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A moody shot of Rottnest Island at Sunset. Birdseye View Aerial Photography. But there is far more to Rottnest than it just being a vibrant tourism destination full of fun recreational activities.

Depending on the time of year and the company you choose to travel with, ferry times and inclusive packages do vary. Contact the ferry company directly for any queries relating to ferry travel. Aerial view of Rottnest Island. Breathtaking island paradise only a short ferry away from Perth! Australian Renewable Energy Agency. There is plenty of information about the island at the centre and more importantly, free maps of the roads and bays which comes in handy for those bicycling around.

There is also a hop-on, hop-off bus for which you can buy a ticket for at the visitor centre. Our camping tent fitted 3 people in there. No joke — that night a quokka unzipped our tent and hopped in, was so funny, gave my friend the fright of his life! You can choose day trips to overnight accommodation packages, or just do a one-day trip and explore Rottnest by yourself. Camping is what myself and my friends did, and I was really impressed with the camping facilities at Rottnest Island — they are high quality and well maintained.

You can look up package deals and search for accommodation types on the Rottnest Island website. Another accommodation option for those wanting something a little more fancier is Hotel Rottnest , which offers its own premier hotel accommodation with views of Thompson Bay. My friend enjoying cycling around on Rottnest Island — a beautiful clear, sunny day followed by a refreshing snorkel pitstop soon after.

The most popular activities to do on Rottnest Island is bicycling around. This is the best way to travel around and see all that Rotto has to offer. We cycled around the island took us 4 hours and the best bit is stopping randomly to go snorkelling! Mobility assistance options are also available, as are special group discounts and a call-out recovery service in the event of tyre punctures for island cyclists. Download their Equipment Hire Price List.

Or, if you an adrenaline junkie, then may I suggest skydiving over Rottnest as another way to enjoy it ;P. The limestone coral reef that surrounds Rottnest grew approximately , years ago when the sea level was thought to be at least three mreatres higher than the present day.

The diversity of fish, coral species and number of shipwrecks scattered around the island makes it one of the most fascinating dive sites to be found in such close proximity to a capital city. There are many dive operators based on the Perth mainland that conduct day trips and dives out to Rottnest Island. The Basin, with its shallow clear waters, is only 10 minutes from the main Rottnest Island settlement and an underwater snorkelling playground.

Rottnest Island has some of the best surfing conditions and most consistent breaks in Western Australia, with some waves off Rottnest often being two to three feet larger than those at Perth beaches.

In fact, Strickland Bay has been ranked in the top 50 breaks in the world. When you walk around the coastal edges of Rottnest Island — think about that! A must visit is Wadjemup Bidi: Ensure you take sufficient drinking water and beware of snakes before you attempt any long walk trail! Rottnest Island is home to the finest, postcard-perfect beaches and bays in the world.

You have a choice of 63 secluded beaches and 20 bays. Other popular beaches and bays include:. If you go to Rottnest in April, or September through to December, look out for Humpback and Southern Right whales migrating past the island. At the New Cathedral Rocks viewing platform you can see the resident New Zealand fur seals colony, and look out for wild birds, frogs, and bats! They are known to be over 70 years old. The raptor has a 1.

I was trying to figure out where the lizard went haha. It appears that tourist life on Rottnest Island has made the wildlife here quite the experts in stealing food!

With Rottnest having six major habitats coastal, brackish swamps, woodlands, heath and settled areas , salt lakes occupy ten per cent of the area of the island. During World War 2, gun batteries and associated coast defense infrastructure railways, radar, search lights, airfield and camps on the island were part of a series of gun placements along the West Australian coast at Point Peron, Fremantle Harbour, Leighton and Garden Island.

It was one of seven similar gun emplacements built between and to defend major Australian ports from bombardment by warships.

The main feature at each of these batteries was a pair of 9. By , all of the batteries had become obsolete and were closed down.

Oliver Hill is the only intact emplacement of its type left in Australia. Whilst the others were stripped of their guns, the then Rottnest Island Board was able to arrange with the Department of the Army to have the guns at Oliver Hill left in situ as historic site for island visitors. Apart from the gun emplacements, Oliver Hill houses underground tunnels, railway lines and paths and remnant coastal defence system structures. It is a 36 hectare site situated three and a half kilometres from the Settlement, in the centre of Rottnest Island.

The Rottnest Bakery is iconic! You should drop in here for breakfast to try their organic meat pies the meat pie is like the Australian signature dish , or delicious jam and cream donuts. Their bread is baked-daily on premises from local ingredients. For the best coffee on the island, go to The Lane Cafe. They also do delicious gourmet food and Simmos Icecream is right there too.

They also have a Bottleshop so so you can enjoy some of their stock back at your accommodation on the island. Apparently they do the perfect chips there! If you love Italian Food, give Riva a go.

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