Rottnest Island
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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, Snorkel and Bike Hire

2. 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.

Rottnest Island Day Trip by Ferry & Adventure Boat Tour

3. 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.

From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

4. 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.

Rottnest: Skydiving and Return Ferry from Fremantle or Perth

5. 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.

Rottnest: Luxury Island Seafood Cruise

6. Rottnest: Luxury Island Seafood Cruise

Enjoy a luxury seafood dining cruise from Rottnest Island. Board a 69-ft charter boat, where you’ll be welcomed with cocktails, fruit platters, and seafood delights. Swim, snorkel, or relax onboard, taking in views from one of 3 decks, and savor a 7-course seafood lunch prepared by a private chef. Take part in a hands-on experience fishing and learn about western rock lobster in one of the best lobster fishing grounds in the world, the reefs that surround the island. Enjoy island views as you cruise into one of the bays to anchor for lunch. Dine on a 7-course seafood lunch with fresh tropical fruit, Mandurah blue swimmer crab cakes, barbecued northwest skewered prawns, northwest red emperor, seared West Australian sea scallops, western rock lobster, and piquant lemon cheesecake. Sip local wines by Margaret River’s Wines and craft beers by Little Creatures, as well as other imported beers, soft drinks, and sparkling water. Conclude with dessert and return to Rottnest Island's Thompson Bay.

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What people are saying about Rottnest Island

I would recommend everyone going to Rottnest (a great place in its own right), to get a different perspective of the island ( flora and fauna ) ,by circumnavigating it ,on an adventure tour. It enhanced the overall experience and provided further education in regard to the environment, its indigenous origins, and its overall history. The guides were informative, interesting and personable. The experience was extraordinarily fulfilling.

If you are lucky enough to venture to Rottnest island I promise you this is the way to go! The guide on the ferry was a wealth of knowledge I learned so much about not only Perth but WA in general. The speedboat is an incredible way to see the island, highly recommend doing this!! Another super informative guide. A totally magical day and goal of a quokka selfie achieved!!!

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

Everything went well, for leaving would be great at 5 pm

Very nice people, good organised, everything on time.