Pedal & Flipper

Discover Rottnest Island by bicycle and experience over 63 beaches and 20 bays as you explore this unique A Class Reserve. Cycling is environmentally friendly and a fun recreational activity for all ages. As Rottnest Island has essentially no cars, cycling is one of the best ways to get around the Island.

Explore over 22 kilometres of suggested cycle trails, taking in the unique coastline, wildlife and visiting attractions at your leisure. Cycle to the top of Oliver Hill or visit the Wadjemup Lighthouse for spectacular views of the island and Indian Ocean. Venture out to West End, stopping at Cathedral Rocks to see the resident fur seals, or spot a rare osprey near Parker Point. With affordable bike hire options for everyone, you can choose to see the entire island in a day, or a week!

The best choice of hire bikes 

Rottnest Island Pedal & Flipper is the largest bike hire facility in the Southern Hemisphere with over 1,650 bikes and specialty equipment available for hire. Our fleet includes standard mountain bikes, comfortable hybrid bikes, electric bikes and a large selection of kids’ bikes. We also hire bikes with baby seats and child trailers for the little ones (12 months – 4 years), and offer a range of mobility assistance options. We wish to advise our visitors hiring child trailers and baby seat bikes that the child/children must be present when hiring.

Our premium quality hire bikes are expertly maintained by a team of skilled mechanics, and backed by a complimentary call-out service for any problems you may encounter, so you can simply relax and enjoy your ride. 

The Pedal & Flipper team are also trained to personally fit customers to bikes to ensure optimum comfort and safety

View our complete Hire Equipment Price List.

Great value add-ons

Tailor your package to your family’s needs when you arrive. Add a gel seat cover, snorkel set, wetsuit or stand-up paddleboard and fill your days with endless fun! We offer great day hire deals – ask our friendly staff or see our specials board on arrival. 

Upgrade to an electric bike upon arrival (subject to availability and upgrade cost) – these offer an easy ride around the island for our adult visitors!

Our Bike & Bus deal is like an insurance policy for your legs! Ride until you’re tired, then leave your bike at a bus stop and ride in air-conditioned comfort back to the settlement. 

Pensioners and concession card holders receive 10% discount year-round on our great selection of bikes.

We offer discount rates for schools and groups of 10 or more. Please contact Pedal & Flipper for more information or to make a booking.

Important Information for Hirers 

  • The person signing the hire agreement must be 18 years of age or over.
  • A refundable deposit is required for some hire items and can be paid by cash or credit card.
  • Please be aware that we do not hire our Ebikes to hirers under 18 years of age. Ebikes are "first come first served" and cannot be booked in advance. Ebikes require a refundable $200 security deposit upon collection.
  • Booked online? You will need to bring your credit or debit card for verification, along with your confirmation email and proof of identification.
  • Bicycle helmets are required by law; these are supplied with all equipment hired.
  • For safety reasons, our equipment is not suitable for infants under 12 months. Maximum weight restrictions apply to child trailers and baby seats.
  • We do not attach private child trailers to our bikes.
  • Please contact Pedal & Flipper in regards to children 5 years and over who require training wheels on their hire bikes. To avoid disappointment, please check with us prior to your visit regarding your individual requirements.
  • Please note, as a bike hire service, we unfortunately don’t have options for visitors who cannot ride bikes. Tricycles are not deemed a safe option for those who cannot ride. View hop on/hop off bus options for getting around the Island.
  • Due to our large fleet size we regret to advise that we do not carry out private repairs during Peak Season. We suggest that visitors bringing their own bikes to Rottnest Island have them serviced prior to arriving.
  • Please view our full Terms and Conditions.

How to find us

Rottnest Island Pedal & Flipper is located on Bedford Avenue, just behind Hotel Rottnest.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Can I bring my personal electric bicycle to Rottnest Island?

Electric bicycles are permitted on Rottnest Island in accordance with the requirements of the Road Traffic Code 2000. To be compliant, electric bicycles must have a maximum power output of 250 watts and not be ridden by persons under 16 years. Penalties can be imposed for non-compliance. 

