Day trip

From Perth: Rottnest Island Ferry & Bus Tour

Activity provider: Rottnest Express
Day trip

From Perth: Rottnest Island Ferry & Bus Tour

Activity provider: Rottnest Express
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From US$ 105.63 per person

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Take on Rottnest Island on a day trip from Perth or Fremantle. Includes same-day roundtrip ferry transfers to the island, a 1.5-hour discovery bus tour around the island, and gives you time to explore the island at your leisure.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Spend the day at Rottnest Island with ferry transfers from Perth or Fremantle
  • Explore the island on a 1.5-hour discovery bus tour with a local guide
  • Get an insight into Rottnest's cultural and historical heritage, its diverse animal and plant life and its rich social history
  • Stop at all the spectacular locations on the Island like secluded bays, beaches, and Wadjemup Lighthouse
Full description

Enjoy a full-day adventure to Rottnest Island with ferry transfers from Perth or Fremantle, a 1.5-hour discovery bus tour, and free time to explore. 

When booking, select your ferry departure location, either Perth or Fremantle. From Perth, you’ll enjoy a scenic 1-hour cruise with live commentary along the Swan River to Fremantle before heading to the island. Alternatively, join the ferry at Fremantle for a 25-minute ride to Rottnest Island. 

Then embark on a 1.5-hour discovery bus tour where you will circumnavigate the whole Island and see all of its great sites and views. Relax on the air-conditioned bus and enjoy the beauty and splendor of Rottnest Island's natural landscape.

The passionate and knowledgeable guides will share with you all the best stories about the Island. It has a rich cultural and social history and you will get their expert interpretation. 

After your tour, you have free time on the island to explore independently. You could perhaps rent a bike (at your own cost) or go swimming off one of the white-sand beaches before catching the return ferry back to Perth or Fremantle.

  • English speaking guide
  • Rottnest Island admission fee
  • Pick-up available from selected Perth and Fremantle hotels when booked 24 hours in advance and confirmed with the local supplier
  • Roundtrip ferry transfers from Perth or Fremantle
  • Swan River Cruise with commentary (from Perth only)
  • 90-minute Discovery Coach Tour
  • Buffet lunch, if option selected
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Meals and drinks (unless buffet lunch selected)

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Meeting point

Rottnest Express Barrack Street Jetty Elizabeth Quay Ferry Terminal, 2 Barrack St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Ferry tickets valid for same-day return
  • Hotel pickup must be booked at least 24 hours in advance and confirmed directly with the local supplier
  • Rottnest Island admission fee of $20.00 for adults and $7.00 for children included
  • Bus tour wheelchair accessible, please notify local operator after booking
  • Limited paid parking available near Barrack St Jetty (Perth departure) or Victoria Quay (Fremantle Departure)
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop off is available from selected Perth and Fremantle hotels, subject to availability, and must be pre-booked via phone
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 239 reviews

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I found it confusing as to what time we had to be at the quayside - there were 2 different times being used and then there was the need to be there 30mins beforehand as well. This could do with being simplified. I had to contact you the evening before to check. It would have been useful to have been told that, on arrival at the Rottnest Express quay, we had to go to the ticket office as the GetYourGuide ticket with QR code couldn’t be used to get on the boat. Once on the boat everything was fine.

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February 7, 2023

Great tourist activity that knocks off a few items on the "must do Perth" itinerary at once - a cruise on the Swan and the trip to Rottnest. There was enough time between arriving on Rottnest to explore the township on foot, take the obligatory Quokka selfie and have a bite to eat before embarking on the Discovery bus tour. Then finally back on the boat to head back to Perth to round out a long but enjoyable day!

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September 7, 2022

The staff were helpful and informative. The trip went off without a hitch. The boat and the bus were clean and well presented and to top it off we picked the weather just right. The quokkas at the port on the island were a pain, as are the local seagulls, but ya gotta expect that

August 20, 2022

Product ID: 25050