When

November 5 to 8, 2024

Where

Rottnest Island

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Who

18+ Adults

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“Being at the beach was just beautiful, I also really liked the lighthouse. I played uno for the first time and feel I am now a more confident swimmer.”

Brent Panizza

 

About the Event

Rottnest has a variety of activities available, learn about the history of Rottnest’s wrecks & reefs and see the adorable quokkas. Go snorkelling, cycling, and stand-up paddle boarding.

Gotta love Rotto! Always very popular! Always very popular, so make sure you get in early to book a place.

 

Location

Rottnest’s beaches are like a slice of paradise, with blindingly white sand, water so clear you can see down to your toes, and majestic coves formed by naturally sculpted rocks. In all, there are 63 secluded, sandy havens, linked by paved riding and walking trails. The Basin, Geordie Bay and Little Parakeet Bay are favorites close to Thomson Bay settlement, while those towards West End have a raw, rugged appeal. From certain spots, you’ll see humpback whales breaching (they migrate from September to November), seals floating or dolphins bobbing. Beneath the waterline, there are numerous species of coral, tropical fish and abundant seagrasses. Both Parker Point and Little Salmon Bay have snorkel trails dotted with underwater panels. Signposted walking trails also crisscross the island’s heart, with more than 45 kilometers of connected trails and boardwalks to follow.

The main attraction, of course, is the highly photogenic quokka, a friendly marsupial that appears to smile. Not only the subject of countless celebrity selfies, the Western Australian icon is also responsible for the island’s name: 17th century Dutch sailors mistook the cute creatures for large rats.

For more information on Rottnest click here.

 

Accommodation

In March we will be staying in the Governors Circle houses in Kingston Barracks.

Governors Circle is situated away from the main settlement and just a stone’s throw from the Kingstown Barrack and were originally built for soldiers during World War II.

To see where you will be staying click here.

 

Expression of Interest deadline:

TBC

 

Outcomes

  • Improving your health and well-being
  • Increase your independence in daily living
  • Make new friends
  • Maintain friendships
  • Socially participate in your community
  • Learn new skills
  • Learn how to snorkel and stand up paddle

When

November 5 to 8, 2024

Where

Rottnest Island

Get directions

Who

18+ Adults

Register Interest

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