Rottnest Island
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Our most recommended Rottnest Island Safaris & Wildlife 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.

    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 Fremantle: 2-Hour Luxury Whale-Watching Cruise

    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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 Ferry & Bike Trip from Perth or Fremantle

    5. 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

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 9 reviews

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.

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.

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 !

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

It was a great experience snorkelling parts of Rottnest we wouldn’t have seen if not for this tour.