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Rottnest Island Full-Day Trip With Guided Island Tour From Perth provided by Rottnest Fast Ferries - Day Tours

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

Rottnest Island Full-Day Trip With Guided Island Tour From Perth
3.5
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HK$1,117.12
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About
The sandy beaches and wildlife reserves of Rottnest Island lie just off the coast of Perth. On this tour, ride the ferry to Rottnest and take in all the highlights of the car-free island on a guided bus tour. Hop off along the way to admire landmarks such as Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, and Cathedral Rocks; take a train ride up to the Oliver Hill WWII site; and look out for the island’s native quokkas.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Magnificent views as you ride the ferry to Rottnest Island
  • Guided bus tour: ideal for those who don’t want to walk or cycle
  • Historic train ride up to the Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel
  • Includes hotel pickup, lunch, and round-trip transport from Perth
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Magnificent views as you ride the ferry to Rottnest Island
  • Guided bus tour: ideal for those who don’t want to walk or cycle
  • Historic train ride up to the Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel
  • Includes hotel pickup, lunch, and round-trip transport from Perth
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5676P6
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Return Ferry Ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Rottnest Island Visitor Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Wadjemup Lighthouse
  • Entry/Admission - Oliver Hill Battery
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
24h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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.
  • Hillarys Boat Harbour, 86 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'.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Return Ferry Ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Rottnest Island Visitor Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Wadjemup Lighthouse
  • Entry/Admission - Oliver Hill Battery
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • 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.
  • Hillarys Boat Harbour, 86 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'.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
24h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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3.5
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Pauline M
Kangaroo Island, Australia133 contributions
Very enjoyable way to see the whole island
Mar 2020 • Friends
As the weather was 35 degrees on the day we travelled I was so pleased we had booked a full day tour, passing many tired and sunburnt bike riders I knew we had made the right choice as you would not see all the Island on a bike unless super fit. Our trip included a train ride, lunch and afternoon coach tour, all with great guides and with opportunities to stop and take pictures and see the Quokka of course, would definitely recommend this way to see as much of the Island as possible, easy to book and use your tickets well organised.
Written 12 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear 120PaulineM120 Thanks for taking the time to review your visit and time on the island. It was indeed a warm day when your travelled, so pleased you found booking with us easy and our business well organised. Kind Regards Phil Richards- Director of Sales and Marketing
Written 15 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

