One of the must-see attractions in Western Australia., the tiny island of Rottnest sites 19 kilometers off the coast near Fremantle. Attracting tourists and locals, Rottnest is know for its beautiful, clean and secluded beaches. Book your airfare to Australia into Perth, and you can easily visitÂ Rottnest as a great day trip.
A 25 minute ferry whisks passengers from Fremantle to Rottnest, or you can take the 90 minute ferry from Perth (just be sure to bring a cure for motion sickness if you are prone to it!). Small charter flights and helicopter flights also depart from Perth but are a much more expensive option.Â Once on the island, you can easily get around on bikes or opt for an all hop on and hop off bus pass for just $13, adult.
On Rottnest Island you can do as much or as little as you like: lay on one of the island’s 63 beaches, go snorkeling, fishing or get in a round of golf. Accommodation runs the gamut as well, from hostels and campgrounds to villas and hotels, so you can spend as much or as little as you like. For more, just check out our Rottnest Island travel guide.
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