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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 with kids on the island it's no wonder families keep returning year after year to relax and explore this fabulous island.

Aqua Play Rottnest

Family fun on the water with sea bike, standup paddle board, pedal board, inflatable jet ski and kite hire available at Thomson Bay. Season starts September. Find mroe information on hire times and prices at

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 Please note the Rottnest Island Museum is closed for refurbishment until December 2020.

Family Fun Park & Mini Golf

18 holes of mini golf, trampolines and arcade games. Buy tickets for each or do them all! Find more information in the Kids Around Perth Family Fun Park and Mini Golf Rottnest Island Review here.

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

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 at Bathurst also. 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

Visit Lexi's On Rotto at The West End

Ride to the West End and reward yourself with a treat from Lexi's On Rotto caravan cafe while you take in the beautiful site here. Read more in our Lexi's On Rotto Review here.

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.

Back to Rottnest Island

We make every effort to ensure all this information is up to date but should be used as a guide only. Events do get cancelled or changed and venues can close without notice. Always follow the links provided for up to date information on an event or activity. If you know of a change or cancellation then please contact us to let us know.