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Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island Tours

For current bus schedules and tour times, download the current Essential Guide or pick one up from the Visitor Centre on arrival.

Island Explorer

Explore the Island with this fun convenient multi-purpose service. Purchase your all day tickets at the Visitor Centre and enjoy the ride. Jump off at your favourite bay, climb the lighthouse, visit West End or kick back and enjoy the ride and spectular views. Weekend, Holiday, Annual and Boaties Passes also available. Speak to the friendly team at the Visitor Centre upon arrival, or call (08) 9372 9730.

1-Day Price:
Adult: $20.00
Concession: $16.00
Child: $12.00
Family (2 x 2): $50.00     Extra Child: $5.00
One Way: $10.00

* Prices as of 16th Dec 2013                         

Oliver Hill Train Ride

Enjoy a train ride from the Settlement Railway Station to Oliver Hill on the Island’s 64-seat Captain Hussey train, where you can admire the beauty of the Island’s south-side. Tickets available at the Visitor Centre.

Adult: $20.00
Concession: $16.00
Child: $13.00
Family (2 x 2): $41.00    Extra child:     $5.00

* Prices as of 1st September 2014          

Oliver Hill Gun and Tunnels Tour

Now re-opened after important conservation works to the nationally significant defence heritage sites at Oliver Hill. Enjoy a Mini Island Tour taking in highlights of the island's south-side on the way to inspect the restored World War II 9.2 inch gun and maze of underground tunnels. Find out why guns were installed on Rottnest Island and how they operated. One hour tour operates daily at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. Tickets available at Oliver Hill and the Visitor Centre.

Adult: $9.00
Concession: $7.00
Child: $4.00
Family (2 x 2): $20.00    Extra child:     $2.00

* Prices as of 1st September 2014          

Oliver Hill Gun and Tunnels Tour PLUS Train Ride

Adult: $29.00
Concession: $22.50
Child: $16.50
Family (2 x 2): $62.00    Extra child:     $7.50

* Prices as of 1st September 2014   

Wadjemup Lighthouse Tour

Take the Island Explorer bus service 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.

Adult: $9.00
Concession: $7.00
Child: $4.00
Family (2 x 2): $20.00    Extra child:     $2.00

* Prices as of 1st September 2014                                                                              

Free Walking Tours and Trails

You can take off by yourself to explore at your own leisure or join The Rottnest Voluntary Guides who run lots of free guided walks in and around the settlement. Learn about Rottnest Island's rich, interesting and sometimes tragic history of prisons, ship wrecks and daring sailors. Full listing of walking tours here

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
  • 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: September 2013
Visit Rottnest Express for details.                                              

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
  • Morning hotel transfers from most metropolitan hotels
  • Swan River Cruise with commentary (from Perth only)
  • Lunch
  • Island Discovery Tour or Cycling 
Visit for current prices and more information.

Contact Information

Address B Shed Victoria Quay, Fremantle, 6160
Phone 1300 467 688 or +61 8 9432 0890
Fax +61 08 9430 4036



WA Segway Tours

It’s time to get on board a Segway! Explore Rottnest Island's breathtaking scenery and natural beauty on your own revolutionary set of wheels.

Segway Tours WA will lead you on a journey of discovery and exploration into Rottnest's most hidden treasures. Entertain all your senses as you glide effortlessly around this magnificent island rich with history and diversity.  

Be one of the first people to enjoy this exciting, eco-friendly adventure. Gliding on a Segway is easy to learn and you'll quickly be on your way to experiencing Western Australia's iconic island. We provide informative safe, fun tours from 12 years of age and above. If you just wish to experience a ride on a Segway, please visit our Segway Experience Zone on the Island. 

We’ll take you places while you’re standing still!

Find us at or call 1300 80 81 80. We are located at the historic Kingstown Barracks.