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Rottnest Island | Lakes & Bays Guided Hike 

We invite you to experience Rottnest Island by foot on our 12km guided hike.  Traverse spectacular coastal headlands, past stunning inland lakes and encounter both natural and man-made attractions along the way.

From "walking on water' boardwalks, to a dip in the big blue at Little Parakeet Bay or the Basin, famous shipwrecks, and a little journey of the Islands lighthouses, this one day island adventure is the perfect way to experience the highlights of Rottnest in a bite sized chunk. 


Check in with The Hike Collective at the visitors centre lawn to begin your trail seeking adventure of Rottnest Island. 

We start our journey on the Gabbi Karniny Bidi " Discover the Salt Lakes"  with some of the best views on the Island. From Vlamingh Lookout you’ll gain real perspective of what you’ll find beyond the Settlement. 

We then head on to Lake Baghdad where we can stop to watch the birds dancing on the Salt Lakes. These lakes have been recognised as Wetlands of National Importance.  Head onto the Lakes Boardwalk to experience the illusion of walking on water. The boardwalk safeguards the significant samphire communities below.  We detour up to the Wadjemup Lighthouse where we stop for a light refreshment and a moment to enjoy the beautiful view from the highest point on the island, before returning to the trail and heading to the Northern beaches.  

As the day warms up, we get to cool down as we head onto Little Parakeet bay. Kick off your shoes and paddle in the calm waters of Little Parakeet Bay in the beautiful clear turquoise waters and then we head onto Geordie Bay, Longreach Bay and to The Basin, one of the Island’s most popular swimming spots.

We finish our hiking tour back at the main settlement, where you are free to enjoy lunch the way you want to before experiencing Rottnest in your unique style for the afternoon.  


Tour Inclusions

  • Guided 12km hike along the Wadjemup Bidi network to explore the lakes and bays of Rottnest Island. 
  • 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
  • Additional option to include return Ferry Tickets Fremantle (B-Shed) - Rottnest and Rottnest - Fremantle


We will be meeting at the small grassed area in front of the visitors centre on Rottnest Island.  If you are coming across from the mainland for the day, you can add your ferry tickets at checkout for return tickets from B - Shed Ferry Terminal in Fremantle. 


Bush Walk: Grade 3 - Some inclines and declines, as well as sand walking. Some trail experience recommended but not essential. 


  • Bring plenty of water and sun protection although these items can be purchased on the island

  • Snacks, for morning tea

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for hiking

  • Bathers and towels to enjoy the beautiful beaches

Explore. Conserve. Discover.
Rottnest Island is a walker’s paradise with many coastal headlands, inland lakes and both natural and man-made attractions to explore. Your safety on our tours is our concern, but your responsibility. Please stick to the designated walk trails to stay safe. 

Leave no trace.
Please help us to reduce our ecological footprint, and be considerate of the environment.

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  • alarm Duration: 180
  • person Age: All Ages
  • people Group Size: Min 1

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  • Available for all ages
  • Packages start from $69.00pp

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  • What is the minimum age for Walking Tours at Rottnest Island?

    The minimum age for Walking Tours at Rottnest Island is suitable for all ages.

  • How long does an Walking Tours session at Rottnest Island last?

    The average Walking Tours session at our Rottnest Island centre is 3 to 4 hour.

  • Is Walking Tours Rottnest Island open for bookings during the week?

    Absolutely, however Walking Tours is busiest at the weekend - and our Rottnest Island centre is no exception. This means you might need a larger group monday through friday.

  • Is Walking Tours Rottnest Island open for bookings at weekends?

    Walking Tours at Rottnest Island is busiest at the weekends so we'd definitely recommend booking in advance! Obviously, we'll always try to accommodate last minute Walking Tours bookings but once the spots are booked up they are booked up!

  • How popular is the Walking Tours Rottnest Island center?

    Geronigo® aims for all of our Walking Tours locations to be amongst the the best and most popular, our Walking Tours Rottnest Island center is no exception. Book with confidence!

  • Can I buy a gift voucher for Walking Tours Rottnest Island?

    Yes you can buy Walking Tours Rottnest Island gift vouchers either online or over the phone. Geronigo® gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, can be gift wrapped or for a last minute gift idea can be instant email delivered. Remember that any gift experience voucher from Geronigo® including our Walking Tours Rottnest Island vouchers can be used for booking at any of our thousands of Geronigo® adventure locations (for no extra charge!).

  • What is the postcode for Walking Tours Rottnest Island?

    The postcode for Walking Tours Rottnest Island is Rottnest Island WA 6161. Please note that sometimes our Walking Tours centers are difficult to find from a postcode and satnav. We will supply detailed directions to Walking Tours Rottnest Island on your booking receipt.

  • Where is Walking Tours Rottnest Island?

    The Walking Tours Rottnest Island center is located at the following address: 1 Henderson Ave, Rottnest Island WA 6161, Australia. Please note that sometimes our Walking Tours centers are difficult to find, please follow the directions on your booking receipt!

  • How much is Walking Tours at Rottnest Island?

    The average package price of Walking Tours at Rottnest Island $69.00. The lowest price is $69.00 with the most expensive option being $95.00.

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