Looking for something to do in the arvo? Jump on a 2pm ferry to Rottnest Island.

If you like the sound of taking the afternoon off, jumping on the 2pm ferry and enjoying a sunset Happy Hour alongside the world’s happiest animals – Rottnest After Dark is for you. 

From now until April, day-trippers to Rottnest can take advantage of discounted ferry fares with no landing fees (from $35 for a same day return, from 2pm daily), late-night returns and a range of summer sunset experiences at Perth’s island paradise.


Instead of heading to the local or worst still staying at home on the couch, head over in the afternoon to Rottnest for a peaceful dip at the many sparkling beaches before toasting the sun as it dips over the horizon.

Greet the quokkas emerging from their daytime slumber at dusk then tuck into a family feast with your feet in the sand or indulge in a world-class dining experience with a view over one of the iconic bays.

There’s free live music to enjoy every Friday and Saturday night, special events hosted by the Rottnest Island community and incredible new places to experience like Samphire Rottnest

and the recently reopened Wadjemup Museum to name just a few.

For more information and to book your afternoon in Rottnest visit rottnestisland.com.

See also: Rottnest Island Glamping: 5 Reasons to Stay at Discovery Rottnest