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Rottnest Island Carnivale proudly supporting Telethon!

Rottnest Island Carnivale is back again on the 28th October 2017 with a full day and night of festivities raising funds for our very important charity partner, Telethon.

Come over with your family and friends for an exciting Island-wide celebration with loads of free entertainment and activities, Scary Movie Marathon, live performances and a Halloween themed culinary experience!

SPECIAL discounted ferry tickets start from $29 return with part proceeds to Telethon
  • $29 same-day return from Fremantle (BShed & Northport) with Rottnest Express
  • $39 same-day return from Hillarys Boat Harbour with Rottnest Fast Ferries
  • $49 same-day return from Perth (Barrack St) with Rottnest Express
  • $59 extended-stay return from Fremantle (BShed & Northport) with Rottnest Express
  • $59 extended-stay return from Hillarys Boat Harbour with Rottnest Fast Ferries

Heavily reduced boating admission fees  

  • $9 (per adult) and $6.50 (per child) admission fees available when paid at the Visitors Centre between 8.30am and 4.30pm, on Saturday 28 October 2017

Carnivale By Day (10am - 4pm) - A spectacular day of fun for families

From 10 - 4pm, the Island will be teaming with devious pirates, majestic mermaids, Telethon Adventurers and much, much more.  Various event zones will be dotted around the Island with bundles of entertainment and activities for families and friends to enjoy.

Discount Bike Hire (Rottnest Island Pedal & Flipper)
Half day bike hire for just $10! There are two session times you can hire between: 8:30am - 12:30pm OR 12:30pm - 4:30pm. Bike hire is on a first come, first serve basis so make sure you head straight to Pedal & Flipper to check availability as you come off your ferry.

Hotel Rottnest Activities
A range of food options, including Bistro Menu and Carnival Style Popcorn and Fairy Floss, Popcorn and sweet treats avaliable from 12:00pm till late.

Activities at The Lodge (Karma Rottnest)
There are a range of treats on offer this year including Karma Spa between 10.00am and 4.00pm at The Basin, Poolside DJ and Tapas, $10 Cocktails with part proceeds going to Telethon and wicked Wine Tasting.

Event zone information coming soon! Special activities include: 

  • Pirate Pete 
  • WA Birds of Prey
  • Yarns for Youngsters
  • Sustainable Food Theatre by Forever Project
  • Dunk Tank
  • Live Music 
  • Entertainment Zone 
  • Pirate Ship Bouncy Castle
  • Gladiator Arena
  • Tractor Train
  • Mermaids and Fairies
  • Evening Lighthouse adventure 
  • Opening of the Heritage House 
  • Bickley Battery Tour
  • Discounted tours (including Lighthouse and Oliver Hill Guns) and activities
  • Pirate Treasure Hunt Competition - prize to be announced!

Pirate Treasure Hunt Competition

Pick up a Pirate Treasure Map upon arrival so that you can collect special stamps when exploring each zone. Collect ALL zone stamps and tell us about your favourite zone for a chance to WIN some great prizes!

Hint: Download the Rottnest Island app and then look for the Rottnest Carnivale tour for help finding each zone. Also look out for the BONUS Carnivale Tour for those staying for the night festivities. Entry barrel located outside the Visitor Centre (at the end of the main jetty). GOOD LUCK!

Carnivale By Night (5pm - late) - A fine evening of food and entertainment

From 5pm til late, watch for things that go bump in the night as Rottnest Island transforms into a spooky evening of mouth-watering food, dance and entertainment. Chuck on your spookiest outfit and join us on a Trick or Treat tour and Halloween face painting. There will be great prizes for a "best dressed competition” and a scary movie marathon for kids and adults alike to head to after all the commotion. Various venues throughout the Island will also be hosting festivities for patrons to devour delicious culinary creations or dance the night away.

Activities will include:

  • Scary Movie Marathon
  • Trick or Treat Tour
  • Halloween Face Painting
  • Festive Food
  • Best Dressed Competition
  • Live music and DJs
  • Free evening walks incl. Ghost & Trick or Treat tours

Rottnest Express:
Return ferry fares from Fremantle (BShed & Northport terminals). Rottnest Express is offering same day return ferries departing regularly throughout the whole day. Book now: Phone 1300 GO ROTTO (1300 467 688) or visit

Fremantle Parking Options
Available at both Fremantle Terminals; with secure day parking at the Northport Terminal from just $12 and public parking at the B Shed Terminal in Victoria Quay from $10.50 per day. BShed Terminal is also easily accessible by public transport.

Rottnest Fast Ferries
Return ferries available from Hillarys Boat Harbour. Travel to the Island for just $39 from Hillarys Boat Harbour and enjoy free parking at the ferry terminal. Book now: Phone (08) 9246 1039 or visit

Hillarys Parking Options:
Enjoy free all-day parking at Hillarys Boat Harbour.

Proudly sponsored by  Proudly supported by
  • Hotel Rottnest
  • Rottnest Lodge
  • Aristos Waterfront Restaurant
  • Geordie Bay Café
  • The Lane Café
  • Rottnest Island Country Club
  • Segway Tours WA
  • Rottnest Bakery & Café
  • Rottnest Island Pedal & Flipper
  • Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association
  • Pelagic Operations
  • Dome Rottnest
  • Rottnest Air Taxi
  • Simmos Icecream
  • Eco Bikes
  • Programmed Facility Management