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Rottnest Island Christmas Party 2022

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Duration

All day

Distance

7-12 km

Difficulty

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 7km 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! 

Want to glamp the night away? You can add a glamping experience at checkout to continue the festivities into the evening, and enjoy a full weekend of island magic.

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Tour Inclusions

  • Guided 7km or 12km hike along the Wadjemup Bidi network to explore the lakes and bays of Rottnest Island
  • Island admission fees
  • Reserved area of lunch to join us after the hike if you wish
  • A festive spirit 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
  • ADD ON Ferry tickets from BShed Fremantle to Rottnest return.
  • ADD ON accommodation at Discovery Rottnest for the evening.

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

  • mollyapple
    5 star rating
    15 Aug 2021 - TripAdvisor

    My first time hiking with The Hike Collective at Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary. I had a great time (even climbing all... read more

    Andrea Abbit Avatar
    Andrea Abbit
    positive review 
    26 Aug 2019 - Facebook

    A very well run group. I enjoyed it very much. Seeing beautiful country side that I wouldn't have done by... read more

  • Maxi McInnes Avatar
    Maxi McInnes
    17 Sep 2019 - Google

    What a fantastic group. The Hike Collective provides an opportunity for people with a passion for the great outdoors to... read more

    Andy Gibson Avatar
    Andy Gibson
    26 Aug 2020 - Google

    Had such a great time with the hike collective. Their hike leaders are very knowledgable, professional and make the whole... read more

  • Pauline Drew Avatar
    Pauline Drew
    positive review 
    18 Jun 2019 - Facebook

    I really enjoyed Bells Rapid hike Sunday, my first group hike. It was wonderful meeting and socialising with new people.... read more

    lostinporthedland Avatar
    lostinporthedland
    5 star rating
    30 Nov 2019 - TripAdvisor

    Really well organised and a really pretty hike. The organisers were really friendly and knowledgeable about the area

Additional Information

AMENITIES
Public toilets are located at the beginning of the hike and throughout.
FERRY TICKETS AND ISLAND ADMISSION FEES
This tour does not include your ferry tickets, but you can add these at checkout.
HIKE GRADING
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.
CANCELLATION POLICY
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.
LEAVE NO TRACE
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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