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Rottnest Island Christmas Party 2021

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All day


5-12 km


Beginner, Intermediate

Tour Type

Small Group

Tour Overview

Celebrate the year with our annual Rottnest Island Christmas Hike.  This not-to-be-missed experience brings together our community from the year for an opportunity to explore one of the best summer spots around Perth, while enjoying a stunning hike.

Traverse spectacular coastal headlands, past stunning inland lakes and encounter both natural and man-made attractions along the way.

From “walking on water’ boardwalks, to a dip in the big blue at Little Parakeet Bay or the Basin, famous shipwrecks, and a little journey of the Islands lighthouses, this one day island adventure is the perfect way to experience the highlights of Rottnest in a bite sized chunk. 

We start our journey on the Gabbi Karniny Bidi ” Discover the Salt Lakes”  with some of the best views on the Island. From Vlamingh Lookout you’ll gain real perspective of what you’ll find beyond the Settlement.

We then head on to Lake Baghdad where we can stop to watch the birds dancing on the Salt Lakes. These lakes have been recognised as Wetlands of National Importance.  Head onto the Lakes Boardwalk to experience the illusion of walking on water. The boardwalk safeguards the significant samphire communities below.  We detour up to the Wadjemup Lighthouse where we stop for a light refreshment and a moment to enjoy the beautiful view from the highest point on the island, before returning to the trail and heading to the Northern beaches.

As the day warms up, we get to cool down as we head onto Little Parakeet bay. Kick off your shoes and paddle in the calm waters of Little Parakeet Bay in the beautiful clear turquoise waters and then we head onto Geordie Bay, Longreach Bay and to The Basin, one of the Island’s most popular swimming spots.

We finish our hiking tour back at the main settlement to continue your island explorations.

How long will you hike?  Choose on the day between a 5km and a 12km option, and relax on island for the remainder of the day, while you sip cocktails, or take a dip in to big blue! Once the hike is finished, the day is yours! 

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Tour Inclusions

  • Guided 5km or 12km hike along the Wadjemup Bidi network to explore the lakes and bays of Rottnest Island
  • Ferry tickets from BShed Fremantle to Rottnest return.
  • Island admission fees
  • Reserved area of lunch at Hotel Rottnest to join us after the hike if you wish
  • A festive sprit and opportunity to catch up with all the hikers you have met throughout the year
  • Amazing historical stories and secrets covering local heritage of our fascinating hiking trail
  • An exclusive tour opportunity that can not be experienced with any other operators on Rottnest Island
  • Friendly and knowledgeable, first aid trained tour guides

What To Bring

  • Comfortable trainers
  • Water bottle (at least 1L)
  • Sun protection and hat
  • Snacks to enjoy along the trail
  • Towel, snorkel & bathers if you want to enjoy an ocean dip post tour
  • Cash or credit card to purchase lunch and any drinks for the day

Tour Location

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Comments From Our Guests

  • Michael Smith Avatar
    Michael Smith
    26 Oct 2020 - Google

    Ist time with The Hike Collective yesterday , went on the Hidden Secrets | Araluen Botanic Park Perfect way... read more

    Amanda Guerin Avatar
    Amanda Guerin
    positive review 
    25 Oct 2020 - Facebook

    Awesome Sunday - Loved the whole experience 💛🧘‍♀️👣

  • Andrea Abbit Avatar
    Andrea Abbit
    17 Sep 2019 - Google

    What a fabulous experience !!. I am a avid walker but I wanted to start seeing a bit more... read more

    Ganga Nathan Avatar
    Ganga Nathan
    21 Apr 2021 - Google

    Did the Cabaret Cave hike and yoga, very well organised, competent and friendly staff. Delivered what they said they would.... read more

  • R2924LBchristinas
    5 star rating
    08 Mar 2021 - TripAdvisor

    Had such a FABULOUS time during the Lake Leschenaultia Hiking / Glamping weekend get away... with The Hike Collective..
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    5 star rating
    08 Feb 2021 - TripAdvisor

    I've always been interested in hiking, but never knew where to go, and didn't know if any of my friends... read more

Additional Information

Public toilets are located at the beginning of the hike and throughout.
This tour includes your ferry tickets. If you do not need them, please email us and we will change the ticket options for you.
This hike is a grade Three. It is suitable for families and we recommend a moderate fitness level as some inclines and beach walking is included on this tour.
No-shows and cancellations received within 48 hours of hike departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Cancellations within 2-7 days prior will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations received over 7 days in advance will receive a full refund or credit towards another hike experience. Please note that Rezdy fees are non refundable. Guests can transfer their booking to a friend with no penalty but must advise The Hike Collective so we can forward all booking information to the new attendee.

If The Hike Collective cancels an event due to weather or danger in any way, your ticket will automatically be moved to the new date, or you will be eligible to transfer amounts paid to another tour or receive a full refund.
Explore. Conserve. Discover. Rottnest Island is a walker’s paradise with many coastal headlands, inland lakes and both natural and man-made attractions to explore. Your safety on our tours is our concern, but your responsibility. Please stick to the designated walk trails to stay safe.

Leave no trace. Please help us to reduce our ecological footprint, and be considerate of the environment.
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