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From Fremantle: Rottnest Ferry & Bike Hire Package

1. From Fremantle: Rottnest Ferry & Bike Hire Package

Explore the island of Rottnest by bike. Take a ferry from Fremantle and experience the beaches and bays of this car-free environment on two wheels. Catch the ferry to Rottnest Island and collect your pre-booked bike hire to start your journey. Discover Rottnest Island by bicycle and experience over 63 beaches and 20 bays as you explore this unique Class A Reserve renowned for its high conservation and community values. Cycling is an environmentally friendly and fun recreational activity for all ages. As Rottnest Island has essentially no cars, cycling is one of the best ways to get around the island. With a free bike fitting and breakdown service available, this is the perfect way to experience Rottnest. Easily return your bike and catch your return ferry when you are done.

From Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry & Admission Ticket

2. 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 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.

Swan River Lunch Cruise from Fremantle or Perth

4. Swan River Lunch Cruise from Fremantle or Perth

Combine a delicious buffet lunch with a premium cruise on the magnificent Swan River with the Fremantle Lunch Cruise. This unique cruise features a menu which reflects Western Australia’s abundant seasonal fresh produce. Upon boarding, you are shown to your reserved table. During the cruise downstream, your captain will give a detailed tour commentary on the sights along the river as you progress to Fremantle. As you cruise the calm waters, you are invited to enjoy a seasonal buffet selection and dessert, which offers a mixed variety of gourmet salads, mixed continental meats with chutneys and mustards. A brace of tempting hot dishes such as mild Indian curry and deep pan vegetarian lasagne complement the salads, all followed by a refreshing fruit platter. With a fully stocked bar on-board, you can enhance your light lunch with a cold beer, or a glass of wine.

Rottnest Island Day Trip by Ferry & Adventure Boat Tour

5. 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.

Swan River: Round-Trip Cruise from Perth or Fremantle

6. Swan River: Round-Trip Cruise from Perth or Fremantle

Discover the delights of the Swan River by coming aboard a 2.5 hour round-trip cruise between Perth and Fremantle. Your Captain will point out all the key sights along the river, such as Perth’s impressive Bell Tower, the restored Swan Brewery, Kings Park, Royal Perth Yacht Club, the magnificent homes overlooking the river and Fremantle’s busy inner harbor.

From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

7. 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.

Fremantle: Whale-Watching Cruise

8. Fremantle: Whale-Watching Cruise

Enjoy whale watching aboard a state-of-the-art catamaran and reach Fremantle's whale grounds in air-conditioned comfort. Experience the thrill of coming face to face with the majestic humpback whales on their annual migration along the Western Australian coastline. Every year, from August to the end of November/ start of December, spot these gentle giants at play frolicking in the waters off Hillarys Boat Harbour. Enjoy the best possible view of the majestic whales from one of the catamaran's 3 viewing areas – take advantage of the large open deck space to capture spectacular close-up photographs. Relax knowing that whale sighting is 100% guaranteed and enjoy a drink or bite to eat at the onboard licensed bar. Benefit from the knowledge of a certified marine biologist from AQWA, The Aquarium of Western Australia, who will provide a running commentary during the cruise.

From Perth of Fremantle: Swan River One-Way or Return Cruise

9. From Perth of Fremantle: Swan River One-Way or Return Cruise

Embark on a scenic cruise along the picturesque Swan River! The perfect way to travel between Perth and Fremantle.  Enjoy a relaxing ride with unlimited tea and coffee accompanied by stunning views and commentary. Sit in air-conditioned comfort or take a stroll out on the spacious open decks. Savour complimentary wine tastings on selected departures from Fremantle. Admire the waterfront scenery from Perth’s downtown skyline, upscale suburbs and yacht clubs, to the beautiful cliff faces of Black Wall Reach, the famous Point Walter "Spit" and Perth's iconic ‘Blue Boat House’ (Crawley Edge Boatshed).  Disembark in Perth or Fremantle and explore the city at your leisure. 

From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Explorer Segway Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Fremantle

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 957 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.

Very nice people, good organised, everything on time.

Great competent and friendly staff. Expensive though.