traveler
Brisbane Region, Australia317 contributions
Not what was promised.
No attempt was made to advise that the train was not operational. Not at booking or anytime prior including when picking up tickets prior to boarding. Found out when we walked to train stop and found a locked bus with a small sign saying the bus was in place of train. Also the Lunch turned out to be a chicken wrap and a dry biscuit with a bottle of warm water on a 40 degree Celsius day. Surely its not too hard to have a cool box for the water. The sightseeing commentary was mostly boring by a disinterested driver. The driver had no idea how to quietly resolve a dietary issue which became embarrasing to the person involved because he made a loud big deal of it. The person advised their needs at booking weeks before. The person's husband had to purchase a protein alternative. The guide should have done this. Took away from the day's enjoyment. Guide said he would make a quokka stop "if time". Stopped for one minute but we couldn't get out for a decent photo. Only chance for us to see a quokka was for five minutes AFTER the tour finished before going to the return ferry. We paid for the most expensive experience which failed to deliver.
Written 12 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear keentraveler1304, Thanks for taking the time to review the Grand Island Tour which is operated by a 3rd Party company on the Island. I will pass on you comments to this company to review and investigate. We rarely receive negative comments on this tour, so are disappointed that you did not enjoy your experience. Unfortunately the rail on the train tour has needed to be repaired at short notice, this is government owned. A replacement bus had been put on this part of the tour to enable customers to get up to Oliver Hill. We are sorry this was not communicated to your, this information is detailed and highlighted in our brochure. Kind Regards Phil Richards- Director of Sales and Marketing
Written 29 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vicki2507
Coffs Harbour, Australia3 contributions
Rottnest luxury tour
Dec 2019 • Solo
Great commentary on the bus. Plenty of time to visit sites. Lunch basic but very fresh. Beautiful location. Great service.
Written 4 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Vicki2507, Thank you for taking the time to review your day on the Island... so pleased you enjoyed the commentary on the bus tour. Kind Regards Phil Richards- Director of Sales and Marketing
Written 29 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kaye O
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions
Rottnest Island Tour with Gun, Tunnels & Train..
Nov 2019 • Friends
This day tour is a definate "Must Do" if you go to Rottnest Island. The scenery is absolutely stunning and our guide was very conversed on the islands history.
Overall, it was a very enlightning experience but we felt that the visit to the WW11 gun and the tunnels was to long winded as a number of people with disabilities,were unable to negotiate the numerous stairs and tightness of the tunnels, and had to wait ages for their group to return. There is no mention of the number of stairs in the brochure,and no cheaper price for not doing the tunnels.
Also, no one was informed that the train to the tunnels was out of action due to work being done to the sleepers.
There was no price reduction for this change in the Itinerary, where a bus was substituted. We originally booked this Tour because it included the train.
Another problem is the lack of signs to the different bus/train stations.There are none which left a lot of people very frustrated and confused. There are coloured, painted arrows on the road for the bus trip pick ups but no signs to say which Tour they are for,as each trip has a different pick up area. Very confusing..
Written 20 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Kaye O Thank you for taking the time to review your day on the Island. We are pleased that you enjoyed your day, with the exception of the Tunnel part of the Tour. Rottnest Fast Ferries brochure states the fact that there are stairs to navigate in the Tunnel Tour, and distribute this information to 3rd parties to advise their customers. I'm sorry if this information wasn't made available to you. We will redistribute this to our agents to ensure they are all aware. Kind Regards Phil Richards- Director of Sales and Marketing
Written 29 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sarah W
32 contributions
This was such a phenomenal trip
Sep 2019
I would recommend NOT DOING THIS version of the tour if you want adventure - do the bike option - The bus drivers and the ferry was amazing (we even saw whales!!!) but the tour on the island was... a little slow. It is definitly for older people. I did hald the tour on the train but left before the bus and I grabbed a bike and had the best time - you can get around so easily! I saw so many quakkas (all while on my own - I ran into people I had been on the your with and they said they saw one and didn't even get a pic. Anyway - totally your call and its an Aeasom tour comany but I picked the wrong tour for me.
Written 30 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Sarah W, Thanks so much for your review and your recommendations... It always a blast when you see whales on the crossing.. such majestic creatures Kind Regards Phil Richards- Director of Sales and Marketing
Written 6 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DarjeelingDot
Melbourne, Australia453 contributions
Beware! The Worst Experience Ever
Sep 2019 • Friends
For a trip that was to be the highlight of our trip it turned out to be the most memorable for all the wrong reasons.
One disaster after another. That sums up our horrendous day trip with this company.
First, the hotel pick up was late. We had to call to see what was happening to be told the bus was running late (we already figured that one out). No apology.
We get to the jetty late to be given morning tea vouchers five minutes before the ferry left. Can we take takeaway on board? Don’t know!
Onto the ferry, now for our safety instructions, watch our helpful staff demonstrate. We’re still waiting. No safety demonstration instead a Mr Bean movie. Don’t know how that’ll stop me drowning.

We pull into Rottnest jetty, follow the signs to the train. We wait and wait for any directions. Finally get on the train which was overfilled, to be told it can take up to 63 people, so 63 people were very uncomfortably put on the train.

Off we go, waiting for the live commentary which consisted of us being taken to a set of old military tunnels. We were not given clear instruction about what was to happen some people stayed on board others got off. My partner went to the front of the train to ask BOB to clarify what was happening when he POINTED AND SHOUTED AT ME TO GET OFF THE TRAIN. Why? It’s part of the tour. We’re claustrophobic so elected to not to go into the tunnels and were berated by Bob.

Thankfully, the train broke down and a bus was sent up to collect us to take us to the Settlement. Lisa the bus driver kept saying ‘what a day, what a day’. We were dropped off and told lunch will be dropped off and a picnic area pointed at where that was. We then waited for TWO HOURS for the other members of the tour to be dropped back. So what’s happening now? No, the tours not proceeding yet as they have to have lunch. Lunch finally over, the bus wasn’t big enough for all the people on the tour. That entailed another 20 minute wait and what had we seen on the Grand Tour, the bus stop!

Totally frustrated we told Bob we had had enough and not continuing on the tour. We hadn’t even seen a quokka up to then. We started walking away only to have BOB chase us yelling at us.We saw more walking around by ourselves.

