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Rottnest Island Glamping Trail Retreat

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2 Days


30 km


Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tour Type


Tour Overview

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 WW1 battery bunkers, your weekend is jam-packed with the best hiking trails on Rottnest. Sit back and relax with a glass of bubbles in luxury as we enjoy an evening at Lontara, and sleep on clouds in the iconic Discovery Rottnest Glamping tents.

*Accommodation is based on twin-share. To book a private room, please get in touch.


Tour Inclusions

  • Return Ferry Tickets B-Shed Fremantle - Rottnest and Rottnest - B-Shed Fremantle
  • 1x Night Accommodation in the award-winning luxury Tuart Forrest Superior Tents in Discovery Rottnest Island (upgrades to Sand dunes tents | Deluxe available on request) *For more visual guidance on the accommodation, visit Discovery Rottnest Island on Instagram or Facebook.
  • 2x days of guided hiking tours covering between 15 - 30km by foot (options to make your hike longer or shorter depending on fitness), including rich historic tales of the trails we hike
  • Bus transfers to our hiking points with pickups and drop-offs for the entire weekend
  • Fresh juice / Coffee upon arrival at Rottnest Island
  • 3-course dinner + glass of wine at the beautiful Lontara
  • 2x picnic-style packed lunches from local cafes and caterers
  • Breakfast + coffee/tea at Pinkies Beach Club
  • An amazing, exclusive tour opportunity that can not be experienced by any other operators on Rottnest Island

Tour Itinerary

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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 1: (Hiking distance From 7-15 km)

Check in with The Hike Collective at The B-Shed ferry terminal in Fremantle at 7am and board the fast ferry on our short 30-minute ferry trip to the Island.

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), Take 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. Feeling good with calling it a day here? You have the choice after lunch to jump on the Island bus and head to the tents for a relaxing afternoon.

Chosen to stick around for the afternoon? 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 today's journey.

Now, we merge onto the City of York Bay, and learn about the shipwreck and then take in the serrated 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 3-course dinner.


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 Lontara for a beautiful 3-course dinner, and time to reflect on our favourite bits of the south of the Island.


Day 2: (Hiking distance approx. 7-18km)

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 and the stunning salt lakes.

Marvel at the birds dancing on the salt lakes, recognised as wetlands of National Importance, and 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.

Explore 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 discover the rocky intertidal shores on our journey back to Thomson Bay to conclude your Trail retreat of Rottnest Island.


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

  • Rasha Mustafa Hamdou Avatar
    Rasha Mustafa Hamdou
    positive review 
    28 Jul 2019 - Facebook

    very friendly, professional, describing the trail correctly so you will find what you read .i enjoyed every hike with them... read more

    alyshajo2 Avatar
    5 star rating
    02 Jun 2020 - TripAdvisor

    I went on a hike at Araluen Botanic Park with THC mid-January this year. As a hardcore introvert, I can’t... read more

  • Mitch Baker Avatar
    Mitch Baker
    positive review 
    25 Nov 2019 - Facebook

    Good hike leaders, very organised.

    meghanwa1980 Avatar
    5 star rating
    01 Dec 2021 - TripAdvisor

    Fantastic hike! Our family of 4 with 2 kid aged 10 and 11 years old hiked with a lovely welcoming... read more

  • DBLRDG Avatar
    5 star rating
    19 Jun 2020 - TripAdvisor

    I joined the small group on the Mason and Bird Loop hike this morning. What a surprise! Fantastic... read more

    Slooj11 Avatar
    5 star rating
    13 Jul 2020 - TripAdvisor

    This was our first hike with the Hike Collective. Friendly,informative tour leaders who made us feel welcome. Thank you Kate,... read more

Additional Information

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.
Rottnest Island entry fees and all bus transfers and Ferry transfers are included in your ticket.
Car parking is payable on site at B-Shed, however we recommend arriving by uber or taxi to minimise extra charges.
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.
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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