Pristine. Stunning. Relaxing.
Visit the peace and quiet of Rottnest Island to witness beauty like no other.
Known by Perth locals as Rotto, Rottnest Island has a rich natural, Aboriginal and maritime history. Separating from the mainland over 7,000 years ago, Rottnest is now the largest in a chain of islands opposite Perth. Since the inhabitation of the Aboriginal people and the subsequent European settlement in 1829, the Island has been used for a number of purposes.
Now, Rottnest Island is known for having some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and bays, perfect for everything from fishing to sun baking. The Island is also a car free zone to protect the environment and wildlife, including the famous Rottnest rarity, the quokka (a small kangaroo-like marsupial).
How to get there
Take a ferry, plane or rent a boat to get from Perth to Rottnest Island.
- Explore the Island’s 63 beaches
- Play golf at the Country Club
- Dive or snorkel Rottnest’s reefs
- Admire the flora and fauna
- Rottnest Island scenic flights