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Rottnest Island | Wander The West End Guided Hike

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Duration

3 Hrs

Distance

8 km

Difficulty

Intermediate

Tour Type

Small Group

Tour Overview

We head to Rottnest Island to explore some of 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.

We head off to the West End where we embark on our 10km hike along the Ngank Wen Bidi (Explore West End). We begin with a scenic drive from Settlement out to Narrowneck.  Our hike begins visiting a popular surfing spot for the adventurous ( don’t worry, we won’t be surfing!) at Radar Reef, before heading onto Cape Vlamingh to see the highlights of the natural arch, crashing waves, and osprey eagles.  Now it’s on to 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.   Mabel Cove is up next, and some say they can
see a crocodile in the rocks in this
beautiful protected bay. Mabel Cove rounds out the spectacle of the west-end guided hike. This stunning bay is a favourite! Enjoy a dip in the natural lagoon in the reef to cool off before a relaxing bus ride back to settlement.

Want to skip the bus and experience more of the Rottnest hiking trails while you are there? Add on the “Experience The Northern Beaches” at Checkout for an extra 8km hike back to Geordie Bay.

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Tour Inclusions

  • Guided 8km hike along the Wadjemup Bidi network on Rottnest Island
  • Bus transfer to our hiking start point and back to settlement at the end
  • Amazing historical stories and secrets covering local heritage of our fascinating hiking trail
  • 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
  • Optional at checkout:  Return Ferry Tickets Fremantle (B-Shed) - Rottnest and Rottnest - Fremantle
  • Optional at checkout: Extend your hike and traverse the northern beaches by foot with an 8 km extension.

Tour Itinerary

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FERRY TO ROTTNEST ISLAND

Joining us on the ferry? Make your 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.

WEST END HIKE

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 at 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.

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 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

  • Rebecca Iversen Avatar
    Rebecca Iversen
    positive review 
    18 Jul 2020 - Facebook

    I thoroughly enjoyed my first hike, a lovely way to spend the morning on my birthday! Thanks to the very... read more

    Tanya Millgate Avatar
    Tanya Millgate
    positive review 
    20 Oct 2019 - Facebook

    Today's hike was in the Paruna Sanctuary - absolutely beautiful and breathtaking!! Can't wait to do another hike with... read more

  • Tina A
    5 star rating
    02 Jun 2021 - TripAdvisor

    I have attended this twice now and absolutely love it! The yoga in the cave is a magical experience and... read more

    988stasiat Avatar
    988stasiat
    5 star rating
    12 Nov 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Fantastic hike! A beautiful day out with The Hike Collective. Well organised and very enjoyable. Great mix... read more

  • 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

    ThirstyKirsty Avatar
    ThirstyKirsty
    5 star rating
    26 Jan 2021 - TripAdvisor

    The guided hike was great. The guides had lots of information to tell us, as well as making sure we... 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 ROTTNEST ISLAND
Rottnest Island entry fees and all bus transfers and Ferry transfers are 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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