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Rottnest Island Grand Tour Including Lunch and Historical Train Ride
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Rottnest Island Grand Tour Including Lunch and Historical Train Ride

By Australian Pinnacle Tours
About
Get your bearings on Rottnest Island while visiting this traffic-free destination offshore from Perth. On a half-day guided tour by coach, get a comprehensive look at its attractions, starting with a historical train ride. Some highlights include the Kingstown Barracks, Henrietta Rocks, Parker Point, and Oliver Hill Battery. A light box lunch is included.
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Ages 0-99, max of 34 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Guided half-day tour of Rottnest Island landmarks
  • Get around by coach and historical railway
  • Admire turquoise bays and white-sand beaches
  • Transport, box lunch, and live commentary included

  • Lunch
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Train ride
  • WWII guns and tunnel tour
  • Entry/Admission - Oliver Hill Battery
What's not included
  • Drinks
  • Transportation to/from Rottnest Island (make your own ferry arrangements)


Start:
  • Rottnest Island, Australia
    Departure Point: 10:45am Tour - Pickup from Main Bus Terminal at Settlement (behind Dome Café) 11:30am Tour - Pickup from Rottnest Island Main Railway Station Close to the Main Bus Terminal at the Settlement, a short walk from the arrival jetty of the Ferries from the mainland.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3115P46

    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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
    • Please note that there are a series of steps for the Train and Tunnel portion of this tour, and this tour is not recommended for those that have mobility issues or difficulty descending narrow stairs.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3115P46

