Visitor Centre

Rottnest Island Visitor Centre is located in Thomson Bay near the main jetty.

Ask the helpful and friendly staff for maps and information about attractions, tours, bus services, bike hire and mooring rentals.

If you are staying in Rottnest Island Authority accommodation you can check in at the Visitor Centre from 2pm daily.

For non-accommodation related queries, such as renting a mooring, or booking a ticket to one of our many and varied attractions, you can avoid the queues by visiting our dedicated Booking Booth, located on the outside of the Visitor Centre on the north side.

Lost Property Service
The Visitor Centre also runs a lost property service. If you have lost any valuable items on the Island, you can register your lost property by completing a Lost and Found Property Form or check to see if your lost item has been handed in.

Whilst you're at the Visitor Centre, also pick up a copy of the current Island Guide. This way you can keep a full guide to the Island (including a map!) in your pocket as you explore the Island's beauty.

Equipment Transfer Service
Kayaks, Paddleboards and fishing rods can be transferred from the Main Jetty to accommodation units for an additional charge of $12.50 per item each way. There is no need to pre-book. Simply bring the article to the end of the jetty opposite the "welcome" sign and drop into the Visitor Centre to pay for your labels.

Opening Hours

Daily (except Friday’s) 7.30am to 5pm

Fridays 7.30am to 7.00pm


Gift Shop

Before leaving the Island, why not wander through the Visitor Centre gift shop?

We have a range of locally designed products to suit everyone. If you’re after Rottnest Island specific memorabilia, we have a range of books and ‘Rottnest Is’ merchandise. We also have a range of vibrant, hand-painted scarves and cute baby outfits!

Come and see our hand-crafted glassware, designed to look and feel like beach glass. Or if you’re after a small gift, why not consider a screen-printed tea towel or panoramic photo of your favourite beach!

Opening Hours:

Daily (except Friday’s) 7.30am to 5pm

Fridays 7.30am to 7.00pm