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Rottnest Island Day Trip by Ferry & Adventure Boat Tour

1. Rottnest Island Day Trip by Ferry & Adventure Boat Tour

Enjoy a full-day adventure to Rottnest Island from Perth or Fremantle with ferry transfers, a 1.5-hour adventure boat tour, and free time to explore.  When booking, select your ferry departure location, either Perth or Fremantle. From Perth, you’ll enjoy a scenic 1-hour cruise with live commentary along the Swan River to Fremantle before heading to the island. Alternatively, join the ferry at Fremantle for just the 25-minute ride to Rottnest Island. Then embark on a 1.5-hour wildlife thrill ride aboard a purpose-built, high-powered vessel for the adventure of a lifetime.  This is the ultimate natural Rottnest adventure, with adaptive real-time commentary. Your guides are motivated and passionate about the island and feel privileged to be able to showcase this side of Rottnest. Your tour will take you on a complete circumnavigation of Rottnest Island, weather permitting. The experience will be an unforgettable, entertaining, and informative one. The waters off Rottnest Island are teeming with wildlife, including majestic humpback whales who visit the area from September-November. Watch the delightful antics of the New Zealand fur seal colony out at Cathedral Rocks.  After your tour, you have free time on the island to explore independently. You could perhaps rent a bike (at your own cost) or go swimming off one of the white-sand beaches before catching the return ferry back to Perth or Fremantle.

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From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

2. From Perth or Fremantle: Rottnest Island Ferry and Bus Tour

Explore the stunning beauty of Rottnest Island on a day trip with return ferry transfers from Fremantle or Perth. While there, enjoy an included 1-hour 45-minute bus tour in air-conditioned comfort and listen to live commentary as you discover the island's flora, fauna, and must-see locations. When booking, select your departure location from either Perth or Fremantle. If you depart from Perth, enjoy a Swan River scenic cruise past Fremantle and onward to Rottnest Island. Alternatively, board the ferry in Fremantle and enjoy the 35-minute journey to Rottnest Island. Upon arrival on the island, hop on board your bus tour. During the tour, take in Rottnest's amazing flora and fauna, including beaches, woodlands, and salt lakes. Learn about the island's colonial and maritime history from the live commentary, too. The bus tour covers all of Rottnest’s must-see locations, including the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, the majestic lookout point at the rugged Cathedral Rocks, and Cape Vlamingh. Afterward, you will have free time to explore the island at your own leisure, before boarding your return ferry.

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From Perth: Swan Valley Cruise, Winery, Cheese & Lunch

3. From Perth: Swan Valley Cruise, Winery, Cheese & Lunch

Take a seat and revel in the beautiful Swan River on the only cruise in Australia that departs from a capital city and delivers you to the doorstep of an award-winning wine region. On your upstream journey along the Swan River, enjoy complimentary tea and coffee with freshly baked muffins, accompanied by a guided premium Western Australian wine tasting and cheese board selection. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch at the winery of your choice accompanied by a glass of wine, beer, or soft drink. On the return, delicious cake and all-inclusive wines are waiting for you on board, live entertainment follows as you cruise the beautiful upper reaches of the Swan River back to Perth.

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Rottnest Island All-Inclusive Day Tour from Perth

4. Rottnest Island All-Inclusive Day Tour from Perth

See the best of Rottnest Island on this full-day, all-inclusive tour of Western Australia's most beautiful island, just 19 kilometers off the coast of Perth.  Begin your day at Hillary's Boat Harbor in Perth, where you can explore the harbor and savor a delicious morning tea before traveling to Rottnest Island. You will get there on a lightning-fast ocean crossing aboard the local partner's high-speed ferries. It is recommended to arrive at Hillary's Boat Harbor at 09:00 for the 10:00 ferry departure.  Then, discover everything this beautiful island has to offer on a 3.5-hour all-inclusive fully guided bus tour. Explore the stunning beauty of this A Class reserve in air-conditioned comfort, taking in the amazing fauna and flora of the island, stunning beaches, woodlands, and incredible salt lakes - all ending in a unique historic train ride. Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch as part of the bus tour.  On the bus tour, you will visit all of Rottnest's must-see locations including the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta rocks, Oliver Hill gun fortification and tunnels, Cape Vlamingh, and the majestic lookout point at Cathedral Rocks. Learn all about the major natural habitats found on the island, as well as about Rottnest's cultural and historical heritage from maritime to military, and what future developments are planned for this beautiful spot.  When you're ready, return to Perth by ferry. The last ferry departs Rottnest at approximately 16:30.

