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Rottnest Island with Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle provided by Rottnest Express

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Rottnest Island with Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle

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Overview
Explore Rottnest Island on a full-day tour from Perth or Fremantle that takes care of all the details, including a high-speed ferry and bike rental to explore the car-free island. From Fremantle, start with a 25-minute high-speed ferry to Rottnest Island; departing from Perth includes a 1-hour cruise along Swan River to Fremantle, where the river meets the Indian Ocean. Upgrade to add lunch or snorkeling.
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You’ll have 3 starting options
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  • 1
    Swan River
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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    Pass by Rottnest Express
    Pass by Rottnest Island Visitor Centre
    Pass by Salmon Bay
  • 2
    The Basin
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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Highlights
  • Explore car-free Rottnest Island by bike with optional snorkel tour or lunch
  • Depart from Perth by boat and high-speed ferry or Fremantle by high-speed ferry
  • Bike rental and helmet arranged ahead of time
  • No surprises with admission fee to Rottnest Island included
What to Expect
Depart from Fremantle via high-speed ferry, or depart from Perth for a 1-hour scenic cruise along the Swan River to Fremantle, followed by the high-speed ferry. Either way, enjoy the view from the water. Cross the Indian Ocean to Rottnest, where you receive your rental bike and safety equipment. With all the details arranged ahead of time, your job is to relax and enjoy the island. Bike the car-free island independently, exploring some of its 20 bays and 63 secluded beaches. Head for Bathurst or Wadjemup lighthouses, Pilot Boathouse, Rottnest Island Museum, or Lomas Cottage. As you ride, keep a lookout for seals at Cathedral Rocks or the island's native quokkas. If you upgraded to include food, stop at Karma Rottnest for lunch. If you upgraded to include snorkeling, enjoy the underwater view. You return either to Barrack Street Jetty in Perth or Shed B in Victoria Quay Fremantle.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Rottnest Express Barrack Street Jetty Elizabeth Quay Ferry Terminal, 2 Barrack St, Perth WA 6000, Australia Rottnest Express B Shed Ferry Terminal Fremantle, 1 Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia Rottnest Express North Port Rous Head Ferry Terminal, 1 Emma Place, Rous Head Rd, North Fremantle WA 6159, Australia
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Return ferry to Rottnest Island from Perth or Fremantle
  • Bicycle hire, helmet and security lock
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - The Basin
Exclusions
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Guide
  • Snorkel set hire at $20 per set
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children aged between 4-12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children under 4 years old travel free. Child seats and trailers are available
  • Bike helmets must be worn while cycling on the island; failure to do so could result in a fine.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled 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.
165Reviews
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Discover64106403453 wrote a review May 2020
27 contributions5 helpful votes
Great bike ride..but didn't leave enough time to do the whole island and have a swim! Great opportunities for bird-watching and to see the tern nesting site.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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patrickperbkk wrote a review Mar 2020
Perth, Australia1,224 contribution41 helpful votes
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I could not believe it took me over 12 years to visit Rottness Island since I have arrived in Perth, WA. The Rottness express is very convenient, taking the ferry from Fremantle port, plenty of parking. It's a greta idea to buy a ticket with Bike Hire as it's one of the best
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from RottnestExpress, Customer Service at Rottnest Island with Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle
Responded 20 Apr 2020
Hi patrickperbkk, Thank you for your review. Wow, 12 years! What have you been doing all this time? Rottnest is a right of passage for any Perth resident, and we know, once you've been once, it will become your favourite local getaway. Thank you for travelling with Rottnest Express, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon (hopefully not in 12 years!). Kind Regards, Lydia
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Roland P wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions
Beautiful Island, beautiful beaches and clean water. Lots to see but if doing it by bike don't take on too much unless you're quite fit. Perfect place to relax and spend the day. Quokkas were gorgeous, Ferry ride from Perth and back was very relaxing with great views of the swan
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from RottnestExpress, Customer Service at Rottnest Island with Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle
Responded 27 Mar 2020
Hi 723rolandp, Thank you for your review. Although the cycle around the island is considered a 'right of passage' by locals, its certainly no easy feat! We always recommend to take plenty of water, as refill opportunities are limited once you leave the main settlement. Be sure to go the extra few kilometres and make your way to the West End (Cape Vlamingh) for some beautiful ocean views. Thank you for travelling with Rottnest Express, and we look forward to welcoming you back on board again soon. Kind Regards, Lydia
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steveandpatty3 wrote a review Mar 2020
Orlando, Florida61 contributions20 helpful votes
We booked on line with Rottnest Express for the ferry ride from Perth to Rottnest Island with Bikes for two adults. We enjoyed the narrated tour over to the island and was impressed with the streamlined operations for bike/safety helmet issue once we disembarked from the ferry.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from RottnestExpress, Customer Service at Rottnest Island with Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle
Responded 14 Mar 2020
Hi steveandpatty3, Thank you for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your day on the island, and found the boarding and bike collection process easy and seamless. We do our best to ensure efficient distribution of the bikes on the jetty, to avoid any delays and congestion of passengers. As helmets are required by law in Western Australia, all bike hires will come with a helmet. We do recommend wearing these helmets, as failure to do so can attract a fine from the Island Police, and compromise your safety on the roads. Quokkas are a bit like Kangaroos....they can jump out on the path without a moments notice, so protect your noggin! Thank you for travelling with Rottnest Express, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the island soon for another memorable adventure. Kind Regards, Lydia
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Lozziewestaussie wrote a review Mar 2020
Perth, Australia43 contributions5 helpful votes
Rottnest never Disappoints, this time we traveled by private boat, got a mourning in Thompson’s Bay, not too expensive. Walked into the townsite and checked out the museum, something we hadn’t done before. Went and had lunch on the verandas seafood restaurant which was
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from RottnestExpress, Customer Service at Rottnest Island with Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Hi Lozziewestaussie, Thank you for your review. Rottnest Island is a popular holiday spot for locals. We are definitely very proud of our own island paradise, so close and accessible, either by private boat or ferry service. Thank you for visiting the island, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, Lydia
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About the operator

