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Rottnest Island Visitor Centre

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Address: Henderson Ave, Thomson Bay | Rottnest Island, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
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+61 8 9372 9730
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Rottnest Island Visitor Centre is located in Thomson Bay near the main...

Rottnest Island Visitor Centre is located in Thomson Bay near the main jetty. Ask the helpful and friendly staff for maps and information about attractions, tours, bus services, bike hire and mooring rentals.

If you are staying in Rottnest Island Authority accommodation you can check in at the Visitor Centre from 2pm daily.

Please phone for opening hours and other helpful information.

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Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle
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Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Wildlife Cruise
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Rottnest Island Bike and Snorkel Tour from Perth or Fremantle

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Must visit before adventuring.

Visited - 25/04/17 This was our first stop on the island. We got island maps from here (which could be better positioned so they are more obvious as they have a small title on... read more

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited - 25/04/17 This was our first stop on the island. We got island maps from here (which could be better positioned so they are more obvious as they have a small title on them) and we bought our bus tickets with a no fuss, friendly service. We told a lady what we wanted from our trip and she was... More 

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Thank Sankles
Hong Kong, China
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156 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped in laden with a map from Rottnest Express, and we're told unequivocally that the visitor centre map was much better. So we took it and used it all day without fail.

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Thank chefcrsh
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved every moment on Rottnest island!! Readily avail bikes & Segway, very good selection of food available but the quokkas were way better then I ever expected, the family took a dip at the basin & were thrilled with the amount of fish they seen, can't rate this place high enough gorgeous volunteers around to have a chat with

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Thank Rosalie R
Sydney, Australia
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279 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went straight in after getting off the boat and it was really quick and easy to get the information that I needed plus a bus ticket in time for catching the bus 5 mins later. Slick!

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Thank CarlEdinburgh
Singapore, Singapore
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125 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the easier and cheaper way go round the island is by the bus. Day pass bus ticket at AUD 20 is sold at the visitor center. They will give you a map with the bus time table arriving at each stop

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Thank copyrabbit
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon my Ferry arrival called into the Centre. The Staff was friendly and chatty. Took many brochures and had all my questions answered. The many volunteers Guide in Yellow Jackets were very helpful and caring in many spots and helping tourists that seems to look somewhat lost.

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Thank Roland O
Gosford, Australia
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Packed when we arrived, but worked well Obviously the centre of attention, & very helpful Just off the jetty from were the boats arrive

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to Rottnest is a must, the island the scenery and the quokkas are amazing, please please be kind to the quokkas as they are so sweet natured and very friendly and very inquisitive and after all it is their island, theres plenty to see and do with lots of accomodation to choose from if you want to stay... More 

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1 Thank Anne W
Rottnest_Island, Manager at Rottnest Island Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Anne I am glad you enjoyed your trip to Rottnest Island. Kind Regards Adam Morris Visitor Centre Manager More 

Waroona
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111 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here after arriving on the ferry, all staff were very helpful and attentive Came back again at the end of the day to enquire about accommodation on the island for future reference and all were knowledgeable about it all. Worth stopping in

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Thank miss_kell90
Rottnest_Island, Manager at Rottnest Island Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Kell we can help to plan your day and also advise on the accommodation on the island. Kind Regards Adam Morris Visitor Centre Manager More 

Brisbane
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92 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Helpful staff with good information about the island. Plenty of brochures. However not many souvenirs for sale like in other visitor centres.

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Rottnest_Island, Manager at Rottnest Island Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I am glad you found us helpful. Kind Regards Adam Morris Visitor Centre Manager More 

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