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Basin Beaches. Rottnest Island. Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Basin Beaches. WA

Rottnest Island. Basin Beaches - Western Australia
Just a short ferry trip or air taxi ride to a safe friendly and protected beaches of the Basin Beaches on north side of the reef protected island. Great for families with small children where the white sand meets the azure waters of the Indian Ocean.

A lifestyle untouched by the pressures of the mainland draws thousands of holidaymakers to Rottnest each year. Its crystal clear bays and beaches are perfect for swimming, snorkelling, windsurfing,skindiving,sunbathing, surfing, boating and fishing.

One reason for the idyllic atmosphere is the absence of cars. Everyone rides bicycles. You can hire them on the island or bring your own on the ferry. For safety reasons, bicycle helmets must be worn and these are also available for hire.

And Rottnest wouldn't be Rottnest without the quokkas, the small marsupials which inhabit the island.

It's great to spend a few days at Rottnest, but you can still have a relaxing time visiting for a day. It doesn't take long to slow down to "Rotto" pace.

(all photo's courtesy of Western Australia Tourism Commission)

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Rottnest Museum
Many fascinating relics of the convict days and shipwrecks around the island
Rottnest Island Railway
opening up views of the island which cannot be seen from the road
Island Guided Tours
free walking tour of Colonial architecture and relics brings the rich history
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Margaret River - Western Australia
Margaret River - Western Australia
The Margaret River Wine Region is one of the country’s newest wine districts, with the first vines being planted in 1967, and is also one of Australia’s biggest, stretching 120km from north to south and 30km west to east, and producing more than 20 per cent of the nation’s premium wines. more
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Things to do on Rottnest Island
snorkelling, diving, walking, tours, rail rides, fishing, kayaking, photography, swimming

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More information on Rottnest Island
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