Hire your adult bikes (Day hire only) before you arrive and explore the island at your own pace. 

Guests staying in RIA Accommodation wishing to hire a bike for more than one day can do so by calling Reservations on 1800 111 111 (Mon-Fri 8.30am to 5.00pm)

Karma Golf & Lawn Bowls

Karma Rottnest is a mecca for golf lovers with one of Western Australia’s finest courses right on its doorstep... Prefer lawn bowls? Prepare to kick off your shoes and enjoy one of the most relaxed sessions of bowls you’ll ever experience. 


Tee time at Rottnest

Karma Golf is one of Rottnest Island’s best kept secrets. Boasting 9 quality golf holes, the fully irrigated grass greens, tees and fairways pave the way for one of Western Australia’s most unique golfing experiences.

Whether you’re playing 9 holes or doubling up to 18 rounds, Karma has your après golf covered, whether you’re after a cold post-game pint from Gov’s Sports Bar, a relaxing massage at Karma Spa or a delicious poolside dinner at Riva.

No clubs? No problem! The air-conditioned clubhouse contains a fully stocked pro-shop, with a variety of merchandise for sale and a large range of equipment for hire.

View Course Map


Barefoot bowls

Feel like your golf skills are a bit under par? Roll up for a relaxed round of lawn bowls instead. With BBQ facilities available, be it for a classic or gourmet feast, it’s the perfect accompaniment to everything from birthdays to fundraisers and sporting club getaways.


Events and Venue Hire

Karma is perfect for functional events that can be arranged in a variety of ways to suit banquet and boardroom meetings, to cocktail parties and seminars. Packages feature WI-FI access and a range of conferencing equipment, accommodation, spa and golf tournaments. Pre and post function tours, events with entertainment or wine dinners can also be arranged. Contact the experienced team at reservations@rottnestisland.com to tailor your ideal itinerary.


History

Originally built in 1961 as the Rottnest Island Country Club, Karma has provided golfers with a thrilling 9 hole layout for over 50 years. In mid-2013 the golf course underwent the most impressive refurbishment in its history. 

The original sand greens and artificial tee boxes made way for new grass greens and tees, designed by renowned Australian architect Ben Davey.

These new renovations have given the Country Club a new lease on life, with multiple teeing positions on all holes providing golfers of all abilities an enjoyable experience.

In addition to the golf course lies an artificial lawn bowling green, clubhouse and full function facilities. Come and experience one of Western Australia’s most unique golf courses, in the idyllic setting of Rottnest Island.


Opening Hours:

From Saturday 20 June

Open Daily: 8am to 4pm 


Please note that not all businesses are operating at the moment. For a full list of what's currently operating, please check our What’s Open page here

Rotto Shade Hire

Please note that Rotto Shade Hire are currently not operating.

For a full list of what's currently available, please check our What’s Open page here

A family-run shade hire business, located at the Basin on Rottnest Island. 

Products available to hire:
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs
  • Small beach toys such as buckets and spades
Products available to buy:
  • Sunscreen
  • Turkish Towels
  • Water bottles 

Please note: Hired items must remain at The Basin. 

Aquaplay Rottnest

Please note that Aqua Play Rottnest are currently not operating.

For a full list of what's currently available, please check our What’s Open page here


Pedal, SUP and roll your way along the waters of North Thomson Bay with Aquaplay Rottnest.

Aquaplay Rottnest is a new water adventure playground, offering sea-bike tours, pedal-board and stand-up paddle board hire, plus water bikes and a giant inflatable roller for kids.

All of the activities are on the water rather than in it, so you don’t have to get wet if you don’t want to.

Tours depart from the Aquaplay marquee in North Thomson Bay, next to the Main Jetty, and can be booked at the Visitor Centre or at www.aquaplayrottnest.com.au


Boating West Boat Hire

Hire a boat with Boating West and explore the magnificent waters around Rottnest Island.

Boating West aims to make boating easier. We provide a safe, fun and cost-effective way to experience Rottnest Island from the water. Boating West have a range of hire boats from 4.2m to 6m. We can provide half-day or full-day boat hire. Whether you enjoy fishing, water sports, sightseeing or just being out on the water, we have the boat for you!


