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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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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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

Departure Point

2 Barrack St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

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

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

1 Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia

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

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Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

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.

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.
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.

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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


182 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Disorganised and lots of waiting
, Jan 2022
We got the bike and snorkel included, although when we checked in at the ferry terminal, they didn’t say anything about the bikes. When I asked about it, they said Viator haven’t included in my booking and we had to wait around for 20 minutes while they tried to find some bikes on another boat arriving later. When we got there, there was no explanation of where to get the snorkel gear, the visitor centre sent us to another place who pointed us back to the jetty to pick it up from the Rottnest express team. So even though we arrived at rottnest at 10:35, we didn’t really get going until 11:45. If I could do it again, I would hire the bike and snorkel gear from the other shop on the island.
Friendly staffs, easy and...
, Dec 2021
Friendly staffs, easy and clear to understand. Help full. Beautiful island. Big lunch at Karma resort. Happy introduction for friends and family enjoy it.
Rotty is a beautiful island
, Dec 2021
You booked us children bikes not good It took 30mins to sort out while they found adult bikes off a different boat.
Breath taking island!
, Dec 2021
The island is amazing! The staff were so friendly and accommodating! (Even when our bicycles were locked together lol) Not much time left after lunch to explore the island, would definitely do an overnight stay to not feel rushed.
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

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