©

Rottnest Island trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Rottnest Island

Beaches Nature Historic Sites
Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. The island covers 19km2 and is administered by the Rottnest Island Authority under a separate act of parliament. Rottnest is a popular holiday destination, and there are daily ferry services to Perth, the state's capital and largest city. It has a permanent population of around 100 people, with around 500,000 annual visitors .A sandy, low-lying island formed on a base of limestone, Rottnest is an A-class reserve, the highest level of protection afforded to public land. A number of native and introduced bird species nest near the shallow salt lakes in the island's interior, and Rottnest has consequently been designated an Important Bird Area. The island also includes three endemic tree species, notably the Rottnest Island pine, and was heavily forested before settlement. Rottnest is perhaps best known for its population of quokkas, a small native marsupial found in very few other locations. The island also includes colonies of Australian sea lions and southern fur seals.
Take a look at our Australia trip itinerary maker to refine the details of your trip to Rottnest Island.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Rottnest Island

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Rottnest Island

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Rottnest Island:
Parks, sightseeing, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, museums, shopping
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Outdoors, sightseeing, beaches
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Nature, beaches, wildlife areas
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Wildlife areas, parks, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Rottnest Island

9 days in Greater Perth BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Greater Perth BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Greater Perth BY A USER FROM INDONESIA July, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Western Australia BY A USER FROM SWEDEN December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Rottnest Island BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Western Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Rottnest Island BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE July, outdoors, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 1 day in Rottnest Island BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Perth & Rottnest Island BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Rottnest Island BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans