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  • Location: Perth, Australia
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Enjoy the relaxed casual environment of Rottnest Island, one of the most unique islands in the world, just off the coast of Perth. After cruising down the Swan River and across the open ocean, you’ll arrive on the island, ready to begin your full-day adventure. Explore the island by bike (the only form of transport – cars are not allowed), discover secluded beaches, snorkel among the reefs and meet the local wildlife. You have the option to depart from Perth or Fremantle.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Rottnest Island from Perth or Fremantle
  • Depart from Perth and cruise down the Swan River, past local landmarks and Millionaire’s Row
  • Snorkel in the pristine bays (equipment included if option selected)
  • Cycle around the island and discover secluded beaches (bike rental included)
  • Enjoy lunch at Rottnest Lodge (if option selected)

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What You Can Expect

Rottnest Island Bike and Snorkel Tour from Perth or Fremantle

Rottnest Island

Set off from Perth in the morning, and begin your day trip to Rottnest Island by cruising down the Swan River toward the port town of Fremantle. Pass by local landmarks and the majestic houses of Millionaire’s Row. After a quick stop to collect passengers in Fremantle, it’s a short hop across the ocean to Rottnest.

Affectionately known as Rotto, the island has a relaxed atmosphere, pristine beaches and great snorkeling, diving and surfing, making it a favorite spot for locals and tourists alike.

Get acquainted with the town settlement area on a guided walking tour. Discover the interesting history of the island from shipwrecks and early settlers to ghosts and penal colonies. The rest of your day is free to explore the island before the ferry departs for the mainland later in the afternoon.

Grab a bike and head to the lookout points or one of the island’s many beaches for a swim and snorkel among the reefs. With wide-open roads and no cars, the island provides easy and fun cycling. Experience the remote beauty of the island as you cycle past friendly quokkas (the island’s cute resident marsupials) and local birds.

In the afternoon, board the boat for your journey back to Fremantle. For those booked from Perth, your cruise will continue up the Swan River and back to Perth.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

A fantastic day out and tour! I loved the island and wish I could stay longer. The cycling was great, however we didn’t really take advantage of the snorkelling gear.

We were a group three girls in our late 20’s / early 30’s with average fitness levels (maybe slightly lower)

The weather conditions were perfect for cycling. We started off the day with cycling the coast to Cape of York and stopping for a break before heading back using the Defence road, then Digby Drive passing through the lakes.

We had lunch at the Rottnest Lodge. We had a pleasant surprise to find that lunch was included in the tour price as we didn’t realise this before boarding the boat. Brilliant added bonus.
Lunch was very nice. It was a small buffet that was fairly busy which meant that the food was constantly fresh.
The staff were excellent. One waiter bought beef to our table so we didn’t have to wait for it and a waitress took us to an area in the lodge were it was guaranteed to find quokkas as we hadn’t seen them yet.

In the afternoon we cycled to Parker point. This seemed a bit more strenuous which could be because it seemed a little hillier or because we had heaps to eat at lunch.
On the way back we stopped for a quick drink at Hotel Rottnest, which had an awesome outside area that overlooks the water.

The process of collecting and returning the bikes and snorkelling gear was too easy.
Most of the bikes seemed rusty, which isn’t really a surprise considering the amount they get sprayed with salt water of the ferry. My bike made a slight squeaking noise as I cycled, but wasn’t too bad. A lot of the bikes didn’t locked, but by the end of the day no one was locking them anyway.

I loved Rottnest and I would like to stay longer on the island. Definitely worth a visit!
I thought that this tour was a very well organised way to get there.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

A fantastic day out and tour! I loved the island and wish I could stay longer. The cycling was great, however we didn’t really take advantage of the snorkelling gear.

We were a group three girls in our late 20’s / early 30’s with average fitness levels (maybe slightly lower)

The weather conditions were perfect for cycling. We started off the day with cycling the coast to Cape of York and stopping for a break before heading back using the Defence road, then Digby Drive passing through the lakes.

We had lunch at the Rottnest Lodge. We had a pleasant surprise to find that lunch was included in the tour price as we didn’t realise this before boarding the boat. Brilliant added bonus.
Lunch was very nice. It was a small buffet that was fairly busy which meant that the food was constantly fresh.
The staff were excellent. One waiter bought beef to our table so we didn’t have to wait for it and a waitress took us to an area in the lodge were it was guaranteed to find quokkas as we hadn’t seen them yet.

In the afternoon we cycled to Parker point. This seemed a bit more strenuous which could be because it seemed a little hillier or because we had heaps to eat at lunch.
On the way back we stopped for a quick drink at Hotel Rottnest, which had an awesome outside area that overlooks the water.

The process of collecting and returning the bikes and snorkelling gear was too easy.
Most of the bikes seemed rusty, which isn’t really a surprise considering the amount they get sprayed with salt water of the ferry. My bike made a slight squeaking noise as I cycled, but wasn’t too bad. A lot of the bikes didn’t locked, but by the end of the day no one was locking them anyway.

I loved Rottnest and I would like to stay longer on the island. Definitely worth a visit!
I thought that this tour was a very well organised way to get there.

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