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Rottnest Island Full-Day Trip With Guided Island Tour From Perth

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Hillarys, Australia
Rottnest Island Full-Day Trip With Guided Island Tour From Perth

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icon1 day  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
iconOffered in: English

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Visit Rottnest Island's top destinations on an all-inclusive tour from Perth. After hotel pickup, transfer to the Rottnest ferry, then hop on the bus for a 3.5-hour island tour. See the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel, Cathedral Rocks, and Cape Vlamingh, and top it off with a historic train ride. Hear live commentary about the island's cultural heritage, and maritime and military history, and have free time to explore. Includes box lunch, morning tea, round-trip ferry, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Full-day Rottnest Island tour, from Perth
  • Take a 3.5-hour guided bus tour of Rottnest then have free time to check out the main settlement
  • View highlights such as the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, Cathedral Rocks lookout, and Cape Vlamingh
  • Learn about the military history of the island while touring the Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel site
  • All-inclusive tour with morning tea, box lunch, round-trip ferry tickets, island bus tour, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Perth
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National Park fees
Lunch
Live commentary on board
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
Air-conditioned vehicle
Return Ferry Ticket
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
56 Southside Dr , 56 Southside Dr, Hillarys WA 6025, Australia

Free parking is available if self-driving. From Perth CBD head north on Mitchell Freeway then exit left when you reach Hepburn Avenue. Continue to the end and enter the harbour through the main roundabout. Turn left onto Southside Drive and follow the signs to 'ferry terminal'.

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10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.Courtesy Coach transfers available from hotels in Perth CBD, Northbridge and Scarborough. Please notify us at the time of booking if you require this service so that we can book in a pick up from your closest hotel.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Rottnest Fast Ferries
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitisation during Rottnest Island Full-Day Trip With Guided Island Tour From Perth?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Rottnest Island Full-Day Trip With Guided Island Tour From Perth.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Rottnest Island Full-Day Trip With Guided Island Tour From Perth?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "Cycling is quite difficult as the road has a lot of uphill." See review
  • "One stop for photo opportunities and a commentary provided based upon the drivers own personal information , not scripted or recommended by the tour operator." See review

