Rottnest Island with Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle

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Rottnest Island with Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle
from USD $79.83
Enjoy the relaxed casual environment of Rottnest Island, one of the most unique islands in the world, just off the coast of Perth. After cruising down the Swan River and across the open ocean, you’ll arrive on the island, ready to begin your full-day adventure. Explore the island by bike (the only form of transport – cars are not allowed), discover secluded beaches, snorkel among the reefs and meet the local wildlife. You have the option to depart from Perth or Fremantle.
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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

Swan river commentary

Duration: 1 hour

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

Ferry transfer

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

Visitor information centre

Pass By: Salmon Bay, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161 Australia

One of Rottnest Islands Iconic Beaches

Stop At: The Basin, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161 Australia

Snorkeling and swim in this beautiful bay

Duration: 1 hour


  • Return ferry to Rottnest Island from Perth or Fremantle
  • Bicycle hire, helmet and security lock
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - The Basin


  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Guide
  • Snorkel set hire at $20 per set

Departure Point

1: Rottnest Express Barrack Street Jetty Elizabeth Quay Ferry Terminal, 2 Barrack St, Perth WA 6000, Australia
2: Rottnest Express B Shed Ferry Terminal Fremantle, 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
  • Children aged between 4-12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children under 4 years old travel free. Child seats and trailers are available
  • Bike helmets must be worn while cycling on the island; failure to do so could result in a fine.
  • 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

