By Bike

Discover Rottnest Island by bike. Cycling is a fun recreational activity for all ages and is environmentally friendly.

Pedal & Flipper

Pedal & Flipper is the largest facility of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere with over 1,890 bikes and specialty equipment available for hire. Located on Rottnest Island behind the Hotel Rottnest, they are open every day of the year. In addition to the large range of bikes and equipment, they provide helmets, locks, island information and cycling advice. The team is also trained to personally fit customers to bikes to ensure optimum comfort and safety.

Important note: As per State law, wearing a helmet is enforced on Rottnest Island. Electric bicycles are permitted on Rottnest Island in accordance with the requirements of the Road Traffic Code 2000.

The use of electric rideables (e-skateboards, e-scooters, e-wheels, hoverboards, e-unicycles or e-skates) is regulated under the Road Traffic Code 2000.

For more information on e-rideables please visit the Road Safety Commission website.

By Bus

See more in less time with one of many options to get around the island by bus.

Accommodation Shuttle Bus

Settle in to island life faster by taking a shuttle bus to your rooms on arrival.

The shuttle service is a quick and convenient way to move between the Island settlements and airport. The shuttle bus is perfect to get you to your accommodation or save your legs when moving between Thomson Bay, Geordie Bay and Kingstown.

The shuttle bus to Geordie Bay, Longreach Bay, Fays Bay and Kingstown Barracks attracts a small per person fee of $3 per day or $5 per week. Children under 5 years travel free.


Sunday – Thursday 

 7:30am – 6pm
(at 30-minute intervals)
Friday – Saturday
 7:30am – 7pm 
(at 30-minute intervals) 

 This timetable is subject to change and may be adjusted in poor weather conditions. Please check the current schedule directly here or at the Rottnest Island Visitor Centre.

Tickets can be purchased from the Visitor Centre, from the Main Bus Stop ticket kiosk or from the driver onboard. 

Charter Bus

Private charter buses are available for hire for weddings, groups and special events. 34 and 43 seater buses available.

Booking information and details here.

Bus Tours

Forget the planning and visit the island's most popular locations on an organised bus tour.

Find out more about bus tours here.

Quokka Coaches Seasonal Transport Pass

Do you visit often? Regular visitors can benefit from a Quokka Coaches Seasonal Transport Pass which provides 12 trips to be used on the hop-on-hop-off Island Explorer service and the accommodation shuttle that runs between Geordie Bay, Longreach Bay, Fays Bay, Kingstown Barracks and the Settlement.

For more information, visit the Quokka Coaches website.

By Foot

Explore the Main Settlement's shops and restaurants, head to nearby beaches or explore the Wadjemup Bidi walk trails.

Wadjemup Bidi

Discover Rottnest's natural beauty and rich history along the spectacular Wadjemup Bidi - 45 kilometres of stunning trails stretching across the island. There are five sections, each boasting unique experiences and taking in culturally and environmentally significant landmarks.

Discover more about the Wadjemup Bidi here

Free Guided Walking Tours

For those who love to walk but have no idea where to go, why not head on a free walking tour? There are several walking tours run by our knowledgeable and friendly Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association every day.

Learn more about the Guided Walks here



Quokka Hopper

Made for your convenience, the Quokka Hopper is an on-demand private transfer operating between Thomson Bay and Geordie Bay on Rottnest Island.

The Quokka Hopper is an on-demand private transfer created for your comfort and accessibility.

Designed to connect you to restaurants, accommodation and island facilities in the main settlements – Thomson Bay and Geordie Bay – and surrounds, there are 12 convenient stop locations for pick up and drop off.

Each journey holds a maximum of seven passengers without luggage, or five passengers with luggage.

Please note:

Delays may occur if the Quokka Hopper has already been requested. Please allow for travel time to get to your stop location.


The Quokka Hopper operates on demand between 8am – 10pm daily.


Zone 1: $25 per journey
Zone 2: $35 per journey

Stop Locations: 

Stop Number    Location Zone
1 Main Bus Stop 1
2 Dome 1
3 Visitors Centre (restricted mobility stop only) 1
4 Samphire Rottnest 1
5 South Thomson 1
6 Airport 1
7 Kingstown Barracks 2
8 Country Club 1
9 Bathurst | Caroline Thomson 1
10 Discovery Parks Rottnest 1
11 The Basin 1
12 Geordie Bay | Fays Bay | Longreach 1

Download the Quokka Hopper Map

Terms and Conditions:

  • The Quokka Hopper can only stop at the locations listed above. 
  • No split billing, payment needs to be made upon collection. 
  • Credit card payments only The Quokka Hopper is not wheelchair accessible 
  • Stop 3 is only for restricted mobility persons (e.g. those using walking frames or collapsible wheelchairs)

Booking Information:

Bookings can be made online here or by calling the Quokka Hopper line direct on +61 498 939 995.