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Duration 4 Nights

Rottnest Escape

Fremantle to Rottnest Island and Return
Summer day at Pinky Beach and the Bathurst Lighthouse on Rottnest Island, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Rottnest Escape

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WA’s favourite island playground!

Escape the madness and soak-up the atmosphere of Perth’s much-loved island getaway – Rottnest Island. Discover more than 60 spectacular beaches and bays, each one has its own special charm and you will be certain to find one that is just right for you! See a different side of the island in the TRUE NORTH’s adventure boats – fish for tasty herring and delectable whiting, snorkel and dive the canyons and caves at ‘Crystal Palace’, perhaps marvel at stunning aerial views or simply take a wander around WA’s much-loved island resort. The TRUE NORTH’s revered cuisine will be the perfect accompaniment to four nights of stylish family adventure.

night 01
Welcome Aboard

Welcome Aboard

A short drive from the inner city of Perth, following the Swan River, will take you to the Port of Fremantle. Fremantle has a thriving arts and culinary scene and is recognised for its well preserved Victorian and Edwardian streetscapes and convict-era heritage. Embarkation is at 1700 – time for a cocktail with your fellow adventurers before we introduce you to the delights of our renowned galley!

day 01
Thomson Bay

Thomson Bay

Awake this morning at WA’s favourite island getaway, Rottnest Island! A protected nature reserve, it’s home to the quokka, a small wallabylike marsupial often famed for posing in ‘selfies’ with celebrity visitors! There will be plenty of opportunities for beach combing, relaxed snorkelling in waist deep water or perhaps spend some quality time in search of the catch of the day! The SCUBA divers will revel in the warm waters of the Leeuwin Current and explore pristine reefs which feature a variety of corals and fish, unique swim throughs and hidden caves.

Enjoy a swim in the crystal-clear waters or relax under the shade of our colourful umbrellas! Take a stand-up board for a paddle or explore the coastline in one of our twin kayaks.

The ship’s helicopter will provide a different perspective of the island showcasing stunning views of turquoise bays, pink salt lakes and historic lighthouses. When you’re not on excursion, relax onboard TRUE NORTH and enjoy our revered cuisine in air-conditioned comfort – however, the alfresco bar will definitely be the spot to witness your first 'Rotto Sunset’.

day 02
Explore the Island

Explore the Island

Join your fellow adventurers for a morning sightseeing cruise in one of our comfortable adventure boats – take in the beauty of the north eastern side of the island as we cruise around Bathurst Point, Pinky Beach and The Basin. Perhaps pull up to the beach for a swim or wander up to the island bakery! Join-in the fun as we ‘drop some pots’ in search of the famed western rock lobster. Alternatively, take a bus or bike your way around the island at your leisure.

The delights of the reef are just a fin kick away this afternoon as our divers and snorkelers discover Parker Point – in swimming pool like conditions you will be astounded by the colours of corals and fish alike. Don’t forget your underwater camera! Or perhaps you’d like to visit Oliver Hill – located in the centre of the island it features military remnants from World War II. Explore this nationally significant heritage site on a tour with our private island guide.

The helicopter will take to the sky’s today for a VIP experience like no other! Take in views of the Swan River and the City of Perth before landing amongst the vineyards for a private tour and tasting at our feature winery.

Then finish the day back on-board the TRUE NORTH with a cocktail before another unforgettable evening meal.

day 03
West End

West End

The TRUE NORTH will shift anchorages today and move to the south western side of the island.

The naturalist will lead a sightseeing expedition around Fish Hook Bay, hopefully the lobster pots will produce and, there will be more not to be missed fishing opportunities.

Fishing is a favourite pastime for many visitors to Rottnest Island with opportunities for anglers of every skill level. Just a few kilometres off West End the continental shelf drops away rapidly and the adventure boats will troll in search of dolphin fish, samson fish, yellowtail kingfish and mackerel. The quarry can also include prized demersals such as pink snapper and dhufish and closer to shore, herring and whiting can be just as delectable.

The divers and snorkelers will also be away again – the diversity of fish, coral species and shipwrecks in the waters around Rottnest Island are truly remarkable given such close proximity to a capital city.

Helicopter flights will also be on offer today perhaps enjoy a magnificent aerial perspective of Fremantle boat harbour, iconic Cottesloe beach, the Swan River and the Perth City skyline! Rottnest always proves to be relaxed and funfilled no matter which activity you choose!

Finish the day with sunset drinks and hors d’oeuvres on the beach.

And after another memorable dining experience, join the crew in the bar lounge and reflect on shared adventures as we re-live what is guaranteed to be an experience of a lifetime.

day 04
Return to Fremantle

Return to Fremantle

Early morning arrival in Fremantle in time to disembark at 0800 hours.

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Explorer Class $7,995

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