Rottnest Island in Western Australia is located just 19 kilometres off the coast of Fremantle, south of the capital Perth.
It’s a popular destination for interstate and international visitors. The mediterranean-style climate and abundant indigenous flora and fauna of this Island provide for a unique island experience.
The Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) controls and manages the Island on behalf of the Western Australian Government.
Essential Guide to Rottnest Island
The Essential Guide produced by the Rottnest Island Authority has everything you need to know about the Island, including a full list of tours and activities, bus schedules and a map with suggested cycle paths and the Wadjemup Bidi – a series of Walk Trail routes.
You can get a printed copy from the ferry terminals when going to the island or from the Visitor Centre on the island.
PDF, www.rottnestisland.com. A new edition will be available at the time of the IPS event.
Don’t worry, getting to Rottnest Island is easy! Most delegates will fly into Perth, take a taxi to the ferry terminal and hop on a ferry to Rottnest Island.
From Perth Airport you can catch a taxi to the ferry terminal or to your hotel if you are staying in Perth for the night. Approximate taxi costs and times are AUD$40 to Perth’s Barrack Street Jetty (25 minutes) and AUD$70 one way to Fremantle (40 minutes).
Two companies operate ferry services each day to/from Rottnest Island. Depending on your arrival time, you may need to stay in Perth overnight and catch a ferry the next day. More details and links to the ferry companies are listed below.
Delegates will need to arrange their own flights and ferry ticket to/from Rottnest Island.
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