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Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Bus Tour provided by Rottnest Express

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Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Bus Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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We are ready to welcome you back to travel with confidence. Our JourneySafe COVID safety protocols means that we have implemented enhanced procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic so that you can travel with peace of mind.
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Updated 11/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Explore the best of Rottnest Island on this tour from Perth or Fremantle, which eliminates the need to plan transportation. Visit the tiny island that’s home to the quokka, often called the world’s happiest animal, as well as landmarks such as West End and Wadjemup Lighthouse. This bus portion of the tour includes commentary on the island’s history that you won’t get if touring independently.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
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  • 1
    Swan River
    Stop: 60 minutes
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    Pass by
    Rottnest Express
  • 2
    Wadjemup Lighthouse
    Stop: 5 minutes
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    Pass by
    Rottnest Island Visitor Centre
  • 3
    West End
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
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Highlights
  • Day trip to Rottnest Island by high-speed ferry and a narrated bus tour
  • Visit landmarks such as West End and Wadjemup Lighthouse
  • Enjoy informative commentary from your guide as you tour the island
  • Observe the local wildlife like seals and dolphins, and the famous quokka
What to Expect
Begin your tour at the dock from either from Fremantle or Perth to take your high-speed ferry to Rottnest Island. After the journey along the Indian Ocean, hop on the coach to circumnavigate the island on a bus tour. Learn the history of the island, stopping at landmarks such as West End and Wadjemup Lighthouse. Listen to commentary about the various wildlife that inhabits the island, including the quokka, known as the world’s happiest animal. Admire the coastal views as you tour the island and keep your eye out for fur seals at Cathedral Rocks. End the tour at Thompson Bay, where you can stroll around the island at your own pace before catching the ferry back to the mainland. Your tour ends where you began, in Fremantle or Perth.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Rottnest Express Barrack Street Jetty Elizabeth Quay Ferry Terminal, 2 Barrack St, Perth WA 6000, Australia B Shed, 1 Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia Rottnest Express North Port Rous Head Ferry Terminal, 1 Emma Place, Rous Head Rd, North Fremantle WA 6159, Australia
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Round-trip ferry to Rottnest Island
  • 90-minute coach tour
  • Local guide
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Rottnest Island Authority fee
  • Round-trip Swan River cruise (if departing from Perth)
  • Entry/Admission - West End
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional activities (bike, snorkel gear, surfboard or stand up paddleboard hire)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
186Reviews
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klew97 wrote a review Aug 2020
San Rafael, California89 contributions40 helpful votes
Without advance reservations, I walked to the Barrack Street docks in Perth the morning I wanted to visit and bought my ticket on the spot. I had to choose a later bus tour because those who bought advance tickets filled up the early tour. No big deal, gave me time to wander
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Date of experience: September 2019
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elaineclaire2016 wrote a review Mar 2020
Perth, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
Awesome coach tour of the island with commentary visiting all the beautiful bays and beaches a very entertaining coach driver who supplied a wonderful lunch before an open train journey to the tunnels and guns. Lots of history, wildlife and bird species all this on a stunning
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from RottnestExpress, Customer Service at Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Bus Tour
Responded Mar 28, 2020
Hi elaineclaire2016, Thank you for your review. It sounds like you had a fantastically memorable day on our beloved island! The Guns and Tunnels tour is incredibly popular, as it gives visitor's an immersive look into the military history of the island. Thank you for travelling with Rottnest Express, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Lydia
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Ragtag wrote a review Mar 2020
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Great cruise very enjoyable and a creative and engaging bus tour. All around great day out! There is about half a day left for you to do anything in the island :)
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Response from RottnestExpress, Customer Service at Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Bus Tour
Responded Mar 28, 2020
Hi fleet_ragtag, Thank you for your review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your day on the island, and found the bus tour insightful. Hopefully we can welcome you back to the island soon for another memorable adventure. Thank you for travelling with Rottnest Express. Kind Regards, Lydia
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Lou C wrote a review Mar 2020
Perth, Australia16 contributions5 helpful votes
