Rottnest’s unique array of wildlife
Standing just 12 inches tall, the Quokka is Rottnest’s most famous inhabitant. With 8,000-12,000 inhabiting the Island, you’re sure to spot one. View the annual migration of Humpback Whales from September – November. Get up close and personal with a colony of New Zealand Fur Seals at Cathedral Rocks, plus Ospreys and pods of Dolphins.
Jump onboard a 90 minute Rottnest Adventure Tour or afternoon Whale or Seal Encounter and explore the Island by sea. Or feel the wind in your hair as you use pedal power to explore the Island’s many treasures by bike. With cars excluded on the Island, bike riding would have to be the most popular and fun way to explore the Island. Take to the air on a 10 minute joy flight or visit the Rottnest Bike and Hire store to grab your very own Surfboard or Stand-up Paddle Board for the day.
A guiding light, a defender of the peace, hunting ground and prison. Rottnest boasts an incredibly rich heritage. Take a tour up to Oliver Hill on the Captain Hussey, sit back on a Discovery Coach Tour or view relics at the Rottnest Museum, Lomas Cottage and Pilot Boat House. Keep an eye out for the yellow shirt clan, the Rottnest Volunteer Guides, offering an array of informative walking tours.
White sandy beaches
The Island’s breathtaking natural beauty has to be one of Rottnest’s biggest assets. This vast natural playground has over 63 beaches and 20 bays so there is a high possibility of finding a secluded beach all to yourself. Rottnest is teeming with more than 135 species of vibrant tropical fish and 20 species of coral. Snorkelling is the best way to explore Rottnest’s underwater playground. Be sure to check out the underwater snorkel trail located at Parker Point.
Rottnest Island has a great range of activities to keep the family entertained for hours! Climb, jump, splash 'n' slide on the floating Just 4 Fun Aqua Park in Thomson Bay and located just a short walking distance from the main settlement is the Family Fun Park. Mini Putt Putt, Trampolines, Air Soccer, Ping Pong plus a variety of family games are available. At certain times of the year you can watch your favourite movies at the Rottnest Picture Hall.