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How to get around Rottnest Island 

Rottnest Island walking trail

Rottnest Island is easy to get around either by bike, bus or on foot.

Rottnest Island is known for its picturesque bays, traffic-free roads and beauty in every direction. And the best way to explore Rottnest Island is by bike, on a bus or on foot. When exploring Rottnest Island, pleasure ensure to always bring sufficient drinking water, stick to designated trails and beward of snakes in terrestrial areas. In case of emergency, call 000 for assistance.

Rottnest Island by foot

Discover Rottnest Island’s natural beauty and rich history along thr spectacular Wadjemup Walk Trail. The trail is made up of five sections (45 kilometers in total), each boasting unique experiences.

For those who love to walk, why not opt for free guided walking tours offered by the friendly and knowledgable Rottnest Volunteer Guides. Pick from wildlife, heritage or sustainability tours.

For more information, read about Rottnest Volunteer Guides Walking Tours.

Rottnest Island on a bike

Cycling around Rottnest Island is one of the best ways to explore the island. You can hire a bike with your ferry booking. Cycling is environmentally friendly and a fun activity for all ages. As Rottnest Island has no private vehicles, cycling is also one of the best modes of transport on the island. To ride around the entire island (22kms) you need between 3-5 hours, alternatively there are shorter routes available.

Whether you bring your own set of wheels or hire a bike, you can enjoy Rottnest Island’s natural beauty in an easy and stress free manner.

Rottnest Island by bus

Explore Rottnest Island by shuttle with daily buses offering transportation between Thomson Bay, Georgie Bay and Kingstown. You can also opt for ferry and bus packages to explore the stunning beauty of Rottnest Island in air-conditioned comfort.