She Seeks Adventure Rottnest Hike and Snorkel 1 Day Experience
Enjoy a day over on the protected nature reserve that is Rottnest Island.
Departing: 18 February 2018
Duration:11.5 hrs approx
Meet: B-shed, Fremantle 6.30am
(Ferry departs Fremantle 7:15am, Ferry returns Fremantle 6:55pm)
(Please note: parking not included in cost)
Highlights of the Experience
Hiking the Wadjemup Bidi Trail Network
The Whadjuk Noongar are the Traditional Owners of Rottnest Island (Wadjemup). As such, the name of this 45 kilometre trail network takes in both cultural and environmental significant landmarks reflects this heritage. The word "Bidi" in Noongar means "trail" or "track". The Wadjemup Bidi Tral network is broken up into five trails, an estimated total of about 15km of hiking will be covered throughout the day.
Snorkelling the Underwater Trails
Limestone reefs surround the island protecting calm, crystal clear lagoons that are home to corals, seagrass meadows and around 400 species of fish – including colourful tropical ones not usually seen so far south of the equator. The island’s southern beaches that contain Parker Point, Little Salmon Bay and the eastern end of Salmon Bay is the number one place to go snorkelling on Rottnest, especially for less confident snorkellers.
Swimming at The Basin
A trip to Rottnest is not complete without making a trip to The Basin. This popular swimming hole is a favourite for locals and tourists thanks to the crystal clear water and colourful shallow reefs and is perfect for novice snorkellers, the protected bay is clear of strong currents and crashing waves, giving you uninterrupted snorkelling around the reef clusters.
Exploring tip to tip of the island
Rottnest Island is an A-class reserve, renowned for its high conservation and community values. The island covers 19 square kilometres and is administered by the Rottnest Island Authority. Rottnest is perhaps best known for its population of Quokkas, a small native marsupial found in very few other locations.
We will take the Island Explorer bus up to Wadjemup Hill and experience the breathtaking 360 degree views from Wadjemup Lighthouse. Visitors will be able to get a glimpse of Perth City from the location of the lighthouse, as it was built on the highest point on the Island.
A trip to Rottnest is also not complete until you have met the resident Quokkas. Labelled 'the happiest animal on earth', Quokkas, famous for posing in selfies, are native to Rottnest Island where about 10,000 live a sheltered life free from predators or traffic.
- Rottnest Ferry to/from
- Rottnest Island Transfers
- Guided hike on the Wadjemup Bidi trail network
- Snorkel Hire (only if this option is selected)
- Bus transfers on island between some stops
- Wadjemup Lighthouse Tour
- Photos posted on our Facebook Page
- On going support through the She Seeks Adventure online forum
Provide your own:
- Hiking Pack, Plenty water, sturdy shoes, hiking poles optional, Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle, camera
- Bathers, Towel etc, Spending money for extras or souvenirs, Travel insurance
- Lunch and snacks for morning/afternoon tea