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School Holiday Activities

There’s no shortage of family-friendly fun these school holidays at Rottnest Island, from free tours and activities to meeting the stars of the island - the delightful quokkas.

Make the most of the warmer weather before it disappears until next spring with an adventure bouncing from beach to bay. Hire a bike and snorkel equipment from Pedal & Flipper then pick up an island map from the Visitor Centre to guide you. 

For more water-based fun, kids' jet skis, pedal boards and other water recreation equipment are available for hire throughout the school holidays from Aquaplay in Thomson Bay. Plus, every weekday from 9.30am – 11.30am, Aquaplay host their popular Kids Club Holiday Program for children six to 13 years. Run by experienced and enthusiastic leaders, kids can have a go at waterbiking, SUPing, water rolling, pedal boarding and play tug of war games, relays, sandcastle building and more.

Keen to make the most of the picturesque beaches while staying (mostly) dry? Hop on an adventure boat tour with Rottnest Express (suitable for kids over the age of 4).

For more land-based adventures, you can't beat a tour on a revolutionary set of wheels with Segway Tours WA (suitable for kids over the age of 12).

For a slower pace, you can also take the family on a stroll along a section of the Wadjemup Bidi - the network of walk trails traversing the island, taking in beautiful landmarks and offering insights through interpretive signage along the way.

Kids can also fill their days with mini-golf or retro arcade games at the Family Fun Park, a few rounds of barefoot lawn bowls, or even catching one of the latest new release movies at the historic Picture Hall.

For an insightful look through Rottnest Island’s rich history, take a walk around Wadjemup Museum. Discover a range of exhibits including 40,000-year-old artefacts, whale bones, the Lighthouse Keeper’s jacket, and art works made of seaweed – including a Quokka!

Rottnest Voluntary Guides School Holiday Program
Every school holidays, the Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association offer a program of activities and tours that will get kids out learning more about Rottnest’s natural environment, furry friends and local history. 

These activities are suitable for all ages, are free and last approximately one hour. They include exploring themes such as Quokka Tales, Beach Discovery, Birds and Beasts or Night Skies.

Check out the School Holiday Activity Guide here (202KB). 

Check out more ideas for family fun on Rottnest Island here.