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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.
Highlights
  • 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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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great day out. Even though the weather was awful, it was a very interesting day. Even the quokkas were cuddling up to keep warm. Shops had usual tourist souvenirs as well as a range of other products. Eateries were good.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a blast of a day. All my Rottnest Express services ran on time, and the tour guide gave lots of useful and interesting commentary for both my ferry and bus tour. On the island, the Quokkas and crystal clear water were the highlights for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TravelTrips12
Reviewed 9 July 2019

Rottnest Island - the name comes from the Dutch discoverer who thought te Quokka's were rats - is a nice and quiet dune-island. The landscape is lovely, and it's a good and quiet place to go. Only a few cars drive around the roads, you...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank RobRevet
RottnestExpress, Manager at Rottnest Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi RobRevet, We really appreciated for your feedback. Regards Valentina

Reviewed 26 June 2019

I took the express service from Barrack Street wharves in Perth to Rottnest Island and back. The crew were fantastic, the seats on board the boat were comfortable and there's a mini snack bar on board the crew operate if your feeling bit hungry and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 794MarcusE
RottnestExpress, Manager at Rottnest Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi 794MarcusE, Thank you for the valuable feedback. Regards Valentina

Reviewed 24 June 2019

We took package tour from Barrack St Jetty (Perth). Someone review said that they're at the pier 4 but when i went there - there was an announcement that they're now serve at the pier 1 or 2 (forgot). But it was easy to find...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Michelle K, Manager at Rottnest Express, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi 88yennyang, Thanks for your comments. It sounds like you were able to fit a lot in to your day trip to the island and most importantly get yourself a good Quokka selfie to take home! As you mentioned as they are wild animals, it...More

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753shannal
24 July 2019|
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Response from L Joelle H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, i didn’t go snorkeling, so I can’t answer your question.
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17 March 2019|
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Response from Andrew R | Reviewed this property |
really easy to book Sam, go to the terminal a day or two in advance and you can book ferry, bus tour, etc very easily.
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