- Day trip to Rottnest Island from Perth
- Cruise down the Swan River past Millionaire's Row
- Wildlife cruise around the island to see dolphins, seals and birds
- Pedal around the island on bike, meeting the local quokkas
- Complimentary morning tea and a wine tasting in the afternoon
- Enjoy lunch at Rottnest Lodge (if option selected)
Rotto, as the locals call it, is unchanged over time and still maintains its rustic charm, with original heritage buildings and minimal development. As an A-Class Nature Reserve, Rottnest is committed to maintaining the natural environment, with bicycles the main form of transport (cars are practically non-existent).
Your full-day island experience starts as you hop aboard the cruiser in Perth and enjoy morning tea while you travel down the Swan River, passing local landmarks and the riverfront houses of Millionaire’s Row to the port town of Fremantle. After a quick stop to collect more passengers, it's just a short hop across the ocean to Rottnest Island.
Get to know Rottnest Island on a 90-minute guided wildlife cruise around the island, discovering secluded bays and inlets inhabited by birds, dolphins, seals and other marine life. The afternoon is free to explore the island at your leisure before departing for the mainland. Hire a bike and cycle out to one of the bays, go for a swim at the Basin, or meet the quokkas – Rottnest’s cute resident marsupials.
Back on the boat, you’ll finish the day with a wine tasting as you make your way up the Swan River and back to Perth.
See the Itinerary section below for more details on the lunch options.
Reviewed by Ken G, May 2013
Reviewed by Brigitte H, April 2013
We loved the day and would highly recommend giving this a top priority when in Perth