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Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle

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Explore the best of Rottnest Island on this tour from Perth or Fremantle, which eliminates the need to plan transportation. Visit the tiny island that’s home to the quokka, often called the world’s happiest animal, as well as landmarks such as West End and Wadjemup Lighthouse. This bus portion of the tour includes commentary on the island’s history that you won’t get if touring independently.
  • Day trip to Rottnest Island by high-speed ferry and a narrated bus tour
  • Visit landmarks such as West End and Wadjemup Lighthouse
  • Enjoy informative commentary from your guide as you tour the island
  • Observe the local wildlife like seals and dolphins, and the famous quokka
What to Expect
Begin your tour at the dock from either from Fremantle or Perth to take your high-speed ferry to Rottnest Island. After the journey along the Indian Ocean, hop on the coach to circumnavigate the island on a bus tour. Learn the history of the island, stopping at landmarks such as West End and Wadjemup Lighthouse. Listen to commentary about the various wildlife that inhabits the island, including the quokka, known as the world’s happiest animal. Admire the coastal views as you tour the island and keep your eye out for fur seals at Cathedral Rocks. End the tour at Thompson Bay, where you can stroll around the island at your own pace before catching the ferry back to the mainland. Your tour ends where you began, in Fremantle or Perth.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Rottnest Express Barrack Street Jetty Elizabeth Quay Ferry Terminal, 2 Barrack St, Perth WA 6000, Australia
2: B Shed, 1 Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
3: Rottnest Express North Port Rous Head Ferry Terminal, 1 Emma Place, Rous Head Rd, North Fremantle WA 6159, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel transfers are subject to availability and must be booked 24 - 48 hours prior to travel otherwise are not guaranteed. Please contact Rottnest Express directly to confirm your hotel pick up time.
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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)
  • Entry/Admission - West End
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional activities (bike, snorkel gear, surfboard or stand up paddleboard hire)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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A must do trip. Rottnest Island has a fascinating past, beautiful beaches, cute animals and many kilometres of walking and bike riding tails. We did the ferry from Perth, with included bus tour and lunch. Its a long day, but the lunch provided a welcome sit down and relax. The
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A wonderful full day excursion early start from Perth fast ferry down Swan River via Fremantle followed by informative coach tour with stop offs around the island.
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A great experience. An hour cruise down the river from Perth to Fremantle. Then a half hour crossing to the island. When on the island there was an included coach trip with a commentary from an experienced guide. There was also free time available before the return ferry.
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Kudos to our guide Grace, who gave extensive introductions to the various sights during the ferry ride from Barack Street Jetty all the way to Rottnest Island, and also during the bus tour. The bus tour gave a round island view, including two lighthouses on the island. It's a
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This tour (with the island tour and lunch) is an absolute gem. A wonderful full day excursion with an early start (but with hotel pick up and drop off), a slick professional organisation and first class staff as guides. Most definitely a “not to miss” experience. A one hour
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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