Rottnest Island Tour From Perth Or Fremantle

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Hop on a ferry from Perth or Fremantle to Rottnest Island for a day of exploring the stunning island. Enjoy a 90-minute coach tour of the island. You'll learn from commentary by a knowledgeable guide and make stops at Wadjemup Lighthouse and the West End. In the afternoon enjoy free time to explore the islands beautiful beaches, walking trails, car-free roads and historical sites at your leisure, before catching the ferry back to the mainland.

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Youll have the option to catch the ferry to Rottnest Island in Perth or Fremantle. From Perth, youll cruise down the Swan River to Fremantle. The boat will take on passengers in Fremantle, before continuing on the 25-minute journey to Rottnest Island.

When you arrive at the island, youll be escorted to the bus stop where you board a comfortable coach for your 90-minute island tour.

On the coach, youll be driven around the island while your guide provides commentary about Rottnests cultural heritage, history and wildlife. Stop at Wadjemup Lighthouse and at the West End, where you can stroll along the boardwalk and take in stunning views. Keep your eyes open for the New Zealand fur seal colony at Cathedral Rocks. You might even spot humpback whales from September to November.

Your coach will return you to Thomson Bay after the 90-minute tour and enjoy free time to spend at your leisure until your ferry departs.

With 63 beaches and 20 bays, there are many opportunities for snorkeling, swimming and renting a surfboard or stand up paddleboard (own expense). You can also hire a bike (own expense) and cycle around the car-free roads. Families may want to check out the aqua park or the family fun park. Or learn more about the history of the area at the Rottnest Island Museum, the Salt Store and Exhibition Center, Lomas Cottage or the Pilot Boathouse.

If you have chosen the optional lunch, youll head to Karma Rottnest for a tasty buffet selection of hot dishes, salads, deli items, desserts, and beverages.

In the afternoon youll catch the ferry to return to Fremantle or Perth.

Inclusions for Rottnest Island Tour From Perth Or Fremantle

  • Round-trip ferry to Rottnest Island
  • 90-minute coach tour
  • Local guide
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Rottnest Island Authority fee
  • Round-trip Swan River cruise (if departing from Perth)

Exclusions for Rottnest Island Tour From Perth Or Fremantle

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional activities (bike, snorkel gear, surfboard or stand up paddleboard hire)

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Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Great day out. It is important to note that the jetty number in the Viator voucher is wrong. It is jetty 4 not jetty 2. We were standing around wondering where everyone was until a man came up to us and told us it was jetty 4.

    The trip over was good but take travel sickness tablets if you usually need them. It can be a bit rough when in the open sea. We had time to have a look around before the bus tour. I highly recommend the bus tour for a good introduction to the island. We had two very short stops but got to see a lot, including people pushing their bikes up hills!! The bus was a good way to travel around to see what was available on the island. We had lunch at the Rottnest Hotel which was fine. There were a couple of gluten free options. The trip back on the boat was quite rough. Everyone remained seated and you couldn't see out the windows at times due to the waves crashing on the side of the boat. I would recommend this tour.

  • We started with a lovely, narrated tour down the Swan River to Fremantle. We had an extremely knowledgeable and passionate guide on our bus tour who covered the history, geology, animal and plant life of the island. We had a lovely lunch, did some souvenir shopping and walked along one of the beaches. Best of all was seeing the Quokkas, smallest cousins of the 'roos who exist only on Rottnest and one other small island. One minor waning: the ferry ride to Rottnest can be a bit rough.

  • great day, nice boat tour in swan river, plenty of time to see the island on your own, well organised

  • great day, nice boat tour through swan river, all well set

  • Amazing tour! A must see for sure! very family friendly

  • It was a nice tour. There is a nice restaurant by the water and they serve good hot food, should try that. We had lunch included in our tour price and it was good.

  • Tour of the Island was very good and the guide was very knowledgeable. There are only two stops on the tour and I would liked to have had more stops. The day was very hot and to cycle around the island and cover the distance we did would be very challenging.
    Great experience

  • Fabulous boat trip from Perth across to Rottnest Island. Great hiring a bike to find my way about. Nice lunch in one of the restaurants. Fantastic photo opportunities.

  • Despite the bad weather the tour didn't disappoint. Saw the Quokkas, which is what I came for! Good informative tour by guide about the history of the Island.

  • Caught in bad storm which hit Perth, body shattering extremely rough sea ferry ride, but return trip to Perth not so rough, rained all day during tour of Rottnest Island, wet and windy but very cute quokkas everywhere.

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