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Swan Valley: Full-Day Wine Tour with Lunch

5. Swan Valley: Full-Day Wine Tour with Lunch

Join this tour for a memorable day in the Swan Valley enjoying the many great wines and produce the valley has to offer. If you are looking for a quality tour with a knowledgeable guide, join this tour. The day tour includes: • Pick-up and drop off at locations listed below in comfortable air conditioned vehicles • Wine tasting at 4 very different and first class wineries • Savoring a delicious cheeseboard with our wine tasting at one of the wineries • A scrumptious lunch at a winery • A complimentary glass of wine included with lunch • Chocolate samples at the Margaret River Chocolate Factory • Decadent chocolate liqueurs & fine foods at Providore • Beer tasting at a local micro brewery Everything listed above is included in the tour price. Please note that the supplier picks up from Perth CBD (9.50am), Crown Casino (10.00am) and The Swan Valley Visitor Cenere, Guildford (10.15am) - options can be chosen when booking. Please also advise of any special dietary requirements.

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Perth: Full Day Swan Valley Cruise & Wine Tasting With Lunch

6. Perth: Full Day Swan Valley Cruise & Wine Tasting With Lunch

Indulge yourself on a full-day exploration of the Swan Valley in Western Australia. Located at the upper reaches of the Swan River, the region is a wine lover’s paradise, full of boutique wineries. It was the birthplace of viticulture during the early days of settlement in Western Australia. You will enjoy a leisurely river cruise from Perth along the calm Swan River, to the celebrated fertile Swan Valley. You will be welcomed on board with a morning tea, then wine tastings with a selection of cheese and biscuits.   Your boat will be the airline style, fully air-conditioned River Lady with an open bow area. Enjoy the Captain’s commentary and learn the art of wine tasting with wine, selected from one of Western Australia’s notable wineries while you relax and enjoy the scenery. Upon completion of your cruise you will be met by your coach driver and will embark on a driving tour of the Valley with visits to 2 boutique wineries and 2 breweries. Western Australia’s oldest wine region, the area is also rich with artisan food producers, including nougat and chocolate makers. You will visit an assortment of traditional and modern wineries, sampling the best the Swan Valley has to offer as you go. Stop off at a microbrewery for a refreshing ale with wedges. The entire trip is a food and wine lover’s dream ticket, combining wine, cheese, beer and chocolate tasting in a relaxed and informal setting. You will be served a scrumptious set lunch at Homestead Brewery, complete with a complimentary glass of wine, beer or cider. Move on to a chocolate tasting and truffle tasting at the boutique Margaret River Chocolate Company. The 8-hour tour with an English-speaking guide will tantalize your taste buds and tickle your palette. On the return coach journey you can take advantage of free drop-offs in Perth, Burswood or historic Guildford.

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Rottnest Island Ferry & Bike Trip from Perth or Fremantle

