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Wadjemup Lighthouse: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

1. 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.

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 30-minute journey to Rottnest Island. Meet your tour guide at Rottnest Island Settlement Main Bus Station 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. Hop on the bus tour and 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.

Hillarys Boat Harbour: Rottnest Island Ferry Transfer

3. Hillarys Boat Harbour: Rottnest Island Ferry Transfer

Experience Rottnest Island with same-day round-trip fast ferry tickets. Choose from two ferry departure times: 7:30 AM or 10 AM. Make your own way to Hillarys Boat Harbour or select complimentary coach transfers.  Arrive at the meeting point 30 to 45-minutes before boarding to collect your bike and tickets. Enjoy a coffee at Hillarys Boat Harbour before boarding. Relax on the 45-minute high-speed ferry crossing. Spend the day enjoying some of the island's 63 beaches and 20 bays. Rent a bike or snorkeling equipment. Join a guided tour to learn about the island's decades of history and involvement in WWII, or climb Wadjemup Lighthouse. 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 Grand Island Package with Ferry, Tour & Light Lunch

4. 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 tunnel 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. Meet your tour guide at Rottnest Island Settlement Train Station 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. 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 30-minute journey to Rottnest Island.

Rottnest Island All-Inclusive Day Tour from Perth

5. 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. 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: Rottnest Island Ferry & Bus Tour

6. From Perth: Rottnest Island Ferry & Bus Tour

Enjoy a full-day adventure to Rottnest Island with ferry transfers from Perth or Fremantle, a 1.5-hour discovery bus 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 a 25-minute ride to Rottnest Island.  Then embark on a 1.5-hour discovery bus tour where you will circumnavigate the whole Island and see all of its great sites and views. Relax on the air-conditioned bus and enjoy the beauty and splendor of Rottnest Island's natural landscape. The passionate and knowledgeable guides will share with you all the best stories about the Island. It has a rich cultural and social history and you will get their expert interpretation.  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 Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry & Bus Day Tour

7. From Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry & Bus Day Tour

Enjoy a full-day adventure to Rottnest Island with ferry transfers from Fremantle, a 1.5-hour discovery bus tour, and free time to explore.  Join the ferry at Fremantle for a 25-minute ride to Rottnest Island.  Then embark on a 1.5-hour discovery bus tour where you will circumnavigate the whole Island and see all of its great sites and views. Relax on the air-conditioned bus and enjoy the beauty and splendor of Rottnest Island's natural landscape. The passionate and knowledgeable guides will share with you all the best stories about the Island. It has a rich cultural and social history and you will get their expert interpretation.  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 Fremantle.

Rottnest Island Grand Bus & Train Tour

8. Rottnest Island Grand Bus & Train Tour

Get a comprehensive overview of the nature reserve of Rottnest Island on an amazing bus tour to all the natural attractions and habitats. Travel in air conditioned comfort and get closer to the flora and fauna, including the lovable quokka. See stunning beaches, beautiful woodlands and incredible salt lakes. Climb aboard for an historic train ride. Visit all the must-see locations, including the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, Oliver Hill Gun Fortification and Tunnels. Go to the majestic look-out point at Mabel Cove and marvel at the panoramic views. Explore the maritime and military history of the island, up to future developments and programs. Avail of a few hours to explore the island settlement further, or just relax and enjoy a drink at the Rottnest Quokka Arms Pub.

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What people are saying about Wadjemup Lighthouse

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,188 reviews

I missed my hotel pick up and ended up missing the 7:30am ferry to Rottnest, however the staff at the reception at Hillarys Harbour was kind enough to schedule me onto the next available ferry. Overall, the experience was really unforgettable. It was a really nice weather for a day at a beach (or multiple beaches), and would definitely recommend it to others! Ps: Just don’t forget to call them to get the details on the hotel pickup time, and save yourself the Uber cost. And make sure you bring enough sunblock for a whole day excitement at Rottnest!

We had a fantastic day out at Rottnest Island. Check in for our day ticket, bike and snorkel hire was a breeze, ferry left on time. The bikes were in great condition. We loved how it was self paced and we had our own freedom to go about our day cycling and snorkelling. The option of eateries as well were brilliant too. The only criticism id say was that the different distance cycling trails around the island were not well sign posted, such as 5km route, 10km etc would of been really helpful.

It was a great trip. We found the bikes to be a bit problematic with a partially flat tire on one bike and gears that skipped on another bike. As well the frame of the bike did not fit my 6 Ft tall husband. The trip to Rotto was great otherwise.

It was a smooth ride over with room to change seats if necessary. The return trip was fully loaded and a little warm and stuffy.

We had a fantastic day and everything was well organized