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Rottnest Island | Wander The West End Guided Hike

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Duration

1 Day

Distance

10 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 our first stint of beach walking along Strickland Bay, before coming across 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. We conclude our short and sweet Island hike with a stroll along Mabel Cove and Marjorie Bay. 

With the afternoon open for you to enjoy the Island how your heart desires, take a dip in the big blue at Mabel Cove, The Basin, or Thomson Bay, relax with a cold one at Hotel Rottnest, or indulge in a baked delight from the local bakery.  The options are endless, and you don’t need to leave the island until our later afternoon ferry departure. 

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Tour Inclusions

  • Guided 10km hike along the Wadjemup Bidi network on Rottnest Island
  • Return Ferry Tickets Fremantle (B-Shed) - Rottnest and Rottnest - Fremantle
  • Bus transfer to our hiking start point and return to Settlement
  • 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 the day

Tour Itinerary

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FERRY TO ROTTNEST ISLAND

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 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.

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
  • 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

  • Yvonne Chen Avatar
    Yvonne Chen
    positive review 
    21 Nov 2020 - Facebook

    I joined the tour on 21/11 of Lesmurdie Falls at Sunset Guided Hike. It was so so so amazing as... read more

    Jacques Hugo Avatar
    Jacques Hugo
    17 Nov 2019 - Google

    Did my first hike with The Hike Collective today. It was a fantastic experience. Definitely worth taking a hike with... read more

  • dialsammy1 Avatar
    dialsammy1
    5 star rating
    12 Dec 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Did the Botanical to Beach 20km hike with friends on 22/11 and it was just amazing! Great leadership, nice group... read more

    Irelandgirl10 Avatar
    Irelandgirl10
    5 star rating
    04 Dec 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Today I had the wonderful opportunity to participate in my first Hike Collective hike. We did a ( beginner’s... 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.

    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.
CARPARK
Car parking is payable on site, however we recommend arriving by uber or taxi to minimise extra charges. Car parking fees apply and are not 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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