If you’re planning on visiting Western Australia (or even if you’re a local), you may be surprised to learn that there are at LEAST five different ways of getting to Rottnest Island – the world-famous car-free and carefree paradise just a few kilometres off the coast of Perth.

With so many transport options, it’s never been easier to include Rottnest on your holiday itinerary, spoil that special someone with an experience of a lifetime or treat yourself to a sneaky getaway.

Here are some of the options for getting to ‘Rotto’:

By air

If you fancy an airborne trip from Perth to Rottnest, you’re spoilt for choice.

Rottnest Air Taxi operates regular scheduled flights every hour during daylight hours, with the option of adding scenic tours for a spectacular view of Perth, the Swan River and the island itself.  The flight is approximately 12 minutes long and you have the option of either a four-seater or a seven-seater plane.

Air Charters West offers private charter flights from Bunbury Airport to Rottnest Island, with a champagne breakfast on board to take your indulgent escape to even greater heights.  Flying time is around 30 minutes and you can customise your departure time to suit your individual itinerary.

You can also fly to Rottnest in a seaplane which will add a whole new level of excitement (and convenience) to your island transfer.  With one-way or return options, flexible booking times, convenient morning and afternoon departures from the Perth foreshore and complimentary pick-ups from CBD hotels, a trip with Swan River Seaplanes is a novel and exciting way to get to Rottnest.

By helicopter

And for the ultimate in stylish air transport, you can always book yourself a private helicopter trip to Rottnest.  Corsaire Aviation offers a variety of flight choices (one-way, return and helicopter/ferry options) as well as a number of departure sites including the Crown Towers Hotel and Fremantle harbour, which give you the flexibility to enjoy your indulgent island getaway on your terms.

By ferry

Ferries are the traditional mode of transport to and from the island, with several ferry companies operating daily services from Fremantle, North Fremantle, Perth City and Hillarys Boat Harbour.  Travel times depend on the departure point, with the shortest being 25 minutes from Fremantle and the longest being 90 minutes from Perth’s Barrack Street Jetty.  Timetables and special deals vary according to seasonal demand, with tickets bookable online.

By boat

With just 19kms of Indian Ocean separating Rottnest from the mainland, private charter boats are another popular way of accessing all that Rottnest has to offer.  Whether it’s for a special celebration, a corporate event or simply a sightseeing trip, a private vessel is a great way of ensuring flexibility and exclusivity for your island getaway.   The boat you hire will depend on the size of your party and your needs – and you can even arrange catering on the boat or a private DJ!

Tandem skydive and flight transfer package

This triple ‘F’ experience (fly-float-ferry) must surely be the ultimate way of getting to Rottnest.

Skydive Geronimo has introduced an exciting new option to its Rottnest skydiving schedule – the tandem skydive flight transfer package.

Imagine leaving Perth on a small plane and enjoying breathtaking views over the city and the coastline as you climb to altitude before parachuting gently down to a spectacular landing spot on one of the island’s beautiful beaches.

This adrenalin-fuelled adventure is the perfect choice for singles and small groups who are looking for the best Perth skydiving experience.   You’ll take off in the Geronimo jump plane from Jandakot airport and after your incredible tandem skydive with an experienced instructor, you’ll have as much time as you want to explore the island’s many attractions before catching the ferry back to Perth.

For more information on this tandem skydive flight transfer to Rottnest or any other Perth skydiving experience, get in touch with Skydive Geronimo at www.skydivegeronimo.com.au.