Must do's in Perth
Perth City Tour
A great taster tour taking in Perth and Fremantle, affording the opportunity to drive around these iconic cities with various stops. Starting in Perth, the tour takes in all major attractions of the revitalised Perth CBD, including the Western Australian Cricket Ground (WACA). Then on to Kings Park Botanical Gardens, where you have the opportunity to view wildflowers or take in the stunning views from the war memorial looking back over the City skyline. Continue through the affluent Western Suburbs of Perth, known as Millionaire's Row before reaching Cottesloe Beach where the Indian Ocean sparkles.
Join the most comprehensive guided tour of the island allowing you to explore the stunning beauty of this A-Class natural reserve in air-conditioned comfort, taking in the amazing fauna and flora of the island, stunning beaches, woodlands and incredible salt lakes commencing with a unique historic train ride. This 4-hour all-inclusive island tour takes in all of Rottnest's must-see locations featuring the Wadjemup Lighthouse, Henrietta Rocks, Oliver Hill Gun Fortification and Tunnels and the majestic look-out 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. Finish the day by exploring the island settlement or enjoy a drink at the Rottnest Quokka Arms Pub.
Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion Adventure Cruise
Experience a 90 minute wildlife cruise through the ruggedly spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Wild dolphins are the star attraction! You may see mothers with new born calves, learn how dolphins use stingrays to catch octopus or see them spectacularly leaping from the wake of our boat. After enjoying some quality dolphin time, you return through the wildlife sanctuary zone to visit the sea lions at Seal Island and make the most of any other wildlife viewing opportunities. The adventure boat is ideal for getting up close to the islands where you will be spotting pelicans, ospreys, cormorants, terns and more. The cruise concludes on Penguin Island to see the penguin feeding and then enjoy some island time before returning on the ferry at your leisure.
Whale Watching Cruise
A Rottnest Fast Ferries courtesy coach will pick you up from your hotel (selected Perth accommodation only) for the transfer to Hillarys Boat Harbour, the departure point of your tour. Experience the thrill of coming face to face with the majestic Humpback Whales on their annual migration along the Western Australian coastline! Every year, from September to November, these gentle giants can be sighted at play frolicking in the waters off of Hillarys Boat Harbour. Take advantage of the large open deck space to capture spectacular close up photographs.Your cruise will conclude at approximately 02:30pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
Penguin Island and Caversham Wildlife Park
Explore Penguin Island and see the Penguins being fed in the Discovery Centre, followed by a glass bottom boat ride. Enjoy your lunch overlooking the bay followed by a visit to Caversham Wildlife Park to see some iconic Aussie Wildlife. Penguin Island Ferry ride to Penguin Island to see the Penguins being fed in the Discovery Centre and explore the beautiful Island (During June to September the Penguin feeding takes place at Caversham Wildlife Park)* Glass Bottom Boat Explore the Ocean Floor around Penguin and Seal Island lookout for playful Seals and Dolphins.* Lunch at Pengo's Enjoy Lunch at Pengo's cafe on the mainland by the Shoalwater Marine Reserve.* Caversham Wildlife Park Feed Kangaroos, stroke Koalas, meet a Wombat and take a guided tour of the Wildlife Park Farm Show Enjoy the Farm Show at Caversham Wildlife Park where you will see Sheep shearing, Whip cracking, Cow milking, Lamb feeding, Billy swinging and watch sheepdogs mustering the sheep Chocolate Factory To finish off the day we have one more special treat, a visit to a Chocolate factory for free tastings.
Board your vessel at Barrack Street Jetty to commence a Swan Vally Gourmet Wine Cruise. Take a seat and revel in the beautiful Swan River on the only cruise in Australia that departs from a capital city and delivers you to the doorstep of an award winning winery. On your upstream journey to the prestigious Sandalford Estate enjoy complimentary tea and freshly brewed Yahava coffee with freshly baked muffins, accompanied by a guided premium Western Australian wine tasting and cheese board selection.
Situated at Hillary's Boat Harbour, The Aquarium of Western Australia boasts one of the world's largest living coral reef exhibits where visitors will be amazed by the vibrant life of a coral reef, bursting with colourful creatures and coral formations. The aquarium is home to sharks, stingrays and giant sea turtles so the whole family will be enthralled as they come face to fin with all manner of majestic sea creatures.