Tour ID: 10015705

A day on Rottnest will leave you wishing you had more time. The island has it all, nature has certainly left her footprint, 63 beaches, 20 scenic bays, and then there are the Quokkas, voted the friendliest animals in the world! The best way to get around is by bike or the island bus that stops everywhere! There are no public vehicles, it really is a step back in time!

  • Wonderful swimming spots & water adventures
  • Spectacular views
  • Guided or self guided tours of the island & its history
  • Great wildlife including the wonderful Quokkas

Rottnest Island is only 11 km long and 4 km wide but don't let the size fool you! There is so much natural beauty to see, enjoy and experience that you won't believe it is all on one small island. Rottnest Island is surrounded by beautiful clear blue water, 63 sandy beaches and 20 calm bays. You will find coral reefs and amazing sea life due to shipwrecks and rock pools. The island is not all about the sea, the island's interior contains a number of stunning landscape settings, including the serene pink coloured, shallow salt lakes. A number of 1800s colonial buildings that add to the allure of the island and the quaint village atmosphere means you'll always feel welcome.

During your visit to the island, you will have to choose from a large number of activities. Some of the activates are swimming, snorkelling, diving, cycling, walking tours, guided tours, and many more. A history tour and visit to the island's many museums will give you an insight into the island's past, while an exploration of the island's tunnels beneath the WWII gun emplacement or a climb up the lighthouse will leave you surprised how important Rottnest Island was.

The island is famed for its population of the rare Quokka, so keep your eyes peeled for this adorable little marsupial. The island is also home to Australian sea lions, southern fur seals, dolphins and a number of rare or endangered birds, just to name a few.

At the end of your exciting day full of activities on Rottnest Island, you'll re-board the ferry at 16:30 and be returned to Hillarys Boat Harbour at approximately 17:15.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Day return ferry transfer to Rottnest Island.
    FREE parking available.
    Courtesy coach transfers from selected hotels in the city, Northbridge and the Sunset Coast are available upon request.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Bike and snorkel hire equipment is available and can be organised at our office when collecting your ticket on the day. Please note a $25 cash bond is required for all hire equipment.

    Refreshments and snacks are available for purchase on board.
    Licensed bar facilities available on board.

  • Duration:

    Approximately 8 hours.

  • Departure:

    7:30 AM Daily
    10:00 AM Daily

  • Return:

    The ferry will return to Hillarys Boat Harbour at 5.15pm

  • Departure points:

    Perth and Hillarys

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Departing Hillarys Boat Harbour.
    FREE parking available.
    Courtesy coach pick up from selected hotels in the city, Northbridge and the Sunset Coast also available upon request for the 10am Ferry Service. Transfers must be pre-booked and will be at least 1 hour prior to ferry departure. Please see the following link for tentative transfer times:

    Please ensure you show your printed voucher at our ticket office at least 30mins prior to departure.

    Self Drive: free parking is available at Hillarys Boat Harbour. From Perth City, head north on Mitchelle Freeway until you reach Hepburn Avenue. Exit left and continue straight until you reach the harbour. Turn left For those self-driving, free parking is available at Hillarys Boat Harbour. Just take the Mitchell Freeway north until you reach the Hepburn Avenue exit. Turn left onto Southside Drive and follow this around to the Harbour Resort Apartments. Park in the large car-park out the front and you will find the office on the right hand side.

  • What to bring:

    We suggest casual clothing such as shorts and T-shirts during the day, as well as bathers, hat and sunglasses.
    For evenings at the Island, smart casual attire is suggested.

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Child ticket prices apply to children between the ages of 4 and 12 years inclusive.
    Toddlers (aged 2 and 3) are $25.00 each and Infants (U2) are $5 each - these fare types can be added as an optional extra when booking.
    All children must be pre-booked.

  • Additional Information:

    Please note that the following Island Admission Fees are payable directly at check in:

    Adults/Seniors/Students $18.50 (increases to $19 from 1 July 2019)
    Children $7.00

    Pensioner Fare applies to holders of a current Australian Government Seniors card or Student card (secondary or tertiary) – these concessions are not available to overseas cardholders.

    Please ensure you check in at our office with a printed copy of this voucher 30 minutes prior to your ferry departure. All bookings are non-refundable, however we can offer a credit note valid for one year for any cancellations that are made at least one hour prior to tour/ferry departure. Any no shows or cancellations made within one hour of departure will result in all pre-payments being forfeited.

  • Destinations:

    Rottnest Island

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