Ferry time we lined up to board to be told we didn’t have the right ticket, no, BOB had it. The crew member made us stand aside while he checked on board everybody else despite our protests. No, two seconds to check his iPad was too much.

Back on the ferry NO SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS AGAIN. Then an elderly man had a heavy fall and had to be attended to by passengers. When the crew where asked for assistance they got an icepack, not once did they check on the welfare on the old man.

We finally get off the ferry, now which bus is there to take us back to the hotel. We went to a bus that had our hotel listed on it to be told by the driver we weren’t on that bus it was for Rendezvous Scarborough. But it has ‘city’ on it. We went to the other bus and the driver said, no, the other bus.
So back to the first bus and said ‘so this is the right bus afterall’., to be told rudely by the bus driver ‘well it wasn’t too far to walk’. On the drop offs into the city he didn’t HAVE ENOUGH SEATS so THREE passengers HAD TO STAND UNTIL their drop off.
Clearly an OH&S issue.

When we were approaching our drop off the driver very roughly pulled in to the drop off.

NEVER EVER HAVE WE EXPERIENCED SUCH RUDE, BULLISH BEHAVIOUR OF THE STAFF OF A TOUR COMPANY. Every single step was a disaster. Every single step.

Whatever you do, don’t go with this company, you will regret it.
Written 10 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello DarjeelingDot, I am disappointed to have taken so long to respond to your review. It took some time to investigate the issues and concerns you experienced over the day, both getting to and from Rottnest Island plus your experiences with the tour operator running the Grand Island Tour on Rottnest island. I have made several attempt to contact you on the number that was attached to your booking in order to ask further questions as your review does not represent the usual experience of our customers booking and travelling with us. Your review makes some extremely serious claims that cannot be ignored and as such would still like the opportunity to speak to you, could you contact me at feedback@rottnestfastferries.com.au, with a possible alterative phone number? I can perhaps see how your day did not start as anticipated, the courtesy coach that picked you up to take you to the ferry terminal was indeed late, due to picking up passengers from other hotels and unexpected roadworks in the city during peak hour traffic. You did the right thing ringing the office, and the information they gave you was correct. Our Coach tracker shows that your courtesy coach made up time and you arrived at the ferry terminal 1 minute early at 9.14am, 46 minutes before departure. Our Booking System shows that you checked in and where given all of your paperwork, morning tea vouchers, tickets and explanation of what to expect during the day at our ticket office at 9.21am, 39 minutes before departure. Our Boarding System shows that our skipper, who also happened to be one of the owner of the business, scanned your ticket as you boarded our ferry to Rottnest at 9.44am 16 minutes before departure. The Owner and skipper for your morning crossing to Rottnest Island has confirmed that he did play the Safety Video. As mentioned the tour on the Island is run by a third party, and I would like to talk through that with you as have some questions after speaking to their operations manager. Our skipper followed correct procedures when he asked you to step to the side so to board the customers in line before searching his system for your missing ticket. You were given separate tickets for the Island Tour, I’m not sure if you ended up finding them in your belongings on your return to your hotel. Your comments about the elderly man not receiving help from our crew is incorrect, the customer that assisted him that you are referring to, was one of our workers on the island. Our crew did indeed check on the gentleman and he thanked them for their assistance when departing our ferry. DarjeelingDot, we are disappointed that your experience did not meet your expectations, as mentioned above I would like to discuss your complaints with you. Regards Phil Richards- Director of Sales and Marketing
Written 18 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