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star-3
Not as we had hoped
Deb_W
, Dec. 2021
While I am understanding of the fact there had been some minor disasters that occurred on the day of our tour which caused the day to be confusing and a bit all over the place, we were disappointed that our full-day tour lasted from only 11.30 to 3.30ish, and that the lunch provided was a chicken and salad wrap and we were told to go and find somewhere to sit and eat it. For the price we expected more. The tour guides were very nice and informative although a lot of the time could not be heard as the microphone was ineffective and the air-con was struggling to keep the 8 people on board cool. Overall fairly disappointing.
star-5
Great value for money.
Heather_W
, Nov. 2021
Touring the tunnels and gun turrets with a knowledge guide was fascinating. Our driver on the bus was terrific. Took us to places we would never had seen. Most interesting day.
star-5
Quokka Delight
Iain_M
, Feb. 2020
Good day trip. We could’ve cycled but glad we didn’t as hot and hilly and younger people than us looked exhausted! Loved seeing the quokkas which was our main reason for visiting. Tour guide was knowledgeable and informative.
star-5
Great Trip to a Fantastic Location
Sarah_H
, Jan. 2020
Rottnest Ferries had great communication and everything went without a hitch. The morning tea was greatly appreciated, especially as we were there in plenty of time and it was nice to have somewhere cool to sit whilst waiting. A highlight for me was the train. The scenery and the many swallows foraging for food were wonderful and I very much enjoyed the tour of the tunnels. The highlights tour was very much that and is aimed to give you a flavour of what the island has to offer. The beaches all looked beautiful and so did wish I’d left some time to visit one but, if I do make it back to Perth, I would definitely spend nite time on the Island. However, this trip is a great way to catch a glimpse of the key things to see and do.
star-5
Great Tour
Julie_R
, Jan. 2020
Very organised tour and didn’t have to worry about anything. Pick up location in Perth then about 30 minute drive to Hilarys boat harbour ferry where you are given your tickets and a free coffee/muffin voucher for cafe near ferry which was lovely (and a bottle of water). 45 minutes ferry ride to Rottnest. The aqua/teal water is stunning as you approach the island. The train has been closed due to major work needed on tracks so unfortunately had to catch the local bus to the gun tunnels and being a 42oC day on an unairconditioned bus was ridiculous but luckily it was a short trip (not tours fault). The tunnels were very interesting and provided some relief from the heat. Picked up in an Airconditioned bus this time for the bus tour. Had lunch (wrap, cake and drink - very nice) and met some gorgeous quokkas. Very good tour of the island with commentary and highly recommend as very big island and got to see all of it on the bus (hard slog if riding a bike in the heat). Had 3 stops; lookout, lighthouse, seals on rocks then back to main area shops for some souvenirs and lots of quokkas. Ferry back to boat harbour and bus to Perth. Wonderful tour especially if you want to be shown around and have everything organised for you. Small amount of walking and stairs near tunnels but optional. Great day despite the heat. Very friendly and helpful- I left my souvenirs on the ferry and the bus driver and ferry staff went above and beyond getting them back to me in Perth - thanks 😊
star-5
Rottnest Island day trip, get in before it’s spoiled by too many visitors
Greg_S
, Jan. 2020
A beautiful Perth day our pick up arranged for a hotel about 1.5 Kilometres from our hotel. I maya telephone enquire about this in the prescribed up to 48 hours before departure and was told it was the best they could do and it was better than having to make our way the 20plus kilometres to Hillary’s. Very fly by the seat of your pants once on the ferry, no clear directions or staff who knew where we had to meet for our “grand island day tour”. Misdirected twice by staff, before finally finding the train station for pick up. Train ride up to Oliver Hill enjoyable, but no commentary and a well meaning tour guide who wasn’t really too concerned about numbers or people who hadn’t made it. We left volunteers escorted us around Oliver Hill and it was very interesting. Dealing with volunteers is great, but as volunteers there is the missing professionalism around time frames etc. once back on the train where we were handed our “lunch” a chicken salad wrap, no offer of water or a drink, also no serviettes or hand washing ability before eating, eaten on the journey back on the train. The onto a bus again a very lacks approach to who was on the bus we set off on our around island bus tour. One stop for photo opportunities and a commentary provided based upon the drivers own personal information , not scripted or recommended by the tour operator. Forget about the free time on the island we had about 11 minutes between leaving the bus tour and having to be back on the ferry for our return journey. A very full day of beautiful views but mis managed time. No desire to go back again
star-5
A day well spent
Sunshine59782808767
, Dec. 2019
The day was organized well, from pickup at the hotel to return. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and the island has a lot to offer.
star-5
A perfect day
Robert_W
, Nov. 2019
Can’t say more than it was a perfect day out and value for money great ree parking and a lovely coffee plus gorgeous muffin included. Light lunch was also great.
star-5
Rottnest Day Trip
albertsF4403OS
, Oct. 2019
