Rottnest Island Travel Guide

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Rottnest Island Overview

Rottnest Island or "Rotto" is a popular holiday and weekend destination for Western Australians located just 18km from the mainland, next to Perth.
It has been inhabited by Aboriginal people for approximately 30000 years.

With no private vehicles allowed on the island it is a paradise for cyclists and hikers, but also for anglers and surfers. Buses are available to hop from location to location along the road that circles around this 19km2 island.
Clear waters make it a popular diving destination and this reserve is known for its famous marsupial inhabitants: the Quokkas.

Rottnest island is generally accessed by ferry from Perth, Fremantle or Hillarys but it is also possible to fly there on a light aircraft. The main settlement is Thompson Bay where accommodation can be found as well as bicycle hire facilities. School holidays are extremely busy and may require bookings to be made one year in advance.