Rottnest Island Bike Tour,
Rottnest Island, WA
Rottnest Island is located off the coast of Fremantle, Western Australia and is known for its stunning beaches and wildlife. The island covers 19 square kilometres and is considered an ‘A-class Nature Reserve’ due to its high conservational value.
The island offers diverse experiences from walking trails and fishing to wildlife encounters and bike tours and is easily accessible by ferry with services leaving daily from Perth and Fremantle. For those staying in Perth, it’s a 90 minute journey with Rottnest Express ferry from Barrack Street Jetty. Alternatively catch a light plane or helicopter flight for a unique view of the island and the surrounding area.
“Surrounded by gleaming blue seas, with rustic beachside buildings, it’s not surprising that 500,000 people visit Rottnest island every year. One of the highlights was meeting the local animal inhabitants of the island, the quokkas. They’re marsupials and are often mistaken for rats – in fact explorer Willem de Vlamingh ended up calling the island: rat nest, or Rottnest in Dutch, because it was covered in quokkas,” says Jason Godfrey from Savour Australia.
Discover five experiences that will inspire you to travel to Rottnest Island and explore its unique landscape.