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Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island Tours

Grand Island Tour

Let us look after you for the day as you enjoy all the major attractions of Rottnest Island. Enjoy a historic walk through the Settlement then a tea or coffee before boarding the Island Discovery Tour. Take a wander through the Rottnest Museum or climb the Wadjemup Lighthouse before returning to the Settlement for lunch. After lunch hop aboard the Captain Hussey for a train ride up to Oliver Hill and view the massive 9.2 inch diameter guns and take a guided tour of the underground tunnels. Return to the Settlement on the Captain Hussey.

The tour commences at 8:15 am from the Main Jetty. Adult $99.00; Concession $79.00; Family (2X2) $252.00; Child $54.50 and Extra Child $30.00. Please purchase tickets from the Visitor Centre. For more information regarding this fantastic tour package please contact the Visitor Centre 9372 9732 or email enquiries@rottnestisland.com                                          

Oliver Hill Gun

Discovery Tour

Rottnest Island Discovery Tour is the Island's popular coach tour and includes full commentary from a coach captain on many aspects of the Island's unique history, environment, heritage and wildlife, as well as up-to-date information on new developments and activities on Rottnest.

Wadjemup Lighthouse and the West End are two of the highlights of this popular tour.

The tour takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes and departs daily from the Main Bus Stop on Rottnest Island.

Time: Tour departs daily from the bus stop in Thomson Bay at 11:15am, 1:40 and 1:50pm.

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Centre.Discovery Tour

Price:

Adult: $35.00
Concession: $27.00
Child: $17.00
Family (2 x 2): $72.00     Extra Child: $7.50

* Prices as of 1st July 2012                                              

The Oliver Hill Train and Tour

Join us on the 'Captain Hussey' and enjoy the scenic train ride to picturesque Oliver Hill for a guided tour of the massive 9.2 inch diameter guns and tunnel system that forms part of Rottnest Island's significant military heritage.

The Train departs from the Settlement Railway Station and tickets are available at the Rottnest Island Visitor and Information Centre.

Time: Tour departs daily from the train platform at 11.20am and 1.30pm.

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Centre.Captain Hussey Train

Price:
Adult: $28.00
Child: $16.00
Concession: $22.00
Family (2 x 2): $60.00     Extra child: $7.50

* Prices as of 1st July 2012                                               

Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour

A conducted one hour tour, over one of the restored World War II 9.2 inch guns and maze of underground tunnels. Discover why they were installed on Rottnest and how they operated. Either cycle (20 minutes) or walk (45 minutes) to Oliver Hill. Alternatively, you can take the train that links up with the guided tours and departs from the Settlement train station (fares apply and can include entry).

Check tour times and purchase tickets for your transport to the gun from the Visitor Centre. One hour tours operate daily at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm and 2pm.

Visit the friendly Rottnest Voluntary Guides at the Salt Store for more information.

Price:

Adult: $8.00
Concession: $6.00
Child: $3.50
Family (2 x 2): $16.00     Extra child: $2.00

* Prices as of 1st July 2012

Wadjemup Lighthouse Tour

Take the Bayseeker or ride your bike to Wadjemup Hill and experience the breathtaking 360 degree views from Wadjemup Lighthouse, the crystal sapphire Indian Ocean waters frame a stunning picture of the Island. This is also a unique opportunity to discover what goes on within the walls of a real working lighthouse.

The Lighthouse tour will commence at 11am and then every half hour till the last tour at 2:30pm.

Please check with the Visitor Centre each day as Lighthouse Tours are subject to availability.

Visit the friendly Rottnest Voluntary Guides at the Salt Store for more information.

Price:Wadjemup Lighthouse

Adult: $8.00
Concession: $6.00
Child: $3.50
Family (2 x 2): $16.00    Extra child:     $2.00

* Prices as of 1st July 2012                                         

Walking tours of Rottnest Island

Learn about Rottnest Island's history by taking a free walking tour with the Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association. Find out more about the Association by visiting the Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association website.

History of the Settlement

A free one hour guided history walk around the settlement. See where gaolers and ship pilots lived and worked. Discover why Rottnest became an Aboriginal 'open prison' in 1839.

Operates daily at 2pm.

Tour departs from the Salt store. Visit the friendly Rottnest Voluntary Guides at the Salt Store for more information.