Rottnest Express staff extremely helpful. Bus tour was a great overview of the island and you would still have time for other activities before the return ferry. We just relaxed with a lovely lunch, quokka watching and strolling around the main area, . Don’t miss the museum but
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from RottnestExpress, Customer Service at Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Bus Tour
Responded Mar 21, 2020
Hi LouC44, Thank you for your review. It makes me happy to hear that you were able to spend some time in the museum! It is a little bit hidden behind the General Store and we do find that so many visitors miss out on this experience. They only ask for a gold coin donation, which goes towards the upkeep of the museum, and you can spend as much time as you like reading up about the island's eclectic history and wildlife. Thank you for travelling with Rottnest Express, and we look forward to welcoming you back on board again soon. Kind Regards, Lydia
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Willsey M wrote a review Mar 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom75 contributions12 helpful votes
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Whilst staying in Perth, I booked for us to go to Rottnest Island. We got the ferry from Perth and after picking up passengers at Fremantle, we arrived almost 2 hours later. Most people hired bikes but we took the bus tour instead which was really good. After the tour we had a
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from RottnestExpress, Customer Service at Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle including Bus Tour
Responded Mar 14, 2020
Hi Maria W, Thank you for your review. Its great to hear you enjoyed your day on the island, so much that you'd like to visit again! Our bus tour is a great option for those that would prefer a comfortable guided ride around the island, or those who are not overly keen on long bike rides. Though this is not for everyone! The more adventurous types will often chose to hire (or bring their own) bikes and explore the island in their own time. We always recommend to pack plenty of water, as once you leave the main settlement, opportunities to refill are very limited. Thank you for travelling with Rottnest Express, and we look forward to welcoming you back on board again soon. Kind Regards, Lydia
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Good customer service
We have always taken the Rottnest Express vessels since we started our regular visits across the water to Rottnest.
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EdiBa683
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Fantastic boat trip
The fastest and easiest way to go to Rottnest is the Ferry. The Rottnest Express from Perth itself was an experienc
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heliconia9PerthWa
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Convenient Departures from Fremantle!
Really enjoyed our day trip on Rottnest Express Ferry. Very convenient service from Fremantle, especially if you wa
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22KH22
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Great Adventure Tour!
Oly and Adene gave us all a great trip on the speed boat. We headed out from Rottnest to find humpback whales and i
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petasc
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Great service
Loved the trip over to Rottnest from Fremantle, I am an anxious sea farer but my latest trip instilled that all sea
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Poor communication
I booked a ticket for ferry pass with bike hire. I was told to collect my bike from the Jetty. I was not told to co
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Customer Comfort hits Rock Bottom!
Customer Comfort hits Rock Bottom! I Booked a round trip on Rottnest Express Ferry service on Sunday 26th August 20
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rolandobalcazar
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Rottnest Island Was Awesome
The Trip to Rottnest Island it's a must to be if you are in Perth ! I've never seen so many beautiful beaches in th
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Discover64106403453
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Will be back!
Great bike ride..but didn't leave enough time to do the whole island and have a swim! Great opportunities for bird
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FunHolidayAnywhere
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Good Experience
This is a great way to travel to Rottnest island for a day trip, quick and efficient, to maximise your time on the
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Corinne H
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Excellent
I pre booked the return tickets online a couple of months in advance and was able to get one of the promotional pri
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patrickperbkk
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Excellent day out!
I could not believe it took me over 12 years to visit Rottness Island since I have arrived in Perth, WA. The Rottne
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LnL174
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Great day out
The trip to Rottnest Island on the ferry was relaxing and enjoyable. We embarked at the Barrack St pier, and cruise
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723rolandp
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Day out at ROTTNEST
Beautiful Island, beautiful beaches and clean water. Lots to see but if doing it by bike don't take on too much unl
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JBeerman
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Interesting Round-Trip Ferry from Perth
We purchases their round-trip ferry upgrade from Perth. The ferry terminal is located right in the Perth CBD and w
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  • Duration: 8h
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