Only 25 minutes by ferry from the mainland, enjoy this aquatic paradise. Rottnest Island, 11 kilometers long and almost five ... More
Only 25 minutes by ferry from the mainland, enjoy this aquatic paradise. Rottnest Island, 11 kilometers long and almost five kilometers wide, boasts numerous fantastic beaches. Enjoy leisure activities galore. Bicycles, the main source of transport, can be hired at Thomson Bay. The amazing array of marine life living in the coral reefs (that fringe the island) ensure superb snorkeling and scuba diving. The island also proves very popular with city surfers short on good surf. Beware, the flora and fauna is protected, including the cute quokkas (native marsupials like mini-kanagroos).
It's pretty easy and simple to get there, get a ticket (which included some optional things like lunch, hiring some equipments and etc). Bought myself a package comes with lunch and a bike which cost AUD88. You will be spending whole day there and enjoying the nice scenery and beautiful beaches. Weather was perfect, sunny but cooling. After coming back from the island, I spent my evening and night exploring Fremantle city and take the train back to Perth city. You could just hop on to the CAT and it's free.
We took the ferry out and the weather was great. Not much to do on the island other than ride bikes or swim. Limited food choices. Don't get me wrong, we had a good time and if you want to see incredible beaches this is the place for you. Very slow paced. We rode our rented bikes all around the island and took some great pictures. Plan on it taking most of a day.
Took entire family, in-laws too. Great week for all age groups 68 to 6years. Truly the place to say no worries. The fishing ,the walking, the little units, stayed in Jackson. So it cost money, everything does. We are returning to Perth again this year but won't get a trip this time to Rottie. But a marvellous place to see in my minds eye on a very gray day in Lanceshire UK or at the dentist. Thomson Bay to Fish Hook Bay loved every moment. Where else do the Rays come up to watch you fishing from the jetty. Or the daily visits from the quokkas. Heaven !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
Loved the atmosphere..was a beautiful sunny (and hot) day, felt great to take a dip in the ocean, took a boat ride off the island to go snorkel, then a tour of the island to feed and admire the quokkas..unbelievable!!! A must do if you have the time
After all the hype about visiting Rottnest, we were dissapointed & would not go back. Very expensive for the ferry trip. Too commercialised with all the take-aways,Dome coffee shop, etc. Far too crowded for our liking. Not easy to get around with small kids who can't cycle the distances. Perth beaches are just as beautiful & are free!
we liked the fact that there was no cars on the road. we also loved the snorkeling and diving on the island it was magic. the pelicans where also very beautiful and so were the quokas. we did find it a bit expensive though.
Upon arrival by ferry at the port you know this place is going to be great. apart from the Island bus no vehicles, just bikes or foot to get about.
nip into the quokka arms for a cold one & sit outside & take it all in, mabey watch the rays swim by.
Scuba diving is excellent & although the Hotel is not 5 star its enough to sleep, i mean who wants to sit indoors when your here! you can eat outside in the evening & watch the sun go down..again with a cold one - great!
One of my favourite getaways in the world & will definately be going back. If your in Perth go down to the jetty & get on the ferry even if its just for the day.
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