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Walk the Wadjemup Trail on Rottnest Island

Leave the bitumen roads behind and experience the unique natural beauty of Rottnest Island in an environmentally sustainable way. Walk the Wadjemup Walk Trail; 50km of scenic and wildlife haven.

  • Wheelchair Access:wheelchairs, electric scooters (gophers) and beach wheelchairs are available for hire
  • Type:Sites & Trails
  • Suited For:Families

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  • Type:Sites & Trails
  • Suited For:Families
  • Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays

Description

There are lots of beautiful walk trails on Rottnest Island and for those who prefer to travel by foot its an ideal way to explore the Island's natural beauty and rich history.

Leave the bitumen roads behind and experience the unique natural beauty of Rottnest Island in an environmentally sustainable way.

Over the next 5 years the Rottnest Island Authority will be constructing 50km of walking trails throughout the reserve. The Trail will be made up of 5 sections, each boasting unique experiences. Each unique section is rich with culturally and environmentally significant landmarks to interpret and experience.

Walk the first completed sections of the long awaited Wadjemup Walk Trail:

The Bickley Bay Walk: Completed in December 2013, this section traverses the south east corner of the Island - Thomson Bay to Oliver Hill. Approximately 9.4km in distance, you'll explore the remnants of Coastal Defence systems installed during WWII.

The Lakes Walk: Starting from Thomson Bay Settlement and heading west out of Digby Drive, the Lakes Walk continues past Lake Herschel and meanders through the lake systems. Experience the southern edge of Lake Vincent via a 110m boardwalk that provides the façade of “walking on water”. Following Pink Lake Road, the walk heads for Little Parakeet Bay, continuing along the coastline to Bathurst Lighthouse, and ending back in the main Settlement.

You will also be able to walk from Oliver Hill to Salmon Bay and Oliver Hill to Wadjemup Lighthouse by the end of 2014.

Don't forget to stop and enjoy the panoramic views from the elevated Vlamingh Lookout located only 500m from the settlement (accessed next to the European cemetery).

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