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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

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.

Tour Inclusions

  • Guided 18km hike along the Wadjemup Bidi network on Rottnest Island
  • 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
  • Optional: Add at Checkout - Return Ferry Tickets Fremantle (B-Shed) - Rottnest and Rottnest - Fremantle

Tour Itinerary

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ROTTNEST ISLAND CHECK IN

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.

WEST END AND NORTHERN BEACHES HIKE

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.

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

  • Lauren Vardy Avatar
    Lauren Vardy
    17 Dec 2019 - Google

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

    limujt
    5 star rating
    27 May 2021 - TripAdvisor

    Most enjoyable way to go hiking with likeminded folks. Hike Collective is the best at it. They are not only... read more

  • PerthDani Avatar
    PerthDani
    5 star rating
    13 Sep 2021 - TripAdvisor

    Ivan was very knowledgeable and made us feel really welcome. the afternoon was a gentle stroll with some information and... read more

    missiviallsmiles Avatar
    missiviallsmiles
    5 star rating
    04 Aug 2020 - TripAdvisor

    It was my first hike with The Hike Collective and what a welcome I received! A wonderful morning with wonderful... read more

  • Mitch Baker Avatar
    Mitch Baker
    positive review 
    25 Nov 2019 - Facebook

    Good hike leaders, very organised.

    Ruth Kinney Avatar
    Ruth Kinney
    17 Feb 2020 - Google

    Stunning walk. Very friendly guides and hiking group.Can’t wait for the next adventure. Thank-you for a great first hike.

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.
BUS AND FERRY FEES
Bus transfers to West End are included in your ticket as well as lunch.
Ferry tickets are option to be added at checkout, and we can organise and book these on your behalf.
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. This also includes soft sand/beach walking for long sections.
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. If the tour is cancelled due to COVID-19 lockdowns, you are eligible for a transfer or credit for future tours. No refunds are issued in this instance.
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