Opening Hours:

Bookings only. For more information, visit boatingwest.com.au or call 1300 054 881.


Please note that not all businesses are operating at the moment. For a full list of what's currently available, please check our What’s Open page here.

Skydive Geronimo

Tandem skydive from 15,000 feet over stunning Rottnest Island, land on the beach, and afterwards enjoy a complimentary drink to celebrate!

Enjoy a 20-minute scenic flight as you cruise up to your chosen jump altitude, with amazing views over Rottnest Island. The adrenaline starts pumping as you leave the aircraft and free-fall at 124-mph (200km/h) for up to 66 seconds. GERONIMO! Once you reach 5000-feet your instructor will deploy your parachute, allowing you to sit-back and catch your breath and take in the view, while you fly expertly back to the ground for your beach landing.

Inclusions:

  • Scenic flight to altitude
  • 30-66 seconds heart-pumping freefall
  • 4-5 minute parachute ride
  • Complimentary drink at Hotel Rottnest
  • Experienced, professional, friendly Tandem Master
  • Full safety briefing
  • All necessary equipment

Additional info:

  • Transport to Rottnest Island not included
  • Professional video and photo packages available as extra
  • All skydive bookings are subject to weather conditions.
  • Minimum age: 12yrs old (all under 18s must have written Parent/Guardian consent)
  • Weight limit applies. Please contact us for further information.
  • Wheelchair accessible, please contact us to enquire about skydiving.
  • Subject to skydive terms & conditions and the completion of disclaimer.


Current Offer:

15% Off Skydive Packages


Opening Hours:

Bookings only. For more information, visit skydivegeronimo.com.au or call 1300 449 669.


Please note that not all businesses are operating at the moment. For a full list of what's currently available, please check our What’s Open page here.

Family Fun Park & Mini Golf

Challenge your friends to a round of mini golf, jump on the trampolines or play some classic arcade games at Rottnest's very own fun park.

From retro pinball machines to Pac-man, Space Invaders and even Air Hockey, you'll get your nostalgic fix at the Rottnest Island Fun Park. And if the kids are still full of beans after going for a snorkel at The Basin, let them loose on the trampolines or challenge them to a family game of putt-putt or giant Chess.  

Homemade crepes, fresh coffee, ice cream and cold drinks are also on offer to keep you fuelled up for an afternoon of fun. 

For a bit of low-key entertainment, head to the candy bar then settle in at the beautiful deckchair cinema.


Putt-Putt Prices:

  • Adult: $9
  • Child (under $16) and Seniors: $5
  • Family (2 Adults + 2 Children): $24


Trampoline Prices:

  • $5 for 15 minutes


Opening Hours:

Daily: 9am to 4pm

From 16 July to 21 September 2020: 9am to 4pm, open every day except Wednesdays 

Please note: the fun park is also closed if the ferries are not operating due to weather conditions.


Please note that not all businesses are operating at the moment. For a full list of what's currently available, please check our What’s Open page here.


Rottnest Movies

Watch the latest release blockbuster movies at the Rottnest Island Picture Hall. Session times and movie guide available from the Fun Park and Visitor Centre.

Cash only. Candy bar available serving fresh popcorn, homemade choc bombs, confectionery, drinks and more!

Rottnest Movies Prices:

Adult: $15
Child (under 16) and Seniors: $10
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children): $40

Opening Hours:

Until 15 July 2020: 9am to 4pm, 7 days.

From 16 July to 21 September 2020: 9am to 4pm, open every day except Wednesdays. 

Please note: the fun park is also closed if the ferries are not operating due to weather conditions.

If you would like to make a booking or have any queries regarding movie screenings, please phone: +61 8 9292 5156.

