Rottnest Island Grand Tour Including Lunch and Historical Train Ride

Rottnest Island Trip Overview

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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Duration: 4 hours
Starts: Rottnest Island, Australia
Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Rail Tours



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What to Expect When Visiting Rottnest Island, Australia, Australia

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.



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