Rottnest Island Grand Tour Including Lunch and Historical Train Ride
Rottnest Island Grand Tour Including Lunch and Historical Train Ride
While you're on Rottnest Island, take a 4-hour guided coach tour around the traffic-free island for a complete look at its attractions. Start with a historical train ride, and then explore the settlement, Kingstown Barracks, the Henrietta Rocks shipwreck location, and Parker Point with its quokkas. Continue along the loop to admire turquoise bays and white-sand beaches, visit Wadjemup Lighthouse, and learn about the Noongar (Aboriginal) history before checking out the Vlamingh Lookout or the West End to see vegetation and look for wildlife.
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Stop At: Oliver Hill Battery, Defence Rd, Fremantle, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161 Australia
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.
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Kingstown Barracks, Kingstown Rd, Fremantle, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161 Australia
Kingstown is located 1km south of the Thomson Bay Main Jetty and was a focal point in Rottnest Islands WWII operations as it housed the Australian Army during wartime operations. Kingstown Barracks accommodation was opened for educational use in 1984/1985 and has become a much loved camp destination for many WA schools.
Pass By: Cape Vlamingh, Digby Drive, Fremantle, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161 Australia
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.
Stop At: Cathedral Rocks, West End, Fremantle, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161 Australia
See the New Zealand Fur Seal Colony that live at Cathedral Rocks. The seals can be see from the viewing platform as they spend their time resting on the rocks.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Rottnest Island Salt Lakes, Geordie Bay Road, Fremantle, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161 Australia
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.
Pass By: Henrietta Rocks, Parker Point Rd, Fremantle, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161 Australia
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.
- Live commentary on board
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Return Train ride
- WWII guns and tunnel tour
- Entry/Admission - Oliver Hill Battery
- Transportation to/from Rottnest Island (make your own ferry arrangements)
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Infants must sit on laps
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Please note: This tour does not include ferry transport to and from the island; this must be booked separately on your preferred ferry operator
- Infant meals not included
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 34 travelers
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Fabulous day at Rottnest Island. Highly recommend it as brilliant day out. Easy process, ferry ride across, bike hire and easy to get around.
We had our extended family group of 8 and we all loved it. Cycling around the island was great, stopped at look outs, lighthouse, madatory selfie with a quokka and had a swim at a gorgeous little private beach (there were several options)
Lunch at a cafe and finished off with drinks at the pub - great day!
My type of tour, quick, full of information, driving slowly by, in the bus, a lot of little things to see and stopping only at the main attractions eg: the tunnels and war gun and the lighthouse. Tour guide , Bob, was full of information about the island, the places we passed, but didn’t stop at, he also had a story to tell about them, he made the trip interesting. Unfortunately we didn’t get the train ride as it had broken down which meant we did that part of the tour in the bus also. Lunch was a chicken wrap, cookie and water and a selfie with a quokka!
My ferry to Rottnest arrived late to start the tour, but the staff and tour guide made sure I missed as little as possible and made the trip well worth it.
Nine friends all seniors really enjoyed this tour. A train ride, a tour of the tunnels, and a fantastic drive around the whole island, stopping at many scenic spots along the way. We spotted whales, dolphins, and New Zealand fur seals.
Out standing! A beautiful Island, our guide was very informative
This was a great tour.
The bus leaves from behind Dome and we had a lovely small group on that day. The highlights were the beautiful beaches we stopped at along the way, seal watching and the ride on the old train - I even got to be the train driver!
Lots of fun and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Really enjoyed the WW2 gun battery and the old historic items and buildings on the island. Hardly saw any Quokka in the wild but saw dozens of them in and around the main village late in the afternoon. The only negative was the mens toilets which were filthy and stinking, not what you would expect in a modern country like Australia. The porcelain had a massive amount of encrusted urine obviously built up over a period of time. I passed the cleaner as he was leaving and noticed he had hosed the facility out, but it required more, including the use of proper cleaning compounds. The cleaning contractor and contract manager are clearly not doing their job properly. However over all a great place to visit and highly recommended.
Lovely Tour guide for Grande Rottnest Tour. Lovely lunch provided, which made it good value .Boat trip too expensive in my opinion.The train ride was cancelled which was nt really compensated.
It was an enjoyable day. Parts like the tour of the gun tunnels were a bit boring and lunch was very average but the beaches were really beautiful.
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