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Experience Rottnest with Ferry & Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle

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Experience Rottnest with Ferry & Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle

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iconOffered in: English
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Take a day trip to Rottnest Island, a popular Perth getaway due to its white-sand beaches, secluded bays, scenic bike paths and vehicle-free atmosphere. Travel to the island, just off the coast, by high-speed ferry, and then explore at your leisure with included bike rental. Some options are snorkeling or following the trails to West End, Wadjemup or Bathurst Longhouses, the pink salt lakes or include lunch at Karma Rottnest. When booking, select the option that corresponds to your departure location—either Perth or Fremantle.
  • Day trip to Rottnest Island from Perth or Fremantle including return ferry ride
  • Up to 1-hour scenic Swan River Cruise past local landmarks and Millionaire’s Row (length depending on option selected) including live commentary by the ferry skipper
  • See spectacular iconic locations including Wadjemup Lighthouse and the West End boardwalk
  • Spot the island’s famous marsupial, the quokka, and marine life such as dolphins and fur seals
  • Enjoy free exploring the island on your bike at your own leisure
  • Enjoy lunch at Karma Rottnest (if option selected)
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Return ferry to Rottnest Island from Perth or Fremantle
Bicycle hire, helmet and security lock
Lunch (if option selected)
Snorkel Hire (If option selected)
Hotel drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Rottnest Express Barrack Street Jetty Terminal , 2 Barrack St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

    Ferry departs Barrack Street at 8:45am. We recommend arriving 30 minutes before departure.

  • Rottnest Express B Shed Ferry Terminal Fremantle , 1 Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

    Ferry departs B Shed at 9:30am. We recommend arriving 30 minutes before departure.

  • Rottnest Express North Port Rous Head Ferry Terminal , 1 Emma Place, Rous Head Rd, North Fremantle WA 6159, Australia

    If you have selected a hotel pick up, please contact Rottnest Express directly to confirm your hotel pick up time.

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    If you’re departing from Perth, your Rottnest Island day trip starts with the ferry ride along the Swan River, which takes you past luxurious homes and yacht clubs on the water. When you arrive in Fremantle, pick up more passengers; if you select the Fremantle option when booking, you’ll board the ferry here. Then speed across the Indian Ocean to reach the island. As you disembark from the ferry, pick up your included bike rental from the friendly crew.

    Known to locals as Rotto, the island is beloved for its tranquil, relaxing environment, due largely to its no-cars-allowed policy. Explore the island independently; You might like to settle on one of the 20 bays and 63 secluded beaches or perhaps visit the iconic Wadjemup or Bathurst Lighthouses. Choose to visit attractions such as Lomas Cottage, Rottenest Island Museum or Pilot Boathouse. You might like to ride to the West End where you can stroll along the boardwalk admiring coastal views and lookout for seals at Cathedral Rocks and keep your eyes peeled for humback whales - late September - November. When you stop for breaks, make sure to keep your eyes open for quokkas, the local marsupials who call the island home.

    Your trip ends with the return ferry ride to Fremantle or Perth.
    Stop At:  
    Swan River
    Swan river commentary
    Duration: 1 hour 
    Admission Ticket Free
    Pass By:  
    Rottnest Express
    Ferry transfer
    Pass By:  
    Rottnest Island Visitor Centre
    Visitor information centre
    Pass By:  
    Salmon Bay
    One of Rottnest Islands Iconic Beaches
    Stop At:  
    The Basin
    Snorkeling and swim in this beautiful bay
    Duration: 1 hour 
    Admission Ticket Included
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Children aged between 4-12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
    • Children under 4 years old travel free. Child seats and trailers are available
    • Bike helmets must be worn while cycling on the island; failure to do so could result in a fine.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 400 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Rottnest Express
    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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    What is the policy on sanitization during Experience Rottnest with Ferry & Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Experience Rottnest with Ferry & Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle.
    What is the social distancing policy during Experience Rottnest with Ferry & Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Experience Rottnest with Ferry & Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle.
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Experience Rottnest with Ferry & Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    See all safety measures taken by Experience Rottnest with Ferry & Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle.

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    Traveler Tips

    • "Making reservation with Viator is convenient since the ferryservice is crowded." See review
    • "If you are planning to complete a round cycling of Rottnest Island, make sure your family are fit for that because you will need to cycle around the up and down hill with a distance of more than 10km." See review
    • "Bikes and helmets are handed over as soon as you arrive on the island, so you're good to go straightaway." See review


    177 Reviews

    Reviews by Viator travelers

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    Rottnest Quokka Experience
    , Oct 2021
    Took the ferry from Perth, down the Swan River, to Fremantle then onto Rottnest Island. Excellent day, weather was perfect, easy cycle around the island then lunch and a few drinks. The quokkas were out and happy that take some selfies. The staff on the ferry were also excellent and a big shoutout to Damien the tour guide, he is very knowledgeable and answered many of our questions. All in all a great day out.
    Loved it
    , Oct 2021
    Great value recommend bike hire can hire electric bikes too Chose the best day weather wise and not on a weekend
    Just Do It!
    , Jun 2021
    We had an exceptional day – truly memorable. We cycled the entire island, photographed ourselves with a few adorable quokkas finished off the day with a beer, wine and chips at the pub. Definitely great value and fun.
    , Jun 2021
    Rottnest was wonderful. Viator on the other hand was difficult to navigate the site and ended up paying far more than I wanted to as I thought I'd booked from free-market not Perth and found that I could have payed for bike hire on the cruise for far less than through viator. As a result I'll not book through you again and recommend that others do not use viator as a booking agent.
    The wonders on Rottnest Island
    , May 2021
    The bike ride with my family was spectacular. Some amazing beaches and walks,. Had a delightful snooze on Gordie Beach and watched the sun go down. The boat ride along the swan river was very informative and comfortable. All in all we had an amazing day. Thank you.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Hi guys sorry we were not told to leave from Freemantle and organised to be ubered to Perth central
    , May 2021
    we were left an additonal $40 out of pocket to organise uber from freemantle when we were under impression we could do both
    Great day
    , May 2021
    Great commentary, clean ferry, interesting sightseeing. Island was great fun, rode bikes which gave freedom and choice about where to ride. Beautiful beach alcoves, great bakery and general store. Wish the clothing shop had some larger sizes as I would have liked to buy something to support the island.
    Fantastic !!!
    , Apr 2021
    Great service, very understanding during the recent Covid lockdown. Don’t miss this activity if you have a spare day in Perth.
    A perfect day with enjoyable tour
    , Feb 2020
    It was a seamless experience to book the tour via viator. You just need to exchange your ticket at the booth and enjoy the rest of the day. Everything was perfect including the bike hire.
    Beautiful Rottnest
    , Feb 2020
    We had the best day riding bikes around this gorgeous island and meeting the adorable quokkas. The ride was a little challenging in the heat, not much shade on the island, but the scenery more than made up for it! The ferry ride to/from Perth was enjoyable as well with free coffee and informative commentary in the morning and wine/beer tasting and live music on the afternoon return. Highly recommend this tour!
    1 traveler found this review helpful

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