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      Rottnest Island
      Rottnest Island, Australia
      Departure Point: 10:45am Tour - Pickup from Main Bus Terminal at Settlement (behind Dome Café) 11:30am Tour - Pickup from Rottnest Island Main Railway Station Close to the Main Bus Terminal at the Settlement, a short walk from the arrival jetty of the Ferries from the mainland.
      See address & details
    • 1
      Oliver Hill Battery
      Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
      See details
      Pass by
      Kingstown Barracks
      Cape Vlamingh
    • 2
      Cathedral Rocks
      Stop: 30 minutes
      See details
      Pass by
      Rottnest Island Salt Lakes
      Henrietta Rocks
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Australian Pinnacle Tours
      706
      Australia
      Joined in February 2011
    • tim f
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      2day foodies tour Margaret River
      Bus tour from Perth to Margaret R very comfortable only 1/2 full. Choice of winerys & food very enjoyable, overnight stay in Busselton with dinner & bfast included with wine voucher great. 3 swim pools at resort, need to be up early for a dip. Good value Recommend
      Written 19 May 2024
    • 560virginian
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must when visiting Broome
      Great afternoon of information on the town of Broome visiting some iconic locations with all the knowledge from our great hosts Brenda & Mark. Finishing off with a memorable sunset on Cable Beach with drink & nibbles. Thoroughly recommend this tour for all visiting Broome.
      Written 16 May 2024
    • smith0300
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sensational, educational and brilliant ocean views.
      We did the Dampier Peninsular trip with Pinnacle Tours our guide Brenda and driver Mark were excellent. Brenda’s knowledge of the area and history was brilliant and I took notes so I could write a journal of our whole trip. We visited the Cygnet Pearl farm and I was lucky enough to harvest a lustrous round pearl. Very exciting. The views were stunning and we also visited two aboriginal communities which impressed us, a great community spirit. The vehicle was comfortable. We highly recommend this trip. Vicki Smith
      Written 14 May 2024
    • hilaryw522
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Overview of south west Australia.
      Le was a fantastic coach conductor. Very informative, friendly and made the day memorable. Will have to come back to fully explore attractions visited and more.
      Written 26 April 2024
    • Camper06007978614
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A wonderful bus trip . Very informative and well worth doing
      A very enjoyable day out. Very informative and caring guide/bus driver. I do wish we had more time at Busselton and missed the Margaret River Township. The latter was boring. Most shops shut by the time we got there. Very Ho Hum! I wished they had postcards at Busselton(of the pier) and Cape Leeuwin. The Mammoth Cave very interesting.
      Written 25 April 2024
    • evelynw147
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great tour, which stands out for good reasons
      The booking process was easy and the communication before the tour was great. Pickup place was extremely convenient and pickup was punctual to the minute. I had done a very similar tour some years ago, but the visit to the big and beautiful limestone cave was new to me. I had enjoyed the Busselton jetty and Cape Leeuwin, so I looked forward to refreshing the memories. There were changes in the places and differences in the itineraries, but the most important difference was our guide/driver Jonathan. He knows so much about the history, geography, biology and traditions of the country. His love of the land and the environment is palpable and he has a great sense of humour. I shall remember this tour with fondness.
      Written 23 April 2024
    • merseysideno8
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good excursion off Perth metro area
      An enjoyable experience - the sand dunes are great and the wildlife park visit was brilliant, the pinnacles less so. The lunch was good too. Bring lots of sunscreen, you're going to need it.
      Written 13 April 2024
    • laurenchelseasennett
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience!
      Our tour was amazing! From pick up to drop off we had a great day. Everything ran smoothly and this was all thanks to our tour guide Evan. Evan provided so much information on the way and way back from our stop off’s which was interesting and beneficial. All of the stop offs were stunning to look at and we were able to explore and photograph each with plenty of time. Myself and my partner loved this trip and it was so worth the drive. Thanks so much for the tour it was great but especially to Evan for making it a memorable one!
      Written 27 March 2024
    • 736laimab
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      all good :)
      Captain of the crew Luke was very good - many interesting, funny and historical stories, attention to every passanger. Thanks a lot :)
      Written 26 March 2024
    • MatAndGo
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Memorable experiences but not too much time for Pinnacles
      I regret to rate this experience with only 3 stars due to a significant letdown; our time at the Pinnacles was a mere 30 minutes due to schedule delays. The rest of the tour, including Caversham Wildlife Park and the exhilarating sandboarding, was enjoyable, and the lobster shack served a delightful lunch. However, the brief stop at the Pinnacles meant we had scarcely enough time to disembark and snap a quick photo of the nearest formations. It’s unclear if this rush was to manage the various tour groups efficiently, but the limited time to appreciate the stunning geological wonders was truly disappointing.
      Written 15 March 2024
    • Adrian L
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Time
      More time in York would be good. We only had time to walk up and down the street and buy something to eat. Would be good to be able to look in some of the old shops.
      Written 13 March 2024
    • bdol3
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Heavenly stargazing
      Great experience! Our guide Jonathan made this even better - our own personal astronomer 💫🪐⭐️🌠 Go on a clear day if possible to get full sunset and star gazing experience.
      Written 12 March 2024
    • Aus4545
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Pinnacles trip, In Which You Spend Virtually No Time There.
      Please don't waste your money on this trip. I can honestly say the worst organised trip ever, I have never seen so many people upset and angry. It all stems from not having the regular driver, spent double the time at the wildlife centre, the result is less than 30 minutes spent at the Pinnacles, it should have been an hour. Majority of this trip is spent getting there and back, if you have a hire car go yourself, it's dead easy to get there from Perth and you will have a lot more time at the Pinnacles. The Stargazing is done in the Pinnacles car park. This trip is all smoke and mirrors, and leave a big hole in your pocket.
      Written 10 March 2024
    • Lollastewart
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Don't miss this fabulous experience
      A long tour but well worth it. Everywhere is far in WA and, when you have a personable and informative guide like Zac, the miles go by quickly enough. Super comfy coach and good food at dinner time, two refreshments stops . The mysterious pinnacles were fascinating, sunset beautiful over the Indian ocean and and star gazing was gobsmackingly wondrous. I'll never forget seeing distant galaxies. Worth every cent.
      Written 7 March 2024
    • renatemC2372PW
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Pinnacles are worth the trip
      Wonderful experience, the Pinnacles are truly spectacular. We could have spent much longer wandering around admiring them. The timing was great, we got there just before sunset. Special compliments to our driver, Vic, for his expert driving and interesting commentary.
      Written 27 February 2024
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    Karen B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Couples
    Unfortunately no train ride due to a fault but the Grand Tour was most enjoyable and informative as we took in the sights and learnt about the history of this beautiful island. Tour guide Kevin was very engaging and knowledgeable with a great sense of humour. Would highly recommend!
