from $69
Book Now

Rottnest Island | Lakes & Bays Guided Hike (On Island)

Created with Sketch. Rottnest Island

Duration

3 Hrs

Distance

12 km

Difficulty

Intermediate

Tour Type

Small Group

Tour Overview

We invite you to join us for a morning of exploration to discover the lakes and Bays of Rottnest Island.

Meet your tour guide at the Samphire Lounge, next to the reception of Samphire Hotel, to begin your journey on the Gabbi Karniny Bidi ” Discover the Salt Lakes”  with some of the best views on the Island. From Vlamingh Lookout you’ll gain real perspective of what you’ll find beyond the Settlement.

We then head on to Lake Baghdad where we can stop to watch the birds dancing on the Salt Lakes. These lakes have been recognised as Wetlands of National Importance.  Head onto the Lakes Boardwalk to experience the illusion of walking on water. The boardwalk safeguards the significant samphire communities below.  We detour up to the Wadjemup Lighthouse where we stop for a light refreshment and a moment to enjoy the beautiful view from the highest point on the island, before returning to the trail and heading to the Northern beaches.

As the day warms up, we get to cool down as we head onto Little Parakeet bay. Kick off your shoes and paddle in the calm waters of Little Parakeet Bay in the beautiful clear turquoise waters and then we head onto Geordie Bay, Longreach Bay and to The Basin, one of the Island’s most popular swimming spots.

Please note that there are minimum numbers required for this tour to run. We will notify you asap regarding start status.

View More

Tour Inclusions

  • Guided 12km hike along the Wadjemup Bidi network to explore the lakes and bays of Rottnest Island
  • Amazing historical stories and secrets covering local heritage of our fascinating hiking trail
  • Cold drink or ice cream at Kalli's On Rotto at the Wadjemup Lighthouse
  • An exclusive tour opportunity that can not be experienced with any other operators on Rottnest Island
  • Friendly and knowledgeable, first aid trained tour guides

Tour Itinerary

Expand All
LAKES & BAYS HIKE

Start our journey on the Gabbi Karniny Bidi " Discover the Salt Lakes" with some of the best views on the Island. From Vlamingh Lookout you’ll gain real perspective of what you’ll find beyond the Settlement.

We then head on to Lake Baghdad where we can stop to watch the birds dancing on the Salt Lakes. These lakes have been recognised as Wetlands of National Importance. Head onto the Lakes Boardwalk to experience the illusion of walking on water. The boardwalk safeguards the significant samphire communities below. We detour up to the Wadjemup Lighthouse where we stop for a light refreshment and a moment to enjoy the beautiful view from the highest point on the island, before returning to the trail and heading to the Northern beaches.

As the day warms up, we get to cool down as we head onto Little Parakeet bay. Kick off your shoes and paddle in the calm waters of Little Parakeet Bay in the beautiful clear turquoise waters and then we head onto Geordie Bay, Longreach Bay and to The Basin, one of the Island’s most popular swimming spots.

What To Bring

  • Comfortable trainers
  • Water bottle (at least 1L)
  • Sun protection and hat
  • Snacks to enjoy along the trail
  • Towel, snorkel & bathers if you want to enjoy an ocean dip post tour
  • Cash or credit card to purchase lunch and any drinks for the day

Tour Location

Created with Sketch. Rottnest Island

Comments From Our Guests

  • Annette Hoskin Avatar
    Annette Hoskin
    positive review 
    10 Oct 2020 - Facebook

    Wonderful walks with great like-minded people!

    MikeTurner78 Avatar
    MikeTurner78
    5 star rating
    17 Jun 2020 - TripAdvisor

    What a great initiative and event to support and promote Men's Health. Men coming together in nature, to chat,... read more

  • Emma Jane Jones Avatar
    Emma Jane Jones
    positive review 
    17 Jan 2021 - Facebook

    Lovely 5 k walk round kings Park.
    2 great hike leaders.
    Sunset over kings Park with nibbles and bubbles to end....
    read more

    GreensinOz Avatar
    GreensinOz
    5 star rating
    15 Nov 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Recently completed my third hike with the team, this time in John Forrest National Park and was a great morning... read more

  • 525kyms Avatar
    525kyms
    5 star rating
    17 Oct 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Thank you for a wonderful experience today hiking the Mundaring Weir to South Ledge section of the Bibbulmun track. ... read more

    Elle de Jong Avatar
    Elle de Jong
    positive review 
    22 Feb 2021 - Facebook

    Great hiking tours, tour guides have relevant knowledge and stories about the hiking locations.

Additional Information

MEETING POINT
We are meeting at the SAMPHIRE Lounge next to the reception of Samphire Hotel.
AMENITIES
Public toilets are located at the beginning of the hike and throughout.
HIKE GRADING
This hike is a grade Three. It is suitable for families and we recommend a moderate fitness level as some inclines and beach walking is included on this tour.
CANCELLATION POLICY
No-shows and cancellations received within 48 hours of hike departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

Cancellations within 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 hike experience. 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.

If The Hike Collective cancels an event due to weather or danger in any way, 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.
LEAVE NO TRACE
Explore. Conserve. Discover. Rottnest Island is a walker’s paradise with many coastal headlands, inland lakes and both natural and man-made attractions to explore. Your safety on our tours is our concern, but your responsibility. Please stick to the designated walk trails to stay safe.

Leave no trace. Please help us to reduce our ecological footprint, and be considerate of the environment.
Created with Sketch.
from $69

You might also like

Be Part Of Our Community

For exclusive offers, interesting articles and so much more.

Your details are safe with us.