With sunny days, easy-going terrain and many miles of roads and trails to explore, Rottnest is a bike-riders’ paradise. Pre-book your bike with your ferry ticket: it will travel with you and be waiting for you on the jetty when you arrive. Rottnest Express offers bikes for kids and adults, with helmets and locks included.
A limited number of baby seats, child trailers (can hold up to 45kgs) and cargo trailers are also available for hire.
|Model||Wheel Size||Suit Age||1 Day||2 Days||3 Days||4 Days||5 Days||6 Days||7 Days||8 Days||9 Days||10 Days|
|Child Bike||20"||4 to 7||$18||$28.50||$39||$49.50||$60||$70.50||$81||$91.50||$101||$112.50|
|Adult Bike with Child Trailer||$53||$75||$100||$125||$150||$175||$200||$225||$250||$275|
|Adult Bike with Cargo Trailer||$53||$75||$100||$125||$150||$175||$200||$225||$250||$275|
|Adult Bike (inc Baby Seats)||26"||14+||$41||$51||$68||$85||$102||$119||$136||$153||$170||$187|
|Electric Bike (with battery removed)||$20|
Yes, having a bike is highly recommended on Rottnest Island as it is the best way to explore the island. The island is car-free and there are limited public transport options, so biking is the most convenient and enjoyable way to get around. You can bring your own bike on the ferry or rent one on the island.
The cost of hiring a bike on Rottnest Island varies depending on the duration of the rental and the type of bike. Generally, prices start from $36 for adults and $18 for children for a full-day rental. It’s recommended to check with the the website for current pricing and availability.
The distance around Rottnest Island is approximately 22 kilometers, and the terrain is relatively flat, so it typically takes around 1.5 to 2 hours to bike around the island, depending on your fitness level and how often you stop to take in the beautiful scenery.
Rottnest Island offers an ideal cycling experience, boasting well-maintained paved roads, clear signage, and mostly level terrain. The absence of private vehicles, except for a few necessary commercial vehicles and a tourist bus, further enhances the island’s appeal for cyclists. Considering these factors, embarking on a day-long adventure to explore the entirety of Rottnest Island by bike is entirely achievable.
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