Rottnest Island – Island Explorer Bus Service
Rottnest Island – WA’s most beautiful island is 19 kilometres off Perth’s coastline.
Tour Code: IE
Daily at various times
Ferry transport not included
- 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.
The island is surrounded by stunning limestone coral reefs believed to have grown approximately 100,000 years ago. Whilst on the island be sure to explore these beautiful reefs fed by the warm Leeuwin current and discover the many species of marine life that call this area home.
Rottnest Island is approximately 11 kilometres long and 4.5 kilometres at its widest point. It is believed that Rottnest Island separated from the mainland 7,000 years ago and is now the largest of a chain of islands off the coast of Perth. The stunning environment of 63 secluded beaches and 20 bays, crystal clear water, fascinating and colourful history, quokkas and all the “Colours of Rottnest” can be seen on the Island Explorer Hop On/Hop Off service.
Upgrade your basic ferry ride and experience the beauty of Rottnest Island on board the easy and convenient Island Explorer bus service.
This service allows you to enjoy the spectacular views as you explore the whole island in air-conditioned comfort. It also includes the fantastic option of hopping on and off at any location on the island throughout the day; this means that you can take the opportunity to discover the beauty of the island at your own pace without the worry of finding transport back to the main settlement.
Please see Island Explorer Timetable below.
There is no accommodation on this tour.
Below prices are valid until 31 March 2020:
- Adult $20
- Concession $15
- Child $15
The Island Explorer accepts the Companion Card. Cardholders present their card when booking or purchasing a ticket and we will recognise the Companion Card and issue the cardholder with a second ticket for their companion at no charge.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a hat and your camera, we also recommend bringing sunscreen. This service departs from Rottnest Island and ferry transport is not included in the itinerary.