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Cruise from Fremantle's B-Shed at Victoria Quay for the short trip to Rottnest Island. Your 90 minute Discovery coach our of Rottnest Island will reveal some of the island's secrets, sights and wildlife including the lovable Quokkas.

  • Same day return ferry transfers
  • 90 minute Discovery tour of Rottnest Island.
  • Interpretive walking tour

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 Island
• See the sights all over the island with a 90 minute guided coach tour
• Participate in a relaxing interpretive walking tour of the main settlement with a friendly guide
• Learn about Rottnest Island’s most popular sites and their history and cultural value

Whether being transferred from selected Fremantle accommodation or making your own way to ‘B Shed’, Victoria Quay in Fremantle (2 minutes’ walk from Fremantle Train Station), you’ll board your ferry for a 9.30am departure 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, your day will include a 90 minute coach tour, a free 1 hour walking tour, and free time to explore at your own pace. Check your boarding tickets for your coach tour time, and plan your day with that in mind.

Your 90 minute coach tour will depart from the Main Bus Stop in the Thompson's Bay settlement and includes a warm welcome 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.

Rottnest has a proud group of local volunteers who run walking tours on the island. You will be able to participate in the 1 hour tour of the Main Settlement which leaves at 2pm each day from the Meeting Post, just a short distance from the Jetty. Other walking tours may run throughout the day, so be sure to check the notices near the Meeting Post for details.

Your free time on the island can be filled easily as 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.

There are a number of outlets on the island for food and drink, from fish and chips to delicious restaurant meals. With plenty to choose from, you should have no trouble finding something to fill your stomach, but, if you want to avoid any queues, you can 'pack-your-own' to bring with you or pre-book lunch at the Riva Restaurant in the Karma Rottnest Resort.

At the end of a brilliant day exploring every facet of this amazing island, you’ll head back to the mainland, returning at around 5.45 pm, after which you will be taken back to your accommodation.

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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:

    8 hours

  • Departure:

    9:30 AM Daily

  • Return:

    Arrives back in Fremantle at approximately 5.45pm. All times are approximate and subject to seasonal and tidal variation.

  • Departure points:

    Fremantle

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Includes return transfers from many 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.

  • 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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