Explore the rugged beauty of Rottnest Island for 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 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, and then heading on to the northern beaches and bays back to settlement.
Make your way to the meeting point on the lawns in front of the Visitor Centre on Rottnest Island. Aim to be ready to get started 15 minutes prior to hike start time.
Coming from the mainland? Add ferry tickets at checkout and we will book them for you and send them your way with all the details on departure times. at the B - Shed Ferry Terminal in Fremantle.
Refresh with a barista coffee or fresh juice at the Lane Cafe as we collect lunches to 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.
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