FAQ

Can I take an e-bike to Rottnest?

Yes.

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 must either be returned home or to your vehicle.

When is final boarding for Rottnest Express?

Final boarding is 5 minutes prior to departure after which the vessel gangways are removed to ensure that the vessel departs by the stated time.

What time is the last ferry from Rottnest?

The last ferry from Rottnest Island depends on the day and the season. Please check the website for accurate and up-to-date information.

What are the best snorkeling spots to visit on Rottnest Island?

There are several great snorkeling spots to visit on Rottnest Island. Some of the best ones include The Basin, Little Salmon Bay, Parker Point, and Parakeet Bay. These spots offer clear water and an abundance of marine life, including colorful fish, coral formations, and even the occasional sea turtle. It’s important to note that some of these spots may require a bit of a walk or swim to reach, so be sure to check the conditions and plan accordingly.

Are there any age restrictions for hiring snorkeling gear on Rottnest Island?

There are no specific age restrictions for hiring snorkeling gear on Rottnest Island. However, children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult when snorkeling. It is also recommended that individuals have basic swimming skills before snorkeling.

Is it necessary to pre-book snorkeling gear hire on Rottnest island?

It is recommended to pre-book snorkeling gear hire on Rottnest Island, especially during peak season. This will ensure that you have the necessary equipment available for your preferred time and date. However, if you are visiting during the off-season, it may be possible to rent snorkeling gear on the day of your visit without pre-booking.

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.

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 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.

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.

What items can I take on board and what luggage facilities does Rottnest Express offer?

You can take small carry-on items such as backpacks, handbags, and camera bags on board the Rottnest Express ferry. Larger items such as suitcases and surfboards can be checked in and stored in the luggage hold of the ferry.

The Rottnest Island Authority also offers luggage storage facilities on the island for those who need to store their bags before check-in or after check-out. The luggage storage facility is located at the rear of the Rottnest Island Visitor Centre and is open from 7:30am to 6:00 pm daily. The cost of luggage storage is $10 per item, per day.

Please note that Rottnest Express do not have any luggage storage facilities available at the terminal or on the island.

Are there lockers on Rottnest Island?

Yes, Rottnest Island has lockers available for hire at various locations around the island. These lockers are convenient for visitors who want to store their belongings while they explore the island.

Where is b shed Fremantle?

B Shed is located in Fremantle, Western Australia. It is situated on Victoria Quay, adjacent to the Fremantle Passenger Terminal.

Where to park for Rottnest Express Ferry?

The Rottnest Express Ferry has several parking options available. The most convenient parking option is the dedicated car park located at Northport in Rous Head, which is a departure point for the Rottnest Express Ferry in Fremantle. This facility offers a secure carpark with over 400 spots suitable for day or extended stay travel at an affordable rate. Alternatively, for travel from B Shed there are several car parks located within walking distance of the B-Shed. It is important to note that parking availability can be limited during peak periods, so it is recommended to arrive early and plan travel accordingly.

How much is the ferry to Rottnest Island?

The price of your Rottnest Express journey depends on the departure location, day of the week and the season.

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