7. Rottnest Island Ferry & Bike Trip from Perth or Fremantle

Experience Rottnest Island at your leisure on a day trip with roundtrip fast ferry transfers and bike hire from Perth or Fremantle all included.  When booking, select your ferry departure location, either Perth or Fremantle. Depart from Perth at 8:30 am and enjoy a scenic 1-hour ferry ride with live commentary along the Swan River to Fremantle before heading to the island. Alternatively, join the ferry at Fremantle for just the 25-minute ride to Rottnest Island. When you arrive at Rottnest Island, explore independently as you cycle from the jetty. You’ll see the breathtaking views going past secluded bays and beaches. Feel the breeze in your hair as you cycle around the 11km long by 4km wide island.  Visit the bays on the south to avoid the easterly winds and make your way to the Basin, Parakeet Bay and Little Armstrong Bay on the south west in the afternoon. It takes approximately 3.5 hours to ride around the island and there is no drinking water or food available outside the Thomson Bay and Geordie Bay settlement areas so pack up your supplies – water, lunch, sun cream, swimsuit, towel and camera, and off you go on a journey to paradise! Return ferry from Rottnest departs at 4:25 pm and stops at B Shed Fremantle and continues to Barrack Street Perth. 

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From Perth: Rottnest Island Ferry & Bus Tour

8. From Perth: Rottnest Island Ferry & Bus Tour

Enjoy a full-day adventure to Rottnest Island with ferry transfers from Perth or Fremantle, a 1.5-hour discovery bus tour, and free time to explore.  When booking, select your ferry departure location, either Perth or Fremantle. From Perth, you’ll enjoy a scenic 1-hour cruise with live commentary along the Swan River to Fremantle before heading to the island. Alternatively, join the ferry at Fremantle for just the 25-minute ride to Rottnest Island.  Then embark on a 1.5-hour discovery bus tour where you will circumnavigate the whole Island and see all of its great sites and views. Relax on the air conditioned bus and enjoy the beauty and splendor of Rottnest Island's natural landscape. The passionate and knowledgeable guides will share with you all the best stories of the Island. It has a rich cultural and social history and you will get their expert interpretation.  After your tour, you have free time on the island to explore independently. You could perhaps rent a bike (at your own cost) or go swimming off one of the white-sand beaches before catching the return ferry back to Perth or Fremantle.

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From Perth: Swan Valley Winery & Brewery Day Tour With Lunch

9. From Perth: Swan Valley Winery & Brewery Day Tour With Lunch

Experience a full day of indulgence as you sample the best of Swan Valley on a full-day winery tour. You will enjoy the regions amazing boutique beers and premium wines, as well as mouthwatering chocolate and cheese  - so don’t plan on a big dinner for later! Your tour includes wine tasting at 4 boutique wineries, and a visit to 2 boutique breweries, a mouthwatering cheeseboard and chocolate and truffle tasting at a chocolate company. You will also be treated to a scrumptious set lunch at Homestead Brewery, complete with a complimentary glass of wine, beer or cider. Complimentary photo service provided.

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Perth: HALO by Twilight Tour

10. Perth: HALO by Twilight Tour

Experience Perth’s newest attraction, HALO - a world-class experience from on top of the World's most beautiful stadium. Safe yet exhilarating, after completing 78 steps up to the roof, you'll be rewarded with unique city views, and get to take a break in the highest seats Optus Stadium has to offer. Learn about the stadium’s construction and get behind-the-scenes info on how it runs on game day. Take in the field of play from a bird’s-eye view, sit in seats 42 meters above the ground. Go of the rail and lean out over the edge. Every moment captured to share with your friends. Worried about heights? Your guide will make you feel at home on top of Optus Stadium’s roof. Be briefed on safety and fitted with a jumpsuit and harness. Locked on for your peace of mind, enjoy focusing on the spectacular views.

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What people are saying about Perth

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,216 reviews

We had a fantastic time on our tour! The wineries we visited really were hidden gems, we really enjoyed the tastings and lunch was amazing. Alan is a brilliant guide- very helpful, accommodating, informative, entertaining and lots of fun! Would thoroughly recommend doing this tour with Black Swan Tours for a great day out.

Had a great time and was a fantastic experience. Everything went really smoothly and guides were very experienced. Wonderful to learn about the history of the island.

Amazing trip to a spectacular island by ferry and had a nice adventure tour by a fast boat around the island, visiting dolphins and seals. Recommended.

Was a fabulous day, because there was hardly any swell or wind we got into a lot of the beautiful sanctuaries. Definitely recommend. Great hosts.

Alan was great, entertaining, friendly and knowledgeable