Tour ID: 10054547
Rottnest Island is a cycling haven, very little traffic, relatively flat and beautiful scenery. Go wild life spotting, you are bound to see the cute Quokkas, explore the islands history or take a leisurely swim.
Explore beautiful Rottnest Island the most relaxing way – with a ferry ride, followed by a self-guided bike tour. Serenity all the way!
• Relax while being ferried over to Rottnest from Fremantle
• Explore Rottnest Island by relaxing pedal power
• See what’s further beneath the waves of the by hiring some snorkel gear
• Learn about the island’s history and see the relics
• Do whatever you like with free time to explore
With selected Fremantle accommodation pickups, or the option of meeting at B Shed, Victoria Quay, Fremantle for a 9:30 am departure, you’ll hop aboard your Ferry, and head towards Rottnest Island. The ferries used for the short trip across the ocean have been specially designed for the local conditions, meaning you’ll feel secure and comfortable along this attractive sea course.
Once on Rottnest Island, collect your bike as your disembark the ferry, and if you've chosen to hire snorkel gear (add-on in booking form) you can pick this up too.
The island is locally famed for its amazing snorkelling sites, full of a variety of spectacular sea life. Some of the recommended diving areas include Kitson Point, the Parker Point Promontory, the West End or North Point, where visibility is at a maximum and plenty of sea life and thriving limestone coral reefs in amongst the shipwrecks and calm bays. Check out the Visitor Information Centre as you arrive to collect some information on cycle maps as well as snorkelling maps.
Once you start your self-guided bike tour of the island and its 63 gorgeous beaches and bays, you’ll realise just how much this amazing little place has to offer. There’s a number of historical locations, including military relics, old buildings and a museum to learn about it all. There are lots of scenic sites, such as Lomas Cottage, the Pilot Boat House and Oliver Hill to take a look at. The West End boardwalk is a fantastic spot for taking a stroll on – offering a vantage point to see the lush flora and hidden fauna – maybe including a quokka or two.
You can throw in a fishing line and try to catch your lunch, or just enjoy a quiet picnic under some cool trees lining the beach, before jumping in for a swim. When you’ve decided you have had enough for one day (if that’s even a possibility), you can head back to the jetty, drop off your bike and any other gear that you hired, and catch the ferry back to the mainland, which returns to Fremantle at around 5.45 pm.
• Return hotel transfers for selected Fremantle and Scarborough accommodation.
• Same day return ferry
• Bike & helmet hire
• Compulsory Rottnest Island Admission fee
You may choose to add on Snorkelling Equipment Hire in the booking form.
Or, you can add on a delicious lunch at the Karma Resort Restaurant.
9:30 AM Daily
Arrives back in Fremantle at approximately 5.45pm. All times are approximate and subject to seasonal and tidal variation.
Includes return transfers from most Fremantle hotels. Alternatively, make your own way to B Shed, Victoria Quay, Fremantle - located just a 2 minute walk behind Fremantle Train Station for your convenience.
Complimentary Hotel Transfers are available on the 10.00am service from Northport (North Fremantle) and the 4.25pm return service from Rottnest Island. Please see here for a list of tentative pick up locations. Transfer MUST be pre-booked. Please ensure that you advise your hotel in the booking form so that pick up can be arranged.
Water (no fresh water is available outside of the main settlement area), camera and sense of adventure!
Child price applies to children aged 4 - 12 years.
20" Child bikes are available for approximate ages 4-7.
Family price includes 2 children 12 years or under
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.
Bicycle hire is arranged by your ferry provider, and you collect your bike on arrival at the Rottnest Island Jetty. Bikes are available in 2 sizes. Adults size is 26 inches, and Junior Size is 20 inches which is recommended for ages 4 to 7 years. Simply return your bikes before you board your ferry home in the afternoon.
Perth's free Blue CAT bus operates around Northbridge and Perth CBD and stops at Barrack Square. We depart from Pier 2 which is located a 15-minute walk from Perth Train Station and Perth CBD.
Perth and Rottnest Island
Snorkelling Equipment Hire
Adults: $18.00 | Children: $9.00 | Family: $54.00 | Pensioners: $18.00
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