Why Rottnest Island Should Be On Your Australian Bucket List

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woman sitting on a wooden table on the beach

Rottnest Island or “Rotto” as the locals like to call it is located 18 kilometres off the coast of Perth in Western Australia.

We had Rottnest Island on our Australian bucket list, and we think maybe you should too.

With over 60 picturesque beaches and bays and top spots for snorkeling, diving, kayaking, swimming and fishing Rotto is a true island paradise.

Measuring 24 kilometres round trip by road, Rottnest Island is best explored by bicycle as it’s a car-free-zone making it a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

The locals of Perth are incredibly lucky to have this island getaway at their doorstep. Seriously, if I lived locally I’d be catching the 25-minute ferry over more often than not.

And you’ll be sure to meet lots of the true locals getting around, the QUOKKA, a small macropod about the size of a domestic cat.

Enjoy the photos, and just picture yourself here.

Rottnest Island Western Australia (72)

sandy cliffs next to the beach

people bike riding on a road

 

white sand beach next to the ocean

people swimming in the ocean

bushes

people sitting on a beach in front of a lighthouse

bicycles parked on the beach

A close up of an animal

a man wearing snorkeling gear

wooden stairs leading down onto a beach

sand dunes on the beach

cliffs next to the ocean

little girls walking into the ocean

boats in the ocean

sandy trail leading onto the beach

the ocean

man walking into the ocean

people swimming in the ocean

 

girls walking down wooden stairs leading onto the beach

sand dunes on the beach

close up of an animal

people on the beach

people sitting on tables on a balcony

people jumping on an inflatable trampoline in the ocean

woman lying on a towel on the beach while kids build a sandcastle

boats in the ocean

people bike riding on a path next to the ocean

rocky cliffs next to the beach

Where to stay on Rottnest Island, Perth

For accommodation options on Rottnest Island, check out our accommodation partner, Booking.com by clicking here.

Getting to Rottnest Island?

Fly into Perth, Western Australia. Rottnest is located 18 kilometres off the coast. From Perth or Fremantle, you can catch a ferry. Full details at: www.RottnestIsland.com

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We had Rottnest Island on our Australian bucket list. After looking at these photos I think you will too!

We had Rottnest Island on our Australian bucket list. After looking at these photos I think you will too!

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