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Our most recommended Rottnest Island Tours

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 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 Island Segway 1.5-Hour Fortress Adventure Tour

5. Rottnest Island Segway 1.5-Hour Fortress Adventure Tour

Rottnest Island is an idyllic playground for the locals of Perth. Just a 25 minute Ferry journey from Fremantle or 40 minutes from Hillarys Boat Harbour, you’ll be at the island in no time. You will find stunning beaches, pristine turquoise coloured water, and an untouched environment there. Home to the Quokka and many other native species. This Segway adventure takes you off-road to some of Rottnest’s most scenic places. Get to know your Segway in an off-road experience area before embarking on an amazing tour. Delve into the military heritage of Rottnest and its pivotal role in the defence of Fremantle Harbor. Visit the Bickley Battery gun emplacements and Jubilee Hill lookout, and learn how important Rottnest Island was in defence strategy during World War II. You’ll also have time to appreciate the pristine coastline and natural environment during your tour, pausing for photographs along the way. The tour guides are all accredited, with some having won state and national awards. They’ll tell you about the rich and diverse history of the Rottnest Island and point you in the right direction for other things to do while you’re on the Island. No experience is required. Segways are easy to ride and you'll be trained to ride with confidence before beginning the tours. Suitable for children 12 years old and over. There is no upper age limit.

Rottnest Island All-Inclusive Day Tour from Perth

6. Rottnest Island All-Inclusive Day Tour from Perth

See the best of Rottnest Island on this full-day, all-inclusive tour of Western Australia's most beautiful island, just 19 kilometers off the coast of Perth.  Begin your day at Hillary's Boat Harbor in Perth, where you can explore the harbor and savor a delicious morning tea before traveling to Rottnest Island. You will get there on a lightning-fast ocean crossing aboard the local partner's high-speed ferries. It is recommended to arrive at Hillary's Boat Harbor at 09:00 for the 10:00 ferry departure.  Then, discover everything this beautiful island has to offer on a 3.5-hour all-inclusive fully guided bus tour. Explore the stunning beauty of this A Class reserve in air-conditioned comfort, taking in the amazing fauna and flora of the island, stunning beaches, woodlands, and incredible salt lakes - all ending in a unique historic train ride. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch as part of the bus tour.  On the bus tour, you will visit all of Rottnest's must-see locations including the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta rocks, Oliver Hill gun fortification and tunnels, Cape Vlamingh, and the majestic lookout point at Cathedral Rocks. Learn all about the major natural habitats found on the island, as well as about Rottnest's cultural and historical heritage from maritime to military, and what future developments are planned for this beautiful spot.  When you're ready, return to Perth by ferry. The last ferry departs Rottnest at approximately 16:30.

Rottnest Grand Island Package with Ferry, Tour & Light Lunch

7. 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

8. 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.

Rottnest Island: Tandem Skydive

9. Rottnest Island: Tandem Skydive

Tandem skydive over beautiful Rottnest Island from the altitude of your choice, 10,000, 14,000, or 15,000 feet, to enjoy 30 to 66-seconds of freefall while you see the island from a different perspective. Make your own way to Rottnest Island from Perth or Fremantle for your tandem skydive. Your experience begins with a warm welcome at the Rottnest Island Terminal Building at Rottnest Airfield, a 15-minute walk from the jetty.  After completing your paperwork, get harnessed up and receive a safety briefing, then head out to the plane to begin your exhilarating adventure.  Take in the incredible scenery from the plane as it climbs your chosen altitude then together with your instructor, you will free fall at 200km/hr for up to 66 seconds! Your instructor will deploy your parachute at 5,000 feet and you then enjoy a spectacular 5-minute parachute ride, before landing on the beach alongside family and friends.  You can purchase a professionally edited high-definition video and photos package on the day.

Fremantle: Rottnest Island Skydive and Ferry Package

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Rottnest Island

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 46 reviews

Everything about the experience was fantastic! From the people to the flight over the island before jumping! Can not recommend this experience enough! I’m planning to head back soon and do it all again! Absolutely incredible!

The adrenalin rush was awesome, the views were absolutely stunning on the drop. A must do on your bucket list.

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

Great value and easy to collect bikes - great service all around thanks

Very nice people, good organised, everything on time.