Visit Rottnest Island

Visit Rottnest Island all year round to take advantage of these five fabulous annual events.

The Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim

One of Western Australia’s iconic events, and the biggest day of the year on the island, this 19.7km open-water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island is a ‘team’ event, with all swimmers surrounded by a support network of paddlers, boat skippers and crew. Feb.

Rottnest Open House

This offers a rare opportunity to get inside some of the heritage-listed limestone cottages, originally belonging to early European settlers in Thomson Bay. Jul.

Rottnest After Dark

Each year, the Rottnest Island Authority presents live performances. In Scooplight Theatre’s Capturing the Enemy, the stories of prisoners of war, once interred on the island, are brought to life at the Salt Store. Jul-Aug.


Come for a weekend of belly-busting laughs and toe-tapping beats at this annual comedy and music festival. Sep.

Rottnest Carnivale

The fundraising event, complete with pirates and mermaids, includes plenty of free family activities, food and entertainment. Part proceeds go towards Telethon. Oct.


Take a stroll between Pink Lake and Lake Sirius to watch the reflections and embrace the crystal shadows.

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