Rottnest Island Transportation

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    Snorkelling Tour

    by keeweechic Written Mar 6, 2008

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    The Underwater Explorer company also operate snorkelling tours which take you out to West Kingston Reef where the Transit Caves are. You can only get to this spot by boat. The Dive master will take you down around 4 to 5 metres to see the abundance of marine life surrounding the Island as well as the amazing formations of the reef. Adults are around $28.00 but if you don’t want to snorkel, you can just go out as a spectator for about $10.00.

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    Underwater Explorer Reef Tour

    by keeweechic Written Mar 6, 2008

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    Around Rottnest Island are some beautiful coral reefs not to mention many shipwrecks. This tour is one way to see the wonders that lie below the surface through the glass bottom of the boat. The tours run 3 times a day and last for 45 mins. Adults are around $22 and children 4-12yrs around $14.00. There are concessions for students, infants and families. All tours are subject to weather conditions.

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    Discovery Tour

    by keeweechic Written Mar 6, 2008

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    Another way to see the island is to take a 2 hour tour. This is on a smaller mini bus with a full commentary from the driver on the island wildlife, history and heritage. As part of the tour you will stop at the West End and Wadjemup Lighthouse. Tickets can be bought at the Visitor Centre for around $25.50 per adult and children 4-12 years for $12.80. The Family pass is $57.30.

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    Bayseeker Bus5b

    by keeweechic Written Mar 6, 2008

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    One way to see the island is to take the Bayseeker Bus. The bus stops at 18 different locations around the island and you can hop on and off at your leisure. The first bus starts at 8.30am from the main bus stop behind the old Salt Store and the last one departs at 4.30pm. They run on the half hour. There is a time table at the Main bus stop or you can get a copy when you buy your all day ticket at the ticket booth or the visitors centre. The cost is around $10 per adult and $5.00 for children 4-12yrs. There is a family pass for 2 adults and 2 children for $22.50. The bus is large and airconditioned/heated

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    Cycle Rottnest Island

    by didgeridorien Written Feb 28, 2006

    Since this is a small island, the best way to get around is by bike. It can get a bit hot, but this island is so small, you're never far from the cooling water. There aren't a lot of hills, so it isn't hard to get around. And you can really take your time to enjoy the scenery! You can hire bikes from the main jetty, where you arrive by boat.

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    The Courtesy Shuttle Bus

    by xuessium Written Jan 20, 2006

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    This free bus service operates between the main accommodation areas on the Island. Departing from the Main Bus Stop in Thomson Bay Settlement, the service goes to the Geordie Bay Store for Geordie, Fay's and Longreach Bays, returns to the Main Bus Stop, then proceeds to the Airport and Kingstown Barracks.

    The Shuttle Bus service does not travel to the Basin, which is a 15 minute walk each way from the Settlement.

    Pretty useful service if you are returning to the airport from the Main Bus Stop.

    The frequency of the service is 30 minutes per trip. The last bus leaves for the airport from the Main Bus Stop at 4.55pm for the last flight out at 5.00pm. (Journey only takes 5 minutes from the Main Bus Stop to the airport)

    The last service of the courtesy shuttle is at 9.10pm from the Main Bus Stop.

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    Hop onto the Bayseeker Bus!

    by xuessium Updated Jan 20, 2006

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    Another great way of getting around the island to help you get to that beautiful bay you have heard so much about. Hop on & off as desired.

    You'll need to purchase an all-day ticket from the Visitor Centre.

    FARES (circa 2006)
    Adults : A$7.00
    Child (4-12 years) : A3.50
    Concession : A$5.00
    Family (2 adults+2 children) : A$16.50 + Extra Child A$1.65

    Note: Travel between Geordie Bay to the Main Bus Stop is FREE.

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    Explore the island with a bicycle!

    by xuessium Updated Jan 20, 2006

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    The island is great for cyclists! Explore the island at your own pace by hiring a bike from Rottnest Bike Hire. There isn't much car and bus traffic so it is pretty safe cycling around the island, sniffing out off-the-beaten track coves and beaches. In fact, I would say that the island is literally crawling with cyclists!

