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Hillarys Boat Harbour: Our most recommended tours and activities

Hillarys Boat Harbour: Rottnest Island Ferry Transfer

1. Hillarys Boat Harbour: Rottnest Island Ferry Transfer

Experience Rottnest Island with same-day round-trip fast ferry tickets. Choose from two ferry departure times: 7:30 AM or 10 AM. Make your own way to Hillarys Boat Harbour or select complimentary coach transfers.  Arrive at the meeting point 30 to 45-minutes before boarding to collect your bike and tickets. Enjoy a coffee at Hillarys Boat Harbour before boarding. Relax on the 45-minute high-speed ferry crossing. Spend the day enjoying some of the island's 63 beaches and 20 bays. Rent a bike or snorkeling equipment. Join a guided tour to learn about the island's decades of history and involvement in WWII, or climb Wadjemup Lighthouse. Be sure to meet a smiling quokka and snap a selfie! Leave Rottnest Island on the 4:30 pm ferry, returning to Hillarys Boat Harbour at 5:15 pm.

Rottnest Island All-Inclusive Day Tour from Perth

2. Rottnest Island All-Inclusive Day Tour from Perth

See the best of Rottnest Island on this full-day, all-inclusive tour of Western Australia's most beautiful island, just 19 kilometers off the coast of Perth.  Begin your day at Hillary's Boat Harbor in Perth, where you can explore the harbor and savor a delicious morning tea before traveling to Rottnest Island.  You will get there on a lightning-fast ocean crossing aboard the local partner's high-speed ferries. It is recommended to arrive at Hillary's Boat Harbor at 9:00 AM for the 10:00 AM ferry departure.  Then, discover everything this beautiful island has to offer on a 3.5-hour all-inclusive fully guided bus tour. Explore the stunning beauty of this A-Class reserve in air-conditioned comfort, taking in the amazing fauna and flora of the island, stunning beaches, woodlands, and incredible salt lakes - all ending in a unique historic train ride. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch as part of the bus tour.  On the bus tour, you will visit all of Rottnest's must-see locations including the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta rocks, Oliver Hill gun fortification and tunnels, Cape Vlamingh, and the majestic lookout point at Cathedral Rocks.  Learn all about the major natural habitats found on the island, as well as about Rottnest's cultural and historical heritage from maritime to military, and what future developments are planned for this beautiful spot.  When you're ready, return to Perth by ferry. The last ferry departs Rottnest at approximately 4:30 PM.

Perth: AQWA Aquarium of Western Australia Entry Tickets

3. Perth: AQWA Aquarium of Western Australia Entry Tickets

Discover one of Perth’s most iconic tourist attractions AQWA! The Aquarium of Western Australia is home to hundreds of species of marine life from the coastline. AQWA is located 30-minutes from Perth CBD at Hillary’s Boat Harbor. Go on an underwater journey to discover the iconic and incredible marine life of Western Australia. From icy waters to tropical wonderlands, you’ll explore five discovery zones. Schools and families generally visit in the morning, making the afternoon the best time to come for a quieter, more relaxed experience.  Be amazed by the vibrant life of the world’s largest living coral reef exhibits. From sharks to stingrays to giant sea turtles, come face-to-fin with majestic sea creatures. Jump on a 98-meter long moving walkway (the largest in Australia) and be transported through an underwater tunnel. Finish your visit with a coffee fix or relax on the outdoor terrace of our licenced Café, overlooking the harbour as you enjoy a beer or wine with your meal. 

Perth: Diving with Sharks and Admission to AQWA

4. Perth: Diving with Sharks and Admission to AQWA

Plunge into the beautiful world of AQWA’s shipwreck coast aquarium and come face to fin with sharks, stingrays and hundreds of stunning fish. Qualified divers aged 15 and over can participate in this adventure — please note that you must possess a valid dive qualification. The tour takes a maximum of four people. You’ll enter the 3-million liter shipwreck coast (Australia’s largest single aquarium) and be lead on an amazing, underwater tour by a PADI qualified Divemaster. This guided dive is 30 to 45 minutes long and you also get free all-day general admission to AQWA. This is your chance to have a close encounter with seven different species of sharks, loggerhead turtles, the world’s largest stingrays and schools of Western Australia’s most prized and precious fish, like dhufish, pink snapper, kingfish, trevally and more.

