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Rottnest Island | Discover the Salt Lakes & Southern Edge Guided Hike

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Duration

1 Day

Distance

18 km

Difficulty

Intermediate

Tour Type

Small Group

Tour Overview

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.

 

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Tour Inclusions

  • Guided 18km hike along the Wadjemup Bidi network on Rottnest Island
  • Return Ferry Tickets Fremantle (B-Shed) - Rottnest and Rottnest - Fremantle
  • Picnic style packed lunch from local caterers
  • Amazing historical stories and secrets covering local heritage of our fascinating hiking trails
  • 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

Tour Itinerary

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FERRY TO ROTTNEST ISLAND

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.

SALT LAKES AND SOUTHERN EDGE GUIDED HIKE

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.

RETURN FERRY TO FREMANTLE

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.

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 extra 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

  • Diane Grennan Avatar
    Diane Grennan
    03 Aug 2020 - Google

    1st time with The Hike Collective today, went on the Mason & Bird wine/grazing hike. Perfect way to spend a... read more

    Paul Barnes Avatar
    Paul Barnes
    positive review 
    29 Jul 2019 - Facebook

    Took my 8 year old daughter on the Mundaring Weir to Discovery centre trail last weekend. We had a great... read more

  • L9951SHdenisec Avatar
    L9951SHdenisec
    5 star rating
    17 Jul 2020 - TripAdvisor

    This was a fantastic experience. A great hike followed by meditation and a picnic .
    Friendly and informative guides and the...
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    louiseK9646NA Avatar
    louiseK9646NA
    5 star rating
    28 Jul 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Loved the hike I did at the weekend led by Kate and her trusty team. Kate shared her love and... read more

  • drmljones Avatar
    drmljones
    5 star rating
    23 Jun 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Amazing hike, beautiful scenery and the history of the trail and area in general was great. Limited numbers meant the... read more

    MariaW2923 Avatar
    MariaW2923
    5 star rating
    06 May 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Had an amazing walk with this group! Lions Lookout is literally in my own backyard but decided to go on... read more

Additional Information

AMENITIES
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.
ENTRY FEES TO NATIONAL PARK
Rottnest Island entry fees and all bus transfers and Ferry transfers are included in your ticket.
CARPARK
Car parking is payable on site, however we recommend arriving by uber or taxi to minimise extra charges. Car parking fees apply and are not included in your ticket.
HIKE GRADING
This hike is considered grade three. It is suitable for most ages, and it is recommended for people with a moderate fitness level due to the length and duration of hike. Trails have short steep hills, rough surfaces, and sections of uneven ground.
CANCELLATION POLICY
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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