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New Year’s Eve on Rottnest Island

End the year with a shimmering, sparkling BANG! as you bring in the new year with a spectacular Fireworks display over stunning Thomson Bay.

Setting off early, the display time allows our littlest spectators to come down to Thomson Bay to join in the fun. There is loads of Free entertainment and live music, including;

  • Roving characters
  • Face painters using glow in the dark paint!
  • A silent disco
  • Juggling Acts
  • Stage shows from 4:00pm until 9:00pm
  • Food Village from 5:00pm until late
  • Fireworks at 9:00pm

There will also be FREE late night shuttle services and Island Explorer ($10 tickets or annual/day passes) permitted as per the below times:
21:30 - Shuttle
22:00 - Bus around Island for Boaties
23:00 - Bus around Island for Boaties
00:30 - Shuttle
01:00 - Shuttle

Grab your copy of the Rottnest Island 2016 NYE brochure here

Share your New Year's Eve Island adventures on social media with the hashtag #RottnestNYE

Food Village
From 5pm you can use up your remaining calories from 2016 at the Food Village where Island businesses in the Settlement Mall will be offering speciality dishes to bring in the new year! Dine with friends and among strangers (or soon to be friends) at the popular long-tables or bring your tasty treats down to Thomson Bay to enjoy over the spectacular fireworks display.

Karma Rottnest
During the day, Karma Rottnest will be hosting a poolside party with tapas, cocktails and a DJ!
After dark, enjoy a scrumptious dinner feast at Riva Restaurant or head to Governor's Bar for the FAMOUS Tomás Ford Crap Music Disco Party which will be playing all your favourite disco music until late! Free entry.

Hotel Rottnest

During the day, Hotel Rottnest will be hosting a New Years Eve 'Decades Party'! Enjoy a great mix of the best songs from the 80's, 90's and Now playing all afternoon at Hotel Rottnest! 
After 8pm, two of Perth's well known DJ's - DJ NDORSE and Paradise Paul take over and begin the Decades Party with songs that will ensure a cracking time for all. Extra Bars and cocktails are on offer and a Decades inspired costume is encouraged!
This is an 18+ Event.  Tickets are non-refundable.  Present ticket at Hotel Rottnest on the day to receive your wristband. For ticket information, visit

Boating Community Welcome! 
Be sure to check out the boating restrictions when planning your trip.

Travel with Rottnest Express
Rottnest Express is offering discounted ferry tickets with ferry fares starting at $55 return (same day return ex Fremantle). Children under 12 years of age will travel for free* on 31 December 2016. *Conditions apply. For details, visit or phone 1800 GOROTTO

Travel with Rottnest Fast Ferries 
Rottnest Fast Ferries is offering discounted ferry tickets for passengers travelling on or after our 12:30pm ferry ex Hillarys.
Adults can travel at $60 return and children can travel at $35 return. For details, visit or phone 08 9246 1039