    Helmets are compulsory.

    Note: I did not choose to bike around though.

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    Fly to Scenic Rottnest Island

    by xuessium Updated Jan 20, 2006

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    This is possibly the most expensive way to get to Rottnest Island from Perth but if you want a nice deviation from the usual road+ferry option, this is it.

    Flew to the island via chartered tour in a Cessna 4-seater on Kookaburra Air. The chartered flight cost A$150 (circa Jan 2006) per pax. The journey took only 10 minutes 1 way.

    City pick-up and return are available and it was a 30 minutes drive to Jankakot Airport on the outskirt of Perth for the flight. (Cold tip: This is also the same airport where Singapore Airlines trains its trainee pilots)

    A minimum of 2 adults or 1 adult and 2 children is needed. Child (3-12 years old) and infant fly free. Meals may not be included, depending on your choice of destination.

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    Rottnest Bayseeker Service

    by bryINpoland Updated Aug 13, 2005

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    With near to 20 miles of roads around the island of Rottnest, the Bayseeker Bus Service makes it easy to get around the island to your favorite spots on the island.

    The Bayseeker Bus has 16 stops around the island to accommodate to the nearly 40 beaces and bays. Jump off and on the bus as much as you like throughout the day, with buses passing by every 20 minutes.

    Fares
    Adult $7.00 Children (4-12yrs) $3.50
    Australia concession/Student $5.00
    Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) $16.50
    Annual passes available

    If only there for a day, or dont feel like walking or biking the whole island, then this is the service for you. The bus drivers are very friendly and or ussually more then happy to work with you to drop you off at the most convenient spot.

    For more info on the Bayseeker Bus Service and the island, visit the following link to their officail website Rottnest Island

    Jumpin on for another go around the island
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    Bike It!

    by Gwynneth Written May 24, 2005

    Vehicles are banned on Rottnest Island however you can hire bicycles for around $24 per day. Its not that difficult to cycle around the whole island. So take a picnic lunch and a nice bottle of wine (or champers) and let the good times roll baby!

    Gwynneth cycling around Rottnest
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    To and From Rottnest Island

    by bryINpoland Written Mar 3, 2005

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    There are 2 ways to get to Rottnest island. Boat or plane. The most common of the two is boat, or ferry. Journey takes on average about 30 minutes.

    Unfortunatly, i dont find the prices to be very reasonable. From Perth to Rottnest is cost $63 (aus) return, and from Fremantle to Rottnest it will cost you $48 (aus) return.

    The best deal for you is to buy a package deal. This will save you a lot more then booking everything individually. We got a package which included a night at the Lodge, and a return ticket on the ferry for $120 (aus). Not bad for a night on the island.

    All boats are about the same prices. For more info visit the following link Boat Torque Cruises

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    Take the bike!

    by Myndo Written Aug 2, 2004

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    Biking is an easy and (quite) comfortable way to get around this island - it is really not that big and quite flat, too.

    It also makes you independent of the Buses (that drive every hour) and you can see more of the island in detail.

    You can rent a bike close to the Ferry station - just follow the signs.

    Only warning: you need to wear a helmet (yes, i know its not very stylish...)

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    Bicycle!

    by Atre Written Dec 1, 2003

    there is only one way to get about Rottnest island, and that is bicycle! You can hire one for $20 a day or $35? for two days, somethin g like that. Except you should relise that if you ride around the island all day the first day, you will be too sore to ride your bike on the second day.

    Another way to get about the island is there is a bus that loops around, though it doesnt go to the far end of the island.

    To get to Rottnest you must get a ferry, unless you have your own boat, which usually costs about $45 return. You can bring your own bike for about $9 on the ferry.

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    Getting There

    by keeweechic Updated Nov 10, 2003

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    There are several ferry operators that run to Rottnest both from Fremantle, Perth and Hillarys boat harbour.

    The trip from Fremantle takes around 25 minutes, from Hillary's about 45 mins and from Perth, about an hour or so. You could also fly which is about 15 mins.

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