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Day trip to Rottnest Island from Perth, Hillary’s or Fremantle
Beautiful Rottnest has so much to offer to those who visit to explore its beautiful territories. The enchanting island which is located off the coast of Western Australia is rich with surpassing natural beauty. The article below gives a few tips that will help you plan a Day trip to Rottnest from Perth, Fremantle or Hillary’s to enjoy all that it has to offer.
Best time for a day trip to Rottnest Island
Summer season which starts in November and lasts until the end of February is indeed the best time to visit this golden island. The weather remains warm and sunny, and so you will be able to explore the destination’s top appeals to your heart’s content during this season. Avoid the visiting the island in mid-November as during that period the ‘Schoolies week’ which brings large crowds of high school students to the island takes place.
How to reach the Rottnest island from Perth, Fremantle or Hillary’s
You can take a ferry ride from North Fremantle in Perth to reach Rottnest with great ease. Those who are planning to visit Rottnest Island during the peak season are best advised to book their ferry tickets well in advance as the destination attracts large crowds. Once you reach the island, you can opt to cycle across its territories to explore its rich attractions. Bicycles can also be booked along with your ferry ticket.
Top things to do in Rottnest when on a day trip
Taking a couple of selfies with cute little quokkas indeed tops the list of things to do in Rottnest Island! These darling creatures are so adorable and delightful you will want to spend the full day with them for sure! You will not be allowed to touch them or feed them though, but you will always be able to get close enough to capture a few great shots. Rottnest Island also has many great spots for swimming. At The Basin, you will be able to do a bit of snorkeling too.
What to pack for a day trip to Rottnest
You will need to pack a swimsuit, sunglasses, sunhats, sunscreen as well as a beach towel when you are visiting Rottnest. Needless to say, a good camera with a fully charged battery needs to be brought along too! Don’t worry about bringing food and water as the restaurants in the island serve refreshments in abundance.
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