    Written 17 August 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for taking the time to review our tour, and it is great to hear that you enjoyed the commentary from our driver, and the volunteer guide at the Oliver Hill tunnels. We pride ourselves on the information our drivers have of Rottnest Island, and it's history. It is unfortunate that our train service is not currently operational, but we are glad to hear that you had a great day with us. Thank you again for taking the time to review our service, and we hope to welcome you onboard a tour with us again soon.
    Written 23 August 2023
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    globaltrotter2008
    Sydney, Australia3 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021 • Couples
    Don't bother book the tour if you can ride a bike or walk. Among so many attractions, only stop at one attraction(West End). All the rest just talk through. The lunch or refreshment is a box of green leaves with two thumb sized falafel balls (we ordered gluten free but we are not vegetarian). Anyway the tunnel tour and historic Tran ride is fun. The guides are all nice. Overall didn't have a chance to see the island in details bit like rush through everything.
    Written 28 October 2021
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    Thank you for taking the time to review our Grand Island Tour. I apologise for the delay in getting back to you as we reviewed and discussed your review with our Rottnest Island team. The Grand Island Tour has three stops - Oliver Hill where passengers will walk through the WWII tunnel, Wadjemup Lighthouse and the West End of the Island. Currently Wadjemup Lighthouse is closed and we have been advised by the Rottnest Island Authority that we are not to enter that location, we will be working on replacing that stop so passengers can see another part of the Island in more depth. I do apologise for the lunch option and we have contacted our on Island supplier to work on making these alternative meal options more satisfying. It is great to hear you enjoyed your time on the train and the guides on the tour. Thank you again for taking the time to review our tour and providing us with an opportunity to improve.
    Written 19 November 2021
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    Devon P
    Brisbane, Australia13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2023 • Couples
    A very relaxing, whole of island tour. Bus driver was friendly and informative, saw lots of wildlife and was a sunny mid July day. The embattlement guide David was excellent, as was the history, guns and tunnels. Gotta love Quokkas too and king skinks. They are something else. And lunch was fresh, and delicious!!
    Written 25 July 2023
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    Thank you for taking the time to review our tour, and it is great to hear that you enjoyed the commentary from our driver, and the volunteer guide at the Oliver Hill tunnels. We pride ourselves on the information our drivers have of Rottnest Island, and it's history. We are also glad to hear that your lunch during the tour, and got to see some of the native Quokkas and Skinks. Thank you again for taking the time to review our service, and we hope to welcome you onboard a tour with us again soon.
    Written 1 August 2023
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    Pam
    Pacific Coast Australia, Australia129 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rottnest Island was the highlight of our holiday. From the ferry to a fantastic lunch at Frankie’s Cafe, seeing the Quokkas all around the town and the bus tour of the island. A definite must see tour
    Written 12 September 2022
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    Harr
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Couples
    Although I had been to Fremantle before I had not manged to get to Rottnest. I am so glad we did. It was easy to run up on the day and book the ferry which runs regularly. We opted for an Island tour which was well worth it we then had enough time to get lunch before returning back om the ferry.
    Written 14 February 2024
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    Thank you for taking the time to review our tour, and it is great to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us on Rottnest Island. Thank you again for taking the time to review our service, and we hope to welcome you onboard a tour with us again soon.
    Written 18 February 2024
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    debbie_pen
    Sydney NSW Australia41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2017
    We enjoyed everything we did on this trip. Rottnest Island is lovely. We saw a lot in one day. We would love to go back some time.
    Written 22 January 2018
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    SabNDave
    Sydney, Australia47 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2017 • Couples
    The Grand Tour Island tour was a fabulous options for my husband and I. Air conditioned coaches, and lots of opportunities to get out and look around at all the Island has to offer. The train was out of action, but we managed to see a lot more of the island on the bus (we were informed by our very enthusiastic operator). The highlights were the Gun instalments and the seal colony. Lunch was provided and was both adequate and delicious. The very friendly wild life - Quokkas and birds - can be quite bold when you have any food in your hand, so be vigilant. It was a very hot day, so were glad we had water in our bags. Overall, the island is looking very tired and needs some TLC to add some aesthetic appeal. But the landscape tells a story of wind, rain and hot days. The real beauty is looking at the water surrounding Rottnest. We didn't have time for a swim, but the beautiful beaches were very alluring. Worth another trip if we ever return.
    Written 6 November 2017
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    Hi SabNDave, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and fantastic photos. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your Grand Island Tour on Rottnest Island. The Oliver Hill Guns and Tunnel component is also one of our personal favourites! We trust the rest of your stay in Perth is just as enjoyable and look forward to welcoming you back on tour with ADAMS.
    Written 7 November 2017
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    Harry D
    Morayfield62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2018
    This tour was great saw about 95% of the island started off with the train ride which travels up to the gun battery on the highest point of the island shows you around the tunnels which were dug during the first world war. Lunch is on the train on the return journey the rest of the tour is by bus which travels to the lighthouse we got to see some of the Quocha's on the way. The boat trip to the island takes just over one hour a great day out well worth the effort.
    Written 14 February 2018
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    Hi Harry D, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Grand Island Tour. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour overall and got to see some Quokkas too!
    Written 29 May 2018
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    Cliff C
    7 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2019 • Family
    The old military battery was pretty cool. History is always cool. After that is was pretty boring. The driver talked non stop and talked louder with the little kids crying.

    The stops were short and no time to enjoy the scenery.
    Written 18 April 2019
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    Hi Cliff C, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback on our Rottnest Island Grand Island Tour. We are sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with the tour. We will take your comments on board to continuously improve on our product and services. Thank you so much again for your feedback.
    Written 26 April 2019
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    colleenth2017
    Canberra, Australia27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2018
    Thoroughly enjoyable 4 hours. We got to the island with time for a coffee at DOME and a bit of an explore. The 25 minute train trip to the wartime gun emplacement was fun. Take a jacket if you feel the cold. The guide at the gun are was interesting and informative and there is a lot to see. The lunch provided on the train trip back was simple but delicious. (Wrap, water and muffin) The bus then took us to explore many of the spectacular places the island has to offer. We visited quokkas in a couple of places, checked out a lookout to sea the sea lions who were not playing in the ocean on our windy trip, but at least we could see them on the rocks. There is a bit of walking involved but it was not too onerous and you do have the option to stay in the bus at times.
    Written 14 August 2018
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