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Discover Rottnest Island Day Tour from Perth & Fremantle

by Rottnest Express
per adult Price is $102
Duration: 7h 45m Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Sandy beaches & rocky shoreline of idyllic Rottnest Island

  • Insight into the island's natural history & storied past

  • Whale spottings from West End lookout & Wadjemup Lighthouse

  • Local wildlife like fur seals, dolphins & sacred kingfishers

  • Chance to see the quokka, a tiny kangaroo native to the isle

Highlights

  • Sandy beaches & rocky shoreline of idyllic Rottnest Island

  • Insight into the island's natural history & storied past

  • Whale spottings from West End lookout & Wadjemup Lighthouse

  • Local wildlife like fur seals, dolphins & sacred kingfishers

  • Chance to see the quokka, a tiny kangaroo native to the isle

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8:45 AM, Discover Rottnest by Bus Day Tour from Perth in English

Duration 7h 45m

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $101.79, taxes included

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Discover Rottnest Island Day Tour from Perth & Fremantle

Activity Location

Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island 6161

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Barrack Street Jetty

    Perth 6000

  • Bshed , Victoria Quay Fremantle

    1 Peter Hughes Drive

    Fremantle 6160


Description

Cruise over the Swan River to Rottnest Island—affectionately dubbed Rotto by locals—to tour this idyllic paradise by bus and on foot. Gaze out at dolphins from the West End lookout, learn about the island's stint as a penal colony, and get up close to its tiny, native kangaroo—the quokka.

Head to the pier in Perth and step aboard a ferry for a quick and picturesque ride to Rottnest Island. This low, sandy isle is just 7 miles (11 km) long and 3 miles (5 km) wide. Take a seat on a comfortable coach and circumnavigate the island, gazing out at stretches of sandy beach and pockets of rugged shoreline.

Watch for fur seals basking on the rocks as your guide shares insight into the island's maritime history and more troubled past. Before it became a tourist destination, Rottnest Island spent a century as a penal colony for Aboriginal prisoners from around the country.

Today, the island still holds great significance for Aboriginal communities—not because of its 19th-century prison, but due to the presence of artifacts and spiritual sites dating back 6,500 years. Hop off the bus at West End to stroll the boardwalk to the Wadjemup Lighthouse. Look out over the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean, and see if you can spot pods of humpback whales and dolphins.

Geckos, rock parrots, and turquoise sacred kingfishers all thrive here, in addition to the island's most iconic critter—the Rottnest quokka. The Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh mistook these miniature kangaroos for rats in 1696, devising the moniker Rotte Nest (meaning rats' nest) as a result. Today, 12,000 of these diminutive marsupials hop around the island, and a visit to Rotto wouldn't be complete without a photo alongside this adorable Aussie animal.


Inclusions

  • 90-minute guided tour of Rottnest Island by bus

  • Roundtrip ferry ride on the Swan River between Perth and Rottnest Island

  • Live commentary provided in English

  • Rottnest Island Admission Fee


Exclusions

  • Meals and beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 3 and younger are complimentary

  • Please be at the pier 30 minutes prior to your boat's scheduled departure time.


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