Rottnest Island Things To Do

Rottnest Island is one of Perth & WA's most loved adventure and holiday locations, and with so much to do on the island it's no wonder families keep returning year after year to relax and explore this fabulous island.

The Rottnest Island Museum

Full of wonderful displays and information on Rottnest Island history and the surrounding marine environment. This is one of the places kids can go to get their Rottnest Island passports stamped and it is only gold coin donation entry (if they don't have their free Rottnest Passport yet ask at the museum entry or go to the Salt Store and ask there!) Find more information at

Family Fun Park & Mini Putt

18 holes of mini golf, trampolines and arcade game area with air hockey, pool table and giant chess game (additional fees apply for arcade games). You can find a book, puzzle and game exchange here too! Find more information at

Rottnest Movies at Picture Hall

Family films screen at this historic hall with original deck chair seating at the front. It has a small candy bar with popcorn, lollies and drinks - or bring your own along. Find the screening schedule at the Fun Park and Visitors Centre. Find more information at

Just 4 Fun Aqua Park    

This aqua fun park operates from November through to April and has a range of fun packages from 30 minutes for the knee deep section for kids under 7 years to all day passes for the whole family.

Play a Family Game of Basketball, Tennis or Football

Pack all the sports gear with community tennis courts, basketball court and football oval located on Rottnest Island. Tennis courts are located at Bathurst and Gordie Bay. A basketball hoop is also located at Bathurst.  A football oval is located near the campgrounds. Play anytime no bookings required.


Play at one of the many playgrounds located on Rottnest Island on the Main Foreshore, Thomson Bay South, the Main Mall Thomson Bay and at Gordie Bay General Store.

Beaches and Bays

Ride or catch the Island Explorer to one of the many beautiful Rottnest Island beaches and bays. Bring the snorkel gear along or hire it from Rottnest Island Pedal & Flipper. They can also help you with your bike hire needs. Find a full list of Rottnest Island Beaches and Bays at

Free Guided Walking Tours

The Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association offers a range of free and educational guided walking tours available for all visitors to enjoy. Tours depart regularly from the meeting place outside The Salt Store in the Main Settlement and you can find signs beside the meeting point with walk times. Walk themes include Pioneers and Prisoners, Quokkas, Whitecaps and Wilderness Tour and more.  Find more information on Rottnest Island Free Guided Walks at

Get a Rottnest Island Passport

Head to the Salt Store and ask for a Rottnest Island Passport. Then make your wayto the General Store, Museum and Visitors Centre and ask them to stamp your passport. These passports are great for taking back home for news or show and tell at school and make a fantastic souvenir also.

School Holiday Activities

If you are visiting or holidaying on the island during the School Holidays look out for school holiday activities on the island. This is a great way to have the kids entertained for a few hours while you relax or head out to do some fishing or snorkelling. Find the school holiday activities schedule here.

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