Rottnest Island travel guide

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You're Going to Love Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is a must-see destination in Western Australia, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Rottnest Island in May
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Rottnest Island in January, when the average temperature is 22 °C, and the highest can go up to 26 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 12 °C, with an average temperature of 14 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 150 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Rottnest Island, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

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How to Get to Rottnest Island


Although Rottnest Island doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Perth (PER), which is located 43 km from Rottnest Island. The shortest flight to Rottnest Island from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 7h 25m.


AccesRail is the only carrier operating train routes to Rottnest Island.


Another option to get to Rottnest Island is to pick up a car hire from Perth, which is about 33 km from Rottnest Island. You’ll find branches of City Centre Car Rentals and Atlas Car & Truck Rental, among others, in Perth.

Airports near Rottnest Island

Airlines serving Rottnest Island

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Alaska Airlines
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Ethiopian Air
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Cathay Pacific
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Malaysia Airlines
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Where to stay in popular areas of Rottnest Island

Hiring a car in Rottnest Island

Expect to pay $1.80 per litre in Rottnest Island (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $21.58 and $28.77.