Tour code: 5297DR
Visit Perth’s favorite local getaway destination on a day trip to Rottnest Island, located just offshore in the Indian Ocean. Travel to Rottnest by high-speed ferry from either Perth or Fremantle (your choice), and then embark on a 1.5-hour sightseeing tour of the island by coach. While you listen to narration from an informative guide, check out landmarks like the West End and Wadjemup Lighthouse. Then enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore the car-free island at your leisure. You may upgrade when booking to include lunch.


  • 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

Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle

Wadjemup Lighthouse

When booking, select your ferry departure location—either Perth or Fremantle—as well as the option to include lunch on the island, if you wish.

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.

Customer Reviews

Craig H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

excellent package and hostess was great


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent tour! Would highly recommend it! The Quokas made our day!

Scott W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Gorgeous scenery, adorable quokkas, what more could you want?

Valerie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Brilliant the driver was great, the people were friendly. I think we all had an amazing day


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

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.

Mary-Anne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

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.

alishak Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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!

David M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

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

Linda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

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.

Christopher A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Every part of our your was first rate a
Most enjoyable day from start to finish.

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