Rottnest Island
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  • From Fremantle: Rottnest Ferry & Bike Hire Package

    1. From Fremantle: Rottnest Ferry & Bike Hire Package

    Catch the ferry to Rottnest Island and collect your pre-booked bike hire to start your journey. Discover Rottnest Island by bicycle and experience over 63 beaches and 20 bays as you explore this unique Class A Reserve renowned for its high conservation and community values. Cycling is an environmentally friendly and fun recreational activity for all ages. As Rottnest Island has essentially no cars, cycling is one of the best ways to get around the island. With a free bike fitting and breakdown service available, this is the perfect way to experience Rottnest. Easily return your bike and catch your return ferry when you are done.

    Great day. Voucher was really easy to use and Sealink were really good about changing our departure time from the automatic one we were given to a later time after we decided to stay on the island for dinner. Highly recommend!

  • From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

    2. From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

    Explore the stunning beauty of Rottnest Island on a day trip with return ferry transfers from Fremantle or Perth. While there, enjoy an included 1-hour 45-minute bus tour in air-conditioned comfort and listen to live commentary as you discover the island's flora, fauna, and must-see locations.

    When booking, select your departure location from either Perth or Fremantle. If you depart from Perth, enjoy a Swan River scenic cruise past Fremantle and onward to Rottnest Island. Alternatively, board the ferry in Fremantle and enjoy the 35-minute journey to Rottnest Island.

    Upon arrival on the island, hop on board your bus tour. During the tour, take in Rottnest's amazing flora and fauna, including beaches, woodlands, and salt lakes. Learn about the island's colonial and maritime history from the live commentary, too.

    The bus tour covers all of Rottne...

    It was a wonderful experience in our trip that day!! Very much appreciated for the accommodations specially with our Tourist Guide Ted who feed us knowledge regarding the rottnest island history..

  • From Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry, Snorkel and Bike Hire

    3. From Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry, Snorkel and Bike Hire

    Arrive on the island and enjoy the freedom to explore Rottnest at your leisure. There’s plenty to see, do, and discover on the island, including over 63 beaches and 20 bays. Make the most of your bike and snorkel hire for the day by getting stuck into everything that the island has to offer. Set out on a cycling adventure across the island to discover some of the very best beaches in Western Australia. Spend some time relaxing on the white sandy beaches, or cool off with a refreshing dip in the sea. Grab your snorkel and set out in search of colorful sea life as you swim in the crystal-clear waters of the island. At the end of an action-packed day, head back to the ferry for your return trip.

    Amazing day trip to Rottnest Island. The boat only takes 30 mins and the bike rental place is 100m from the port. We did the whole loop around the island and it took us about 7 hours including stops. There is no drinking water in most part of the island, so make sure you bring loads of it with you.

  • From Fremantle: 2-Hour Luxury Whale-Watching Cruise

    4. From Fremantle: 2-Hour Luxury Whale-Watching Cruise

    Come aboard for an unforgettable experience in Western Australia. Depart from the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour and cruise in style on the Steep Point, a purpose-built luxury catamaran, for 2 hours of whale watching.  On your cruise, spot the magnificent humpback whales on their southern migration as they rest in the sheltered waters of Perth. Adult humpback whales are the first to return south and often approach the vessel with much curiosity. Mothers and their calves can be sighted from October onwards. As they spend a few days relaxing and socializing with others, the calves can often be sighted practising the language of the whales as they breach, tail slap, and play to build strength. Meet Western Australia's Whale Watch family who operates whale watch experiences all year and is onboard every tour to share their knowledge and experience with guests. Experts will provide a live a...

    We had a wonderful time , the staff were excellent, the boat was spotless and best of all they didn’t rush back because we were enjoying the whales !

  • Rottnest Island: Snorkel and Sail Catamaran Adventure

    5. Rottnest Island: Snorkel and Sail Catamaran Adventure

    Experience the magic of Rottnest Island by luxury sailing catamaran. Sail the island’s stunning coastline and dive into an underwater paradise, with full snorkel gear included. Depart Rottnest Island's Thomson Bay, and enjoy a leisurely sail to a secluded bay. Cool down and hold on to the huge cargo net as you are pulled through the water on route. Anchored at the island’s top snorkel spots, find over 120 different species of tropical fish you can’t see along the metropolitan coastline. Look out for dolphins and the rare Australian sea lions throughout the day. Make use of kayaks and SUP boards which are also available for you. Enjoy a seasonal fruit platter as you sail you back to the jetty in time for the afternoon ferries.

    The snorkel and sail catamaran trip was very well organised. Staff were friendly and made the trip really fun and enjoyable.

  • Rottnest Island Day Trip by Ferry & Adventure Boat Tour

    6. Rottnest Island Day Trip by Ferry & Adventure Boat Tour

    Enjoy a full-day adventure to Rottnest Island from Perth or Fremantle with ferry transfers, a 1.5-hour adventure boat 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 just the 25-minute ride to Rottnest Island. Then embark on a 1.5-hour wildlife thrill ride aboard a purpose-built, high-powered vessel for the adventure of a lifetime.  This is the ultimate natural Rottnest adventure, with adaptive real-time commentary. Your guides are motivated and passionate about the island and feel privileged to be able to showcase this side of Rottnest. Your tour will take you on a complete circumnavigation of Rottnest Island, weather permitting. The experienc...

