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Fremantle-Penguin Island

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Fremantle-Penguin Island

If I stay at Fremantle and think of going to Penguin Island, seems like it take 7 hours + journey. Should I put up somewhere near Penguin Island so that I can catch the 11:15 am boat? Is there nearby B&B or other cheap backpacker's place?

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1. Re: Fremantle-Penguin Island

Um, where did you get the idea it was 7 hours + ??? In a car, it's about 42 minutes from Fremantle. Even by bus it's only an hour and a half.

In any case, Penguin Island is closed at the moment until the middle of September, so it's all academic. You can't go, unless you're referring to their day tour where you stay on the boat and don't get off at the island.

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2. Re: Fremantle-Penguin Island

Are you perhaps getting mixed up with Rottnest Island? Its better known for its native quokkas which are a bit like very small kangaroos. This island is nicest on warm sunny days if you are thinking of going.

The ferry leaves from Fremantle - its about 20 kms offshore. Tickets are half price on Tuesdays

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3. Re: Fremantle-Penguin Island

Hi kerry1G, I a have seen many mentioned about the half price on Tuesdays to Rottnest island. Where can I fine this? Thank you.

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4. Re: Fremantle-Penguin Island

Is this what you mean? $39 return for adult ferry only. $59 with bike hire.


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