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Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island

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Maley Street, Thomson Bay, 6161

The Basics

The car-free shores of Rottnest Island lend themselves well to a guided island tour, and it’s possible to check off the highlights on a day trip from Perth. Pedal your way around the shores on a bike tour, stopping at attractions such as Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, Oliver Hill, and Cathedral Rocks; or set sail around the island on a snorkeling or whale-watching cruise.

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Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle
Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle
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$55.62 per adult
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The Beaches, Ambiance as...
The Beaches, Ambiance as a whole.scenic view are Beautiful. Staffs are helpful & Nice. We will be Back again in Rottnest Island.
MARILOU_M, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Perth

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Customer Care
Tracey_M, Dec 2021
Rottnest Island Roundtrip Fast Ferry from Hillarys Boat Harbour
I loved how the staff were looking after those not feeling so well on board on our way to Rottnest Island
star-5
Very exciting and...
Adelle_A, Jan 2022
Adventure Rottnest Tour with Ferry & Adventure Cruise from Perth or Fremantle
Very exciting and memorable experience. Very professional and informative information given by the tour guides
star-5
Ferry trip, hop on off...
Ross_B, Jan 2022
Rottnest Island Round-Trip Ferry from Perth or Fremantle
Ferry trip, hop on off bus, swimming at Little Salmon, lunch at hotel, watching quotas, chilling out.
star-5
Rottnest Quokka Experience
Alex_J, Oct 2021
Experience Rottnest with Ferry & Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle
Took the ferry from Perth, down the Swan River, to Fremantle then onto Rottnest Island. Excellent day, weather was perfect, easy cycle around the island then lunch and a few drinks. The quokkas were out and happy that take some selfies. The staff on the ferry were also excellent and a big shoutout to Damien the tour guide, he is very knowledgeable and answered many of our questions. All in all a great day out.
star-5
Friendly staffs, easy and...
Duyen_P, Dec 2021
Experience Rottnest with Ferry & Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle
Friendly staffs, easy and clear to understand. Help full. Beautiful island. Big lunch at Karma resort. Happy introduction for friends and family enjoy it.
star-5
First time and loved it 💕
Brenda_L, Dec 2021
Rottnest Island Bike & Ferry Package from Fremantle
Ferry fast and comfortable and on time. Bikes good way of seeing the island. Quokkas friendly and plentiful. Island has a few hills so if not so for take the Ebike option
star-5
Breath taking island!
Georgina_C, Dec 2021
Experience Rottnest with Ferry & Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle
The island is amazing! The staff were so friendly and accommodating! (Even when our bicycles were locked together lol) Not much time left after lunch to explore the island, would definitely do an overnight stay to not feel rushed.
star-5
Amazing customer service...
Stephen_B, Aug 2021
Rottnest Island Bike & Ferry Package from Fremantle
Amazing customer service from booking our package to our return back to Fremantle .All the staff on seabreez charters are a great group of guys . Thanks so much for our amazing day on Rottnest Island .
star-5
A beautiful day on Rottnest😀
Yvonne_P, Nov 2021
Discover Rottnest with Ferry & Bus Tour from Perth or Fremantle
Fantastic day with the bus tour around the island & lunch was also good. Great to see the quokka’s A beautiful island with some lovely bays.
star-5
Great value for money.
Heather_W, Nov 2021
Rottnest Island Full-Day Trip With Guided Island Tour From Perth
Touring the tunnels and gun turrets with a knowledge guide was fascinating. Our driver on the bus was terrific. Took us to places we would never had seen. Most interesting day.
star-5
Great fun and value, highly recommend
Jude_H, Nov 2021
Discover Rottnest with Ferry & Bus Tour from Perth or Fremantle
Lovely cruise up the river, yummy muffins and heaps of information from our guide Malcolm, who also was our guide on the bus tour of Rottnest. Our driver Marty was also excellent navigating the roads on the island and avoiding wildlife and wild cyclists. Great fun, learned about the island and saw a snake, skinks and lots of quokkas!
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The bikes were terrible!...
Lisa_M, Oct 2021
Rottnest Island Bike & Ferry Package from Fremantle
The bikes were terrible! Hard seats, pay extra for gel seat, pay extra for basket. Saw another companies red bikes. Much better!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • There is no public transport on the island, and the only way to get around is by tour bus or rental bike.

  • Cell phone coverage can vary throughout Rottnest Island, but free Wi-Fi hotspots are dotted around the island.

  • Kayak, paddleboard, and bike hire is available at the Rottnest Island Visitor Centre.

  • Most boat cruises, accommodation options, and ferries on the island are wheelchair accessible, but it’s best to confirm in advance.

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How to Get There

Rottnest Island is located off the coast of Western Australia, 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Perth in the Indian Ocean. Ferries run from Hillarys Boat Harbour north of Perth (around a 45-minute journey), from Fremantle to the south (25 minutes), or from the Barrack Street Jetty in the city center (90 minutes). The closest airport is Perth, which offers regular flights to Sydney, Melbourne, and other Australian cities.

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When to Get There

Blessed with a Mediterranean-style climate, Rottnest Island has sunshine and warm waters year-round. The most popular time to visit is during Australia’s summer (December-February), when tours, ferries, and accommodation can be more expensive and advance bookings are advised. Alternatively, a winter (June-November) visit can save money and avoid crowds; it’s also the best time to spot humpback whales on their annual migration.

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Wildlife Watching on Rottnest Island

Look out for Rottnest’s famous quokkas on a guided wildlife-watching tour, spot humpback and southern right whales during their annual migration, or look out for wedge-tailed shearwaters and ospreys along the West End boardwalk. Other common sightings include New Zealand fur seals, white-striped freetail bats, marbled geckos, green turtles, and numerous exotic birds, including banded stilts, crested terns, and red-capped plovers.

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