Tour ID: 10059781
Rottnest Island is a unique and exciting location, full of natural beauty and a wealth of wildlife. Now you can explore this stunning island, on a full day ferry and coach tour!
• Enjoy an exciting and comfortable ferry ride to and from Rottnest
• See the sights from all over the island with a guided coach tour
• Participate in a relaxing interpretive walking tour with a friendly and experienced guide
• Learn about Rottnest Island’s most popular sites and their history and cultural value
With a departure time of around 9:30 am from your Fremantle accommodation, or alternatively, from ‘B Shed’, Victoria Quay, Fremantle (2 minutes’ walk from Fremantle Train Station), you’ll board your ferry and head towards Rottnest Island. The ferry you’ll board has been designed specifically to ensure comfort and speed along the commonly rough crossing from the mainland to the island. Sailing along on either the Star Flyte Express, Eagle Express or the MV Sea Eagle Express, you’ll enjoy gorgeous ocean views along the way.
Upon arrival at Rottnest Island, you’ll be greeted by your tour guide, who will usher you to your seat on your comfortable, air conditioned tour coach. You’ll then embark on a 1.5-hour journey around this lovely island, exploring its most significant sites and learning of its fascinating culture and history. You’ll see and learn about the diverse and unique flora and fauna on Rottnest Island – including the adorable quokka – and you will hop out of the coach at various areas of significance, such as the Rottnest Museum, Oliver Hill, Lomas Cottage, the Pilot Boat House and West End, for a stroll along the boardwalk. You will also be able to participate in an introductory interpretive walking tour, as well as spend some free time on the island.
Rottnest Island really is a special place of natural beauty. With a huge number of beaches (63 in fact) and bays (20) for such a small island, you’d expect this postcard perfect hideaway to be teeming with tourists, but you can always find a secluded corner to admire. The real drawcard of the island though is the native wildlife. You’ve probably heard that the island is full of cute little quokkas – and in fact, the isle’s name comes from the Dutch term ‘Rotte nest’, which means ‘rat’s nest’ and was in reference to the huge quokka population – but did you know it has also been declared an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International? Rottie (as the locals like to call it) also boasts rare and unusual mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, crustaceans and corals. Animal lovers are attracted to the island primarily for its quokkas, but also its fur seals, sea lions, blue whales, humpbacks and southern right whales – a few of which you will likely see during your tour.
At the end of a brilliant day exploring every facet of this amazing island, you’ll head back to the mainland, returning at around 6 pm, after which you will be taken back to your accommodation.
• Return hotel transfers
• Same day return ferry
• 1hr 30m minute Discovery coach tour
• Introductory walking tour (departs from the foot of the main jetty at 2pm)
• Compulsory Rottnest Island Admission fee (Adults $8 / Child $6.50)
9:30 AM Daily
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.
Transfers must be pre-arranged. A list of tentative pick up times can be found at the following link. https://www.dropbox.com/s/661bpslocol0gih/Pick%20Ups%20for%20Fremantle%20departures.pdf?dl=0
4 - 12 years
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