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Rottnest Island (Rotto), is a fabulous place to visit on your holiday in Perth. You can get there by ferry from Fremantle (Freo) or from Hillary's Boat Harbour, about 20 minutes north of Perth.




We went swimming and snorkling at the Basin, within walking distance up the road from the camping area.





Kids love it on Rotto. Apart from snorkling and bike riding, there's a family fun park where you can trampoline to your heart's content in wonderful suroundings :o)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Stunning beaches and cute quokkas.
  • Cons:Bring plenty of cash. Expensive day trip.
  • In a nutshell:A 'must do' when visiting Peth, especially in summer.
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  • stevemt's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2011 at 7:22 PM

    Rotto is somewhere I certainly will go next trip to Perth

  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2010 at 9:26 PM

    I have one...well a toy one...AussieBarney was wondering what on earth it was when he saw Quokka in my toy basket.

  • tiabunna's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2009 at 5:04 AM

    Rotto is one of those places I really must visit whenever we next find ourselves in the west, Ann. Your description and photo have convinced me that we'll have to lunch at the Tea Rooms too! :)

  • betska's Profile Photo
    Jan 11, 2009 at 2:55 AM

    Rotto looks like a must, when visiting Perth. Love those Quokkas. Great pics, Ann! OMG! BABY PEACOCKS! That's it I have to come here....can u stay overnight?????

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2009 at 8:17 AM

    This looks a lovely spot Ann, and I enjoyed your anecdote about the locals joining you for lunch ;-)

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2008 at 11:53 AM

    I rented a bicycle on Rottnest but was very scared about a snake sunbathing in the middle of the path.

  • toni23's Profile Photo
    Feb 29, 2008 at 9:39 AM

    Wow Ann, Rottnest is very beautiful island. i wanna go there today...haha But i can't, i'm in Brasil yet, but i'm going when i stay in perth. Thanks for the nice VT page. TONI!

  • Travmad's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2007 at 2:32 PM

    Nice Quokka pics Ann. HAHA!

  • May 6, 2006 at 3:32 AM

    Strange name - but looks like such a beautiful place, love the scenery pics..! :o) Greetings from Tromsø

  • mapakettle's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2006 at 11:15 AM

    How could I pass up an opportunity to visit a place called Rottnest. Looks wonderful Ann. You are indeed fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the world. Pa

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