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Quokka Coaches Bus Tours

Take in spectacular views from the comfort of your seat. The best of Wadjemup / Rottnest Island can be explored by bus.

Quokka Coaches operate insightful tours and convenient shuttle services around the island to connect you where you need to go.

Enjoy Wadjemup at your own pace with a scenic bus ride, jumping on and off at 19 different stops around the island. Stops along the way include iconic beaches, bays and attractions, like Wadjemup Lighthouse and the wild West End.

Prefer to explore with the commentary of a knowledgeable guide? Join one of Quokka Coaches’ tour groups. In the comfort of an air-conditioned bus, you’ll be taken to all the island’s highlights, including Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, Cape Vlamingh and the expansive lookout point at Cathedral Rocks. All major habitats are covered on these two tours, which vary in duration and detail to suit the island experience you’re seeking.

Tickets are available for purchase online or from the ticket kiosk at Main Bus Stop between the hours of 8:30 am and 3 pm every day.

For more information, visit the Quokka Coaches website.

  • Accessible options available

Current Offers

Rottnest Fast Ferries
Kids Free Ferry & Bus Package
Expires Aug 2024
Kids travel free on Rottnest Fast Ferries and the Quokka Coaches Island Explorer bus this winter, so you can bring the whole family for less.
Bike & Bus Package
Expires Aug 2024
Ride until you’re tired with bike pick up and one-way bus transfer.
Rottnest Seasonal Transport Pass
Expires Jun 2026
Purchase a Rottnest Seasonal Transport Pass and receive 12 trips on the Island Explorer or Accommodation Shuttle bus for just $114 for adults, or $64 for kids.

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Beautiful bays and beaches

Comfort and convenience

Iconic attractions

Scenic views

Tours on offer

Island Explorer Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus

This service allows you to explore at your own pace, with the opportunity to jump on and off at 19 different stops around the island.

Service operates daily between 8:40 am to 3 pm (at 20-minute intervals).

To see a list of all Island Explorer stops and the current timetable, head to the Quokka Coaches website.

Note that the Island Explorer is not a tour and the bus driver does not provide commentary.

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Bayseeker Island Tour

This 1.75-hour tour connects you to the best of Wadjemup. All major habitats are covered, including cultural and historical heritage, plus many beautiful bays and beaches.

Tour departs daily at 11:15 am and 1:45 pm.


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Grand Island Tour

This in-depth 4-hour tour (by historic train and bus) takes you to all the island’s iconic attractions. It also explores major habitats and delves deeper into Wadjemup’s maritime, colonial and military history, with ample time to stop for a light lunch (provided).

Tour departs daily at 11:30 am.

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Accommodation Shuttle Services

Shuttle services to accommodation around the island operate on the following schedule, with stops at Thomson Bay, Geordie Bay, Rottnest Island Airport and Kingstown:

  • Sunday to Thursday between 7:45 am and 6 pm (at 30-minute intervals)
  • Friday and Saturday between 7:45 am and 7 pm (at 30-minute intervals)

To see a list of all Island Explorer stops and the current timetable, head to the Quokka Coaches website.

Note that the Accommodation Shuttle Service is not a tour and the driver does not provide commentary.

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Where to find Quokka Coaches

All tours and services depart from the main bus stop, just a short walk from the main jetty.