- Public Drinking Water
- Cafe’s, Kiosk, Restaurants
Getting to the island by boat
Rottnest Fast Ferries
All day rider Bus services on the island
Family (2×2) $29.00
One way $7.50
Child (4-12yrs) $6.00
Extra child $2.50
Bike Hire on the island
Child (4-12 yrs) $30.00
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When traveling to and from Rottnest island make sure you bring plenty of sunblock, hat, sunglasses and carry a couple of litres of water with you, this island gets very hot and the risk of sunstroke is high as I found out. With all the precautions taken above the temperature can reach above 40 degrees but with a cool see breeze can make it feel cooler.
When on the island you can choose to catch a hop on hop off bus service, a train service or you can hire bikes and bike your way around the island, the views are great. I chose the later and the day was superb, Riding around the island you can really travel at your own place and go exploring, swimming at various locations. Riding around the island took about eight hours, and it really is amazing.
The basin a popular snorkeling spot which is protected by a high reef if you’re worried about sharks, aside from this there are many small fish that live in the reef and is a great place to snorkel and explore the many species of fish that live here.
The journey you can get the express or the ferry. The ferry which is slower that the express has an outdoor area where you can stand at the back of the ferry be prepared to get wet on a windy day the sea spray can get you drenched but it’s all good fun. The express is enclosed and has no outdoor area.
Things to see and do
Quokkas are located all around Rottnest island however I did not manage to see one up close until I stopped at the basin for a snorkel. They are small and cute and even though they may look hungry it is advised that you do not feed the wildlife.
Prices on the island start from $27.00 online or $45.00 on island
For more information on getting to the island click here
Always dipose of your rubbish correctly and help keep Australia's shores pristine for your next visit & always swim between the red and yellow flags.