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By: Rottnest Express
FunHolidayAnywhere
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Good Experience
This is a great way to travel to Rottnest island for a day trip, quick and efficient, to maximise your time on the
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Corinne H
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Excellent
I pre booked the return tickets online a couple of months in advance and was able to get one of the promotional pri
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LnL174
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Great day out
The trip to Rottnest Island on the ferry was relaxing and enjoyable. We embarked at the Barrack St pier, and cruise
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elaineclaire2016
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Rottnest Island Tour
Awesome coach tour of the island with commentary visiting all the beautiful bays and beaches a very entertaining co
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JBeerman
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Interesting Round-Trip Ferry from Perth
We purchases their round-trip ferry upgrade from Perth. The ferry terminal is located right in the Perth CBD and w
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fleet_ragtag
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Great and engaging
Great cruise very enjoyable and a creative and engaging bus tour. All around great day out! There is about half a d
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abcgg
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Quokkas galore!
A scenic boat trip along the Swan river starts the trip to Rottnest Island. The commentary by Zoe was clear and inf
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LouC44
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Rottnest bus tour
Rottnest Express staff extremely helpful. Bus tour was a great overview of the island and you would still have time
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Shaba821
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Great cruise down The Swan River to Freemantle
This tour was booked for us by our tour operator. It was 42 yrs since we last visited Rottnest and we were disappo
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Pollok1
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Tour of Australia.
Excellent tour which I done with Rottnest Express which included a speedboat ride around the island. Tour guide was
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Maria W
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A great place to visit
Whilst staying in Perth, I booked for us to go to Rottnest Island. We got the ferry from Perth and after picking up
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rubeny
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Great adventure perfect for a day trip.
Rottnest Island it’s located About 1:30 hour by Ferry from Perth. You can book a Ferry from Perth CBD or other stat
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David and Val L
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Great Day Out
Our hotel in Perth booked this trip for us and we really enjoyed the day. It’s an interesting trip down the Swan R
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SUMDAS
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Overated
This island is only for people who are into swimming or biking . If you are neither of them dont waste your money .
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T3482ESsarah
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Fantastic trip
Easy to book, print tickets,present and board onto ferry. Smooth trip and great to see on tv the view you see if o
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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