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Rottnest Island Train Rides

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Settlement Railway Station, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 5440, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You don’t have to do the full tour - you can also opt for the train ride only. It is a pleasant trip up to Oliver Peak and back, with commentary by the driver, and much cheaper than the whole tour. If you go early...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JennyG725
Reviewed 6 September 2018

This is a great way to see some of the island and to learn about the history of the islands. There is a huge solar energy farm along the way up to the Oliver Hill Gunnery where we were given an informative talk and tour...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Linda R
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We joined a one-day guided tour around the island. The train took us through the main parts of the island, e.g. airport, solar energy facilities, arid hillsides. Sandwiches were provided for lunch on the train. We stopped at the stunning tunnel system and guns that...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sfadatso07
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We spent the day at Rottnest Island doing The Grand Island Tour. This included the train ride, a tour of the Oliver Hill Gunnery and a bus tour of the island. Coops was our tour guide and he was fabulous. He was really knowledgeable,funny and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank gazstutchbury
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Quirky, rattles, slow, don’t let that put you off! The commentary was brilliant the driver was super friendly and It’s just the best way to fill in an hour and the view from the top is worth a million $$

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank 817neilm
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This is a great relaxing way to have an overview of the island and travel up to the gun emplacements.on Oliver Hill. The carriage is open sided and gets a lovely cool breeze on a hot and sunny day.The chap that took us is a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank holdenfj
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the Rottnest Island Train ride very much. It gave a good overview of the island as it traveled to the battery.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank BeaversTravelWell
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Definitely include a train ride up to the gun emplacements on Oliver Hill as part of your visit to Rottnest. The trip is interesting with a good commentary from the driver. We were also given a roll and a muffin and a drink to enjoy...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank MichaelN779
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

A great day spent on Rotto with visitors from Melbourne. So many options of things to wander around and look at it is what you make if it for the length of your stay. Adams Tours looked after us on the train and bus tour...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank FrogTravellingOn
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Haven't had this much fun since Thomas the Tank Engine.! Took the train as part of a Round Island tour and it was the highlight. As a kid at heart riding an old flashioned train was a genuine thrill. Though as a purist I would...More

Date of experience: December 2016
3  Thank Joolsey
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