Why Rottnest Island Should Be On Your Australian Bucket List

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Rottnest Island, Western Australia

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.

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Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

 

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

 

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Where to stay on Rottnest Island, Perth

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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!

14 thoughts on “Why Rottnest Island Should Be On Your Australian Bucket List”

  1. Hello there Craig!! What an amazing place! I’ve been looking at your blog for a few days now… and you have such great information. I’m actually planning my trip to Australia for June (my honeymoon) traveling from Miami, FLorida… but i’m having such a hard time deciding on where to go. We have about 20-25 days to vacation.. I’m really want to go to Cairns and Sydney. But I want to see lots nature and animals.. I’m a huge animal lover and I need to see them in their natural state.. Can you recommend something? I definitely want to go to Cairns and Sydney.. how many days would you recommend? Should I add one more city or 2?

    Thanks for your time! 🙂

  2. Some beautiful photos there! I especially love the ones you took of The Basin. Rottnest is one of my favourite places in the world, I used to go there several times a year when I was younger by boat, ferry and small plane. Unfortunately it seems to be getting more and more crowded and expensive as the years go by. I don’t visit as often as I’d like these days, but I do try and get back there at least once a year even when I’m not living in Perth.

  3. Amazing photos! We visited Perth and Rottnest some time ago and loved it! People living in Perth are so lucky to have these beaches (and all the other gorgeous beaches) on their doorstep.

  4. These photos are enough to let you put Rottnest Island in your list of must-visit places for 2015. Just seeing the blueness and the brightness of the surroundings already gets me excited.

  5. Funny, I was planning to go to Rotto this week and suddenly I see a tweet from @ExpPerth flying over about this post.

    Now I know what I can expect. I guess I have to bring my camera as well.
    Thanks!

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