Attractions

Historic Building in Rottnest Island

Salt Store

A photographic exhibition in this 19th-century building looks at a different chapter of local history: when the island's salt lakes provided all of WA's salt (between 1838 and 1950). It's also the meeting point for …
Viewpoint in Rottnest Island

Vlamingh's Lookout

Not far away from Thomson Bay (go up past the old European cemetery), this unsigned vantage point offers panoramic views of the island, including its salt lakes. It's on View Hill, off Digby Dr.
Historic Site in Rottnest Island

Quod

Built in 1864, this octagonal building with a central courtyard was once the Aboriginal prison block, More recently it was a part of the Rottnest Lodge hotel. During its time as a prison several men would share a 3m…
Cemetery in Rottnest Island

Aboriginal Burial Ground

Adjacent to the Quod is a wooded area where hundreds of Aboriginal prisoners are buried in unmarked graves. Until relatively recently, this area was used as a camping ground, but it's now fenced off with signs askin…
Museum in Rottnest Island

Rottnest Museum

Housed in the old hay-store building, this little museum tells the island's natural and human history, warts and all, including dark tales of shipwrecks and incarceration.
Historic Site in Rottnest Island

Oliver Hill Battery

The Oliver Hill battery was built in the 1930s and played a major role in the WWII defence of the WA coastline and Fremantle harbour.
Viewpoint in Rottnest Island

Jeannies Lookout

Lookout with good coastal views.
Church in Rottnest Island

Historic Chapel

Weekly Sunday-morning services.
Lighthouse in Rottnest Island

Wadjemup Lighthouse

Rottnest Island landmark.
Beach in Rottnest Island

Ricey Beach

Good swimming beach.