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Rottnest Express

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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
+61 1300 467 688
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Rottnest Express has been serving the Island for 50 years now and knows it better than most. If you’re a visitor to Perth, Rottnest is the must see destination and we’d love to take you there. If you’re a local and haven’t been to Rotto for a while — it’s time to rediscover Rotto — it’s easier than you think.
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  • Average12%
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“rottnest island” (254 reviews)
“day trip” (86 reviews)
“ferry service” (33 reviews)
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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
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+61 1300 467 688
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This trip is a must if you are in Perth. The main objective is to see the quokkas - which are everywhere but we also did the discovery bus tour which allowed for a fairly comprehensive tour of this beautiful island.

Thank sarah g
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked online for the ferry and joined the queue at the ferry terminal rightaway. I went on a weekend so the ferry was very full and it might be wise to go slightly earlier due to the free seating. The ferry ride was safe, punctual...More

Thank thong013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was all so easy. The boat is clean. If the motion of boats upsets your stomach, sit down the back mid level. We didn't and as a consequence, our trip felt like a joyride in a theme park with the boat slapping down hard...More

Thank ABV7072
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I were staying in Perth and caught the Rottnest Express from Barrack Street at 845. The first hour of the trip included commentary which was interesting. Once we left Fremantle it was a rough trip and fortunately no one was sick. We...More

Thank jaynic
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rottnest Island day trip. Booked this via our hotel. It is expensive for a return trip for two - $208. If you then want to hire bikes, bus tours etc it’s an additional expense. It departed at 8.45am from Perth direct to Rottnest arriving at...More

Thank AandKKerney
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As part of our package we went on the Discover Rottnest tour using the Rottnest Express. The boat was clean and comfortable. There were refreshments available on board to purchase. Commentary was included as we made our way from Perth Barrack street to Freemantle (about...More

Thank VM94
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are a couple of different ferries to Rottnest, the Rottnest express was clean, had a snack bar and the opportunity to book bike hire which you picked up as you got off the boat. Check for discount offers in the hello Perth magazine available...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were collected from our hotel by coach and driven to the terminal. We obtained our tickets (previously booked) and were able to board. The Express has the main cabin which has comfortable cloth seats and the usual facilities including a snack bar. The trip...More

Thank 119allans
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With different pick up spots and friendly service, this was a hassle free way to get to Rottnest Island. We ordered our tickets online and had no issues onthe day.

Thank neels80
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RottnestExpress, Front Office Manager at Rottnest Express, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi neels80, Thanks for the comments. We are pleased to hear your recent trip went off without a hitch. We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks, Michelle

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X7121ASalicem
10 August 2018|
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Response from RottnestExpress | Property representative |
Hi X7121ASalicem, Unfortunately the vessel that operates the Whale Watching Adventure tour from Rottnest Island can be a bit bumpy so it is not advisable for pregnant women. Kind regards, Michelle Rottnest Express
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Willis343
9 July 2018|
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Hi, apologies for the late reply. Yes, I did book theleton tuesday deals last time and depart from Fremantle (it’s cheaper than Perth city departure). You may want to check their website, usually they do have special deals... More
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Wendy191
10 June 2018|
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Response from RottnestExpress | Property representative |
Hi Wendy191, September is a great time of year to visit Rottnest Island. It's when the island comes alive with wildflowers and Quokka joeys. Unfortunately the Rottnest Island Authority has decided to cease offering the... More
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