This was an amazing package. We booked many adventures through Viator and we were NOT disappointed with any of the trips. Every trip was great and well organised. We booked all our trips over the year before we went to Australia and it worked out superb. thank you.
• Submitted 16 Jan 2020
Great ship. Great staff. Well organized. Good commentary. The experience itself is priceless. Kuokkas are so adorable. Love them so much. But I still did see some young European backpackers touch them. I know they are cute, but your hands might carry bacterias, I don’t think its allowed to feed or touch the animal. Kuokkas are so friendly, they allow you to take photos up close. That’s enough no? No need to pick them up and pat like your cat. lol. Really beautiful island. Love it!
• Submitted 17 Sep 2019
The tour is great and worked well with ferry and bike rental. There was a pick up available, but it doesn't determine the pick up time correctly. In my case the ferry left Perth for Rottnest Island at 8:45 and pick up was confirmed for the same time. Had I waited for it, I would have missed the tour. Maybe someone can look into it.
• Submitted 12 Sep 2019
If you are planning to complete a round cycling of Rottnest Island, make sure your family are fit for that because you will need to cycle around the up and down hill with a distance of more than 10km. Obviously these 2 conditions didn't suit young children. I just did a short distant ride withcthe objective to find wild quokkas. We were lucky because it was easy to locate them as there was plenty of them. they are just everywhere. Everything was according to my expectation except the wheather. It was raining, but we still managed to enjoy the trip. View also very nice and I love it so much.
• Submitted 22 Aug 2019
Was such an amazing day. We rode 10.5km around the island. Stopped many time to take photos of the most breathtaking coastal views. But the best experience was the Quokkas. So cute and timid, they are everywhere in the cafe and shop area, there is also a very friendly peacock. The staff are really helpful and super friendly. You really will love it.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2019
First time to Rottnest Island - lived up to expectations from reviews. We were a family of 4 and hired bikes for the day - we made it around the island but didn't allow for no drink stations on the opposite side of the Island. Would recommend if you intend on going around the entire island that you carry enough water. Great day and would go again next time in the State of WA.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
beautiful weather, awesome scenery and quokkas, what more can you ask for. Had a great day exploring the island by bike and saw plenty of quokkas.
• Submitted 12 Apr 2019
Fantastic place with breathtaking sights. The snorkelling is excellent and the wildlife is wonderful. Enjoyed every minIt’s of it and the Quokkas are lovely.
• Submitted 01 Apr 2019
Rottness is a beautiful island and by having the bikes we were able to find a stunning empty beach . It was a great way to spend a birthday, and plenty of quokkas came out to say hello . I would highly recommend a trip to Rottness if you are visiting Perth or Freemantle .
• Submitted 18 Mar 2019
We arrived a little late at the ferry terminal and the counter staff graciously put us on the next ferry - ferries to Rottnest Island run hourly from 7.30 to 11.30 but do go earlier than your booking time as they leave quite promptly. We collected our bikes upon arriving at the island and had no issues with the rental equipment throughout. Renting a bike to explore the island was definitely the best option - don't forget to get a map so you know which way to go.
• Submitted 07 Mar 2019
Making reservation with Viator is convenient since the ferryservice is crowded. Everydish was realy nice at the buffet restaurant reserved.
• Submitted 15 Oct 2018
We went specifically to interact with quokkas and had fun doing so much more. The ferry ride is quite pleasant and biking around the island is some work but the snorkeling spots are worth the effort. Quiet sandy beaches this time of year and not over run with tourists.
• Submitted 29 Mar 2018
We did this while on a 3 day visit to Perth. Well worth the money: ferry took us down the scenic Swan River and out into the Indian Ocean, arriving at Rottnest Island. We booked bikes, so when walking off the ferry, were given 3-speed bikes. There are some hills, so gears are essential. Using the map given to us at the ticket booth in Perth, we chose a route and spent the day on the car - free road busses only, and an occasional truck. Stopped at various beaches for a dip, and at lighthouse. Plenty of lunch spots.
• Submitted 12 Mar 2018
Weather was fabulous, ferry ride was quick. Cycling was fun and the snorkelling was fun.
• Submitted 05 Jan 2018
Great service and location.
• Submitted 13 Nov 2017
Sehr schöne Tour, man hat genügend Zeit die Insel mit dem Velo zu erkundigen, das Essen im Restaurant war sehr lecker.
• Submitted 22 Jan 2017
Reliable pick-up and bike rental. There is no tour guide, but this is okay since the island is small and easy to navigate
• Submitted 06 Apr 2016
It was a slick operation. Everything was on time. The only problem was it would have been nice when you book on Viator you got a boarding pass on to the boat. When we got there we had to line up in a huge line to show them our documents to get tickets to boarding the boat. A lot of stress with everyone hurrying as the boat was loading.
• Submitted 22 Feb 2016
The 25 naut winds made it too hard for me to bicycle the island, but that had nothing to do with the tour. They left promptly and were easy to reach. The bicycles worked fine. I loved the daring small museum which did a good job of evoking the sad aboriginal convict history of the island. And then to negate that sad affect, the jubilant leavers who had just finished their exams were having a merry time in the small cottages for let.
• Submitted 24 Nov 2015
Thoroughly recommend this tour with the bike hireand snorkel weather/season permitting. Peaceful, tranquil, able to tour the island at your own leisure, either make a picnic, or eat at one of the establishments there. Great scenery, wildlife, and a nice peaceful tranquility. Bicycle riding suits all levels. Tour guide on express boat down very knowledgeable too. Good value for money
• Submitted 07 Sep 2015
Good expensive
• Submitted 10 Apr 2015
Had an awesome day started with our ferry ride down the swan river saw some absolutely amazing wealth with the size and position of some of the houses then onto Fremantle which is a amazing port .then of to Rottnest lunch bike riding and snorkeling all in our pre played tour thank you so much David
• Submitted 03 Mar 2015
A fantastic day out and tour! I loved the island and wish I could stay longer. The cycling was great, however we didn’t really take advantage of the snorkelling gear. We were a group three girls in our late 20’s / early 30’s with average fitness levels (maybe slightly lower) The weather conditions were perfect for cycling. We started off the day with cycling the coast to Cape of York and stopping for a break before heading back using the Defence road, then Digby Drive passing through the lakes. We had lunch at the Rottnest Lodge. We had a pleasant surprise to find that lunch was included in the tour price as we didn’t realise this before boarding the boat. Brilliant added bonus. Lunch was very nice. It was a small buffet that was fairly busy which meant that the food was constantly fresh. The staff were excellent. One waiter bought beef to our table so we didn’t have to wait for it and a waitress took us to an area in the lodge were it was guaranteed to find quokkas as we hadn’t seen them yet. In the afternoon we cycled to Parker point. This seemed a bit more strenuous which could be because it seemed a little hillier or because we had heaps to eat at lunch. On the way back we stopped for a quick drink at Hotel Rottnest, which had an awesome outside area that overlooks the water. The process of collecting and returning the bikes and snorkelling gear was too easy. Most of the bikes seemed rusty, which isn’t really a surprise considering the amount they get sprayed with salt water of the ferry. My bike made a slight squeaking noise as I cycled, but wasn’t too bad. A lot of the bikes didn’t locked, but by the end of the day no one was locking them anyway. I loved Rottnest and I would like to stay longer on the island. Definitely worth a visit! I thought that this tour was a very well organised way to get there.
• Submitted 09 Dec 2013
Very good trip and thoroughly enjoyed it. I picked up the ferry from Perth City - do be warned its a long trip to Rottnest from there, we were on the boat at 8.30 and it was gone 11 by the time we got to Rottnest, so do be prepared to spend a long time travelling if you pick the boat up from the city. The alternative is to get the boat at Fremantle. Lovely cycle round the island, although my 70 year old mother found the hills hard! The beaches were beautiful and the quokkas were seriously cute. A really good day out.
• Submitted 24 Nov 2013

In Brief

Perth, Australia
8 hours