Very good - enjoyed ferry from Hillary's Beach, then train to Oliver's Hill and Coach around perimeter of island. Had lunch at café, then spent time with delightful quokkas and their young. Only comment is that the Asian tourists seemed to want the little creatures for their own, taking very close photos and luring them with pieces of green seed pods. No-one else could get a look in!
star-5
Beautiful Island....
Chris H
, Oct. 2019
Day tour was very good, however we were told we had to walk for 30 minutes from main settlement to train station for tour of WW11 Gun Tower & Tunnels - one of our group was on 2walking sticks & they offered no transport for this section. Station not very well signposted. We did not realise we were doing a train ride & coach. Driver was well informed & the coach tour was great - beautiful scenery. Lunch was provided on train. One negative was that when we booked, there was no mention of cost being in US $ so ended up dearer & bank hit us with a conversion fee. Overall quite a lovely day.
star-4
Full Day Tour - no time to wander...
Andrea_J
, Sep. 2019
The first 2 hours were the military history tour which was really informative and interesting-we got information on the gun operation and exploring the tunnels it was really well setup. The volunteers who do the tour were great. We were disappointed to find out at lunch that we weren’t provided food for our son who was on an infant ticket-I didn’t realise we hadn’t been charged extra for the infant, I just paid what it said the cost was for 2 adults and an infant. I would have happily paid to have lunch provided for him or if it had been made clearer made sure to bring something for him especially as where we stopped for lunch didn’t seem to have anywhere convenient to buy anything. The afternoon portion of the trip seemed particularly rushed and I felt it would have been better to go a couple less places and spend more time there, but we did get to see a lot of the beauty of the island from the comfort of the bus.
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star-4
a great day out
Therese_s
, Jul. 2019
this is a great tour for history buffs and those who want to see as much of the island they can without walking or cycling. We were picked up on time and morning tea from the overboard cafe was scrumptious. Unfortunately the train wasn't working and replaced by a bus so that was disappointing. The lunch was pleasant and interacting with the quokkas was a highlight, on the whole a great day
star-4
A day we'll spent
Murtuza_D
, Jun. 2019
If you have to visit Rottnest Island I would advise to take a guided tour. The grand island tour was worthwhile. Cycling is quite difficult as the road has a lot of uphill. I did not use the cycle but looking at others cycling, I though I was lucky not to take one.
star-4
Rottnest in a day
Gail_E
, Mar. 2019
The tour is a great way to see the island if you don't ride a bike and want an historical commentary on the way.
star-5
We were picked up at our hotel and...
Rowell_B
, Mar. 2018
We were picked up at our hotel and taken to the ferry. There was a cup of tea and huge muffin for us to enjoy while we waited to board the ferry. The river was fairly calm for both journeys to and from the Island but we heard it can be choppy. We took the train to Oliver Hill to learn about the guns installed to protect Perth during WW2. On the trip back it included a lunch of chicken wrap, muffin and water. We then boarded a bus for a tour of the entire island. The driver of both the train and the bus was very informative and stopped often for photo opportunites. We saw many quokkas along the way. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
star-5
We enjoyed this tour. The guide was...
JoE_W
, Mar. 2018
We enjoyed this tour. The guide was very informative and kind. The military history was fascinating but perhaps it could have been shortened so that more time could have been spent at the lighthouse and other stops. But the ladies giving the tours were excellent. We wish we could have spent more time searching for quorkas! The lunch could have been better but when I asked not to have a wrap, they prepared me a wonderful salad!
star-3
This should have been a good day out...
Antony J
, Mar. 2018
This should have been a good day out but was ruined for us by disorganisation and overbooking on the part of the company plus the lack of an organised time slot for lunch. On reflection we should have taken the cycling option, though wed have seen less of the whole island as being mature travellers the undulating terrain would have been challenging, but Rottnest is a beautiful place which you shouldnt overlook when visiting Perth.
star-5
From the start, with a lovely...
Donna W
, Feb. 2018
From the start, with a lovely morning tea on the wharf to the end, this was a great tour. When you don't know the place, go with an expert, I enjoyed myself all day.
star-5
What a wonderful trip. Well...
Ken_M
, Jan. 2018
What a wonderful trip. Well organised although we didnt get a pick up from our hotel. We had to meet the transfer bus at another hotel 20 mins walk away. This is the only criticism of the trip. The morning tea at the jetty and ferry ride over started what was to become a highly enjoyable outing. The train ride up to the gun emplacement was fun with some of the ladies being invited to toot the horn. The drivers commentary was great. The history of the fort and tour was brilliant. On the trip back down on the train we had a simple lunch of wraps, muffins and bottled water. Plenty to go round. Our bus journey then took us to see a number of other wonderful sites but it was our number of stops to see and photograph the quokkas that was the highlight. A great day trip from Perth.
star-4
ride over in boat was a little...
helen j p
, Dec. 2017
ride over in boat was a little rough,but nobody has contol over seas. the Quokas are beautiful and very friendly. well worth the trip

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