The first leg of The South West Edge road trip is the iconic Rottnest Island; a tranquil getaway with beautiful beaches and bays, picturesque scenery and of course, the infamous Quokkas.
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do on the island – with so many activities, tours, places to stay, restaurants and cafes to enjoy. We thought we’d share our favourite ways to while away a day or a weekend on Rottnest whilst making the most of your time on the island before you embark on the rest of your journey along The Edge.
Relax at the many bays and beaches
Did you know Rottnest has 63 beaches and 20 bays to choose from? When it comes to swimming and snorkelling, you really are spoilt for choice. If you want some solitude, head a little further away from the Settlement and you’re sure to find a secluded beach or bay all to yourself. Bliss! If you want to get out onto the water, the island offers a wide variety of activities to choose from including diving, fishing, surfing, and boating. If you want to relax, pack up a picnic, beach games, your bathers and a towel and sit back, relax, and take in your island surroundings from the white beach sands on your first stop along The Edge.