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So it’s not exactly summer weather – that shouldn’t stop you from heading to
WA’s favourite island getaway. With its turquoise waters, glorious sunsets,
kicked-back vibe and lush island scenery, Rottnest will keep you bright and
cheerful rain, hail or shine.
The region calls for cycling, diving and chilling out. With more than 200 individual
dive sites to choose from, it offers pristine diving conditions regardless of weather. Once
underwater, the diver can see massive limestone caverns and tunnels interspersed with
meadows of sea grass, sponges and soft corals. Snorkellers can get in on this, too.
In winter, look out for whales passing by. Take a bottle of wine and some treats from
the bakery back to your cottage, villa or unit and play a couple of board games. Explore
the many unusual animals and plants, namely the famous island quokka that looks like a
pint-sized kangaroo. You’ll also find a range of birds: from the sea to the woodlands: the
variety of colour, shape and size is astounding. Nature, fitness and beach lovers will well
and truly get their kicks.
“With more than 200 individual dive sites t o choose fr om,
it of fers pristine diving conditions regard less of weat her”
Boat | Ferries leave from Perth’s Barrack Street Jetty
and take 90 minutes. From Hillarys Boat Harbour it’s
45 minutes, and from Fremantle you’ll get there in half
an hour. There are 846 moorings for private boats, 33 of
which are available for hire.
Fly | A 12-minute flight to Rottnest Island leaves from
Jandakot Airport during daylight hours.
See the sunset fr om
Rent a bike and ride ar ound
Visit Indigenous sites
See the humpback whales
pass by in winter
See the military heritage
at Oliver Hill
Take a sail ing tour
Visit hist orical buildings
Just one of Rottnest’s idyllic beaches
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