Tour ID: 10026871
There’s truly nothing more relaxing than touring a gorgeous location by bike. Explore Rottnest Island in quiet comfort on a self-guided bike tour, the best way to see the island! Included are same day return ferry transfers.
With accommodation pickups for Inner CBD hotels, or the option of meeting at Pier 4, Barrack St Jetty for an 8:30 am departure, we cruise on a ferry designed specifically to travel between the mainland and Rottnest Island you feel just as relaxed and confirmatble on the Swan River as you are on the ocean crossing to Rottnest Island.
Once you reach Rottnest Island, you collect your bike as you leave the ferry, and set off to explore at a leisurely pace.If you've chosen to add snorkelling gear hire to you booking (add-on in booking form) you'll also collect that before setting off. The calm, quiet atmosphere makes bicycling the perfect method of exploration.
You might want to visit the Information Centre on the island for some handy infomation and maps before you set off on your self guided tour of the island. There are plenty of interesteing places to visit. Tour the main settlement which contains a lot of history of the island, as well as beng the best place to purchase supplies for th day, or to come back to seek out a great option for lunch. Trundle along some of the many cycle ways to visit some of the off-the-beaten-track coves and beaches that ring the island.
If you've hired some snorkel gear, you can take advantage of seeing the island's amazing underwater sites, full of myriad fish species and other sea life. We recommend the Parker Point Promontory, Kitson Point, the West End or North Point; however, with plenty of thriving limestone coral reefs, shipwrecks, crystal clear waters and calm bays, you're certain to find the ideal snorkelling location at one of the 63 gorgeous beaches encircling the island.
Besides snorkelling, there's just so much to do on 'Rottie'. You can explore the island's historical areas and learn about the fascinating residents that once dwelled here. Discover the stories behind the island at Rottnest Museum, visit popular areas, such as Lomas Cottage, the Pilot Boat House and Oliver Hill. Take a stroll along the boardwalk at West End and admire the huge diversity of flora and fauna. See how many resident quokkas you can spot and do some bird watching as the islands is designated as an 'Important Bird Area'.
If you're feeling less adventurous, why not just enjoy a quiet picnic surrounded by natural beauty. Perhaps throw in a fishing line and catch lunch yourself or just laze around on the beach, jumping into the glassy turquoise water when you've had enough of warming yourself in the sun. Whatever you choose, you're bound to love it!
After you've had your fill of this spectacular island (if that's even possible), just head back to the ferry, return your bike and other hire equipment, and you'll be returned to the mainland, arriving at Barrack Street Jetty by 6:45pm.
-- Hotel transfers available- to Barrack Street Jetty from selected hotels
-- Same day return ferry, including Swan River Cruise
-- 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 Frankies on Rotto.
8:45 AM Daily
Arrives back in Perth at approximately 6:45pm. All times are approximate and subject to seasonal and tidal variation.
Departs from Pier 4, Barrack St Jetty, Perth - 15 minute walk from Perth Train Station. Morning hotel transfers from most inner CBD hotels available.
A list of tentative pick up times can be found at the following link:
Transfers must be pre-arranged. Please add your accommodation detail on the booking form.
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.
Pensioner price is available to holders of an Australian Health Care Card, Australian Pension Card, or Australian Seniors Card.
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
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