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Rottnest Island Christmas Hike 2023

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All day


6-12 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 exploration and adventure, Island style. We will begin the day on Rottnest with a smoking and sand ceremony to cleanse and protect, by Whadjuk Noongar Elder Neville Collard.  Then the adventures begin along the southern edge to explore hidden beaches, and historical stories of wartime.

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

How long will you hike?  Choose between a 6km with island bus return,  and a 12km option, and relax on the island for the remainder of the day, while you sip cocktails, or take a dip in the big blue! Once the hike is finished, the day is yours! 

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Tour Inclusions

  • Welcome to Country and traditional beachside smoking and sand ceremony by Whadjuk elder
  • Guided 6km or 12km hike along the Wadjemup Bidi network to explore the lakes and bays of Rottnest Island
  • return bus transfers ( for those on the shorter hike option)
  • Island admission fees
  • 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

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

  • Mim M Avatar
    Mim M
    5 star rating
    27 Nov 2022 - TripAdvisor

    Fabulous day all round! Amazing knowledgeable and super fun guides. Fab small friendly team. My first hike... read more

    Bronwen Lloyd Avatar
    Bronwen Lloyd
    17 Nov 2019 - Google

    Great bunch of people who have your wellbeing as number one in the great outdoors WA

  • 531graemes Avatar
    5 star rating
    13 Oct 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Went on a lovely hike in Kings Park with a nice group of people. Seen parts of the... read more

    5 star rating
    14 Mar 2021 - TripAdvisor

    Amazing guides, beautiful location down in East Fremantle, and it was great to hike out and then kayak back! Loved... read more

  • P2942UJandrear Avatar
    4 star rating
    23 Aug 2020 - TripAdvisor

    The guides are welcoming and informative. The group members have always been friendly too. I've been on three hikes now... read more

    Youra2003 Avatar
    5 star rating
    05 Jul 2020 - TripAdvisor

    I've been in Australia 6 years ,but I discovered a buteaful places with The Hike collective that I will never... read more

Additional Information

Public toilets are located at the beginning of the hike and throughout.
This tour does not include your ferry tickets, but you can add these at checkout.
This hike is beginner (6km) or intermediate (12km).
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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