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Tour ID: 10062009

Historic Rottnest takes you on a tour of the historic military establishments of the island. ride the historic Captain Hussey rail car and tour the guns and tunnels built to protect the port. You still have some free time on the island to spot the Quokkas and take in the introductory walking tour.

  • Oliver Hills Guns 7 tunnels Train tour
  • Same Day return Ferry from Fremantle
  • Introductory walking tour
  • Free time on the 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
Fremantle B shed Victoria Quay or Northport

Duration
6 - 8 hours

Fare Includes
Rottnest Island Admission Fee / Return transfers to Rottnest Island / 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
    • Introductory walking tour (departs from the foot of the main jetty at 2pm)
    • Compulsory Rottnest Island Admission fee

  • Duration:

    8 hours

  • Departure:

    8:30 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 and Fremantle

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    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

  • What to bring:

    Camera

  • Fitness level required:

    Not specified

  • Child policies:

    4 - 12 years

  • Destinations:

    Rottnest Island

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