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From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

1. 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. 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.

From Perth: Rottnest Island Full-Day Bike and Ferry Trip

2. From Perth: Rottnest Island Full-Day Bike and Ferry Trip

Enjoy the best of Rottnest Island with bike rental and same-day return ferry tickets. Get in the saddle and explore this unique island without cars at your own pace. Enjoy a coffee at Hillarys Boat Harbour before boarding. Relax on the 45-minute high-speed ferry crossing. On arrival, enjoy a full day to explore Rottnest Island at your own pace. Add-on a snorkel set at check-out to discover the island’s beautiful marine life. Pedal to Wadjemup Lighthouse or race to the West End. Discover the many different bays and beaches. Be sure to meet a smiling quokka and snap a selfie! Leave Rottnest Island on the 4:30 pm ferry, returning to Hillarys Boat Harbour at 5:15 pm.

Rottnest Island All-Inclusive Day Tour from Perth

3. 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 9:00 AM for the 10:00 AM 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 4:30 PM.

From Perth: Pinnacles Desert Sunset & Stargazing with Dinner

4. From Perth: Pinnacles Desert Sunset & Stargazing with Dinner

Set off from Perth and discover Western Australia on this day trip. Stop by some great scenic locations including Lancelin Lookout and Nilgen Nature Reserve on your way to the natural landmark known as The Pinnacles. Dine under the stars at Nambung National Park before returning to Perth. Depart from the city and get ready to explore some stunning locations. After driving for 1.5 hours, stop and stretch your legs and enjoy the views at Lancelin Lookout, home to the largest network of dunes in Western Australia. Admire the snow-white dunes contrasted by the waters of the Indian Ocean. Continue to Nilgen Nature Reserve, a region abundant in flora and fauna. Wander through the area if the flowers are in bloom. If not, head over to Hangover Bay, where you can dip your toes in the crystal-clear waters or spot try and spot the bottlenose dolphins and sea lions. Journey on to the Nambung National Park to witness The Pinnacles at sunset, watching the colors change on the thousands of limestone pillars rising out of the desert. Enjoy a picnic dinner and listen to stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime and marvel at the night sky.

Perth Bell Tower Entry Ticket and Bell Chiming Experience

5. Perth Bell Tower Entry Ticket and Bell Chiming Experience

Visit the only place in the world where you can see bell ringing in action, and take part in an interactive bell chiming experience. Get 360-degree views from the observation deck of Perth Bell Tower, and hear the Carillion bells play a tune while you are there. You can even record a free video postcard that will be uploaded to a YouTube channel for your friends and family to enjoy! Marvel at an ever growing collection of antique bells, clocks, and bell-related material from all over the world. Admire rare and fascinating artifacts, and historic bells that line the gallery walls. Look at the twelve bells gifted from St. Martin in the Fields on the bicentenary of Australia, and the bells gifted by the cities of London and Westminster later.

Perth: Bell Tower Romance Package

6. Perth: Bell Tower Romance Package

See the love lock chain located at the right-side entrance of Perth’s Bell Tower. Once your lock has been inscribed, choose a link and attach it to the chain! This 1-hour experience includes the engraving of two names and a date on the lock. You’ll receive a folder for recording the date and time you locked your love together. In addition to your love lock, the romance package includes 2 tickets for the Bell Tower Experience. Try the art of bell ringing yourself in an interactive bell-chiming experience with your guide. Enjoy 360-degree views from the observation deck and while there, listen to the music of the bells. You can record a free video postcard that will be uploaded to the tour provider’s YouTube channel for your friends and family to enjoy.

Perth Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour with Bell Tower Entry Ticket

7. Perth Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour with Bell Tower Entry Ticket

Combine a premium 48-hour ticket on the open top double decker hop-on hop-off bus with a visit to the Bell Tower, one of Perth's most iconic landmarks. Located on Riverside Drive overlooking the picturesque Swan River, The Bell Tower is one of Perth's most unique and must see tourist attractions. Filled with fascinating historic content and boasting a unique and distinctive design, it has become an icon of Perth. Experience the sound and spectacle of one of the most historic rings in the world and enjoy a behind the scenes look at the bell ringing chamber. You might even get a chance to chime one of the famous bells yourself! Tours of The Bell Tower depart Monday to Saturday, every half hour, 10.30am - 2.30pm (excluding Monday and Thursday 12 pm and 1 pm). Have a go at playing your national anthem on the Carillon situated on the observation deck, with magnificent views over the Swan River and Elizabeth Quay. Then, enjoy the best sights of Perth & Kings Park on top of an iconic open top double decker bus. No other tour vehicle can offer such a bird’s eye view of all the top attractions. Enjoy a full commentary as experienced and professional drivers take you on a tour of the beautiful city and park. The tour includes Kings Park, Northbridge, Crown Perth, Elizabeth Quay, Bell Tower, city shopping malls, The Mint, Art Gallery and discount shopping at Watertown. A full tour takes approximately 2 hours and you can also use the hop on hop off facility if you wish.

