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  4. Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island Return Ferry, Coach Tour & Buffet Lunch

Product ID: 194276
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Departing from Perth or Fremantle, visit Perth’s must-see destination on a day trip to Rottnest Island. Embark on a 1.5-hour guided tour of the island with a buffet lunch at Karma Resort. Enjoy free time in the afternoon, exploring the car-free island.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Travel to Rottnest Island with return ferry transfers (island admission fee included)
  • Spot the island’s famous marsupial, the quokka, and marine life such as dolphins and fur seals
  • Relax over a beautiful buffet style lunch at Karma Resort Rottnest, showcasing local produce with a Mediterranean twist
  • Explore the spectacular sites of Rottnest Island including Wadjemup Lighthouse and the West End boardwalk
Full description
When booking, select your ferry departure location - either Perth or Fremantle. If you depart from Fremantle, your day trip starts with the 25 minute high-speed ferry ride to Rottnest Island. If you’re departing from Perth, enjoy a fully commentated 1-hour cruise along the Swan River to Fremantle, where the river meets the Indian Ocean, to pick up more passengers for the ocean crossing to Rotto, as it’s referred to by locals.

When you arrive at Rottnest, make your way to the main bus station located in Thomson bay to the coach for your 1.5-hour island sightseeing tour. Learn all about the history, culture, and wildlife of the island, known for its secluded beaches and its resident quokkas, small marsupials who call Rottnest home, from your expert guide. As you circle the island, make stops at the iconic Wadjemup Lighthouse and the rugged West End, where you may hop off to stroll down the boardwalk, admiring coastal views. Look for fur seals at Cathedral Rocks, and keep your eyes out for humpback whales when they're in season (from mid-September – November).

When your tour ends at Thompson Bay, you can make the short stroll to Karma Resort Rottnest for a sumptuous buffet lunch before you are free to enjoy the island independently until it’s time to catch the ferry back to Perth. Perhaps rent a bike to check out one of the 63 beaches or 20 bays, go snorkeling or stand-up paddleboarding, or visit attractions like Lomas Cottage, Rottnest Island Museum, or Pilot Boathouse. Your day trip then ends with the return ferry ride to Fremantle or Perth (additional mentioned activities, rentals and drinks are at your own expense.)
  • Pickup, if arranged directly with the local partner 24 hours before your tour date
  • Return ferry transfers to Rottnest Island from Perth or Fremantle
  • Compulsory Rottnest Island admission fee
  • 90-minute coach tour at Rottnest Island with English-speaking guide
  • Lunch at Karma Resort Rottnest
What’s Not Included
  • Bike hire
  • Snorkel sets

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Important information
Know before you go
• Children must be accompanied by an adult (children are those between 4 and 12 years old)
• Children under 4 years old go free of charge
• You must contact the local partner after booking to arrange a pickup and this must be done at least 24 hours before your tour date
• This tour is wheelchair accessible for Perth departures only
• Departs Barrack Street Elizabeth Quay Perth at 8.45am daily; return from Rottnest to Barrack Street Perth departing at 4.30pm
• Departs B Shed Fremantle at 9.30am daily; return from Rottnest to Bshed Fremantle departing at 4.30pm
• Times are subject to change slightly according to seasonal schedules
• Tours operate daily except for Christmas day and Rottnest Channel Swim day
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.1 / 5
based on 9 reviews
Review summary
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Rottnest Express

Product ID: 194276