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Always beautiful!

The Basin is one of the most beautiful spots on the Island. Perfect for a cooling dip or for a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
Nice swim in sheltered location

Nice place for a swim although beach area is not big so could get busy in peak times - and could be... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Fremantle, Australia
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Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Short walk to The Basin from the ferry terminal. Hubby and I spent our afternoon at this beautiful beach. We took a sun shelter thankfully as it's quite hot at the beach. A beautiful beach with toilets and change facilities on the hill. We set...More

4  Thank shezazle23
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Went there for a day trip. Took a 5 min bike ride as it was the nearest but most crowded. Nothing to see. Just clear water few fishes lots of sea weed. it was just a good place for first timers. It had decent toilet,...More

1  Thank Luke Z
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Basin is one of the most beautiful spots on the Island. Perfect for a cooling dip or for a snorkel, or just lie on the beach and relax

Thank 13gnome47
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Nice place for a swim although beach area is not big so could get busy in peak times - and could be hard to get space on the sand. Worth a swim great for young kids.

Thank Jenko72
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

This area gets busy buts it’s such a beautiful area to swim. Even if your not swimming it’s still wonderful to sit and watch and look out at the beautiful clear waters. Our kids went swimming and snorkelling and said they saw a few varieties...More

Thank Lark1962
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Every time me and my missus come to the Basin we set scour the beach and the shallows and find the best shells we can in terms of range, colour, size, pattern and many other factors that make them unique. We then each set up...More

1  Thank MattTheChilliKing
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Taking a trip to Rottnest is expensive but it's something worth doing at least once(in good weather) to see quokkas up close and personal ! The quokkas here are extremely friendly and docile and fortunately have no problems with humans sticking cameras in the faces...More

Thank Ishinoye
Reviewed 9 July 2018

AMAZING!!!! It is absolutely stunning. You can just sit on one of the picnic benches eating lunch, with quokka's around you while the waves roll in. I went in winter and I would still recommend.

Thank Laura310199
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I visited this place in the year 2015 during a school exchange program during November, and went for a dip in the basin along with my friends which I consider as family, and the memory of it never fade even a bit until this day!...More

Thank NicoleL5370
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Gorgeous simple beach for families Odd seaweeds, nets and boats just a part of life 👍 Slip, slop, slap regardless what weather you’re in 😊

Thank 7Emma71
Reviewed 25 May 2018

People were enjoying the beach, while others were walking. However, the Basin is unique. The color of the ocean is light blue. It is peaceful and nothing can disturb us while swimming. It was cool! It was perfectly calm.

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful is a cliche for describing places on Rottnest but, The Basin is is! Inviting clear waters and golden sands, idyllic. Especially as out of season and fantastic weather.

Thank PARIS522
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12 February 2015|
Response from Rottnest_Island | Property representative |
Thanks for your enquiry. There is quite a variety of accommodation choices on the Island from Hotels, to the Rottnest Lodge, Rottnest Island Authority Hostel, Holiday Units, Heritage Cottage, Campgrounds and Cabins. Rottnest... More
12 February 2015|
Response from TashibaM |
Rottnest is an Island with no access for Caravans and very limited use of vehicles except for work purposes. The most common mode of transport is via foot or bicycle. The campgrounds are quite nice and very popular with... More
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