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. Rottnest enjoys warmer winters with less rainfall compared to the mainland, so it is a great time to visit and explore!Hire a bike from Pedal & Flipper then pick up an island map from the Visitor Centre to guide you.
If riding a bike isn’t your thing, 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!
School holiday activitiesRottnest Voluntary Guides School Holiday Program
Every school holidays, the Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association offer a program packed full of fun 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 mainly free and last approximately one hour. They include exploring themes such as Quokka Tales, Beach Discovery, Birds and Beasts or Night Skies.
Download the full program of activities here.
Check out more ideas for family fun on Rottnest Island here.
Rottnest Open Studios
12 – 31 July
Wadjemup Museum will host the Rottnest Open Studios during the holidays where visitors are invited to come watch artist, Megan Hevron create beautiful pieces of hand-made jewellery.
Find out more here.
Perth Glory Junior Football Clinic
Wednesday 14 July
Perth Glory will hold a fun-filled clinic for children aged 6 – 12 of any gender and playing ability.
Find out more here.