Located just 19 km off the coast of Fremantle, Rottnest Island is Western Australia's own island getaway renowned for its casual atmosphere, picturesque scenery and some of the world's best beaches and bays. Just 11 km long, 4.5 km at its widest point and an area of 1,900 ha, Rottnest Island's Mediterranean-style climate and native flora and fauna provide the perfect environment for exploring.
The island's unique natural attractions, fun family activities and fascinating tours make it one of Western Australia's most popular holiday destinations. There are 63 beaches, captivating snorkelling sites, friendly wildlife (including the elusive quokka), ancient history to discover and 50 km of roads to bus, bike and tour as well as the Family Fun Park, Mini Putt Putt, Just4Fun Aqua Park and more.
Rottnest Island's rich history is an interwoven narrative comprising Aboriginal connections, European exploration, colonial settlement, military defence, maritime voyages, social heritage, recreation and leisure. The island presents visitors with the rare chance to discover and appreciate the many layers of Western Australia's history all in the one place. Historic sights, heritage tours and heritage trails are a great way to step back in time and uncover Rottnest Island's intriguing culture and history.