Day trip

From Perth: Rottnest Island Ferry & Bus Tour

Activity provider: Rottnest Express

From Perth: Rottnest Island Ferry & Bus Tour

Activity provider: Rottnest Express
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From US$ 108.62 per person

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Take on Rottnest Island on a day trip from Perth or Fremantle. Includes same-day roundtrip ferry transfers to the island, a 1.5-hour discovery bus tour around the island, and gives you time to explore the island at your leisure.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Spend the day at Rottnest Island with ferry transfers from Perth or Fremantle
  • Explore the island on a 1.5-hour discovery bus tour with a local guide
  • Get an insight into Rottnest's cultural and historical heritage, its diverse animal and plant life and its rich social history
  • Stop at all the spectacular locations on the Island like secluded bays, beaches, and Wadjemup Lighthouse
Full description
Enjoy a full-day adventure to Rottnest Island with ferry transfers from Perth or Fremantle, a 1.5-hour discovery bus 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 discovery bus tour where you will circumnavigate the whole Island and see all of its great sites and views. Relax on the air conditioned bus and enjoy the beauty and splendor of Rottnest Island's natural landscape. The passionate and knowledgeable guides will share with you all the best stories of the Island. It has a rich cultural and social history and you will get their expert interpretation.  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.
  • English speaking guide
  • Rottnest Island admission fee
  • Pick-up available from selected Perth and Fremantle hotels when booked 24 hours in advance and confirmed with the local supplier
  • Roundtrip ferry transfers from Perth or Fremantle
  • Swan River Cruise with commentary (from Perth only)
  • 90-minute Discovery Coach Tour
  • Buffet lunch, if option selected
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Meals and drinks (unless buffet lunch selected)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Rottnest Express Barrack Street Jetty Elizabeth Quay Ferry Terminal, 2 Barrack St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Ferry tickets valid for same-day return
  • Hotel pickup must be booked at least 24 hours in advance and confirmed directly with the local supplier
  • Rottnest Island admission fee of $20.00 for adults and $7.00 for children included
  • Bus tour wheelchair accessible, please notify local operator after booking
  • Limited paid parking available near Barrack St Jetty (Perth departure) or Victoria Quay (Fremantle Departure)
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop off is available from selected Perth and Fremantle hotels, subject to availability, and must be pre-booked via phone
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 182 reviews

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We thought what we requested when originally purchased the Ferry, Bus and Lunch and was ticked on our original reservation but when arriving at the office/counter to collect our tickets we were informed our reservation did not include Lunch and the young women could not find our original reservation on the computer even though I had a hard copy she did not want to know about it and had no authority to sort it out - how convenient So the lesson here is not to expect what you ordered but what they want to give you as you cannot sort out the problem at the counter as there is no one with authority to help.

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July 22, 2022

Great day out on Rottnest Island. However I wouldn’t book the bus tour I would just get off the ferry speak to one of the volunteers at information you will get all the history and ideas you need on where to go for the day is long but would be walkable or hire a bike. (Take plenty of water not a lot of places to fill up)

June 5, 2022

From start to finish the staff were fantastic. We did the Discovery Bus Tour and got to see the whole island. Quokkas were a bucket list item for us and we must have seen at least 100 of them within a 1 kilometre radius from the jetty. The Ferry service was fun and Damien is a hoot ... if you want to sit on the upper deck, get there early (oh and some seats in the upper deck are in a splash zone if the crossing is a bit rough - so bring a rain poncho hehe). A++++ highly recommended.

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April 20, 2022

Product ID: 25050