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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 island’s beautiful beaches, walking trails, car-free roads and historical sites at your leisure, before catching the ferry back to the mainland.
You’ll have 3 starting options
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  • 1
    Swan River
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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    Pass by Rottnest Express
  • 2
    Wadjemup Lighthouse
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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    Pass by Rottnest Island Visitor Centre
  • 3
    West End
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
  • 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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We took the package from Elizabeth quay, the ferry ride was good both ways, enjoyed the swan river views, our package included the bus tour. We did have a great time at the island, wish we could have spent more time at the stops where the bus stops, but we could not due to the
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Loved our trip today. We were picked up from our accomodation which was a bit of a distance away. Had time for a coffee at the pier and then onto the ferry for our trip down the Swan River to Fremantle. A short stop to pick up more passengers. The ferry trip was very relaxed &
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We had such a good time doing the fun ride !! The captain was amazing and the host was funny and friendly ! Highly recommend it !
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Took a ferry from Perth’s Barrack Street Jetty (which is accessible via the blue cat free bus). The 90 min ferry ride included the swan river cruise and a stopover at Fremantle for those boarding the ferry from Shed B at Victoria Quay. The island was well worth a visit despite
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We loved the trip. Commentary on the boat and bus tour were great. Very informative. Only downside was the booking process through Trip Advisor as I ended up having to ring the company to confirm my booking. It was a bit stressful until she finally found my booking.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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