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Tour ID: 10026875

Start your day with a cruise down the Swan river via Fremantle to Rottnest Island. Ride the historic Captain Hussey train as part of your 90 minute Trains & Tunnels tour of the historic military establishments on Rottnest Island. Introductory walking tour also included (2pm at main jetty)

  • Oliver Hills Guns & Tunnels Train Tour
  • Introductory Walking Tour
  • Same day return ferry
  • Free time on Rottnest Island

Still preserved to this day, Rottnest's WWII-era guns and tunnels stand as a stoic reminder of a pivotal moment in time. Join us aboard the Captain Hussey for a scenic train ride to picturesque Oliver Hill, as we take you on a guided tour of Rottnest's military history.

Situated just 18km west of the state capital of Perth, Rottnest Island was key in the line of defence of Western Australia during WWII. Most famously, Rottnest was home to a series of intricate, secret tunnels, and housed giant 9.2” guns as a defensive measure against any invading Axis forces.

These military artefacts are part of the rich and diverse timeline of Rottnest Island, which spans all of white settlement in Western Australia, and further back tens of thousands with indigenous culture.

Oliver Hill Train and Guns and Tunnels Tour (90 minute tour)
Departing from the Settlement Railway Station this tour travels on the 'Captain Hussey' Train to picturesque Oliver Hill for a guided tour of the massive 9.2 inch diameter gun and tunnel system that forms part of Rottnest's significant military heritage. The tour includes an underground tour of the battery.

Daily, except Christmas day

Departure Locations
Perth Barrack Street Jetty
6 - 8 hours

Fare Includes
Rottnest Island Admission Fee / Return transfers to Rottnest Island / Swan River Cruise with commentary / 90min Guns and Tunnels Tour

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    • Return hotel transfers
    • Same day return ferry
    • 90 minute Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnels Train Tour
    • Compulsory Rottnest Island Admission fee

  • Available for purchase/hire:

  • Duration:

    8 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 variations.

  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    With accommodation pickups or the option of meeting at Pier 4, Barrack St Jetty for an 8:30 am departure. With your ferry being designed specifically to travel between the mainland and Rottnest Island, you’ll feel relaxed and comfortable along this attractive ocean route.

    Includes return transfers from most Perth hotels. Alternatively, walk to Pier 4, 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:


  • Fitness level required:

    Not specified

  • Child policies:

    4 - 12 years

  • Additional Information:

    Pensioner price is available to holders of an Australian Health Care Card, Australian Pension Card, or Australian Seniors Card.

  • 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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