The best memories are often the simplest: a dawn swim, a secret mission, fingers greasy from fish and chips. Rottnest Island lets you recapture you inner child. Here, you’re free to do what you like. Follow a sandy track to find adventure. Run barefoot beside the crashing waves. Watch seabirds scatter across the sky. Rediscover the simple pleasures of being totally carefree.
Rottnest doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s not pretentious. It’s real. It’s honest about the amazing experience it provides, but also about what it doesn’t offer. It speaks to you like a mate in a conversational tone. It likes the simple things in life. Playing a game of cards with friends. Giving the kids a chance to share in the holiday adventures you had when you were their age. And falling asleep on the sand. It doesn’t mind poking fun at what passes as ‘getting away from it all’ nowadays. It is Australian - but not in a grating, Master’s Milk, or Hard Yakka kind of way - more in a naturally, frank, funny manner.