Grab a bicycle and some flippers when you leave the ferry and get set to explore in the best style possible. With so many unique bays and beaches, Rottnest Island is a perfect destination for any water sports from swimming to diving, fishing and surfing plus the inflatable water park for kids of all ages. The Basin, with its shallow clear waters, is only 10 minutes from the main settlement and an underwater snorkelling playground. But if you are in a hurry to get straight into the water after your ferry, head to the sheltered waters of Thomson Bay. Based in the main settlement, it is very popular with families and has a roped off area for swimming.
If you venture out into the reserve you can spend entire days exploring the endless unique bays and all that they have to offer. Self-contained accommodation, hotels and chalets are available across the island along with premium homes and couple retreats.
Whether you cycle around or just hop on the Island Explorer bus, you are bound to find your ideal beach on the Island. Our perfect match for a setting like this is the casual seafood cafe specialising in fresh local seafood at affordable prices. Enjoy fish and chips or try one of Aristos’ famous seafood platters. Located on the waters edge, enjoy the sweeping views across the bay and back to the mainland.
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