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Rottnest Island

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Rottnest Island is an island off the coast of Western Australia, located 18km west of Fremantle. A sandy, low-lying island formed on a base of aeolianite limestone, Rottnest is an A-class reserve, the highest level of protection afforded to public land. Together with Garden Island, Rottnest Island is a remnant of Pleistocene dune ridges.The island covers 19km2 and is administered by the Rottnest Island Authority under a separate act of parliament. Rottnest is a popular holiday destination, and there are daily ferry services to Perth, the state's capital and largest city. It has a permanent population of around 100 people, with around 500,000 annual visitors It was announced on 28 April 2017 that the Department of Parks and Wildlife would merge with the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, the Zoological Parks Authority, and the Rottnest Island Authority on 1 July 2017 to form the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
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Popular things to do in Rottnest Island

The Basin
Beach
The Basin
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Salmon Bay
Beach
Salmon Bay
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Wadjemup Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse
Wadjemup Lighthouse
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Rottnest Island Museum ©
History Museum
Rottnest Island Museum
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island Salt Lakes
Water Body
Rottnest Island Salt Lakes
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Geordie Bay
Water Body
Geordie Bay
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Thomson Bay ©
Water Body
Thomson Bay
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Longreach Bay ©
Water Body
Longreach Bay
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Rottnest Island

Parakeet Bay ©
Beach
Parakeet Bay
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
West End
Beach
West End
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Ricey Beach ©
Beach
Ricey Beach
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Strickland Bay ©
Beach
Strickland Bay
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Rottnest Island

Porpoise Bay ©
Water Body
Porpoise Bay
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Fish Hook Bay
Water Body
Fish Hook Bay
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Seatoys WA
Scuba / Snorkeling
Seatoys WA
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Little Parakeet Bay ©
Water Body
Little Parakeet Bay
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

Historic Sites in Rottnest Island

Oliver Hill Battery ©
Historic Site
Oliver Hill Battery
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Bathurst Lighthouse ©
Lighthouse
Bathurst Lighthouse
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Salt Store Gallery and Exhibition Centre ©
Historic Site
Salt Store Gallery and Exhibition Centre
3.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Beaches in Rottnest Island

City of York Bay
Beach
City of York Bay
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Fays Bay ©
Beach
Fays Bay
4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min