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Educational Tours FAQ 

Frequently Asked Questions about Educational Tours with Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association

Each school is entitled to one free educational tour. There are five educational tours to choose from:

  • Behind the Scenes (Tour by Bicycle) – a 90-minute guided bike ride across the island to develop an understanding of the sustainability systems of Wadjemup / Rottnest Island
  • Pioneers and Prisoners – a 50-minute guided walking tour in the settlement featuring stories of Wadjemup in the 1800s.
  • Reefs, Wrecks and Daring Sailors – a 50-minute guided walking tour in the settlement to discover the coastline-forming events and the exploration of early European vessels.
  • Bickley Battery Walk – a 50-minute guided walking tour of coastal views in Kingstown, including the military watchtower and stories from where they stand.
  • Wadjemup Museum – located behind the bakery in the settlement, experience a 30-minute guided tour through mixed media displays that tell the rich history of Wadjemup / Rottnest Island.

One booking is permitted per school and one type of tour per school. If the school group exceeds the maximum number of participants per tour (25), subsequent bookings of the same tour can be booked so that each child in the school group visiting Rottnest Island receives an educational tour experience. 

Yes. The maximum number of participants per tour (25) includes teachers and students.

Schools can re-book or amend tours for a new date within Term 3, 2024, subject to availability. To cancel or amend and re-book, the school will need to email [email protected]

No. You will need to hire your bikes from Pedal & Flipper Hire. Refer to the Overnight Camp Subsidy Bike Hire FAQ for more information. 

Your tour booking confirmation email will include a meeting location of either the RVGA Information Booth, Wadjemup Museum or Kingstown Barracks areas. These areas are highlighted on the Island Map here