Rottnest Island Tours
Explore Rottnest Island on the Discovery Tour. The island's popular coach tour 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. Price:
Family (2 x 2): $72.00 Extra Child: $7.50
* Prices as of 1st July 2013
Oliver Hill Train 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. Tickets available at the Visitor Centre.
Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel Tour
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.
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.
Price: Adult: $8.00 Concession: $6.00
Family (2 x 2): $16.00 Extra child: $2.00
* Prices as of 1st July 2012
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.
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.
Visit http://www.rottnestexpress.com.au/jp for current prices and more information. Contact Information
- Japanese Speaking Guide
- Rottnest Island Admission Fee
- Morning hotel transfers from most metropolitan hotels
- Swan River Cruise with commentary (from Perth only)
- Island Discovery Tour or Cycling
Address B Shed Victoria Quay, Fremantle, 6160
Phone 1300 467 688 or +61 8 9432 0890
Fax +61 08 9430 4036
Coming soon! Segway Tours on Rottnest Island.
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 segwaytourswa.com.au or call 1300 80 81 80. We are located at the historic Kingston Barracks.