Rottnest Island Travel Guide
Safety and Precautions
Be sun-smart, especially from October through April. Even on cloudy days people unused to being outdoors for any length of time can suffer severe sunburn. Wear a hat, long-sleeved shirt, and high-strength sunscreen. If you are a weak or novice swimmer, always swim with a friend; lifesavers (lifeguards) patrol certain beaches during peak holiday periods.