Reefs, Wrecks and Daring Sailors

Pilots were stationed on Rottnest Island between 1848 and 1903 to guide ships safely around the Island's dangerous reefs. This free walk to the Bathurst Lighthouse involves enthralling tales of the exploits of the Pilots and crew on Rottnest. The tour incorporates the pilot crew accommodation, the boathouse and replica pilot boat.

Tours depart Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 11am.

Tour departs from the Salt store. Visit the friendly Rottnest Voluntary Guides at the Salt Store for more information.

Vlamingh Lookout and Salt Lakes Walk

Learn about the remarkable agriculture, industry and exports carried out by the early inhabitants of Rottnest. Walk past the Old Colonial Buildings of the Settlement on the way to the lookout. View the natural beauty of Rottnest and the salt lakes from this vantage point.

Departs Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 11am.

Tour departs from the Salt store. Visit the friendly Rottnest Voluntary Guides at the Salt Store for more information.

Quokka WalkQuokka Walk

Rottnest Island's famous marsupial, the quokka, is discovered in this informative walking tour. With an educational focus, this walk leads participants to the quokka's natural habitats and imparts some interesting facts about this iconic animal.

Departs daily at 1pm.

Tour departs from the Salt store. Visit the friendly Rottnest Voluntary Guides at the Salt Store for more information.                                              

Rottnest Adventure Tour

Prepare to discover a side of Rottnest Island that few get to see.  Explore Rottnest Island’s remote and wonderful coastline, secluded bays and beaches and experience encounters with rarely seen wildlife. Join us on the Eco Express for a 90 minute journey to the island’s wild side. Our hi-speed boat will complete a full circumnavigation (weather permitting) of Rottnest Island, offering passengers an unforgettable, entertaining and informative experience.

The waters off Rottnest Island are teeming with wildlife, including the majestic Humpback Whales during September to November and closer to home watch the delightful antics of the New Zealand Fur Seal colony out at Cathedral Rocks. You will also be taken on a journey through the island’s rich history including Aboriginal, European, military and colonial and social heritage.

This is the ultimate natural Rottnest adventure, with adaptive real time commentary. Your guides are motivated and passionate about the island and we are privileged to be able to showcase this side of Rottnest.

Rottnest Adventures operates seasonally from September to June with daily tours operating in the morning and afternoon.Eco Adventure Tour

Tour includes:

  • 90 minute Adventure Tour
  • Expert commentary by an experienced guide
  • See animals in their natural habitat
  • Cruise pristine bays and secluded beaches
  • Shared on-board use of binoculars
  • During September to November the Eco Express will venture out to the Whale Watching zone to observe the migrating Humpback and Southern Right Whales

Season Commences: Saturday 29 September 2012
Visit Rottnest Express for details.                                                    

Charter 1 Capella

Hop on board the Capella from Charter 1, a state of the art sailing catamaran now operating from Rottnest Island with a range of five exclusive tours offered to the public. Charter 1 also cater for group bookings and other functionsCapella Charter Boat

Season starts: 15 September 2012.     
Tours depart: Mon - Fri 11am, 1.15pm and 5.30pm
(Limited weekend departures - 11am and 1.15pm)

Charter 1 Snorkelling Tour

Climb on board the Capella and enjoy the amazing snorkelling Rottnest Island has to offer. Explore the amazing natural underwater sculptures alongside hundreds of fish without the hassle and crowds of the beach. Includes: Snorkelling Equipment; mask, snorkel and fins; snorkel guide, floatation aids as required and morning tea. Refreshments available onboard.

Tours depart: 11am Daily. Subject to availability, minimum numbers and weather conditions.
(Limited availability on weekends)
Departs from Main Ferry Jetty. Please arrive by 10.55 to board. Approximately 2 hour duration.
Price:
Adult: $68
Kids (below 12): $34
Concession: $48
Family (2x2): $148 

Charter 1 Eco Sail Adventure Tour / Whale Watching

Perfect for either a leisurely afternoon or an exhilarating sailing experience. You are welcome to do as much or as little as you want as we sail around to a secluded bay stopping to discover wildlife on the way. From September - November, Rottnest is visited by over 20,000 Humpback Whales (mainly mothers and calves) as they head south. They take their time in the waters around Rottnest, allowing their babies to grow strong and giving spectators an amazing opportunity to get up close to these gentle giants and observe their playful, entertaining behaviour. Being a sailing catamaran Capella is extremely stable and provides the perfect platform to glide along closely to these amazing animals.

We drop anchor at a sheltered bay for a refreshing swim where you may go for a paddle on our glass bottom kayaks or stand-up paddle board. Dropping our cargo net off the stern, recline in the water whilst Capella sails slowly back to Thomson Bay.

