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The Basin

Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
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Even if you don't swim it is still worth visiting

AMAZING!!!! It is absolutely stunning. You can just sit on one of the picnic benches eating lunch... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Laura310199
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Black Rock, Australia
Beautiful, as it was during my last visit

I visited this place in the year 2015 during a school exchange program during November, and went... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Nicole L
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Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
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"sheltered beach"
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"on duty"
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"white fine sand"
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"piece of paradise"
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"calm waters"
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"perfect spot"
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"pretty spot"
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"great snorkeling"
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"beautiful water"
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Reviewed 10 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
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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 Nicole L
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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
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Reviewed 26 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
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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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Reviewed 19 May 2018

A lovely place to go snorkelling and for a swim. White clean sand, beautiful rock pools and a peaceful location.

Thank juliemareewilson
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Took our face masks and found some lovely little and big shells near the rocks. Toilet area there to change and picnic tables to sit and relax. Abit rocky in areas so be careful of the slippy bits.

Thank emmamarielavery
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Fab little place to get into the water with snorkel. Easy access, close to shore and great for kids. Lots of fish to see.

Thank Natalie J
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

The Basin is one of the famous and stunning beaches in Rottnest. Near the Basin beach, you know, there is Rottness Island Authority village. I like this accommodation because it is not too luxurious or artificial like hotel or resort (reception is also located in...More

Thank xpiano
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

The Basin has been a favourite place for our family, since I was a child now I take my grandchildren. A short bike ride or just walk from the Settlement. A safe place for children of all ages. A must do thing on Rottnest Island...More

Thank Elspeth A
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Holidaywest55
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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
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Holidaywest55
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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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