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Tour ID: 10026861

See the sights of Rottnest Island on a 90 minute coach tour, included with your return ferry transfers from Perth.

  • 90 minute coach tour of Rottnest Island
  • Complimentary introductory walking tour.
  • Same day return ferry transfers from Perth
  • Swan River cruise

This full-day tour of Rottnest Island will allow you to see so much of the island in one single day. See and learn about Rottnest's rich history, its stunning natural features and its unique and adorable wildlife - including the quokka!

  • Enjoy a comfortable ferry ride to Rottnest Island, followed by a bus tour of the island itself
  • Unwind on an introductory walking tour of the island
  • See all of Rottnest Island's best features, both manmade and natural.
  • Learn about the island's amazing history and see the remnants of a bygone era
  • Spot a quokka, as well as other native wildlife species

With an 8:30am departure from Pier 2, Barrack St Jetty, Perth (return transfers are available for many Perth accommodation locations), cruise along the beautiful Swan River before beginning the ocean crossing to Rottnest Island. All up, the ferry journey takes around 2 hours and comes complete with sweeping views of the ocean and the coast.

There is so much to do on Rottnest Island that you will be surprised from the moment you step foot on this fascinating little isle. Check your boarding ticket for the time of your allocated 90min Bus Tour, and plan your day around that.  Your tour leaves from the Main Bus Stop on the island and will take you aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach on an exploration of this stunningly beautiful and historically rich location. With a friendly and insightful guide regaling you with full commentary, you'll hear stories of the islands historical heritage, cultural history and contemporary efforts to conserve the island. See a number of points of interest, such as some of Rottnest Island's many beaches and bays, heritage sites, defence remnants and wildlife areas.

There is plenty to keep you occupied on the island, and you will also have the chance to join an introductory walking tour. The free introductory walking tour leaves from the Meeting Post in the Main Settlement, usually at 2pm, but check information boards nearby for details. A number of other walking tours are operated through the day by local volunteers, so be sure to check these out. 

Keep your eyes peeled for the island's resident quokkas (which you are almost guaranteed to see), as well as other wildlife and bird life. Visit the gorgeous lookout point at West End and enjoy a stroll around the boardwalk here.

There are a number of food outlets on the island if you wish to purchase lunch. Or, if you like, you can add a delicious lunch at Riva Restaurant at the Karma Rottnest Resort to your booking in the online booking form.

With a coach and walking tour, plus some free time to explore the island's features for yourself, this tour really is the easiest way to see all of Rottnest Island's best features in only one day!

At the end of your island tour, you will return to Perth on the ferry, arriving at the jetty at about 6:45 pm. If you were picked up from Perth accommodation, transfers will return you shortly after.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    • Return hotel transfers
    • Same day return ferry
    • 1hr 30m minute Discovery coach tour
    • Introductory walking tour (departs from the Meeting Post near the main jetty at 2pm)
    • Compulsory Rottnest Island Admission fee

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Why not add on a delicious lunch to enjoy at the Karma Resort.

  • Duration:

    10 hours

  • Departure:

    8:30 AM Daily

  • Return:

    Arrives back in Perth at approximately 6.45pm. All times are approximate and subject to seasonal and tidal variation.

  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Includes return transfers from most Perth hotels. Alternatively, walk to Pier 2, Barrack St Jetty, Perth — just a 15 minute walk from Perth Train Station.
    Transfers must be pre-arranged. A list of tentative pick up times can be found here.

  • What to bring:

    Camera, sun protection.

  • Fitness level required:

    Not specified

  • Child policies:

    Child prices apply to children from 4 to 12 years of age. Children under 4 may be booked as 'infants' in the booking form and travel free of charge.

  • Additional Information:

    Whilst every effort is made to book you on the ferry departures stated in this information, due to seasonal changes and peak periods, the confirmed ferry services may be slightly different.

  • Destinations:

    Rottnest Island

Optional Extras

  • Karma Rottnest Buffett Lunch

    Enjoy a Meditteranean style buffet lunch at Karma Rottnest.

    Adults: $35.00 | Children: $18.00 | Family: $106.00 | Pensioners: $35.00

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