School holiday movies for Rottnest

All Tickets $10

Sunday 5 July
Jumanji next Level 6:30pm

Monday 6 July
Dr Dolittle – 6:30pm

Tuesday 7 July
Frozen 2 – 6:15pm
Bad Boys for life – 8:15pm

Wednesday 8 July
Go – 6.15pm
Bohemian Rhapsody – 8:15pm

Thursday 9 July
Sonic the Hedgehog – 6:15pm
Jumanji next Level - 8:15pm

Friday 10 July
Call of the Wild – 6:30pm

Saturday 11 July
Spies in Disguise – 6:30pm

Sunday 12 July
Inside Out – 6:30pm

Monday 13 July
Dr Dolittle – 6:30pm

Tuesday 14 July
Frozen 2 – 6:15pm
Bad Boys for life – 8:15pm

Wednesday 15 July
Go – 6.15pm
Bohemian Rhapsody – 8:15pm

Thursday 16 July
Sonic the Hedgehog – 6:15pm
Jumanji next Level - 8:15pm

Friday 17 July
Call of the Wild – 6:30pm

Saturday 18 July
Spies in Disguise – 6:30pm


Please note that not all businesses are operating at the moment. For a full list of what's currently available, please check our What’s Open page here.


School Holiday Activities

There are lots of fun things to see and do on Rottnest Island these school holidays.

Free Activities

These school holiday activities are proudly run by the Rottnest Voluntary Guides.

Activities run from Monday to Thursday and it’s recommended to allow approximately one hour for each, except as noted. 

Please bring: Water bottle, hat, sunglasses, protection from the elements, closed-in shoes and don’t forget your camera!

Beach Discovery

For all budding young marine biologists, come beachcombing with us.  You’ll collect and discover some of the secrets of the sea. 

Bickley Battery Walk

Bike, hike, bus or march down to the Kingstown Barracks, meet at the gun barrel on the parade ground and come explore the remnants of the WWII coastal defences. 

Birds & Beasts of Rottnest 

Take a walk on the wild side. Meet some of the Island’s amazing bird life, reptiles and mammals in their natural habitats. Binoculars available. 

Night Skies 

Come on a tour of the planets and stars. You’ll hear about the wonders of the beautiful Rottnest night sky. Bring your own torch.

Quokka Tales

‘Okka the Quokka’ stories and colouring in. 

Suitable for 7 years and under.

Secrets of the Lakes

Explore the Island’s unique Salt Lake ecosystem, discover its wonderful biodiversity and what makes the Salt Lakes a significant habitat in Western Australia. 

Note: Duration 2-3 hours - requires reasonable level of fitness.

Vlamingh Lookout Sunset.

A twilight stroll up to Vlamingh Lookout for an unforgettable view as the sun sets over the salt lakes.  Along the way hear about the island’s natural history, the Dutch explorers, the first settlers and the gift of salt.  Don’t forget your camera.

What’s Behind Geordie?

Come on a walk and explore what’s over the hill behind Geordie Bay.  Apart from the mighty wind generator there’s the wonderful biodiversity of the Island’s unique salt lake ecosystem, its birds, its beasts, its flora.  Return along the coastal track that winds its way back to Geordie from beautiful Little Parakeet Bay via the hidden gem, Little Geordie Bay. 

Note: Duration approx 1.5hrs - requires reasonable level of fitness.

Who Lived Here?

Join us on a twilight stroll along 170-year-old Vincent Way and hear stories about some of those who lived in the historic houses on this street.

Where’s Pirate Pete?

Pirate Pete can’t do his usual treasure hunt this holiday. BUT, that doesn’t mean he won’t be around!

Keep a sharp eye out for Pete because he can pop up anywhere at any time of the day. Say hello, give him a big smile and a Pirate “ARRRRE” and perhaps he will share some treasure with you.  

Suitable for 10 years and under.

Download the full program here (PDF 344KB)

Captain Hussey Train to Oliver Hill

The Captain Hussey Train is operating for the July School Holiday period.  See here for further information on tickets and times.

Rottnest Movies

Head to the Rottnest Island Picture Hall and take in a holiday movie.  See here for further information on tickets and times.

COVID-19 Safety

To facilitate social distancing its necessary to limit all activities to a maximum of 20 participants. Participants will also be asked to register a name and contact phone number with the guide at the activity meeting point, from 10 mins prior to the advertised start time in the program.