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Rottnest Island | Fortress of The Southern Edge Guided Hike

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2 Hrs


6.5 km



Tour Type

Small Group

Tour Overview

We head to Rottnest Island to explore some of the best of the Wadjemup Bidi network; a series of walk trails that will take you across spectacular coastal headlands, past stunning inland lakes and encounter both natural and man-made attractions along the way.

We head off on a short 8-minute bus ride to Porpoise bay, where we begin the journey on the Ngank Yira Bidi (Uncover Bickley Battery) for a 6.5km hike back to settlement.

Pass the only visitable shipwreck off Rottnest at Henrietta Rocks, hike Jibulee hill to the highest point of the Bickley Bay area, and enjoy 360-degree views of the island and surrounding waters. Share a moment of stillness, or a swift swim at a hidden bay, tucked between bunkers and boulders before we uncover the Bickley battery and Kingstown barracks to learn about Fremantle Fortress to round out your adventure.

Our expert tip: This is a great tour for the summer months on Rottnest Island.

The running of all tours is subject to minimum numbers being met.

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Tour Inclusions

  • Guided 6.5km hike along the Wadjemup Bidi network on Rottnest Island
  • Bus transfer to our hiking start point
  • 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
  • Access to all photos of the day
  • Optional at checkout:  Return Ferry Tickets Fremantle (B-Shed) - Rottnest and Rottnest - Fremantle

Tour Itinerary

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Joining us on the ferry? Make your way to the meeting point at the B - Shed Ferry Terminal in Fremantle. Please arrive at least 30 minutes early to check in. We will email you your ferry ticket prior to the day. Exact boarding times will be sent to all ticket holders closer to the date as ferry times are subject to change.

What To Bring

  • Comfortable shoes such as trainers or hiking shoes
  • Refillable water bottle (at least 1L)
  • Sun protection and hat
  • Hiking poles if required
  • Bathers and towel for a dip in the big blue
  • Cash or credit card for locker hire, and any food and beverages
  • Please bring any snacks and beverages or purchase at the local store on the Island prior to beginning.

Tour Location

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Comments From Our Guests

  • Bec K Avatar
    Bec K
    5 star rating
    03 Jul 2022 - TripAdvisor

    Utterly fantastic. Such a well put together experience. So well organised, all the staff so friendly and knowledgeable and in... read more

    katebillings Avatar
    5 star rating
    10 Jun 2019 - TripAdvisor

    A great opportunity to get into nature, and enjoy the magnificent views of Perth at the top of Lesmurdie Falls.... read more

  • Corry59 Avatar
    5 star rating
    06 May 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Awesome hike and abseil with a very professional company. I felt safe at all times. I have done... read more

    MinetteR_12 Avatar
    5 star rating
    24 May 2021 - TripAdvisor

    The hike was so well organised and our tour guides were amazing. I will 100% recommend The Hike Collective... read more

  • Libby Davies Avatar
    Libby Davies
    22 Jun 2022 - Google

    Beautiful location in Cabaret Cave for yoga with Kylie. So much fun. The hike was quite gentle and relaxing on... read more

    LinsMorley Avatar
    5 star rating
    20 Sep 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Bilya Walk Trail Toodyay - a relaxing walk along the Swan River. Beautiful views and a quiet stop to... read more

Additional Information

Toilets are available at multiple stops along the trail. There is a general store at the start and near the end point of our tour for any snacks or drinks.
Depending on hike pace, you may have time to enjoy a cold one at Hotel Rottnest prior to the ferry back to Fremantle.
All bus transfers are included in your ticket. Rottnest island admission is included in your ferry ticket.
It is suitable for most ages, and it is suitable for people with a low to moderate fitness level due to the length and duration of hike. Trails have short steep hills, rough surfaces, and sections of uneven ground.
No-shows and cancellations received within 48 hours of hike departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Cancellations received 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 event. Customers can transfer their booking to a friend or family member with no penalty but must advise in writing so The Hike Collective can forward all booking information to the new attendee. Cancellations will not receive a refund of the booking fee.

All bookings are made via Rezdy. If The Hike Collective cancels a tour due to inclement weather 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.
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