A Day at Rottnest Island

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This Sunday finds me ill, which is most disappointing, especially since I was supposed to got for a hike in the Perth Hills today. I find myself fantasising about past adventures. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to spend a day at Rottnest Island.

Rottnest is a picturesque island 19 km off the coast of Perth. It offers special scenery, especially the beautiful bays around the island. The water is chilly, but spectacular. A day trip there is relatively inexpensive, but staying overnight is another story. Accommodation on the island is quite limited and costly. In saying that, a day is comfortable amount of time to enjoy the sights.

My day consisted of hiring a bike and riding around the island and stopping to cool off at a couple of bays. There are almost no vehicles on the stretches of road that wind around the island. There are bike racks at every bay and significant site.


Scenery on the Island.






Spectacular bays on Rottnest Island.

Getting there is easy, with ferries departing from Hillarys, Perth and Fremantle frequently. It takes approximately 30 minutes to get there from Fremantle, the closest port on the mainland. Beware however, the last ferries leave around 6pm. Look here to find more information about Rottnest Island.



  1. Super keen to get to Rottnest Island. I don’t think we will get there before we leave Australia but hopefully one day we return and get to visit. I would not be able to help getting in that water, that’s for sure!

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