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Rottnest Island with Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
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Overview

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)
Hotel drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Guide
Snorkel set hire at $20 per set

Departure Point

2 Barrack St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

1 Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

1 Emma Place, Rous Head Rd, North Fremantle WA 6159, Australia

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Rottnest Island with Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Rottnest Island with 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 Rottnest Island with Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Rottnest Island with Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 400 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Rottnest Island with Bike Hire from Perth or Fremantle.

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Lindy_S
, 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.
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The wonders on Rottnest Island
Siobhan_L
, 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.
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Hi guys sorry we were not told to leave from Freemantle and organised to be ubered to Perth central
Fiona_A
, 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
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Great day
Catherine_P
, 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.
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Fantastic !!!
Steve_P
, Apr 2021
Great service, very understanding during the recent Covid lockdown. Don’t miss this activity if you have a spare day in Perth.
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A perfect day with enjoyable tour
Hizkia_W
, 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.
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Beautiful Rottnest
nicolethompson
, 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!
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Rotto
robert
, Jan 2020
Great experience. Loved it. Free coffee when you hop on board is a winner! Crew and staff were really friendly and knowledgeable.
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Oz trip
echo000
, Jan 2020
This was an amazing package. We booked many adventures through Viator and we were NOT disappointed with any of the trips. Every trip was great and well organised. We booked all our trips over the year before we went to Australia and it worked out superb. thank you.
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Love this trip so much
littledancingpixie
, Sep 2019
Great ship. Great staff. Well organized. Good commentary. The experience itself is priceless. Kuokkas are so adorable. Love them so much. But I still did see some young European backpackers touch them. I know they are cute, but your hands might carry bacterias, I don’t think its allowed to feed or touch the animal. Kuokkas are so friendly, they allow you to take photos up close. That’s enough no? No need to pick them up and pat like your cat. lol. Really beautiful island. Love it!
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