Rottnest Island Full-Day Trip With Guided Island Tour From Perth

Cockburn, Australia

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1 day (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Visit Rottnest Island's top destinations on an all-inclusive tour from Perth. After hotel pickup, transfer to the Rottnest ferry, then hop on the bus for a 3.5-hour island tour. See the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel, Cathedral Rocks, and Cape Vlamingh, and top it off with a historic train ride. Hear live commentary about the island's cultural heritage, and maritime and military history, and have free time to explore. Includes box lunch, morning tea, round-trip ferry, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Full-day Rottnest Island tour, from Perth
  • Take a 3.5-hour guided bus tour of Rottnest then have free time to check out the main settlement
  • View highlights such as the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, Cathedral Rocks lookout, and Cape Vlamingh
  • Learn about the military history of the island while touring the Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel site
  • All-inclusive tour with morning tea, box lunch, round-trip ferry tickets, island bus tour, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Perth

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Oliver Hill Battery
  • Entry/Admission - Wadjemup Lighthouse
  • Entry/Admission - Cathedral Rocks


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Hillarys Boat Harbour or your Perth hotel (if option selected)

Departure Time

Pickups from Perth are between 8am - 8:30am
Ferry departs Hillarys Boat Harbour at 10am

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

11 Reviews
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, Mar 2018

We were picked up at our hotel and taken to the ferry. There was a cup of tea and huge muffin for us to enjoy while we waited to board the ferry. The river was fairly calm for both journeys to and from the Island but we heard it can be choppy. We took the train to Oliver Hill to learn about the guns installed to protect Perth during WW2. On the trip back it included a lunch of chicken wrap, muffin and water. We then boarded a bus for a tour of the entire island. The driver of both the train and the bus was very informative and stopped often for photo opportunites. We saw many quokkas along the way. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

, Mar 2018

We enjoyed this tour. The guide was very informative and kind. The military history was fascinating but perhaps it could have been shortened so that more time could have been spent at the lighthouse and other stops. But the ladies giving the tours were excellent. We wish we could have spent more time searching for quorkas! The lunch could have been better but when I asked not to have a wrap, they prepared me a wonderful salad!

Antony J
, Mar 2018

This should have been a good day out but was ruined for us by disorganisation and overbooking on the part of the company plus the lack of an organised time slot for lunch. On reflection we should have taken the cycling option, though wed have seen less of the whole island as being mature travellers the undulating terrain would have been challenging, but Rottnest is a beautiful place which you shouldnt overlook when visiting Perth.

Donna W
, Feb 2018

From the start, with a lovely morning tea on the wharf to the end, this was a great tour. When you don't know the place, go with an expert, I enjoyed myself all day.

, Jan 2018

What a wonderful trip. Well organised although we didnt get a pick up from our hotel. We had to meet the transfer bus at another hotel 20 mins walk away. This is the only criticism of the trip. The morning tea at the jetty and ferry ride over started what was to become a highly enjoyable outing. The train ride up to the gun emplacement was fun with some of the ladies being invited to toot the horn. The drivers commentary was great. The history of the fort and tour was brilliant. On the trip back down on the train we had a simple lunch of wraps, muffins and bottled water. Plenty to go round. Our bus journey then took us to see a number of other wonderful sites but it was our number of stops to see and photograph the quokkas that was the highlight. A great day trip from Perth.

helen j p
, Dec 2017

ride over in boat was a little rough,but nobody has contol over seas.
the Quokas are beautiful and very friendly.
well worth the trip

Andre L
, Sep 2017

Brilliant! Friendly and experienced staff, very well organised.

Ru S
, Sep 2017

I enjoyed this. The people were friendly and professional throughout, from bus driver collecting folk from their hotels to the driver/guides on the islands. The WW2 history was interesting and the mechanics of the big gun installations quite fascinating. The tour around the island was enjoyable with plenty to see. At the west end there was a view with colourful sea, an osprey on its nest around to the left, Australasian fur seals around to the right, a pod of bottlenose dolphins just beyond the surf and, a little further out, a humpback whale. There were shearwaters, silver gulls and flocks of galah cockatoos here too. The quokkas are hugely photogenic and found across the island. This served my purpose as a day to decompress and let the mind wander perfectly.

John K
, Aug 2017

Great trip, worked like clockwork, and a great way to see Rottnest in a short period of time.
Guides were fantastic

Danielle B
, Dec 2016

The reason that this trip was just 3 stars is because I think that they should have better explained the emphasis on the military history of the island. The tour description suggested that this was one of many sites but it actually encompassed 2 of the 3.5 hour tour. The one hour train ride is 30 minutes up to the military site and 30 minutes back. Then you spend 1 hour reviewing the military history of the island. I would not have chosen this tour if I had known we would have so little time for the tour of the rest of the island. We didn't get to go up in the lighthouse or see the pink lake. We were also rushed at the beautiful coastal stops. However, this tour was a great value for the price- which included hotel pickup and drop off from Perth, the ferry ride to Rottnest, a pastry and coffee for breakfast, as well as lunch. I recommend it if you like military history. If not, consider using the company to get to you and from the island and grab a lunch then hop on the explorer bus and do your own tour of the island.


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