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Rottnest Island | Explore The West End and Northern Beaches Guided Hike

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Duration

1 Day

Distance

18 km

Difficulty

Intermediate

Tour Type

Small Group

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, and marvelling the lighthouses and WW1 battery bunkers, your day on the island is jam packed of some of the best hiking trails on Rottnest. This 18km hike covers the beautiful West End of the island, before stopping to watch the seals as we enjoy a fresh lunch provided by one of the local island cafes.

Tour Inclusions

  • Guided 18km hike along the Wadjemup Bidi network on Rottnest Island
  • Return Ferry Tickets Fremantle (B-Shed) - Rottnest and Rottnest - Fremantle
  • Private bus transfer to our hiking start point
  • Picnic style packed lunch from local caterers
  • 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 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. Exact boarding times will be sent to all ticket holders closer to the date as ferry times are subject to change.

WEST END AND NORTHERN BEACHES HIKE

When you arrive at Rottnest Island, refresh with a barista coffee or fresh juice at the Lane Cafe and collect your lunch 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), 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.

Part two 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 todays journey.
Now, we merge onto the City of York Bay, and learn about the
shipwreck and then take in the serated 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 back to Thompson 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 extra 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

  • Sam Mie Avatar
    Sam Mie
    positive review 
    17 May 2020 - Facebook

    This is a great way to experience hiking especially if you are new to the activity and an even more... read more

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    Passport680454
    5 star rating
    17 Jun 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Despite living near Bold Park all my life I had never spent time there and thoroughly enjoyed the Hike Collective... read more

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    SandzDK
    5 star rating
    07 Jun 2020 - TripAdvisor

    John Forrest Heritage Trail Hike - full of interesting snippets about Perth's past, gorgeous scenery, and great company. An easy... read more

    Lisa Arnold Avatar
    Lisa Arnold
    positive review 
    24 Aug 2019 - Facebook

    Accomodating to myself and my four year old, we had a lovely hike and meditation. Great way to spend a... read more

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    Michele C
    5 star rating
    07 Sep 2020 - TripAdvisor

    Loved the day out at Kings Park wildflower walk. Erin was our leader for the day who was... read more

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    P2942UJandrear
    4 star rating
    23 Aug 2020 - TripAdvisor

    The guides are welcoming and informative. The group members have always been friendly too. I've been on three hikes now... 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 NATIONAL PARK
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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