Rottnest Island is notably situated 19 kms offshore from Perth and surrounded by the dazzling Indian Oceane because of its relaxed atmosphere and its beautiful beaches. The people go swimming, hiking, snorkelling, fishing and relaxing.
Scuba diving and snorkelling are outside the world and is surrounded by coral reefs and shipwrecks. Rotto is a car-free area, and the best way to get around is to hire a bicycle. There is also the local bus Bayseeker, which travels around the island daily and can take you on some of the most isolated beaches and surf resorts. There are 20 bays you can choose from, which ensures that you can frequently find a patch of beach.
The interesting history of the island is brought to life by guided tours describing its former Native Prison and its role in Australia’s military defence programme for the second world war.
Take care of the quokkas, the sweet marsupi that inspired the name of the island. Accommodation-wise, everything from beach villas to tent sites is suitable for everybody’s budget.
Get to Rottnest Island from Fremantle, Perth or Hillarys Boat Harbor on a 30-40-minute boat ride.