Rottnest Island Glamping Trail Retreat | 10 - 30 km | 2 Days
- Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
- Location: WA
- Product code: PQRF1E
Experience Rottnest Island | Luxury Glamping Trail Retreat
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, relaxing on Salmon Bay, and marvelling the lighthouses and WW1 battery bunkers, your weekend is jam-packed with the best hiking trails on Rottnest. Sit back and relax with a glass of bubbles in luxury as we enjoy an evening at Lontara, and sleep on clouds in the iconic Discovery Rottnest Glamping Tents.
Day 1: (Hiking distance From 7-15 km)
Check in with The Hike Collective at The B-Shed ferry terminal in Fremantle at 7am and board the fast ferry on our short 30-minute ferry trip to the Island.
When you arrive at Rottnest Island, refresh with a barista coffee or fresh juice at the Lane Cafe 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), Take 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. Feeling good with calling it a day here? You have the choice after lunch to jump on the Island bus and head to the tents for a relaxing afternoon.
Chosen to stick around for the afternoon? Part two of day one 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 today's journey.
Now, we merge onto the City of York Bay, and learn about the shipwreck and then take in the serrated 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 and into our accommodation.
We arrive into camp with a few hours of sunlight remaining to settle in with a nice hot shower and put your feet up before we join together for a beautiful 3-course dinner.
Day 2: (Hiking distance approx. 7-18km)
Day two begins with an indulgent buffet breakfast at Pinkies beach Club before embarking on our second day of hiking.
Now it's time to walk out of camp as we combine the serene salt lakes with a rich history and tackle the southern side of the island and the stunning salt lakes.
Marvel at the birds dancing on the salt lakes, recognised as wetlands of National Importance, and relax on Salmon Bay. Explore the Wadjemup lighthouse, and enjoy a pitstop for some lunch with a view, before heading on to admire huge Osprey stacks at salmon point, before marvelling at the crystal clear waters of Parker Point.
Explore the Ngank Yira Bidi Trail (uncover Bickley Battery) from Porpoise Bay, Henrietta Rocks, and Jubilee Hill, walking to the highest point of the Bickley Bay area and enjoying 360 degrees view of the Island and surrounding waters. Our last stop of the day is the Bickley Battery, where we can discover the rocky intertidal shores on our journey back to Thomson Bay to conclude your Trail retreat of Rottnest Island.
Included in your ticket purchase:
- Return Ferry Tickets B-Shed Fremantle - Rottnest and Rottnest - B-Shed Fremantle
- 1x Night Accommodation in the award-winning luxury Tuart Forrest Superior Tents in Discovery Rottnest Island (upgrades to Sand dunes tents | Deluxe available on request) *For more visual guidance on the accommodation, visit Discovery Rottnest Island on Instagram or Facebook.
- 2x days of guided hiking tours covering between 15 - 30km by foot (options to make your hike longer or shorter depending on fitness), including rich historic tales of the trails we hike
- Bus transfers to our hiking points with pickups and drop-offs for the entire weekend
- Fresh juice / Coffee upon arrival at Rottnest Island
- 3-course dinner + glass of wine at the beautiful Lontara
- 2x picnic-style packed lunches from local cafes and caterers
- Breakfast + coffee/tea at Pinkies Beach Club
- An amazing, exclusive tour opportunity that can not be experienced by any other operators on Rottnest Island
** Please note: This ticket only allows access to Rottnest on the given ferry times, as we pre-book the ferry booking for the group. All accommodation is twin-share, and single supplement or upgrades are available on request. The hiking itinerary is subject to change based on weather forecast **
MEETING POINT AND GETTING THERE:
We will be meeting 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.
Bush Walk: Grade 3-4 - Some hiking experience required, with some beach walking, and inclines/declines of distances upwards of 15km per day.
WHAT TO BRING:
Bring plenty of water and sun protection although these items can be purchased on the island
Snacks, treats, and any beverages you wish to consume over the weekend
Comfortable clothes and shoes suitable for hiking. Sturdy trainers or hiking boots
Appropriate clothing for the entire weekend (leave the shower shoes at home for this camping experience, because it is lux-ur-ious!)
Poncho for unpredictable winter weather conditions
Warm clothes for post-hike in the evening