'The beaches on ‘Rotto’ are so breathtakingly beautiful with crystal clear water with some of the whitest sand I’ve ever seen. It’s hard to believe it’s only a short hop from the city of Perth. I loved the quokkas and I was lucky enough to snap my own ‘quokka selfie’. I’d recommend a visit for day or even longer – there’s so much to see and do!’
Just 11 miles off the coast of Perth, but an entire world away, lies the sunny holiday island of Rottnest, blessed with a casual atmosphere, picturesque scenery, dazzling marine life and some of the world’s finest beaches and pristine bays.
Get a stunning birds-eye view of Rottnest Island's incredible beaches with numerous departure options from Perth and surrounds. With many operators to choose from you can arrive by seaplane or helicopter.
Located just 11-miles off the coast of Perth, Rottnest Island is easily accessible by ferry. Typical ride times are 25-minutes from Freemantle and 90-minutes from Perth.
Festivals & Events
From campgrounds and budget cabins and bungalows to premium accommodations with ocean views, there are options for everyone to stay at Rottnest Island. A few notable options are:
Rottnest Island typically experiences warm weather and due to a warm-water current water temperatures range from an average of 73°F in summer to 66°F in winter.