dgsmith52
Westminster, MD26 contributions
Great side trip
Aug 2019
I was surprised how interesting the little island was. A friend from Melbourne suggested I go there and was pleasantly surprised how enjoyable. Being in my 70's I took the bus but biking seems the way most see the island.
Enjoy!
Written 27 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear dgsmith52, We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Rottnest Island. Thanks for the review Kind Regards Phil Richards- Director of Sales and Marketing
Written 9 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mark G
Melbourne, Australia1,647 contributions
Did the bus tour which was good
Mar 2019 • Couples
If you go for the day you need to do something and for us the buss tour was the only one available. Was actually quite good although you did kind of race around the locations and couldn't stop to see the Quokka's.
Written 6 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear MarkG Thanks for your review, its a shame you seemed a bit rushed, I hope you got to take the perfect Quokka selfie! Usually Quokkas can be found in abundance around the main settlement. Hope to have you travel with us again in the future Regards Phil Richards
Written 13 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hobart3
Blackmans Bay, Australia3 contributions
Poor management of TripAdvisor/ viator
We booked this tour for six people via TripAdvisor/ Viator for 26 September. The link from the email indicated that we can use e ticket. Nevertheless, we went to the ticket office to make sure it was the case. To our shock and horror, we were told that there were only 2 seats booked despite we have paid for 6. They blamed problem with communication. It ruined our day.
Written 26 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Hobart3 We are so sorry regarding the mix up with booking process, as the booking wasn't direct with Rottnest Fast Ferries, I am finding it difficult to ascertain what went wrong. Would you be able to email us at feedback@rottnestfastferries.com.au with your contact details as I would like to speak with you directly regarding your experience. Looking forward to speaking to you Phil Richards- Director of Sales and Marketing
Written 28 September 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lyndownes237
Perth, Australia36 contributions
Something for everyone
Sep 2018 • Friends
Thoroughly enjoyed the boat ride over to Rottnest and back - very fast and very comfortable. Staff provided interesting commentary and kept us well informed about tour and return journey times etc. Historical Trainride to Oliver Hill Battery was fun. History of the gun was fascinating. Bus tour around island was excellent. Encompassed the beautiful beaches, the wrecks, the wildlife and the history of the settlement. Well worth a day or more investigating this wonderful island.
Written 17 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear lyndownes237 So pleasing to hear of your experience on Rottnest Island, and you had such a great day! Hope you have a chance again in the future to travel with us and continue the adventure. Kind Regards Phil Richards- Director of Sales and Marketing
Written 20 September 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Rottnest Fast Ferries - Day Tours
McBeath6027
McBeath6027
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Very disappointed
Normally very good however we travelled back from Rotto on Saturday and a very calm crossing xxxx thanks to the Cap
F2018UAoksanak
F2018UAoksanak
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Dont trust rottnest fast ferries
The worst experience. My luggage was not taken to Perth from Rottnest. Next day they said it arrived and asked $20
793beng
793beng
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Great Day Out
Fast Ferries provided a good service and the trip over and back was pleasant. It only takes about 45 mins from Hila
Buzzdog
Buzzdog
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First trip to Rottnest Island
Although I grew up in W.A. this was the very first time my kids and I had visited Rottnest Island and with the faul
kimy318
kimy318
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very good experience
Watching my grand daughter (who has never been to Rottnest) get so much joy out of meeting the quokas for the first
L5496UCtanyat
L5496UCtanyat
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Very Happy
I just went on the weekend to Rotto just for the day leaving from Hillarys, rest of my family went for a couple of
Mike G
Mike G
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Spectacular and mesmerizing whale watching.
First day of the whale watching season and we extremely excited to find a mother and female calf, only about a mont
VerityBiscuit
VerityBiscuit
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Do not waste your £ on bike hire
I bought this package thinking it would be easier. The minibus picked us all up around our accommodations in Perth
SharonSmith7712
SharonSmith7712
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Excellent customer service
Fantastic Service - emailed reception staff several times due to itinerary changes and not only were they extremely
892KateS
892KateS
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Did not return bike hire deposit
We visited Rottnest on 13th January and were asked to pay $50 for bike hire. As we didn’t have cash it was taken fr
Jess212331
Jess212331
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Absolutely shocking service - Do not ever use them
I had the displeasure of using Rottnest Fast Ferries this past weekend. I phoned to ask a few questions before I bo
mango_king_3000
mango_king_3000
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Bad service, broken bikes
Booked the ferry + bike rental, was given a bike that was unrideable and unfixably broken. No staff available on t
wardellkate
wardellkate
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Broken bike - Terrible customer service
Buckle up, this is a a long review . Family of 5 booked ferry + bike rentals. 5 minutes into riding bike along smoo
HayleyP317
HayleyP317
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Brilliant day
We booked the bike hire and had a brilliant day exploring beautiful Rottnest. Very efficient and friendly hotel pic
normamaryd
normamaryd
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One day Rottnest Fast Ferry and bike hire.
Paid for ferry & bike hire day before. Organised bike sizes for grandchildren & myself. Bike locks provided on th
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