Hillary's Harbour: Rottnest Island Skydive and Ferry Package

5. Hillary's Harbour: Rottnest Island Skydive and Ferry Package

Depart from Hillarys Boat Harbour at 7:30 AM. Once you arrive on Rottnest Island, experience a warm welcome at the Rottnest Island Terminal Building at Rottnest Airfield, a short 15-minute walk from the ferry jetty. After completing your paperwork, get harnessed up and receive a safety briefing, then head out to the plane to begin your exhilarating adventure. Take in the incredible scenery from the plane as it climbs to your chosen altitude. Together with your instructor, you will free fall at 200km/hr for up to 66 seconds, depending on the option selected. Your instructor will deploy the parachute at 5,000 ft and you will then enjoy a spectacular 5-minute parachute ride, before landing on the beach alongside family and friends. After your skydive, explore Rottnest Island at your leisure until your ferry departure time back to Hillarys Boat Harbour at 4.30 PM. Tandem skydive over beautiful Rottnest Island from the altitude of your choice, 10,000, 14,000, or 15,000 feet, to enjoy 30 to 66-seconds of freefall while you see the island from a different perspective.

Perth: Coastal Hop-on Hop-off Bus Day Ticket

6. Perth: Coastal Hop-on Hop-off Bus Day Ticket

Scarborough Beach is a vibrant stretch of coastline with bustling pedestrian promenades, a magnificent beachside pool, a children’s adventure playground, art projects, variety of skate bowls, climbing wall, half-court basketball, exercise equipment, amphitheatre and the magnificent Sunset Hill. Stroll the esplanade past the beach amphitheatre and skate park. Scarborough is home to Western Australia’s only beachside pool, geothermally heated so it can be enjoyed all year round Beautiful bustling promenade with cafes, bars and great restaurants Sunset Hill – great place for a picnic and watch the ocean Skate Park, Climbing Wall & a Whale Playground to keep the kids entertained. Stop for a coffee, lunch, or a cool beer. Dine Alfresco or eat fish and chips on the beach. Soak up the sun on the vast white sand beach & go for swim (between the flags!) Spend a few hours at Hillarys Boat Harbour/Sorrento Quay. One of WA's most popular tourist destinations. Boardwalks full of cafes, restaurants, bars and shops. Shopping. Everything from clothing, to surfwear, to crystals! A range of unique retail that will make for hours of browsing. AQWA* - Aquarium of Western Australia Jetty's full of powerboats and yachts. Child friendly safe swimming beach with no waves, a seasonal inflatable water park and lots of ice cream *Hillarys Boat Harbour is also home to AQWA. The Aquarium of Western Australia. With interactive tanks to get up close to the smaller ocean creatures, it also has the largest single aquarium in Australia including a tunnel walkthrough that has sharks cruising above you! Here is your chance to explore the marine life of WA's enormous coastline from the tropical north to the cold Southern Ocean (Entry Fees apply) Please note: Bus Commentary - in English only on this tour

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What people are saying about Hillarys Boat Harbour

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,055 reviews

Make sure you take travelers medication before the ferry ride to avoid sea sickness. Tours are great though bus ride at end could have made a stop at one of the lighthouses for better viewing. Would have been great to get a few more photographs but we were on the bus a lot

Ted was an excellent guide and an excellent ambassador for Rottnest Island. Ted was very knowledgeable and great to listen to. We saw most of the island and enjoyed the day. We hope to come back soon.

Rottnest Fast Ferry was great. The grand tour may not be great for smaller kids with the tour of the guns and bunkers. Coach trip around island good

Very interesting, great for kids and adults, gift shop has lots, cafe quick and good food. good day out

Great crew, pick up from hotel was great so we didn’t have to worry about buses to get there