Nothing better than finishing up with a cool drink afterwards.
Whether it’s hitting my secret fishing spot near Kingstown barracks, a quick squid off the Hotel jetty around 7pm or trying to catch herring off the main jetty – there are plenty of spots to have a great fish. Plus the General store carries plenty of bait & tackle.
We usually get to the course at around 3pm when the sun is dropping & it becomes a little cooler. Sunset over the 8th hole is a spectacular sight & the course greens are some of the nicest found in Western Australia.
Spend your day bay hopping by foot, by bike or by bus around Rottnest Island’s 63 stunning beaches. Soaking up the sunshine and swimming in the crystal clear blue water, there’s no place quite like it.
Rottnest Island is alive with wildlife above and below sea level. Discover an array of bird species & a beautiful world of sea life. Why not follow the likes of Roger Federer, Teri Hatcher and Margot Robbie in capturing a famous Quokka selfie.
There’s nothing quite like casting a line and soaking up the serenity. There are a number of great spots on the island and even some secret ones that only the locals know about. Have a chat to reception and they’ll point you in the right direction.
Rottnest Island was established in 1829 & has been a hive of activity ever since. Take some time to learn more about the island & it’s rich history. The island even has it’s own friendly tour guides eager to show you around.
Wake up & take a morning stroll along Thomson Bay. If you need a little refreshment why not pack your bathers & go for a quick dip.
There are a number of great places to fuel up for the day ahead. Some of our favourites are The Lane, Rottnest Island Bakery or Dome Coffee. All are just a short stroll from the Hotel.
The Basin is a local favourite. Just a quick 15 minutes walk from the main settlement, you’ll enjoy crystal clear water & beautiful white sand. If you really want to enjoy the underwater view, why not grab a snorkeling set from Pedal & Flipper.
After a busy morning, find a table at Hotel Rottnest and enjoy a dish off our delicious seasonal menu. Sit back, relax and enjoy the view.Food menu
Grab your board & hop on the Island Explorer, we recommend checking out Chicken Reef which is just a short 10 minute bus ride away.
As the sun begins to set, there’s no better spot than Hotel Rottnest. Start with a refreshing local beer or cocktail, then browse through our seasonal menu. It’s the perfect end to a perfect day.Food menu
Set off on the Eco Express for a 90 minute tour of Rottnest Islands incredible wildlife from above & below the surface. If you’re lucky you may even experience the migrating of the humpback whales. Don’t forget your camera!BOOK YOUR TICKET
A quick lesson is all you need to glide your way around Rottnest Island on a special Segway Tour. Effortlessly explore the history & landmarks on the island with a guided tour by there friendly trained guides at Segway Tours WA.BOOK YOUR TICKET
A bit of an adrenaline junkie? Jump on board a Geronimo skydive flight & experience the thrill of a lifetime. You’ll enjoy a 20-minute scenic flight as you cruise up to your chosen altitude, with the best views of Rottnest Island. Jumping out you’ll experience a 66 second free fall with speeds of up to 200km/h!BOOK YOUR TICKET
The new kid on the block, SeaLink Rottnest has made a big impact with their bright blue catamaran, offering a wide spread timetable departing from B’Shed daily. Their sister company, Captain Cook Cruises offer travel from Barrack Street as well as Swan River Cruises.Find out more
Rottnest Express has been servicing travel to Rottnest Island for more than 50 years. Running a fleet of 3 boats of various sizes and departing from Barrack Street, Northport Rous Head & B’Shed Fremantle multiple times a day.Find out more
Departing daily from the Hillary’s Boat harbour north of Perth City, Rottnest Fast Ferries offer travel that is both relaxed & refined. With mulitple tours and bike hire options, Fast Ferries will get you to Rottnest in no time.Find out more
Rottnest Island plays host to a wide variety of events each & every year. From sporting events such as the Good Life Running Festival to Sufferfest Triathalon as well as a raft of marine events & festivals. Head over to the Island event calendar to learn more.EVENTS CALENDAR
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