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

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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 Visitors Centre on Rottnest Island, 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.  **Joining from Mainland Perth? Get in touch for a discounted ferry ticket option** 

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.

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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

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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

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Comments From Our Guests

  • Jasmine M. Attenborough Avatar
    Jasmine M. Attenborough
    positive review 
    25 Feb 2019 - Facebook

    I love the energy and camaraderie from this group. Everyone is there for the same reason and it creates an... read more

    Lauren Vardy Avatar
    Lauren Vardy
    positive review 
    28 Nov 2019 - Facebook

    I joined 'Experience The Ultimate Serpentine Hike' in mid-November and had a great time! The day was well-organised and the... read more

  • Shonaugh Farquhar Avatar
    Shonaugh Farquhar
    positive review 
    19 Jan 2020 - Facebook

    Excellent hike today round beautiful scenery. Well managed and great fun. Thank you guys.

    lostinporthedland Avatar
    lostinporthedland
    5 star rating
    30 Nov 2019 - TripAdvisor

    Really well organised and a really pretty hike. The organisers were really friendly and knowledgeable about the area

  • Andrea Abbit Avatar
    Andrea Abbit
    17 Sep 2019 - Google

    What a fabulous experience !!. I am a avid walker but I wanted to start seeing a bit more... read more

    Barbara Donelan Avatar
    Barbara Donelan
    positive review 
    24 Jun 2020 - Facebook

    I joined the hike at Kings Park today. The hike leaders and participants were very welcoming and friendly. The hike... read more

Additional Information

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.
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