Day trip

From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

Activity provider: SeaLink Rottnest Island
Day trip

From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

Activity provider: SeaLink Rottnest Island
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From US$ 82.27 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover the stunning beauty of Rottnest Island on a day trip with return ferry transfers from Fremantle or Perth.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours - 1 day
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy round-trip ferry transfers from Fremantle or Perth to Rottnest Island
  • Explore the island with your air-conditioned 1-hour 45-minute bus tour
  • Discover the amazing flora, and wildlife, as well as colonial and maritime history
Full description

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. 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, have free time to explore the island at your own leisure, before boarding your return ferry.

  • Same-day return ferry tickets
  • 1-hour 45-minute bus tour with commentary
  • Island admission fees
  • Swan River scenic cruise (from Perth only)
  • Hotel transfer from select Perth locations (if option selected)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please specify your preferred return time and/or date when booking
  • After booking, you will receive instructions on how to confirm your booking with the local partner and receive your boarding passes
  • You may be able to change your service to an alternate departure (subject to availability) with 60 minutes notice for the tour operator
  • In the event that your preferred departure is unavailable, you will be put on the next available return ferry
  • Passengers (excluding infants) are welcome to bring 1 carry-on item per person
  • Please note that a senior concession price is not available
  • Return ferry time varies seasonally
  • You can purchase food from eateries or general stores on the island, or instead opt to bring along your own packed lunch
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 197 reviews

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It was a fascinating island to visit. The ferry from Perth down the Swan river was just the start of a brilliant day out. It was really exciting to see the unique Kuokkas of the island, such lovely and friendly animals. Would certainly recommend this trip.

March 24, 2023

We had been to Fremantle several times but hadn’t bothered about Rottnest. The locals will tell you not to bother, especially in the busiest and hottest time of the year. January 5!! Too hot for us to bike or walk around so we took the air conditioned coach . 1:45 minutes tour. Our tour driver was fun and very informative , showing us the sights and sharing information about the history and present day of the island. There is a 4 hour bus option with lunch included which I would recommend as you would see more in depth . Well worth the time and money

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March 24, 2023

Well organised, good tour of the Rottnest, bus driver was quite knowledgeable and entertaining, the only negative was didn’t stop enough times for photo opportunities. We had lunch at Isola, wow what view it felt like we were lunching on the isle of Capri. The Quokka’s didn’t disappoint either with plenty wondering around the island to try and get that smiley selfie. All in all a value for money great day.

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 318428