- Day trip to Rottnest Island with 90-minute coach tour, from Perth or Fremantle
- If departing Perth, cruise down Swan River, past local landmarks and Millionaire’s Row
- Listen to commentary from a guide as you circumnavigate the island by air-conditioned coach
- See spectacular locations including Wadjemup Lighthouse and the West End
- Upgrade to include lunch at Rottnest Lodge
- Spot the island’s famous marsupial, the quokka, and marine life such as dolphins and fur seals
- Enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore at your leisure
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What You Can Expect
Your day trip starts with the high-speed ferry ride to Rottnest Island. If you’re departing Perth, cruise along the Swan River to Fremantle, where the river meets the Indian Ocean, to pick up more passengers for the 25-minute ride across the water to Rotto, as it’s referred to by locals. When you arrive, hop aboard your coach for your 1.5-hour island sightseeing tour.
Listen to commentary from your guide about the history, culture and wildlife of the island, known for its secluded beaches and its resident quokkas, small marsupials who call Rottnest home. As you circle the island, make stops at Wadjemup Lighthouse and the West End, where you can hop off to stroll down the boardwalk, admiring coastal views. Look for fur seals at Cathedral Rocks, and watch for the possible humpback whale, which might be seen from September to November.
When your tour ends at Thompson Bay, you are free to enjoy the island independently until it’s time to catch the ferry back to Perth. Perhaps rent a bike to check out one of the 63 beaches or 20 bays, go snorkeling or stand-up paddleboarding, or visit attractions like Lomas Cottage, Rottnest Island Museum or Pilot Boathouse. (Rentals, activities and entrance fees are at your own expense.) If you select the lunch upgrade, head to Rottnest Lodge for a buffet of hot dishes, deli items, salads, desserts and beverages.
Your day trip then ends with the return ferry ride to Fremantle or Perth.
Definitely worth the trip. The high spot were the Quokkas who came out in force to entertain us and pose for selfies. The bus tour was great and the lunch adequate. There was plenty of time for walking around and enjoying the shopping area. The boat ride from Perth was quite long and maybe joining at Freemantle is a better option. The open sea stretch was quite bumpy, so beware if you are prone to sea-sickness. Best to sit near the rear of the boat. The check-in at Barrack St Jetty was smooth and easy, the staff on the boat and on the island were excellent.
excellent package and hostess was great
Excellent tour! Would highly recommend it! The Quokas made our day!
Gorgeous scenery, adorable quokkas, what more could you want?
Brilliant the driver was great, the people were friendly. I think we all had an amazing day
Ticket collection was no problem - we showed the voucher on my phone and received the ferry and bus tour tickets. I enjoyed visiting Rottnest Island and will use Viator again.
Loved the trip. The island was great and we particularly enjoyed a walking tour with a lovely Irish volunteer guide as well as the bus tour.
Damian was fun and it's a well paced tour. I'm quite glad I opted for the bus ride instead of touring the island on a bike because of the comfort and excellent commentary from our guide. The lunch was a little disappointing but no biggie. Catch the free tours by volunteers if time permits!
The trip from Barrack Street to Freemantle and then on to Rottnest is a long one but the commentary on the way was excellent and helped the time pass. Rottnest was an absolute delight. Great bus tour of the island again with excellent commentary thank you Sharlene, good lunch at the Lodge and then time to explore a little and to make acquaintance with a quokka. Looking forward to doing it again in summer and enjoying the delights of the water. Thank you. David and Barbara Millons
This was a great trip and we loved Rottnest Island. We had to book from Perth rather than from Fremantle as I was in a wheelchair which they could only get on the boat in Perth. If you are fit I would recommend booking from fremantle as it was rather a long boat trip. However if you've never down the boat trip from Perth to Fremantle it is a good trip, just a little long when you're off to Rottnest as well. The coach tour on the Island was very good and interested and we managed to see some quokkas. All in all a very good trip.