Rottnest Island
in City of Cockburn of Western Australia, Australia

Noteable things around
  • Hillarys Boat Harbour (marina, (16 mi)
  • Ocean Reef Boat Harbour (marina, (19 mi)
  • Perth Zoo (zoo, (18 mi)
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-31.995 and 115.540 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -31° 59' 42" and E 115° 32' 25"
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - AUD
Spoken languages:
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 07:23 AM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Australia/Perth
UTC/GMT offset: 9.5 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:43 am and 5:48 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
32.333 and -64.688 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Tucker's Town
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Discover Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island in City of Cockburn (Western Australia) is a city in Australia about 1,936 mi (or 3,116 km) west of Canberra, the country's capital city.

Local time in Rottnest Island is now 07:23 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Australia / Perth with an UTC offset of 8 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Rottnest Island, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Australia is Rottnest Island Airport in a distance of 1 mi (or 1 km), South. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

We discovered 3 points of interest in the vicinity of this place. Looking for a place to stay? we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: City of Cockburn, Perth, Rockingham, and . To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

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Hotels and Places to Stay

Karma Rottnest

0,1 mi
Kitson Street
6161 Rottnest Island

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Rottnest Island Authority

0,3 mi
Vlamingh Way
6161 Rottnest Island

Time Information

Checkout: 09:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 20°C / 68 °F

Morning Temperature 20°C / 67 °F
Evening Temperature 20°C / 69 °F
Night Temperature 20°C / 67 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 47%
Air Pressure 1023.8 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 8 km/h (5 mph) from South
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Tuesday, 23rd of April 2019

19°C (66 °F)
21°C (69 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Wednesday, 24th of April 2019

20°C (69 °F)
22°C (71 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Thursday, 25th of April 2019

22°C (72 °F)
22°C (72 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Rottnest Fishing Trip August 2013

Published: August 05, 2013
Length: 16:25 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: Nicholas Drummond

Went on a fishing trip to rotto in early August. Caught all my catch on soft plastic jigs and some on a halco slice. Ended up with; 52cm Dhufish on Lucarnus Jig 48cm Breaksea cod on soft plastic...

Rottnest Island Trip

Published: February 01, 2014
Length: 18:27 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Lucian Thomaz

Welcome to the breathtaking Rottnest Island! Songs: Seals & Croft - Summer Breeze The Beatles - Octopus's Garden.

Scuba diving. Rottnest Island, Thomson Bay shipwrecks 1842-1942.Perth, Western Australia

Published: March 22, 2013
Length: 28:44 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Dave Jackson

Best Watched in full HD A century of shipwrecks in Thomson Bay on the eastern side of Rottnest Island, Western Australia. A brief guide to the 5 colonial era traders wrecked since 1842 and...

Rottnest Island Dive - Roe Reef

Published: November 05, 2014
Length: 56:35 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Sean Howard

Scuba dive off Rottnest Island in Western Australia.

Crystal Palace, Rottnest

Published: February 10, 2013
Length: 05:35 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Merritt Imaging

Second dive of the day for most, my first! Some great country with plenty of caves and swim throughs.

Rottnest Beaches Of Western Australia

Published: October 20, 2014
Length: 58:32 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Landscape Images

Take a tour of some of the spectacular beaches and bays of Rottnest Island Western Australia.

30 Days in Oz: Emily, Rottnest Island, Western Australia

Published: July 29, 2011
Length: 39:25 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Australia

Emily Brook from Glasgow came to Australia on a Working Holiday Visa. Catch up with Emily on a cycle tour of Rottnest Island near Perth to check out its secluded bays (perfect for snorkeling!)...

Quokkas of Rottnest Island, WA

Published: August 19, 2014
Length: 47:35 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Australian Geographic

Despite the fascination for the quokka – a wallaby-like marsupial that resides on Rottnest Island, Western Australia – there's been no significant research on the island's population...

Taking a boat out to Rottnest - April 2014

Published: April 14, 2014
Length: 00:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Scott Higgins

Go Pro Rottnest Island

Published: March 17, 2013
Length: 02:57 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: GroProPerthHD

3 days in rottnest all filmed with go pro hero 3 (black)

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is 18 kilometres (11 mi) off the Western Australian coast, near Fremantle. It is called Wadjemup by the Noongar people, meaning "place across the water". The island is 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) long, and 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi) at its widest point. Its total land area is 19 square kilometres (7.3 sq mi). Rottnest Island has been a popular local holiday destination for over 50 years. The Western Australian vernacular diminutive is "Rotto", or "Rottnest".

