Your Gateway to Perth's Island Playground
Rottnest... WA's most beautiful island is just 19 kilometers off Perth's coastline, and a lightning fast ocean crossing in air-conditioned comfort on one of our high speed ferries.
The island, 11km long and 4.5km at its widest point, is an A-Class reserve enjoying a semi-arid Mediterranean style climate with stunning coral reefs, crystal clear waters and unique wildlife. Rottnest boasts pristine bays and secluded beaches, some of the finest in the world, and has a unique style of architecture dating back to the 1800's. No matter how you spend your time at Rottnest, you are sure to be amazed by what the island has to offer.
From day trips to overnight accommodation packages or exploring Rottnest by yourself, Rottnest Fast Ferries has your island experience covered. Departing Hillarys Boat Harbour daily, we offer a variety of travel times and tour options to accommodate your perfect day out.
Coastal, Whale Watching and Twilight cruises operate seasonally, as well as Full Day and Overnight Accommodation Packages at Rottnest Island. Bike and snorkel equipment is available to hire before you depart the harbour - saving valuable time once on the island.
Free coach transfers are available from Perth CBD, Northbridge and Scarborough to the ferry terminal at Hillarys Boat Harbour. Hillarys Boat Harbour also has free long-term parking available for anyone making their own way to the terminal.
Whale Watching with Rottnest Fast Ferries
Tours depart from Hillarys Boat Harbour, located roughly a 20 minute drive north of Perth CBD and 10 minutes north of Scarborough.
Courtesy coach transfers operate from select hotels in Perth CBD, Northbridge and Scarborough.
Free long-term parking is available in Hillarys Boat Harbour.
- Disabled access is available - please notify our team when booking if this is relevant to your booking.
Explore the stunning beauty of this A-Class nature reserve in air-conditioned comfort. Take in the amazing flora and fauna, stunning beaches, woodlands and incredible lakes, and journey back in time to learn about the island's involvement in WWII - all commencing with a unique historic train ride.
This 3.5hr all-inclusive tour visits Rottnest's must see locations, including Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, Oliver Hill Gun Fortification and Tunnels, and the majestic lookout 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.
Unlock your adventurous side and experience Rottnest Island at its best!
With no cars allowed on Rottnest, cycling is one of the best ways to explore. Use pedal power to get yourself around to see the beautiful sights that the island has to offer. Set off to visit Rottnest's 63 beaches and 20 bays, cycling up to Wadjemup Lighthouse, race out to West End...the choices are endless!
Don't waste your valuable island time - collect your bike with your ferry ticket before you depart and leave the Rottnest jetty behind as you set off to explore unique wildlife and spectacular views!
Experience the thrill of coming face to face with the majestic humpback whales on their annual migration along Western Australia's coastline!
Every year, from late August through until November, the gentle giants can be sighted at play, frolicking in the waters off of Hillarys Boat Harbour. Take advantage of three separate viewing platforms whilst enjoying live on-board commentary by a dedicated marine biologist from AQWA - the Aquarium of Western Australia.
Snacks are available on board with licensed bar facilities.
Set off to explore some of Rottnest's must see locations, taking in the natural beauty of the island and enjoying commentary along the way.
The 90 minute coach tour will take you around Rottnest Island, stopping at key vantage points so you can hop off, stretch your legs and snap stunning photographs!
This all-inclusive package includes morning tea, lunch and some free time to explore.
Join us on our 1.5hr Coastal Cruise along Perth's scenic Sunset Coast, taking in the views of Perth's iconic white sandy beaches and the stunning Indian Ocean.
Enjoy a complimentary beer, wine or soft drink while you relax on one of Voyager's open deck spaces, or lounge on comfortable sofas on the upper level.
Fish & Chips add-on options available at the time of booking.
Cruises operate on weekends from February - April, departing Hillarys Boat Harbour at 12:30.
While everyone else finds for sand on the beach, you'll be out on Eco Express exploring the beautiful underwater sights that Rottnest Island has to offer!
Join us for a snorkelling adventure that you'll never forget as you head offshore for a 90 minute experience. Enjoy all day bike hire to explore Rottnest Island and lunch at Subway to keep you going.
Our Rottnest Island ferry transfers are the perfect option for those who aren't quite sure what they'd like to do - simply book your ferry times and play it by ear when you arrive at the island!
*Shorter hours apply to Christmas Day