Bike Hire

From $35 PP
Couple looking out to beach from bikes on Rottnest Island

Bike hire

With sunny days, easy-going terrain and many miles of roads and trails to explore, Rottnest is a bike-riders’ paradise. Pre-book your bike with your ferry ticket: it will travel with you and be waiting for you on the jetty when you arrive. Rottnest Express offers bikes for kids and adults, with helmets and locks included.

A limited number of baby seats, child trailers (can hold up to 45kgs) and cargo trailers are also available for hire.

  • Children can travel in bike trailers and in baby seats when they are able to support their heads unaided – usually between the ages of 12 and 18 months.
  • Child trailers can carry two children up to 4 years of age, maximum of 45kg total.
  • Baby seats can carry one child, maximum of 22kg total.
  • Height restrictions apply. Children with an upper body (torso) height exceeding 595mm are not able to use trailer.

Booking Your Bike

  1. Simply pre book your hire bike by adding it to your ferry or day tour booking.
  2. Your hire bike will travel on your chosen ferry service and you can collect it with your helmet when you disembark at Rottnest Island, ride straight off and enjoy the breathtaking ocean views!
  3. When its time to leave the Island please bring your hire bike back down to the ferry with you and the Rottnest Express crew will load it onto the ferry before you hop on!

Bike types

Child Bike (recommended for children 4–7 years old)

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Child hire bike

Adult Bike

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Adult hire bike

Adult Bike with Baby Seat

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Adult bike with baby seat

Adult Bike with Child Trailer

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Adult Bike with Child Trailer

Adult Bike with Cargo Trailer

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Adult Bike with Cargo Trailer

Bike Hire Prices

Bike Hire Prices

Model Wheel Size Suit Age 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days 6 Days 7 Days 8 Days 9 Days 10 Days
Adult Bike 26" 14+ $36 $54 $72 $90 $108 $126 $144 $162 $180 $198
Child Bike 20" 4 to 7 $18 $28.50 $39 $49.50 $60 $70.50 $81 $91.50 $101 $112.50
Adult Bike with Child Trailer $53 $75 $100 $125 $150 $175 $200 $225 $250 $275
Adult Bike with Cargo Trailer $53 $75 $100 $125 $150 $175 $200 $225 $250 $275
Adult Bike (inc Baby Seats) 26" 14+ $41 $51 $68 $85 $102 $119 $136 $153 $170 $187
* Please note there is a $5 holiday surcharge per bike during peak travel periods in December and January

BYO Bike

You can also bring your own bike for a charge of $20, simply add bike freight to your booking.

Due to the limitations of loading bicycles on board the vessel, only bicycles that are within the specifications listed can be loaded and are loaded subject to availability.

Height – No higher than 1.3 metres

Length – No longer than 1.8 metres

Width – Total width of the bike must be no wider than 45cm

Weight – No heavier than 22kg

Electric bicycles must meet the specifications and batteries must be removed from the electric bike. Where a battery cannot be removed, the electric bike will not be permitted to go on the ferry. Bicycles that exceed any of these specifications cannot be loaded on any Rottnest Express vessel. Should you not be able to remove your battery, Rottnest Express cannot take possession of the item and it must either be returned home or to your vehicle. 

BYO Bike Pricing

Model Luggage Cost
Any $20
Electric Bike (with battery removed) $20

Some Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need a bike on Rottnest Island?

Yes, having a bike is highly recommended on Rottnest Island as it is the best way to explore the island. The island is car-free and there are limited public transport options, so biking is the most convenient and enjoyable way to get around. You can bring your own bike on the ferry or rent one on the island.

How much to hire a bike on Rottnest Island?

The cost of hiring a bike on Rottnest Island varies depending on the duration of the rental and the type of bike. Generally, prices start from $36 for adults and $18 for children for a full-day rental. It’s recommended to check with the the website for current pricing and availability.

How long to bike around Rottnest Island?

The distance around Rottnest Island is approximately 22 kilometers, and the terrain is relatively flat, so it typically takes around 1.5 to 2 hours to bike around the island, depending on your fitness level and how often you stop to take in the beautiful scenery.

How hard is it to bike around Rottnest Island?

Rottnest Island offers an ideal cycling experience, boasting well-maintained paved roads, clear signage, and mostly level terrain. The absence of private vehicles, except for a few necessary commercial vehicles and a tourist bus, further enhances the island’s appeal for cyclists. Considering these factors, embarking on a day-long adventure to explore the entirety of Rottnest Island by bike is entirely achievable.

We had a lovely experience on our return ferry trip. We got there early so that we had an outdoor seat at the back of the boat. The weather was lovely and we saw dolphins on a couple of occasions. It was a smooth ride through the river and then a speedy trip through the ocean to Rottnest. The ferry timings worked well as we had most of the day to enjoy on Rottnest. The crew were friendly and helpful. It also helped that there were snacks and drinks on board. Lovely sitting out in the fresh air, having a beverage and watching the sunset.
VacayEDay, TripAdvisor

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