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Ph: (08) 9292 5161
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Rottnest Lodge offers a range of accommodation to suit all budgets.
Relax by the pool or enjoy a drink at one of our two bars.
Dine at Marlins restaurant offering the finest food and ser vice on the island.
Whatever you are doing on Rottnest, Rottnest Lodge is the ideal place to dine, stay and
2 Compass Road
Ph: (08) 9414 8584
Getting There is Half the Fun
Arrive in style at Perth’s Island paradise in half
the time for twice the fun with Rotorvation
Helicopters. Take in sweeping views of
Fremantle, the southern beaches and Rottnest.
Available seven days a week.
To Country Club
and Public Golf
island, making it safe for kids.
Adults appreciate the go-slow, it’s a
break from city gridlock.
Fishing | There is good beach
and rock fishing in many
Rotto bays, but the experienced
boatie knows the best place to
head is out to the edge of the
shelf west of the island. For
the first-timer, a guided charter
is a good idea to familiarise
yourself with surroundings
Rotto from above | No matter
how many times you see the
island from the air, it still has
the capacity to take your breath
away. A tip: see something you like
from above and then go visit
it on the ground.
A view of the pub and Rottnest Hotel
(Photography Christine Glenister)
Mike Watson, owner/operator of Rotorvation
Helicopters, takes the public on spectacular pleasure flights to Rottnest.
For Mike, however, the island’s biggest pleasures are on land.
Rottnest restaurants | Relaxing with a view of the water right in front of
you makes the food taste better on Rotto. My tips: breakfast at Aristos, fish
and chips and a beer at the pub, and cook your own crayfish for dinner.
Kingston Barracks/Natural Jetty | The old army barracks are
often overlooked as accommodation. There is a beautiful, shallow
shelf nearby that drops off Natural Jetty beach. It’s only a five-minute
walk from the settlement and is perfect for kids on a warm spring day.
The local community | The permanent workers on the island are
friendly and relaxed, and it is infectious. There are no cars on the
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