Located at -32.002, 115.517 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Car-free zones, Landmarks in Perth, Western Australia, Rottnest Island, Important Bird Areas of Western Australia, Underwater diving sites in Australia

Gage Roads

Gage Roads, is the sea channel in the Indian Ocean offshore from Fremantle, Western Australia. It was the location of the 1987 America's Cup, and serves as a shipping lane and anchorage for most sea traffic heading towards the seaport of Fremantle. Rottnest Island lies to the west and Cockburn Sound to the south.

Located at -32.0453, 115.681 (Lat. / Lng.), about 9 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Indian Ocean, 1987 America's Cup, Coastline of Western Australia, Fremantle Harbour

Carnac Island

Carnac Island is a 19 ha, A Class, island nature reserve about 10 km south-west of Fremantle in Western Australia.

Located at -32.1228, 115.664 (Lat. / Lng.), about 11 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Islands of Western Australia, Important Bird Areas of Western Australia, Cockburn Sound

City of York (barque)

The City of York was a 1,194 ton iron barque which sunk after hitting a reef off Rottnest Island in the last few kilometres of its voyage from San Francisco to Fremantle, Western Australia in 1899. The three masted, 68 metre (223 feet) long, iron hulled ship was built in 1869 by Glasgow shipbuilders J. Elder and Company. The British owners were the 'Ship City of York Company'.

Located at -31.9953, 115.488 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
History of Western Australia, Barques, Shipwrecks of Western Australia, Maritime incidents in 1899, Rottnest Island, 1869 ships

Lake Baghdad

Lake Baghdad is one of a collection of salt lakes on Rottnest Island, Western Australia.

Located at -32, 115.517 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Lakes of Western Australia, Rottnest Island

1987 America's Cup

The 1987 America's Cup was the twenty-seventh challenge for the America's Cup and the first time for 132 years that it had not been defended by the New York Yacht Club. The American challenger Stars & Stripes 87, sailed by Dennis Conner, beat the Australian defender Kookaburra III, sailed by Iain Murray, four wins to nil in the best of seven series. Conner thus became the first person both to unsuccessfully defend the America's Cup and then to win it back again.

Located at -31.9525, 115.647 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
America's Cup regattas, 1987 America's Cup, Sport in Western Australia, 1987 in sailing, 1987 in Australian sport, Sailing in Australia

The Basin (Rottnest Island)

The Basin is a popular swimming location on Rottnest Island, Western Australia. It is located at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:31|59|21|S|115|32|9|E| |primary |name= }}, in the northwest of the island, between Pinky Beach and Longreach Bay. According to the website of Tourism Western Australia, it has been awarded "Australia's Top Beach". John T. McMahon once wrote of it: "I challenge the world to produce a better swimming place than the Basin. Nature has been eloquent here.

Located at -31.9892, 115.536 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Rottnest Island, Beaches of Western Australia

Melville Senior High School

Melville Senior High School is a public co-educational high school located in Melville, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Opened in 1960, the school has an enrolment of 988 students as of 2012, with its catchment area covering most of the City of Melville.

Located at -32.0247, 115.482 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
High schools in Western Australia, Public schools in Western Australia, Educational institutions established in 1960, Schools in Perth, Western Australia, 1960 establishments in Australia

Geographical features of Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island lies 18 kilometres west of the coastline of Perth, Western Australia, and is 4.5 km (2.8m) at its widest, and 11 km long.

Located at -32.002, 115.517 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Landmarks in Perth, Western Australia, Visitor attractions in Perth, Western Australia, Rottnest Island

Centaur (1849 ship)

Centaur was a 188 ton iron brig built in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1849. She was sunk after striking a reef at the southern section of Marmion Reef on 9 December 1874 while travelling from Champion Bay to Fremantle. All nine crew and four passengers, including noted politician and lawyer Septimus Burt, survived. The 30 metre long brig was carrying a cargo of 200 long tons of galena when it struck the reef, about 3.7 kilometres offshore.

Located at -31.8638, 115.711 (Lat. / Lng.), about 14 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
1849 ships, Brigs, Shipwrecks of Western Australia, Maritime incidents in 1874, Aberdeen-built ships, 1849 in Scotland, 1874 in Australia

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Rottnest Island.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Rottnest-eiland, Rottnest, Rottnest Island, جزیره راتنست, Île Rottnest, Роттнест, 罗得乃斯脱岛, 羅特尼斯島