Rottnest Island – Grand Island Tour
Please note: The Captain Hussey Train will be undergoing scheduled maintenance until further notice. The tour will operate as usual via a coach instead of the train until maintenance has been completed.
Rottnest – WA’s most beautiful Island is just 19 kilometres off Perth’s coastline. Upgrade your basic ferry ride to include the most comprehensive guided tour of the island.
Tour Code: GIT, REX-FE-GIT, RFF-DR-GIT, REX-PE-GIT, SL-DR-GIT (depending on departure point)
Tour commences with a unique historic train ride
2.30pm, 3.30pm (approximately)
At the Main Bus Settlement, Thompson Bay
Coach & Ferry
Light sandwich lunch and cookie
- Tour Highlights
WA’s most beautiful island believed to have been separated from the mainland approximately 7,000 years ago is made up of six major habitats – coastal, salt lakes, brackish swamps, woodlands, heath and settled areas. Visit this iconic destination and be amazed by the breath-taking scenery and attractions.
The Rottnest Island Quokkas are world renowned as the happiest animal on Earth, standing at just 12 inches tall these adorable animals are truly an icon of the island and will be sure to put a smile on your dial!
When on the island, a must do activity is to explore the many salt lakes that occupy approximately 10 per cent of the area. Notable ones include Lake Baghdad, Lake Vincent, Herschel Lake, Garden Lake, Government House Lake and Serpentine Lake. These lakes are permanent and are always accessible all year around, other notable lakes that may dry up throughout the summer period include Pink Lake, Lake Sirius, Lake Negri and the twin Pearse Lakes. These salt lake are known to turn pink as a result of the interaction between the algae and salt that grows in the water. When the right mixture of salt and sunlight interact with the algae a red pigment known as beta carotene is accumulated resulting in the pink tinge to the water.
Henrietta Rocks is an iconic landmark of Rottnest Island and is commonly used as a lookout for a picturesque view of the island. From here visitors can see Dyer Island, the wreck of the Shark and Parker Point. The most notable of these sights is the wreck of the Shark located only a few metres of the shore.
Oliver Hill Gun Fortification and Tunnels
This attraction is a significant icon representing the defence of Australia during World War II. Over the years it has been highlighted as a significant heritage site and features the defence facilities and mechanism that were in place to defend major Australian ports overwhelmed by warships during the war. Whilst on the Grand Island Tour you will have the opportunity to discover the hidden secrets of this attraction through a guided tour.
A spectacular location most commonly used for whale watching in the winter and spring season. On this tour you will have the opportunity to uncover this stunning location and marvel at the amazingly wild and rugged scenery.
Visit spectacular Rottnest Island, the “Emerald Isle in a Sea of Sapphire”, only 19 kilometres off the mainland coast. Join the most comprehensive guided tour of the island allowing you to explore the stunning beauty of this A-Class natural reserve in air-conditioned comfort, taking in the amazing fauna and flora of the island, stunning beaches, woodlands and incredible salt lakes – commencing with a unique historic train ride.
This 4-hour all-inclusive island tour takes in all of Rottnest’s must-see locations featuring the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, Oliver Hill Gun Fortification and Tunnels and the majestic look-out point at the rugged Cathedral Rocks and Cape Vlamingh.
All major habitats are covered on this amazing tour, including Rottnest’s cultural and historical heritage ranging from maritime and military history right up to future developments. Finish the day by exploring the island settlement or enjoy a drink at the Rottnest Quokka Arms Pub.
There is no accommodation on this tour.
Below prices are valid until 31 March 2020:
Purchase the Grand Island Tour (GIT) separately (excludes ferry costs):
- Adult $79
- Concession $74
- Child $59
Depart ex Fremantle with Rottnest Express (REX-FE-GIT)
- Adult $148
- Concession $138
- Child $97
Depart ex Hillarys with Rottnest Fast Ferries (RFF-DR-GIT)
- Adult $180
- Concession N/A
- Child $120
Depart ex Perth with Rottnest Express (REX-PE-GIT)
- Adult $180
- Concession N/A
- Child $111
Depart ex Fremantle with Sealink (SL-DR-GIT)
- Adult $146.50
- Concession $137.50
- Child $94
PLEASE NOTE: All bookings will be pending confirmation as this is a Third Party Product. Reconfirmation of availability will be provided within 24hrs of booking.
Hillarys Boat Harbour departure operated by Rottnest Fast Ferries; Perth and Fremantle departures operated by Rottnest Express, Fremantle departure operated by Sealink. Prices subject to change due to government landing fee and operator price increases. Please advise of any dietary requirements.
Please note | For this tour we recommend that passengers have a reasonable level of fitness to make the most of the experiences on offer. All bookings will be pending confirmation as this is a Third Party Product. Reconfirmation of availability will be provided within 24hrs of booking.