Rottnest Island
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  • From Perth: Rottnest Island Full-Day Bike and Ferry Trip

    1. From Perth: Rottnest Island Full-Day Bike and Ferry Trip

    Enjoy the best of Rottnest Island with bike rental and same-day return ferry tickets. If self-driving, choose from two departure times. Make your own way to Hillarys Boat Harbour. 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. On arrival, enjoy a full day to explore Rottnest Island at your own pace. Add-on a snorkel set at check-out to discover the island’s beautiful marine life. Pedal to Wadjemup Lighthouse or race to the West End. Discover the many different bays and beaches. 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.

    Amazing experience. Everything went smooth from booking to bike ride. And was dropped back to my hotel after the activity.

  • From Fremantle: Rottnest Ferry & Bike Hire Package

    2. 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!

  • Hillarys Boat Harbour: Rottnest Island Ferry Transfer

    3. 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.

    We live in Perth but have rarely made it across to Rotto. What a fantastic experience! We picked an off season 23 degree day and loved it - the beaches, facilities, service. It was like being on a desert island. A day to truly “get away from it all”. Highly recommended.

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

    4. 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

    5. 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.

  • Rottnest Island All-Inclusive Day Tour from Perth

    6. 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 09:00 for the 10:00 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 th...

    Brilliant day. Only negative is chicken wrap had cheese in which wasn’t disclosed and I am allergic. Fantastic day. Highly recommend .

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

    7. 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

    8. 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

    9. 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 Segway 1-Hour Settlement Tour

    10. Rottnest Island Segway 1-Hour Settlement Tour

    Rottnest Island is an idyllic playground for the locals of Perth. Just a 25 minute Ferry journey from Fremantle or 40 minutes from Hillarys Boat Harbour, you’ll be at the island in no time. It has stunning beaches, pristine turquoise coloured water, and an untouched environment. Home to the Quokka and many other native species. After being trained to safely ride and operate your Segway, you will be taken on a journey of exploration through the Thomson Bay Settlement. Learn about the amazing and sometimes controversial history of this pristine island. Cruise on your Segway and absorb the picturesque vistas of the natural beauty of the island. From the stunning white sands of Bickley Bay to the view the turquoise waters from the Bathurst Lighthouse, what you experience will leave you spellbound and wanting more. The tour guides are all accredited, with some having won state and national ...

    Had an absolute awesome time exploring around the settlement on the segway with our fantastic instructor Justin. He was extremely knowledgeable of the area and made you feel relaxed whilst learning something new.

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What people are saying about Rottnest Island

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 734 reviews

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.