Rottnest Island, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia
Guide to Rottnest Island
When it’s time to relax and recharge, swap the rush of the city for an idyllic island escape with a difference at Rottnest Island.
Located just 19 kilometres (12 miles) off the coast of Perth, Rottnest Island’s tranquil setting will make you feel worlds away. Rotto, as it’s affectionately called, is easily reached by a short ferry ride from the mainland and is car-free, so hire a bicycle once you arrive. This protected nature reserve boasts an abundance of unique flora and fauna, including spectacular marine life and, of course, the adorable quokka. Discover rich cultural heritage, explore numerous beaches and bays, swim and snorkel in pristine waters and meet the happiest animal on earth, all in this little pocket of paradise.