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Rottnest Island Hike & Glamping Luxury Weekender

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Duration

2 Days

Distance

35 km

Difficulty

Advanced, Intermediate

Tour Type

Overnight

Tour Overview

Explore Rottnest Island by foot on this unique two day, one night glamping and hiking weekender.

We head to Rottnest Island 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 seal spotting, relaxing on Salmon Bay, and marvelling the lighthouses and WWII battery bunkers, your weekend is jam packed of the best hiking trails on Rottnest. Indulge in the best food on the island, sit back and relax in luxury,  and sleep on clouds in the iconic award winning Discovery Rottnest Glamping Tents.

Tour Inclusions

  • 2x guided 18km hikes along the Wadjemup Bidi network on Rottnest Island
  • Return Ferry Tickets Rottnest - Fremantle and Fremantle - Rottnest
  • 1x Night Accomodation in the award winning luxury Tuart Forrest Superior Tents in Discovery Rottnest Island (upgrades to Sand dunes tents | Deluxe available on request)
  • Private bus transfers to our hiking start point on day one
  • Fresh juice / Coffee upon arrival at Rottnest Island
  • Two-course dinner + glass of wine at the beautiful Pinkies Beach Club
  • 2x picnic style packed lunches from local caterers
  • Breakfast + coffee/tea at Pinkies Beach Club
  • 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 your weekend

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 and luggage tags. Exact boarding times will be sent to all ticket holders closer to the date as ferry times are subject to change.

DAY ONE

When you arrive at Rottnest Island, refresh with a barista coffee or fresh juice at the Lane Cafe before we begin our hiking adventures.

The hiking fun begins with a short transported trip to the West End where we embark on the Ngank Wen Bidi (Explore West End), we begin with our first stint of beach walking along Strickland Bay, before coming to Radar Reef, a popular surfing spot for the adventurous. We then have a moment to enjoy the beautiful views at Cape Vlamingh, before heading onto Catherdral Rocks, where we can view the seals from the viewing platform, providing the perfect vantage point to watch the New Zealand fur seals frolicking. Our next stops are Mabel Cove and Marjorie Bay.

Part two of day one will bring us onto the Karlinyah Bidi (Experience the Northern Beaches) as we make our way along the northern coast of Rottnest. We begin at Rocky Bay as we head through Narrow Neck, and onto Ricey Beach for another beautiful beach section. We navigate through rugged, rocky terrain, on the trickiest part of todays journey.
Now, we merge onto the City of York Bay, and learn about the
shipwreck and then take in the serated reef that was the cause of
such destruction. Further along we enjoy sweeping views of Catherine Bay and watch for pied oystercatchers at the water’s edge, before our final section past little Armstrong Bay and into our accommodation.

We arrive into camp with a few hours of sunlight remaining to settle in with a nice hot shower, and put your feet up before we join together for a beautiful 2 course dinner at Pinkies Beach Club.

DINNER & ACCOMODATION

Rest and put your feet up in luxury, as we check in to Discovery Parks Glamping tents. Take a dip in the private resort pool, or relax in nature in the comfort of your tent before dinner.

As the sun sets, we will meet at Pinkies Beach Club for a beautiful two course dinner, and time to reflect on our favourite bits of the south of the Island.

DAY TWO

Day two begins with an indulgent buffet breakfast at Pinkies beach Club before embarking on our second day of hiking.

Now it's time to walk out of camp as we combine the serene salt lakes with a rich history and tackle the southern side of the island over an average of 18km.

Our journey begins on the Gabbi Karniny Bidi, 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 merge 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 to conclude day two of our hike.

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.
  • Two days of hiking clothes and casual wear
  • Refillable water bottle (at least 1L)
  • Sun protection and hat
  • Cold and wet weather clothing
  • Hiking poles if required
  • Please bring any snacks and beverages or purchase at the local store on the Island

Tour Location

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Comments From Our Guests

  • Najmajima Abdulmajidshatir Ahmedshikely Avatar
    Najmajima Abdulmajidshatir Ahmedshikely
    positive review 
    25 Feb 2019 - Facebook

    I Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Kate and Maxine for being so patient and supportive on... read more

    Chrissie Fearon Avatar
    Chrissie Fearon
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    27 May 2019 - Facebook

    Had a lovely day, met lots of like minded people happy to enjoy the stroll and chat. Visited somewhere I... read more

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    Nikki Strange
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    14 Jul 2019 - Facebook

    Beautiful morning hike with The Hike Collective ! The Hike Collective organisers are always on hand to guide you and... read more

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    Meghan Shearer
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    03 Nov 2019 - Facebook

    fabulous hike up to Sixty Foot Falls this morning. our first one, with our 2 kids (9 and 8 years... read more

  • NikiHayles Avatar
    NikiHayles
    5 star rating
    07 Sep 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Absolutely amazing! Our Guides were knowledgeable, fun and friendly. Can’t wait to book another hike!

    Justine Beggs Avatar
    Justine Beggs
    positive review 
    16 Jul 2019 - Facebook

    It was my first hike on Sunday.....loved it!!!

Additional Information

AMENITIES
Accomodation is twin share. (Single supplement available at checkout if desired)
Each tent is equipped with private ensuite.

The Discovery Rottnest Island resort also has a private pool

You can buy anything you might need on the island from the local store, and other village shops.
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.
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 30 days of hike departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Due to the nature of this tour, and the amount of businesses included in organisations, cancellations within 30-60 days prior will incur a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations received over 60 days in advance will receive a full refund or credit towards another hike experience minus a $35 administration fee. 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.
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