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Our most recommended Fremantle Day Trips

From Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry & Admission Ticket

1. From Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry & Admission Ticket

Visit Rottnest Island with same-day or extended return ferry tickets departing from Fremantle. Choose from multiple departure times to suit your schedule and maximize your time on the island. Board the ‘Quokka 1’ ferry, the newest and most environment-friendly vessel servicing Rottnest Island. Enjoy the 35-minute fast-ferry crossing in air-conditioned comfort with free WiFi. Kick start your island adventure with a beverage, light snack, and tea or coffee from the fully-stocked bar onboard (food and drinks not included in the ferry price). On arrival at the island, spend your day exploring. Enjoy a wide range of activities including bike riding, snorkeling and guided tours on the island (at your own expense). Purchase food from eateries or general stores or bring along your own packed lunch to savor in the tranquil setting.

From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

2. From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

Explore the stunning beauty of Rottnest Island on a day trip with return ferry transfers from Fremantle or Perth. While there, enjoy an included 1-hour 45-minute bus tour in air-conditioned comfort and listen to live commentary as you discover the island's flora, fauna, and must-see locations. When booking, select your departure location from either Perth or Fremantle. If you depart from Perth, enjoy a Swan River scenic cruise past Fremantle and onward to Rottnest Island. Alternatively, board the ferry in Fremantle and enjoy the 35-minute journey to Rottnest Island. Upon arrival on the island, hop on board your bus tour. During the tour, take in Rottnest's amazing flora and fauna, including beaches, woodlands, and salt lakes. Learn about the island's colonial and maritime history from the live commentary, too. The bus tour covers all of Rottnest’s must-see locations, including the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, the majestic lookout point at the rugged Cathedral Rocks, and Cape Vlamingh. Afterward, you will have free time to explore the island at your own leisure, before boarding your return ferry.

From Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry, Snorkel and Bike Hire

3. From Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry, Snorkel and Bike Hire

Hop on the ferry to Rottnest Island. Ride by bike around the island's car-free environment, and enjoy snorkeling on one of its many sandy beaches. Arrive on the island and enjoy the freedom to explore Rottnest at your leisure. There’s plenty to see, do, and discover on the island, including over 63 beaches and 20 bays. Make the most of your bike and snorkel hire for the day by getting stuck into everything that the island has to offer. Set out on a cycling adventure across the island to discover some of the very best beaches in Western Australia. Spend some time relaxing on the white sandy beaches, or cool off with a refreshing dip in the sea. Grab your snorkel and set out in search of colorful sea life as you swim in the crystal-clear waters of the island. At the end of an action-packed day, head back to the ferry for your return trip.

From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Explorer Segway Tour

4. From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Explorer Segway Tour

The experience includes your ferry transfer from either Perth or Fremantle, depending on the option chosen. Arrive at Rottnest Island and immediately feel immersed in the relaxed, holiday vibe of this idyllic location. Meet your friendly guide and get kitted out with the necessary gear for your Segway tour, then embark on a 1-hour island adventure. Glide along the spectacular Thomson Bay, admiring the boats and bathers, before reaching the iconic Rottnest Pub. Listen to stories about the island’s Colonial settlement, which dates back to the early 1800s. Leave the settlement and follow the coastal path, visiting popular bays and beaches along the way. The tour concludes at Kingstown Barracks, after which you can spend the rest of the day exploring on your own. Why not cool off from the heat and dive into the pristine island waters, or go in search of cute quokkas.

Rottnest Grand Island Package with Ferry, Tour & Light Lunch

5. Rottnest Grand Island Package with Ferry, Tour & Light Lunch

The Rottnest grand island tour is the most comprehensive guided tour of the island allowing you to explore the stunning beauty of this A-class nature reserve. This tour includes a guided bus and train tour, taking in the amazing fauna and flora of the island, stunning beaches, woodlands, and incredible salt lakes. This 4-hour all-inclusive island tour with lunch takes in all of Rottnest’s must-see locations. Featuring the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, Oliver Hill Gun Fortification and Tunnels and the majestic look-out point at the rugged Cathedral Rocks and Cape Vlamingh. All major habitats are covered on this amazing tour, including Rottnest’s cultural and historical heritage ranging from maritime and military history right up to future developments. When booking, you can select your departure location from either Perth or Fremantle. Depart from Perth at 8:30 AM and enjoy a scenic cruise past Fremantle and onwards to Rottnest Island. Alternatively, you can board the ferry in Fremantle and enjoy the 35-minute journey to Rottnest Island.

