Experience Rottnest Island by foot as we discover the Salt Lakes and the southern edge of the iconic WA Island on this 18km day hike.
Get ready to explore 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.
From “walking on water’ boardwalks, to marvelling the lighthouses and WW1 battery bunkers, your day on the island is jam packed with some of the best hiking trails on Rottnest. This 18km hike covers the beautiful West End of the island, before stopping to watch the seals as we enjoy a fresh lunch provided by one of the local island cafes.
Make you way to the meeting point at the B - Shed Ferry Terminal in Fremantle. Please arrive at least 30 minutes early to check in and receive your ticket. Exact boarding times will be sent to all ticket holders closer to the date as ferry times are subject to change.
When you arrive at Rottnest Island, refresh with a barista coffee or fresh juice at the Lane Cafe before we begin our hiking adventures.
Our journey begins on the Gabbi Karniny Bidi (Discover the Salt Lakes), where we marvel at the birds dancing on the salt lakes, recognised as wetlands of National Importance.
We then merge onto the Wardan Nara Bidi (Relax on Salmon Bay). Explore the Wadjemup lighthouse, and enjoy a pitstop for some lunch with a view, before heading on to admire huge Osprey stacks at salmon point, before marvelling at the crystal clear waters of Parker Point.
Now we journey onto the Ngank Yira Bidi Trail (uncover Bickley Battery) from Porpoise Bay, Henrietta Rocks, and Jubilee Hill, walking to the highest point of the Bickley Bay area and enjoying 360 degrees view of the Island and surrounding waters. Our last stop of the day is the Bickley Battery, where we can discovery the rocky intertidal shores on our journey back to Thomson Bay.
We board our ferry and begin our journey across the sea to Fremantle where our journey comes to an end in time for the sun to set.
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