From Perth: Margaret River to Esperance 6-Day Tour

8. From Perth: Margaret River to Esperance 6-Day Tour

Day 1: Perth to Margaret River Begin by traveling south from Perth to the popular tourist town of Busselton. See the 19th-century jetty stretching 1.8km into the turquoise Geographe Bay. Stop at breathtaking Meelup Beach for lunch and a quick swim. Unleash the adventurer within embarking on a two-hour hike to Cape Naturalist in Leeuwin-Naturalise National Park. Descend into the magical Ngilgi Cave. Finally, arrive at Big Valley Caravan Park for the night. Day 2: Margaret River to Walpole In the morning, head to Surfers Point, at the Margaret River mouth to surfers, carve up the ocean. Embark on a 6km hike through one of the most scenic sections of the Cape to Cape Track from Redgate Beach to Contos. Taste your way around the world-renowned Margaret River region. Continue south into the pristine forests of the Walpole Wilderness Region. Visit the largest tingle tree in Western Australia and set up camp at idyllic Peaceful Bay. Day 3: Walpole and Albany Region After breakfast, pack up camp and roam on to William Bay National Park. Visit the Natural Bridge and The Gap. Set out on a two-hour hike through the forest to Castle Rock. Set up camp at a private campsite at Mt Trio with shower and toilet facilities. Day 4: Mt Trio to Cape Le Grand National Park Make your way towards Esperance and travel a little further east to Cape Le Grand National Park. Set up camp at Lucky Bay, where you will find an ocean colored all imaginable shades of blue and sand so white and fine it squeaks between your toes. The rest of the day is at your command. Day 5: Cape Le Grand National Park Wander onto the beach before spending a whole day unearthing this incredible park. Traverse through lush bushland, swim at fantastic bays and coves, and learn about its abundant flora and fauna. Embark on one of the best hikes of the tour, climbing Frenchman Peak to watch the sunset on the last night. Day 6: Esperance to Perth Depart early in the morning. Stop for lunch at a quintessential outback town and continue until reaching the 2,700-million-year-old Wave Rock. Hop back on the bus to see the historic township of York. Learn about the Rabbit-Proof Fence. Finally, roll into Perth in the evening after traveling around 9 hours with stops along the way.

Perth: The Premium Anzac Bell Tour at the Bell Tower

9. Perth: The Premium Anzac Bell Tour at the Bell Tower

Join for a premium tour of the Anzac Bell at the Bell Tower in Perth. Present your ticket at the entrance and collect your token for the tour before heading to level 1 with the local staff.  Step behind the scenes into the ringing chamber to chime the ancient bells with your experienced tour guide. After chiming the ancient bells that were originally from St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London, you will then learn about the history of the Anzac Bell. Next, follow your guide to level 5 to access the exclusive area reserved for Anzac Bell Tour customers. Witness the powerful 6,500 kilos Anzac Bell ring for 1 minute, up close and through special double glazing glass. Finish the tour on level 6, the beautiful observation deck with views over the Swan River and Perth City. Listen to the guide playing a tune from World War 1 on the coin-operated carillon before receiving your Anzac medallion and certificate. The medallion can be engraved for free at the Perth Mint afterward. Enjoy the views from the deck and if you are still curious, explore the Bell Tower further.

Perth: Gravity Discovery Centre Nighttime Experience Ticket

10. Perth: Gravity Discovery Centre Nighttime Experience Ticket

Explore the wonders of the universe at night with a nighttime experience ticket to Perth’s Gravity Discovery Centre. Join astronomers as they guide you through the cosmos at a world-class stargazing facility, then try your hand at stargazing in the observatory. Start the evening with a 30-minute presentation by a senior astronomer, followed by a laser tour of the night sky to showcase the constellations. Afterward, head into the observatory and marvel at the wonders of the universe through our large telescopes. Stargazing visits are held regardless of the weather, but if viewing through the scopes is not possible, an interactive and informative session will be held in the GDC Theater and a cloudy night pass will be issued (a free return ticket).

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What people are saying about Perth

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4.5 / 5

based on 1,140 reviews

Fantastic day the bus tour was a great way to see the island. Very friendly driver who was very knowledgeable about the history

The Sealink ferry was on time and the bus driver for the 1.5 hour bayseeker bus tour was very informative.

Friendly crew, even will take care of small details like sunscreen lotion!!

Bikes are bit rough but everything is well organised and it is worth it !

Well worth the trip and the he best way to see the island