Spend the day relaxing on one of the stunning beaches or exploring the island, before ringing in the New Year. The island can provide a fun day for the whole family as you bid goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022! 

Secure your spot early and enjoy the free entertainment and children’s activities from 3pm. Bring in the new year with the SeaLink Rottnest NYE Fireworks display over stunning Thomson Bay.  

As Major Sponsor, SeaLink is offering late ferries to and from the island on New Years Eve before and after the fireworks. 

The NYE event is free but registration is required -register here 

New Years Eve - Ferry Timetable
Depart B Shed, Fremantle Depart Rottnest Island
7:00 AM 7:45 AM
7:30 AM8:15 AM
8:00 AM 8:45 AM
8:30 AM9:15 AM
9:00 AM 9:45 AM
9:30 AM 10:15 AM
10:00 AM10:45 AM
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
11:00 AM
12:30 PM
11:30 AM
2:30 PM
2:30 PM
3:30 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
3:30 PM
4:30 PM
4:15 PM
5:00 PM
4:45 PM
5:30 PM
5:15 PM
6:00 PM
5:45 PM
6:45 PM
6:15 PM
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
8:15 PM
9:00 PM10:00 PM (post Fireworks)
11:00 PM12:45 AM (post Fireworks)

SeaLink Rottnest NYE Family Fireworks


9pm to 9:20pm


Look skyward toward Thomson Bay for a spectacular fireworks display, proudly sponsored by SeaLink Rottnest. Send off 2021 and welcome in 2022.

Whats On Rottnest

Please Note, Ferry Schedule and Event program are subject to change without notice.

You can view more info at: Rottnest Island Authority

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