Rottnest Island Day Trip by Ferry & Adventure Boat Tour

6. Rottnest Island Day Trip by Ferry & Adventure Boat Tour

Enjoy a full-day adventure to Rottnest Island from Perth or Fremantle with ferry transfers, a 1.5-hour adventure boat tour, and free time to explore.  When booking, select your ferry departure location, either Perth or Fremantle. From Perth, you’ll enjoy a scenic 1-hour cruise with live commentary along the Swan River to Fremantle before heading to the island. Alternatively, join the ferry at Fremantle for just the 25-minute ride to Rottnest Island. Then embark on a 1.5-hour wildlife thrill ride aboard a purpose-built, high-powered vessel for the adventure of a lifetime.  This is the ultimate natural Rottnest adventure, with adaptive real-time commentary. Your guides are motivated and passionate about the island and feel privileged to be able to showcase this side of Rottnest. Your tour will take you on a complete circumnavigation of Rottnest Island, weather permitting. The experience will be an unforgettable, entertaining, and informative one. The waters off Rottnest Island are teeming with wildlife, including majestic humpback whales who visit the area from September-November. Watch the delightful antics of the New Zealand fur seal colony out at Cathedral Rocks.  After your tour, you have free time on the island to explore independently. You could perhaps rent a bike (at your own cost) or go swimming off one of the white-sand beaches before catching the return ferry back to Perth or Fremantle.

Fremantle: Rottnest Island Skydive and Ferry Package

7. Fremantle: Rottnest Island Skydive and Ferry Package

Once you arrive on Rottnest Island from Fremantle for your tandem skydive, your experience will begin with a warm welcome at the Rottnest Island Terminal Building at Rottnest Airfield, a 15-minute walk from the ferry jetty. After completing your paperwork, you will get harnessed up and receive a safety briefing, before heading out to the plane to begin your exhilarating adventure. You can take in the incredible scenery from the plane as it climbs to your chosen altitude, then together with your instructor, you will free-fall at 200 kilometers an hour for up to 66 seconds. Your instructor will deploy your parachute at 5,000 feet, after which you can enjoy a spectacular 5-minute parachute ride before landing safely on the beach alongside your family and friends. You will also be welcome to purchase a professionally-edited high-definition video and photos package on the day. Following your skydiving experience, you will be free to explore Rottnest Island at your leisure until your ferry departure time back to B-Shed Fremantle.

Rottnest Fortress Adventure Segway Package

8. Rottnest Fortress Adventure Segway Package

Enjoy a unique journey through Rottnest Fortress on this 1.5-hour Segway tour. Go off road and explore Rottnest Island’s most spectacular bays, beaches and attractions on a Segway built for adventure.  Delve into the fascinating military history of Rottnest Island and visit the Bickley Battery gun emplacements and Jubilee lookout. View the natural habitat of the island as well as the pristine beaches and secluded bays, where there is plenty of stunning photo locations to stop at. The tour concludes back at Kingstown Barracks where you will have free time to do as you please.

From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Seafood Cruise

9. From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Seafood Cruise

After a ferry ride to Rottnest Island, begin your adventure by boarding a luxury vessel, where you’ll be served a tasty selection of local seafood and drinks. The ‘thrill of the catch’ will be yours to remember forever, as you pull up pots of Western Rock lobster (or ‘crayfish’, as it's commonly known in Australia).  Learn more about this unique and delicious ocean delicacy from your crew, then sit back and enjoy watching an exquisite seafood feast prepared right before your eyes. Hot off the barbecue, your lobster will be served alongside other fresh seafood delights such as sashimi salmon, freshly shucked oysters, Blue Swimmer crabs, prawns, and an array of delicious accompaniments. Enjoy it all paired with unlimited Western Australian wine, beer and soft drinks, served as you cruise.

Rottnest: Skydiving and Return Ferry from Fremantle or Perth

10. Rottnest: Skydiving and Return Ferry from Fremantle or Perth

See the beauty of the Australian coastline from above as your soar through the sky with this thrilling skydiving package. Your ferry to Rottnest Island will depart from Freemantle, with an optional pickup from hotels in Perth, your experience beginning with a warm welcome at the facilities of the Rottnest Island Airport. After a thorough safety briefing by your expert skydiving instructor, you’ll take to the skies aboard the Geronimo aircraft. t’s your choice what height you’d like to jump from: take your pick from 10,000, 14,000, or 15,000 feet. The sights begin as you ascend to your preferred altitude, taking in stunning views of the Western Australia coast, Perth, and beyond. Then comes the moment of truth — harnessed to your instructor, jump out of the plane, free-falling gracefully above the island and ocean waters surrounding it. Once you’ve come back down to earth, you’ll head to a beachside bar for a drink, reflecting on the one-of-a-kind new perspective you’ve gained on the world around you.

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What people are saying about Fremantle

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 559 reviews

Easy to book and early 7am ferry over excellent watching sunrise over Port. Rottnest has so so many amazing beaches & bays and bakery yummy. I took my own bike and filled in Day but staying 2 or more nights a great option to see & do more.

Please do plan a fantastic trip for a Day if single. if with family check for the accommodation and a day more. do not rush to see all locations at once. take the hop bus service or hire a by cycle( this is better). Enjoy your trip...

An amazing bike riding experience around the island's amazing beach sceneries and a range of amazing snorkeling site to explore.

A fantastic experience! Though I would recommend bringing your own lunch and water bottle.

Great competent and friendly staff. Expensive though.