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.

Have you visited Rottnest Island before?

Have you visited Rottnest before? What did you think? Would you go back?  We’d love to hear your views so please share these in our comments below.

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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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thewiseer
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thewiseer
1 year ago

Hi I want to ask, for each stop where do you park your bikes? Is there a lock provided?

Audrey Tan
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Audrey Tan
1 year ago

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?

Rudi Walters
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Rudi Walters
1 year ago

We went a few years back and a quokka came in the restaurant and started drinking wine!

Adventures in Aviators
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Adventures in Aviators
1 year ago

Thanks so much! Great advice

nicolearoundtheworld
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nicolearoundtheworld
1 year ago

This is one of the best videos you’ve made! And you are the best!!! We love you ♥️♥️

May Adam
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May Adam
1 year ago

I read on google they will fine 300 aud if we touch quokkas… How many hours you spend on the island?

Mohamad Amir Adib
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Mohamad Amir Adib
1 year ago

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..

SecretSickle89
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SecretSickle89
1 year ago

Thanks for taking the time to do this it’s super useful.

glenys riley
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glenys riley
1 year ago

Oliver hill is by far the steepest :p

Maea Cw
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Maea Cw
1 year ago

I go to Rottnest every year and I love it so much

박수인
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박수인
1 year ago

What's the weather gonna be like there in June ?

utility arch
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utility arch
1 year ago

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.

Ata and Adelle
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Ata and Adelle
1 year ago

This helped a lot! Thanks :)

Abstr120 Sayers
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Abstr120 Sayers
1 year ago

I have a boat and go there every weekend and ur not meant to touch the quokkas it can harm u and them

Splash of Jess
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Splash of Jess
1 year ago

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!!

GazzaOak
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GazzaOak
1 year ago

Haha… they are just like pikachus… my friend is going to look weird at me for sure haha

Steven Tam
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Steven Tam
1 year ago

Hi may I know which website you bought the ferry and bike tickets from?

Jewel Synan
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Jewel Synan
1 year ago

Thanks for this I am going to root nest the weekend

Yoongie Cute
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Yoongie Cute
1 year ago

I'm foreigner. How i can go to this rottnest island from city of perth? What is the harbour name to get the ferry?

Beth Scott
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Beth Scott
1 year ago

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!

Matthew Owen Vlogs
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Matthew Owen Vlogs
1 year ago

I made friends with this girl that lived at Rottnest island and I felt super sorry for her cause there is only 8 people at the school there…

Cooking with Alex
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Cooking with Alex
1 year ago

This was so helpful thank you!

ReK Fallen
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ReK Fallen
1 year ago

what about little parakeet bay>!>!>!:?!?!? thats my fav!

yihang ang
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yihang ang
1 year ago

its summer? when u heading rottnest island?

Carla Casalino
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Carla Casalino
1 year ago

How long did it take you to bike around the whole island?

Explore Australia
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Explore Australia
1 year ago

Very beautiful island.

Moldovan Dorin
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Moldovan Dorin
1 year ago

isn't there a recommendation about how to make the least of a certain day?? I would love to find it

Genyfer Spark
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Genyfer Spark
1 year ago

God I miss Rottnest. I am so going there like in the 1st two weeks I get back to Perth.

Genyfer Spark
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Genyfer Spark
1 year ago

It’s so lovely at night strolling and swimming. There’s literally no one

Genyfer Spark
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Genyfer Spark
1 year ago

I took out a ton of photos I have from my days at Rottnest. One of being right at the beach you are on

Chris Meuzelaar
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Chris Meuzelaar
1 year ago

Awesome video, thanks :)

Allera Major
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Allera Major
1 year ago

I live in Perth and I’m going to Rotto tomorrow

M T
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M T
1 year ago

Thank you for a good stuff✌️

Dyllan Unterhorst
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Dyllan Unterhorst
11 months ago

My favourite to be

raymond kong
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raymond kong
11 months ago

Nothing much to see there if you dislike beaches and hot sun

Mandy Ooi
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Mandy Ooi
10 months ago

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?

Jessica Botterill
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Jessica Botterill
10 months ago

You shouldn’t Touch the animals as it will give them diseases

Ajin Joseph
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Ajin Joseph
10 months ago

how much issit for the ferry + bike

Josh Navarrete
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Josh Navarrete
9 months ago

I'm Mexican and I'm in love with Perth and all the surrounded areas, it's just amazing, I hope one day I can live there ♥️

Photo Story Channel
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Photo Story Channel
8 months ago

Let's pack and be a backpacker …love it and subscribe

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