Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island - Perth Region - Western Australia

Find out why Rottnest Island was granted top Australian beaches by 'Explore Australia 2007' and sink into a world of fishing, diving, snorkelling, surfing, boating and swimming at Perth's outstanding island destination. If you think that the activities leave you with too many choices then try and decide where to go with over 63 sheltered beaches and 20 bays to laze about on get amongst the action.

Dive into this water lovers paradise at the popular Basin just 10 minutes from the main village and families love the protected beach of Thomson Bay. Other popular spots include Geordie Bay, Little Parakeet Bay and Longreach Bay. Encounter the inhabitants of this pristine environment from under the crystal clear water with fantastic diving and snorkelling opportunities. Divers are invited to explore the numerous shipwrecks with dive operators based on the island and mainland. Parker Point offers a snorkelling trail for enthusiasts to witness the spectacle of marine sculptures and curious fish, either self guided or aboard a snorkelling charter. You may just spot a Green Turtle.

Salmon Bay, Stark Bay and Strickland Bay boast some of Western Australia's finest surfing conditions with Strickland Bay classed as one of the top 50 breaks, the world over. Searching for something a little more challenging than the mainland beaches, Rottnest Island delivers with reef breaks often standing two to three feet bigger at Radar Reef, Cathedral Rocks and Chicken Reef.

Come face to face with wonderful, unique creatures like the Quokka, native to Rottnest Island with its tiny kangaroo like features. This protected Reserve is a haven for many of Western Australia's flora and fauna including birds, reptiles, amphibians and 140 species of plants and wildflowers. Accommodaton is plentiful and suits all travellers and when it comes time to leave this island paradise well you simply won't want to leave.


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