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Book a ferry to Rottnest Island, and your mate goes free

Ferry travel is more fun with friends

Ferry departures from more locations, more often

Book a trip to Perth’s ultimate day trip destination – Rottnest Island. There’s nothing quite like getting away from it all with your mates, having some time off work, and getting in holiday mode with nothing to do aside from relaxing.

For a limited time, you can book a ferry to Rottnest Island, and your mate can go with you – for free!*

We’ve made it easy. Start by entering your travel details, use promo code TAKEAMATE, then select from the ‘Red Hot Deals’ column for your take a mate for free offer.


*Conditions apply.

Experience it all with ferry and bike hire

Explore Rottnest Island at your leisure - by bicycle!

Don’t own a bike but keen to leisurely explore the wonders of Rotto?

When you book a ferry and bike hire package, your bike will be waiting for you at the jetty when you arrive. With no cars to worry about, you can safely explore the island’s roads and pathways at your leisure.

Cycle out to lighthouses, secluded bays and beaches, stop for a picnic and count quokkas as you go. From a ‘lap of the map’ to a short ride, cycling Rottnest is a great day out.

Book one Experience Day Tour Package and get one free.* Use promo code TAKEAMATE. Conditions apply.

Discover more with a ferry and bus tour package

See the whole of Rottnest in a day with a return ferry trip combined with a full-island bus tour

This 90-minute bus tour visits the island’s most spectacular locations, with insightful commentary shining a light on Rotto’s unique flora, fauna, history and culture.

The bus stops at two key vantage points – Wadjemup lighthouse and the rugged West End – where passengers can hop off, take a short walk and soak up the views. You might even meet a quokka or two along the way.

Book one Discover Bus Tour Package and get one free.* Use promo code TAKEAMATE. Conditions apply.

Terms and Conditions

  • The “Take a Mate for Free” promotional offer is valid for one free adult or concession same day return ferry fare for each purchase of a full priced adult same day return ferry fare.
  • Bookings must be made during the promotional period from 17 May 2021 to 28 May 2021 for travel to the Island between 21 May 2021 and 24 September 2021.
  • Promotion applies to a same day, return ferry services from Fremantle (Northport and B Shed Terminals).
  • The free fare must be for travel on the same day as the full priced fare.
  • A maximum of one ‘Take a Mate for Free’ fare can be purchased in any one transaction and is not applicable with any other offer.
  • Promotion applies to Ferry only, Rottnest Express Experience and Discover day tour packages.
  • The Rottnest Island Authority Admission Fee is payable for the full priced adult same day return ferry fare.
  • Fares are subject to availability, limited seats and are not valid with any other promotional offer.
  • Block out days apply including but not limited to Western Australian Public Holidays and Western Australian School Holidays.
  • Only valid for new bookings. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Valid for direct online bookings only.
  • Fares are non-refundable and non-transferable (can be cancelled and the credit used towards a full fare).
  • Standard booking conditions apply. Visit Rottnest Express Booking Terms and Conditions.
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