We often encounter pods of plaayful Dolphins, Sea Lions, Ospreys and other aquatic life on our Eco Sails. Refreshments available onboard.

Tours depart: 1.15pm Daily. Subject to availability, minimum numbers and weather conditions.
(Limited availability on weekends)
Departs from Main Ferry Jetty. Please arrive by 1.10pm to board. 2 hour duration.

Price:
Adult: $58
Kids (below 12): $29
Concession: $40
Family (2x2): $129

Charter 1 Twilight Sail Tour

Capella provides the best view of the setting sun over the magnificent Indian Ocean and Rottnest Island. Enjoy a chilled beverage and some nibbles as we sail off into the sunset - stopping for a refreshing dip for those wanting a quick cool down on balmy nights. Our cargo net is awaiting - imagine your very own salt water waterfall as we sail along into the sunset - with only the sounds of the breeze in the sails.

Tours depart: 5.30pm Monday - Thursday. Subject to availability, minimum numbers and weather conditions.
Departs from Main Ferry Jetty. Please arrive by 5.25pm to board. 1.5 hour duration.
Price:
Adult: $48
Concession: $40
Kids ( below 12): $29
Family (2x2): $129

Charter 1 Rottnest Ultimate 1 Day Package

Treat yourself to a Rottnest Ultimate day Package at $79.50 per person. This day package includes one day bike hire and your choice of a two hour Snorkel Tour on board the amazing sailing catamaran Capella (with morning tea and snorkelling equipment included) or a two hour Eco Cruise Adventure Sail (including Whale watching from September to December). Also provided is a Subway lunch including a 6 inch sub and standard drink. Please contact Rottnest Island Bike & Hire on 92925105 for bookings.

As an added option, Capella also offer Rottnests very own floating accommodation from $89 per person. Please call Capella on 0428 604 794 to enquire about accommodation.Capella Tours

Time:  Departs daily from the main jetty. Subject to availability and minimum numbers.

Prices:
Adult: $79.50
Child (under 12): $49.50
Family (2x2): $209                                             

Charter 1- Rottnest Escape 2 Day Package

Stay longer and pamper yourself on a Rottnest Escape two day package. Enjoy a Bayseeker bus pass for the whole day which takes you to all the finest beaches and bays around Rottnest. Also included is a Capella Twilight Cruise with a delicious Subway Pizza to enjoy the amazing sunset and a refreshing dip in the ocean, or drag in our famous cargo net.

On the following day, enjoy a whole day of bike and snorkel equipment hire along with a subway lunch. Please contact Rottnest Island Bike & Hire on 9292 5105 for bookings. 

As an added option, Capella also offer Rottnests very own floating accommodation from $89 per person. Please call Capella on 0428 604 794 to enquire about accommodation.

Time:  Departs daily from the small t-jetty on the northern side of the main jetty.

Tour Price: Adult: $98 

Omakase - Fully Escorted Island Tour

Let our knowledgeable and experienced Japanese speaking guide help you discover Rottnest Island. Choose either a Discovery Coach Tour or a full Day Bike Hire and complete your experience with a delicious lunch before returning to the mainland.

Tour includes:

  • Japanese Speaking Guide
  • Rottnest Island Admission Fee
  • Hotel transfers from most metropolitan hotels*
  • Return transfers to Rottnest Island with Rottnest
  • Island Admission Fee
  • Swan River Cruise with commentary (from Perth only)
  • Morning Tea / Afternoon Tea or Wine Tasting Service (from Perth only)
  • Lunch
  • Island Discovery Tour or Cycling 
                                   Fares          Ex Perth      Ex Fremantle
Adult Conc.Child
Adult Conc. Child
  $195 $195 $95
Omakase Bus Tour with Rottnest Lodge Lunch (OM1)   $175 $175 $90
Omakase Bike Tour with Rottnest Lodge Lunch (OM2)   $195 $195 $95   $175 $175 $90

 
Prices are inclusive of GST. Bookings Essential / Conditions Apply. Equipment hire will require a credit card imprint. Minimum of two passengers required.

* Pickups are only available for Perth 08:45am and Northport 10:00am departures.

Contact Information
Address C Shed Victoria Quay, Fremantle, 6160
Toll Free Phone +61 1300 467 688
Fax +61 08 9430 4036
Email bookings@rottnestexpress.com.au

Website http://www.rottnestexpress.com.au