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 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..

  • Rottnest Island All-Inclusive Day Tour from Perth

    3. 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

    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 Segway 1-Hour Settlement Tour

    6. 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.

  • From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Wild Seafood Tour

    7. 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.

  • Perth: Tandem Skydive from 14,000 Feet

    8. Perth: Tandem Skydive from 14,000 Feet

    Exit the plane from up to 14,000 feet as you freefall over the Western Australia coastline. Then, float under canopy for 5-7 minutes to take in the unbeatable views of Perth CBD, Rottnest Island, Swan River and more. Our friendly crew will give you the experience of a lifetime as you freefall over Perth CBD and the coastline. Beat your fears, push your boundaries and step outside your comfort zone. Once you’ve taken the plunge you'll feel like you can achieve anything.  You'll be setting off from Langley Park, making this the closest skydive from Perth City.

  • Rottnest Island: Twilight Sailing Trip

    9. Rottnest Island: Twilight Sailing Trip

    Board a luxury catamaran at sunset and watch the sky come alive in a kaleidoscope of colors with Vlaming Lighthouse and the magnificent Indian Ocean as your backdrop. Enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles and antipasto as you set sail. Take a refreshing dip in the sea on balmy nights whenever the boat makes a stop. Climb into the cargo net to enjoy your very own salt water waterfall while you sail. Keep an eye out for friendly dolphins who love to ride alongside the ship's prow. Relax and enjoy the sound of the breeze in the sails. You are welcome to bring your own additional drinks. Your vessel is a 12.5m luxury Schionning Cosmos catamaran, built for charter purposes with a comfortable indoor lounge, outdoor seating for up to 24 people, and 360-degree views inside and out.

  • From Fremantle: Rottnest Island Day Sailing Trip

    10. From Fremantle: Rottnest Island Day Sailing Trip

    Travel 15 nautical miles off the coast from Fremantle to the stunning island of Rottnest. Cruise across the beautiful ocean in a luxury catamaran, equipped with double berths, toilets, hot showers, swimming platforms, and a ladder for easy access to the water. Relax in the saloon, or enjoy a drink on the deck as you admire the incredible coastal views.  Drop anchor in one of the many picturesque bays off the island and jump into the refreshing waters to swim. Head to the reefs and discover the underwater landscape with snorkeling equipment, or go kayaking or paddle boarding. Recline in the cargo net,  relax on the shaded rear deck, or lie in the comfortable trampoline between the hulls.   Take part in the sailing if you like, learning how to raise, lower, and trim the sails from your knowledgeable crew. You can even take the helm and try being captain. Morning tea and refreshments are ...

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What people are saying about Rottnest Island

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 556 reviews

The Sealink staff were super friendly and helpful and the Quokka 2 was very comfortable and handled the sea state with ease. The bus tour was also very informative. Our host, Jason, took us to some special spots and his knowledge of the island and its history was really informative. The island itself has lots to see and do and you could easily spend a week or two here!

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.

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.

Excellent introduction to Rottnest with Knowledgeable Barnie, great day out