Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle

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Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle
from AUD $133.10
Hop on a ferry from Perth or Fremantle to Rottnest Island for a day of exploring the stunning island. Enjoy a 90-minute coach tour of the island. You'll learn from commentary by a knowledgeable guide and make stops at Wadjemup Lighthouse and the West End. In the afternoon enjoy free time to explore the island’s beautiful beaches, walking trails, car-free roads and historical sites at your leisure, before catching the ferry back to the mainland.
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In Brief

Perth, Australia
8 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Swan River, Riverside Drive Perth City Foreshore, Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia

Commentary along the Swan River

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Rottnest Express, Fremantle, Western Australia 6000 Australia

Ferry transfer

Stop At: Wadjemup Lighthouse, Gem Road Wadjemup Rd, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161 Australia

5 minute stop at the Wadjemup Lighthouse

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Rottnest Island Visitor Centre, 1 Henderson Ave Thomson Bay, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161 Australia

Information on Rottnest Island

Stop At: West End, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia Australia

15 minute stop to explore the west-end boardwalk

Duration: 15 minutes


  • 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


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional activities (bike, snorkel gear, surfboard or stand up paddleboard hire)

Departure Point

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

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel transfers are subject to availability and must be booked 24 - 48 hours prior to travel otherwise are not guaranteed. Please contact Rottnest Express directly to confirm your hotel pick up time.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

From start to finish a lovely day, so scenic and a brilliant way to see the island. Absolutely loved it. The cute Quokkas is an added bonus. Thank you will be back x
• Submitted 28 Jan 2020
Excellent tour of vineyards with great history and commentary of the swan river valley. Chocolate factory and macaroons were great.
• Submitted 16 Dec 2019
Wonderful day. Short of time. Next time should stay there for one night. Hope I can visit again with family.
• Submitted 13 Nov 2019
The most memorable experience. We enjoyed the beautiful sceneries and play with quokkas and peacock. My son triedssnorkeling and others enjoyed the beach. Great tour!
• Submitted 11 Nov 2019
The whole tour was well organised and every thing possible ran extremely efficiently and BBC effectively, taking in to account you are dealing with people who just don’t listen to instructions. The bus tour of the island was very interesting and informative. Plenty of spare time to dine and BBC amble around the Island.
• Submitted 08 Nov 2019
A beautiful island, guides on the tour knowledgeable and very friendly and helpful. Thought it was good value for the day
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
We enjoyed a ferry ride from Perth where we were lucky enough to see whales and dolphins on the way across - the captain of the boat stopped so we could all get a good look. Grace the tour guide was very informative and lovely, speaking confidently of a wide range of topics. The island is beautiful and quokkas very cute. Saw more whales on the way home, all in all a great day!
• Submitted 16 Oct 2019
A great overview of Rottnest itself. We wish the 90mins tour can last longer with extra stop off points.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
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.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
A great experience but be wary of the wind picking up in the afternoon. It can make for a very bumpy return trip to Perth.
• Submitted 15 Apr 2019
Absolutely brilliant day and if you're lucky enough to get Shirlene on bus tour the day will be complete she wad fantastic. Overall a great tour
• Submitted 03 Jan 2019
My wife and I took the tour from Perth to Rottnest Island. We got on the ferry at the Barracks Street Pier area and had an enjoyable ride to the island (no stops). We got off the ferry and waited just a short while before we took the Bus Tour around the island and it was worth it. You get to see some spectacular sites. The tour personnel are very friendly and helpful. The tour is worth the price. We went on a weekday and there were a lot of people on the island. However, if you want to see a lot of the island then you should rent a bike.
• Submitted 25 Oct 2018
An easy and convenient way over to the island. The bus tour was fun and informative.
• Submitted 26 Feb 2018
Great day out. It is important to note that the jetty number in the Viator voucher is wrong. It is jetty 4 not jetty 2. We were standing around wondering where everyone was until a man came up to us and told us it was jetty 4. The trip over was good but take travel sickness tablets if you usually need them. It can be a bit rough when in the open sea. We had time to have a look around before the bus tour. I highly recommend the bus tour for a good introduction to the island. We had two very short stops but got to see a lot, including people pushing their bikes up hills!! The bus was a good way to travel around to see what was available on the island. We had lunch at the Rottnest Hotel which was fine. There were a couple of gluten free options. The trip back on the boat was quite rough. Everyone remained seated and you couldn't see out the windows at times due to the waves crashing on the side of the boat. I would recommend this tour.
• Submitted 12 Jan 2018
We started with a lovely, narrated tour down the Swan River to Fremantle. We had an extremely knowledgeable and passionate guide on our bus tour who covered the history, geology, animal and plant life of the island. We had a lovely lunch, did some souvenir shopping and walked along one of the beaches. Best of all was seeing the Quokkas, smallest cousins of the 'roos who exist only on Rottnest and one other small island. One minor waning: the ferry ride to Rottnest can be a bit rough.
• Submitted 07 Jan 2018
great day, nice boat tour through swan river, all well set
• Submitted 03 Oct 2017
great day, nice boat tour in swan river, plenty of time to see the island on your own, well organised
• Submitted 03 Oct 2017
Amazing tour! A must see for sure! very family friendly
• Submitted 30 Sep 2017
Fabulous boat trip from Perth across to Rottnest Island. Great hiring a bike to find my way about. Nice lunch in one of the restaurants. Fantastic photo opportunities.
• Submitted 31 Aug 2017
Despite the bad weather the tour didn't disappoint. Saw the Quokkas, which is what I came for! Good informative tour by guide about the history of the Island.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2017
The tour was well done, it showed the attractions that make Rottnest Island famous. Would highly recommend this tour
• Submitted 18 May 2017
There is a high chance of spotting a quinoa in the island! The ferry ride to Rottnest Island is pleasant and comfortable.
• Submitted 09 May 2017
One of a must do when if you went to Perth! Amazing view and experience. We take the couch while we were on the island so it was not so tiring as to cycle around. More relax for elderly people. The coach did stop at the light house and at the end of the island, Fish hook Bay that has an amazing view! Those who prefer to have some adventures and physically fit, bicycle will be more fun but time consuming!
• Submitted 22 Feb 2017
Absolutely loved our day at Rottnesss,the little Quokkas were an absolute delight . This would be on my list to see again if able.
• Submitted 25 Jul 2016

In Brief

Perth, Australia
8 hours