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Explore Rottnest Islands remote coastline on full-day tour from Perth of Fremantle. . Your adventure in the Indian Ocean includes a wildlife cruise around the island, where you’ll look for dolphins, seals and sea birds. You can also swim in clear turquoise waters, snorkel and dive among spectacular shipwrecks and reef formations, or cycle around the island and meet the local wildlife. You won’t need to pack your passport to get to this exotic island.
Rottnest Island is only a 40-minute hop from the Perth coast and a favorite weekend getaway for locals. Originally discovered by Dutch explorers in the 17th century, Rottnest Island has had an interesting history, as resting place for 13 shipwrecks, an Aboriginal penal colony and an internment camp during the world wars.
Rotto, as the locals call it, is unchanged over time and still maintains its rustic charm, with original heritage buildings and minimal development. As an A-Class Nature Reserve, Rottnest is committed to maintaining the natural environment, with bicycles the main form of transport (cars are practically non-existent).
You can choose to start your full-day island experience starts from Perth with a cruise down the Swan River and enjoy morning tea while passing local landmarks and the riverfront houses of Millionaire’s Row to the port town of Fremantle. Or you can choose to join the cruise in Fremantle. From Fremantle, it's just a short hop across the ocean to Rottnest Island.
Get to know Rottnest Island on a 90-minute guided wildlife cruise around the island, discovering secluded bays and inlets inhabited by birds, dolphins, seals and other marine life. The afternoon is free to explore the island at your leisure before departing for the mainland. Hire a bike and cycle out to one of the bays, go for a swim at the Basin, or meet the quokkas – Rottnest’s cute resident marsupials.
In the afternoon, get back on the cruiser to make your way back to Fremantle or up the Swan River and back to Perth.
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Departure Point:Barrack Street Jetty, Perth or Shed B Victoria Quay Fremantle
Return Details:Returns to original departure point
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Full-day Rottnest Island Tour from Perth including lunch at Rottnest Lodge. Departs from Baraick Street Jetty, Perth at 8:30am
Full-day tour of Rottnest Island only. Departs from Barrack Street Jetty, Perth at 8:30am. Lunch is not included
Full-day Rottnest Island Tour from Fremantle including lunch at Rottnest Lodge. Departs from B Shed, Victoria Quay, Fremantle at 9:30am
Full-day tour of Rottnest Island only. Departs from Be Shed, Victoria Quay, Fremantle at 9:30am. Lunch is not included
- Local guide
- 90-minute wildlife cruise
- Lunch (if option selected)
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Rottnest Island Authority fee
- Bicycle and helmet rental
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- By law, bicycle helmets must be worn when cycling, failure to do so can result in a fine
- Children must be over 4 years old to participate in wild life cruise
- Seasonal tour operate October to May
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