    It was a really terrific and exhilarating boat ride. The day weather wise was a lovely but hot one and being on the boat was very refreshing. We got to see the island from the perspective of the water and it looked beautiful. The water was clear and turquoise. The bays and beaches looked very inviting.

  • Rottnest Island: Glass Bottom Sea Kayaking Tour

    7. Rottnest Island: Glass Bottom Sea Kayaking Tour

    Start your adventure at Pinky Beach, a short 10-minute walk from the main port where the ferries arrive. Meet your guides and your fellow kayakers. Listen up as your guides prepare you for your journey with a comprehensive safety briefing. You will receive a life vest and be shown how to paddle. Paddle around and then sit back and relax. Enjoy a one-hour leisurely float as your guides point out the aquatic wonderland around you. And don’t forget to look below into the underwater world through the bottom of your see-through boat. This experience is perfect for kids five and up, as well as for adults. If you're looking for a a bit of fun and some splashing around on one of the most beautiful islands in Australia, this is the tour for you.

    We had stunning weather and our two guides were knowledgeable and engaging. The kayaks are great although you need to manoeuvre yourself so the sun's glare doesn't obscure the view of the sea floor.

  • Rottnest: Skydiving and Return Ferry from Fremantle or Perth

    8. Rottnest: Skydiving and Return Ferry from Fremantle or Perth

    See the beauty of the Australian coastline from above as your soar through the sky with this thrilling skydiving package. Your ferry to Rottnest Island will depart from Freemantle, with an optional pickup from hotels in Perth, your experience beginning with a warm welcome at the facilities of the Rottnest Island Airport. After a thorough safety briefing by your expert skydiving instructor, you’ll take to the skies aboard the Geronimo aircraft. It’s your choice what height you’d like to jump from: take your pick from 8,000, 10,000, 14,000, or 15,000 feet. The sights begin as you ascend to your preferred altitude, taking in stunning views of the Western Australia coast, Perth, and beyond. Then comes the moment of truth — harnessed to your instructor, you’ll jump out of the plane, free-falling gracefully above the island and ocean waters surrounding it. Once you’ve come back down to ear...

    Excellent experience. We were the last jump of the day, and it nearly didnt happen due to a slight delay but the team and staff ensured we had our moment and even booked us on a later ferry at their cost. The jump itself was such a beautiful, exhilarating experience! Cant thank them enough!!!

  • From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Wild Seafood Tour

    9. From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Wild Seafood Tour

    After a ferry ride to Rottnest Island, begin your adventure by boarding a fishing boat, where you’ll be served a tasty selection of local seafood and drinks. The ‘thrill of the catch’ will be yours to remember forever, as you pull up pots of Western Rock lobster (or ‘crayfish’, as it's commonly known in Australia).  Learn more about this unique and delicious ocean delicacy from your crew, then sit back and enjoy watching an exquisite seafood feast prepared right before your eyes. Hot off the barbecue, your lobster will be served alongside other fresh seafood delights such as sashimi salmon, freshly shucked oysters, Blue Swimmer crabs, fish tacos, prawns, and marinated octopus, plus an array of delicious accompaniments. Enjoy it all paired with unlimited Western Australian wine, beer and soft drinks, served as you cruise.

  • Rottnest Island Ferry & Bike Trip from Perth or Fremantle

    10. Rottnest Island Ferry & Bike Trip from Perth or Fremantle

    Experience Rottnest Island at your leisure on a day trip with roundtrip fast ferry transfers and bike hire from Perth or Fremantle all included.  When booking, select your ferry departure location, either Perth or Fremantle. Depart from Perth at 8:30 am and enjoy a scenic 1-hour ferry ride with live commentary along the Swan River to Fremantle before heading to the island. Alternatively, join the ferry at Fremantle for just the 25-minute ride to Rottnest Island. When you arrive at Rottnest Island, explore independently as you cycle from the jetty. You’ll see the breathtaking views going past secluded bays and beaches. Feel the breeze in your hair as you cycle around the 11km long by 4km wide island.  Visit the bays on the south to avoid the easterly winds and make your way to the Basin, Parakeet Bay and Little Armstrong Bay on the south west in the afternoon. It takes approximately 3...

    It was nice experience went to Rottnest Island. The beaches are beautiful, the water super fresh and clean. All the staffs really helpful. Recommend to everyone to visit Rottnest Island

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What people are saying about Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is a fascinating place to visit, it is unique in a lot of different ways from beautiful scenery to unique animals like the quokkas, and numerous bird types. Plus an enjoyable trip on the ferry, the staff and volunteers are friendly and helpful and the eateries have very nice meals at reasonable prices. All in all a very good way to spend a day.

Great day. Voucher was really easy to use and Sealink were really good about changing our departure time from the automatic one we were given to a later time after we decided to stay on the island for dinner. Highly recommend!

We had a wonderful time , the staff were excellent, the boat was spotless and best of all they didn’t rush back because we were enjoying the whales !

One of the best days we have spent so far in the West.From the ferry over to Rottnest the bus tour and back to Fremantle was easy and fantastic.

Clear instructions, bike hire was well worth it to see the island.