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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 & Admission Ticket

2. From Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry & Admission Ticket

Visit Rottnest Island with same-day or extended return ferry tickets departing from Fremantle. Choose from multiple departure times to suit your schedule and maximize your time on the island. Board the ‘Quokka 1’ ferry, the newest and most environment-friendly vessel servicing Rottnest Island. Enjoy the 35-minute fast-ferry crossing in air-conditioned comfort with free WiFi. Kick start your island adventure with a beverage, light snack, and tea or coffee from the fully-stocked bar onboard (food and drinks not included in the ferry price). On arrival at the island, spend your day exploring. Enjoy a wide range of activities including bike riding, snorkeling and guided tours on the island (at your own expense). Purchase food from eateries or general stores or bring along your own packed lunch to savor in the tranquil setting.

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.

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. 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 Ferry & Bus Tour

5. 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 just the 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 of 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, Snorkel and Bike Hire

6. 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 Segway 1-Hour Settlement Tour

7. Rottnest Island Segway 1-Hour Settlement 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. It has stunning beaches, pristine turquoise coloured water, and an untouched environment. Home to the Quokka and many other native species. After being trained to safely ride and operate your Segway, you will be taken on a journey of exploration through the Thomson Bay Settlement. Learn about the amazing and sometimes controversial history of this pristine island. Cruise on your Segway and absorb the picturesque vistas of the natural beauty of the island. From the stunning white sands of Bickley Bay to the view the turquoise waters from the Bathurst Lighthouse, what you experience will leave you spellbound and wanting more. 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 Rottnest Island and point you in the right direction for other things to do while you’re on the Island. Segway Tours WA has won State and National Awards, and are accredited with the Tourism Council of Western Australia. 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.

From Perth: Rottnest Island Ferry & Bike Trip

8. From Perth: Rottnest Island Ferry & Bike Trip

Experience Rottnest Island at your leisure on a day trip with round-trip fast ferry transfers and bike hire from Perth. Admire the stunning views as you cycle the 11km long island. Depart from Perth and enjoy a scenic 1-hour ferry ride with live commentary along the Swan River to Fremantle before heading to the island. Disembark at Rottnest Island and explore independently as you cycle from the jetty. Take in the views along secluded bays and beaches and breathe the fresh air as you cycle the 11km long by 4km wide island. Visit the bays on the south to avoid the easterly winds and make your way to the Basin, Parakeet Bay, and Little Armstrong Bay on the southwest in the afternoon.

Rottnest Island Segway 1.5-Hour Fortress Adventure Tour

9. 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.

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

4.6 / 5

based on 2,126 reviews

Love Rottnest Island. Cycling was quite challenging due to the terrain. The beaches are lovely. Plenty of food choices, but I loved Rottnest Bakery the most. The ferry ride was a bit choppy but fortunately is only 30 minutes.

The package was good value but we upgraded to E bikes on the day because there were more hills than anticipated for our fitness level. It was pouring with rain but the ladies at the Freo dock gave us ponchos which was great.

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.