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Rottnest Island Holidays - Perth WA

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.

Rottnest Museum
Formerly the Old Bam and Grain Crushing Mill, the museum traces the cultural and natural history of Rottnest from the early Dutch explorers to the present, Many fascinating relics of the convict days and shipwrecks around the island are on display.
Open: 10am-4pm summer 11am-4pm winter
Telephone: (09) 372 9727

Rotto Rail
Rottnest Island Railway Trust
The historic Oliver Hill light railway which once hauled guns and ammunition for the Army now carries tourists, opening up views of the island which cannot be seen from the road. Purchase tickets from the Visitors' Centre at the end of the jetty.
Telephone: (09) 372 752

Rottnest Island Bus Tours
Two coach tours of the island are available, Tickets can be purchased from the Visitors' centre. Tours leave at 11.30am and 1.30pm daily.
Telephone: (09) 372 9720

Guided Walking Tours
Rottnest Island Guided Tours

This free walking tour of Rottnest's Colonial architecture and relics brings the island's rich history of prisoners and pioneers to life. Leaves 11.15am and 2pm daily from the Visitors' Centre.
Tel: 372 9727

How to Get There
Ferries leave from the Barrack Street Jetty in Perth, Northport in North Fremantle or Hillarys Boat Harbour. Flights leave from Perth Airport.

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