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Rottnest Island Train Rides

Settlement Railway Station, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 5440, Australia
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Quirky, rattles, slow, don’t let that put you off! The commentary was brilliant the driver was... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Neil M
via mobile
Fun way to fill in a hour or two

This is a great relaxing way to have an overview of the island and travel up to the gun... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
holdenfj
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sydney
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Settlement Railway Station, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 5440, Australia
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Quirky, rattles, slow, don’t let that put you off! The commentary was brilliant the driver was super friendly and It’s just the best way to fill in an hour and the view from the top is worth a million $$

1  Thank Neil M
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

This is a great relaxing way to have an overview of the island and travel up to the gun emplacements.on Oliver Hill. The carriage is open sided and gets a lovely cool breeze on a hot and sunny day.The chap that took us is a...More

2  Thank holdenfj
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the Rottnest Island Train ride very much. It gave a good overview of the island as it traveled to the battery.

1  Thank John W
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Definitely include a train ride up to the gun emplacements on Oliver Hill as part of your visit to Rottnest. The trip is interesting with a good commentary from the driver. We were also given a roll and a muffin and a drink to enjoy...More

2  Thank Michael N
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A great day spent on Rotto with visitors from Melbourne. So many options of things to wander around and look at it is what you make if it for the length of your stay. Adams Tours looked after us on the train and bus tour...More

1  Thank FrogTravellingOn
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Haven't had this much fun since Thomas the Tank Engine.! Took the train as part of a Round Island tour and it was the highlight. As a kid at heart riding an old flashioned train was a genuine thrill. Though as a purist I would...More

3  Thank Joolsey
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

The train has been designed to look and sound like the trains that ran here decades ago so the experience is fun. The driver is very pleasant and informative, chatting to customers and great with children. The ride to the top of Oliver Hill takes...More

2  Thank MacLancashire
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Reviewed 25 September 2015

Caught the train, which unlike most was on time, up to the gun emplacements and living areas, train driver was great, the volunteers who conducted the tour of the facility were knowledgeable and provided a terrific insight as to how the area was constructed and...More

3  Thank AllanT54
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Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

We caught the train up to Oliver Hill. The train driver was wonderful, entertaining and very kid friendly! He obviously enjoys driving the train and does it with energy and enthusiasm. The whole experience was very noisy, and is not suitable for a guided commentary!...More

1  Thank Jeff S
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

This was a great senic trip to do while on the island very beautiful and the tour guild was very helpful the train ride was comfy and fun the talk at the end about the tunnels and war gun was pretty cool and made you...More

1  Thank Bec B
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