Enjoy the relaxed casual environment of Rottnest Island, one of the most unique islands in the world, just off the coast of Perth. After cruising down the Swan River and across the open ocean, you’ll arrive on the island, ready to begin your full-day adventure. Explore the island by bike (the only form of transport – cars are not allowed), discover secluded beaches, snorkel among the reefs and meet the local wildlife. You have the option to depart from Perth or Fremantle.
Set off from Perth in the morning, and begin your day trip to Rottnest Island by cruising down the Swan River toward the port town of Fremantle. Pass by local landmarks and the majestic houses of Millionaire’s Row. After a quick stop to collect passengers in Fremantle, it’s a short hop across the ocean to Rottnest.Affectionately known as Rotto, the island has a relaxed atmosphere, pristine beaches and great snorkeling, diving and surfing, making it a favorite spot for locals and tourists alike.Get acquainted with the town settlement area on a guided walking tour. Discover the interesting history of the island from shipwrecks and early settlers to ghosts and penal colonies. The rest of your day is free to explore the island before the ferry departs for the mainland later in the afternoon.Grab a bike and head to the lookout points or one of the island’s many beaches for a swim and snorkel among the reefs. With wide-open roads and no cars, the island provides easy and fun cycling. Experience the remote beauty of the island as you cycle past friendly quokkas (the island’s cute resident marsupials) and local birds.In the afternoon, board the boat for your journey back to Fremantle. For those booked from Perth, your cruise will continue up the Swan River and back to Perth.