1: Rottnest Express Barrack Street Jetty Elizabeth Quay Ferry Terminal, 2 Barrack St, Perth WA 6000, Australia 2: B Shed, 1 Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia 3: Rottnest Express North Port Rous Head Ferry Terminal, 1 Emma Place, Rous Head Rd, North Fremantle WA 6159, Australia
Very good day with Rottnest Express. Excellent commentary and bus tour around the island. I did not eat at the Karma Resort so cannot comment. I would have been ready to come back on an earlier ferry if one had been available, overall it was a great day,.
Even though the weather was cold and windy, my wife and I had a great day on this trip to Rottnest.
The ferry trip over was a bumpy one but it added to the enjoyment of the day. Couldn't believe the quokka numbers scattered around the island, which made my wife's day taking dozens of photos.
We also took the bus tour which was well worth the effort. The commentary was well done and the sights were amazing.
We are already planning our next trip back BUT this time we're staying in the island's accommodation for a multi-day getaway. Definitely worth the time and money.
A very enjoyable trip from Perth in the ferry, followed by a bus tour around the island with entertaining and informative commentary from the tour guide. We had several hours free to entertain ourselves and explore, before returning to Perth on the comfortable ferry. A lovely day all round.
We travelled to Rottnest from Perth on one of the hottest days of the year (Jan 20th 40+). The boat was very full, with few spare seats and we initially thought we were lucky to get seats upstairs in the smaller cabin behind the wheelhouse. Unfortunately the air conditioning in the small cabin was almost non-existent which made the trip very very uncomfortable. Mid way down the Swan, when I really started to struggle, my husband checked downstairs to see if there were any spare seats (there weren't) and he said the downstairs cabin was 5-10 degrees cooler even though there were more people. It's not all bad - the commentary was very good, the staff were friendly, the boats on time and the cafe service on board was prompt. The bus trip around the island was informative, the quokkas plentiful and the views spectacular although, again, the bus air conditioning struggled to cope with the heat. On the return boat trip at 5pm, there were less passengers and we managed to get seating downstairs in the main cabin which was heaps better. If we go back, and I would despite the whinging, I would probably drive to Fremantle and go from there instead now we've seen the Swan.
The ferry ride to Rottnest Island from Perth was informative and pleasant. The bus ride on the island was wonderful and Damien was funny and very knowledgeable as a tour guide. Seeing the quokkas was a delight! Lunch at Karma was pretty good as far as buffets go and the facilities their were clean. The only disappointing part was the ferry ride back which was supposed to get me back to the dock by 5:45 pm according to my ticket. We did not arrive until 6:30 with very little in the way of any apology.