Rottnest Island - How To Make The Most Of Your Day Trip From Perth
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Rottnest Island – How to Make the Most of your Day Trip from Perth

Rottnest Island is just off the coast of Perth, Western Australia and home to some of the most beautiful and secluded beaches in the world.

A protected nature reserve, it’s home to the quokka, a small wallaby-like marsupial. White-sand beaches and secluded coves include the Basin, with its shallow waters, and Thomson Bay, the main hub and ferry port.

In this guide, I show you the best days to go, the best way to get around and the best places to stop off. Enjoy!

We hope you enjoyed this video titled ROTTNEST ISLAND – How to Make the Most of your Day Trip from Perth. Though our video guides are designed to provide further awareness into what it might be like to live in the state of Western Australia, we’re hopeful that this video will also help you to choose places to visit (or even call home) when living in Australia.

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Written by Mark

As the founder of Getting Down Under, Mark is passionate about demystifying the process associated with a move to Australia. Having launched Getting Down Under in early January 2006 and made the move to Australia from the UK in the same year, Mark continues to share resources and support for those looking for assistance. If you have a question for Mark, please post in our Community Forums. Please note All information provided on Getting Down Under should be considered in conjunction with our disclaimer. Please seek professional advice if you have any doubts! 

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40 Comments

  1. Thank you for the video, this has so much information to prep me for the trip.
    Quick question: for the snorkeling at salmon bay, are there any shops/station to rent the gears? Or do I have to bring my own googles as snorkeling?

  2. I'm currently trying to plan a surprise day trip to Rottnest for my boyfriends birthday, I had no idea what to do when we got there and this video has helped me soo much!! I'm going to try and follow in your exact footsteps, it looks like the perfect day :) THANK YOU!

  3. Great video! Rottnest Island is absolutely stunning! I have posted a video on my channel about things to do in Perth and I recommended a day trip to Rottnest! Definitely not to be missed!!

  4. hi, great video! i'm going to perth on the next march, planning to go to the island, what types of bikes did you rent? adult or the child bikes? i'm afraid the adult bike is too big for my girl friend. she's 153 cm only.

  5. im from Malaysia, really love ur vid. good tips. plus im also planning to go to Rottnest Island. just want to ask you a little bit of questions, do i need to buy the ticket online or what..

  6. Thanks for the wonderful video. I will be going in early Oct on a weekend. Will the place be crowded then , considering it is still quite cool? I hope it won't be too deserted to cycle alone round the island?

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