Discover Rottnest

Ferry & Discover Bus Tour From $134 PP

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

Our fully air-conditioned bus – one of the few vehicles permitted on Rottnest Island is a perfectly comfortable way to experience the beauty of this rugged isle.
This 90-minute tour visits the island’s most spectacular locations, with insightful commentary from your tour guide shining a light on Rotto’s unique flora, fauna, history and culture.
The bus tour makes one stop at Cape Vlamingh, also known as the 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.

Whales can often be seen from here in season and wildlife such as Bottlenose Dolphins, Ospreys and other birds are frequent visitors to this spectacular part of the island.
The tour continues along the northern coastline passing the famous salt lakes near the end of our journey to Discover Rottnest.

Highlights & Inclusions

Highlights & Inclusions

  • Scenic return ferry ride to Rottnest Island, from either Fremantle or Perth
  • Swan River cruise with commentary (Perth departures only)
  • 90-minute air-conditioned bus tour of the whole island
  • Expert commentary on island ecology, culture and history
  • Discover historic sights, lighthouses and coastline, surrounded by gorgeous island scenery
  • Spy some island wildlife, including quokkas
  • Compulsory Rottnest Island admission fee

Free Self-Guided Tour App available now!

We have recently launched a new multi‐lingual mobile app to complement the 90‐minute Discover Bus Tour operated by Rottnest Express and is now available in Japanese and Mandarin (simplified Chinese). This app is free to download and we recommend downloading prior to commencing the tour.

How do I download the app?

  1. Search Rottnest Express in the Apple store or Google Play store on your Android or iPhone
  2. Or download the Rottnest Express App by using the links below!
  3. Once the app has completed downloading, open the app to select your preferred language
  4. Download your preferred tour and ensure you enable location monitoring and show location alerts
  5. Take your seat on the bus, plug in your headphones and press “start tour” as soon as the tour commences
  6. The app is geo-triggered to each location on the island so you can sit back, relax as you learn about the beautiful Rottnest Island

Please note our Discover Bus Tour is also fully commentated in English by one of our knowledgeable tour guides. If you are downloading the app, please remember to bring a pair of headphones that are required on the bus if you’re using the app.

It’s a very beautiful place! All the places are picture perfect, and the views are just stunning! If it’s your first time going there, it’s highly recommended to take the bus travelling from end to end. The bus ride itself takes one hour to finish, and the tour guide will actually give you some insight of the entire island’s history. A must go to place!

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