Keen to Explore Rottnest Island?
Traverse the island's unique landscapes along one of their many trails.
The Wadjemup Bidi is 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. The 45 kilometres trail is made up of 5 sections, each boasting culturally and environmentally significant landmarks to interpret and experience.
These connected walk trails allow you to traverse the island either in separate stages, or if you’re keen for an epic adventure, as a whole. The entire trail is 45 km, so you’ll need to spread your hike over a few days if you want to do the whole thing. There are five sections, so you can also just choose to do one or two walks during your time on the island.
"Bidi" in Noongar means "trail" or "track". The Whadjuk Noongar are the Traditional Owners of Rottnest Island. The intricate network of trails aid to control and manage visitor impact, by connecting Rottnest Island's beautiful natural features to its cultural history in an environmentally sustainable manner. The Wadjemup Bidi project aims to raise awareness of both the environmental and cultural values of Rottnest Island. The Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) is committed to ensuring the integrity of the Noongar language is maintained.
Gabbi Karniny Bidi
Distance: 9.5 km loop / 3-4 hours.
Highlights: lakes system, migratory birdlife, ocean views and stunning beaches.
Distance: 5.7 km one way / 2-3 hours
Highlights: spectacular coastline, native wildlife and beautiful beaches.
Ngank Wen Bidi
Distance: 7.8 km loop / 3-4 hours
Highlights: rugged and unspoilt coastline and vantage point for spotting marine life.
Warden Nara Bidi
Distance: 9.8 km one way / 3-4 hours
Highlights: Salmon Bay, WWII gun and tunnels and Wadjemup Lighthouse.
Ngank Yira Bidi
Distance: 10 km one way / 3-4 hours
Highlights: coastal views, Bickley Battery and train ride back to the settlement.
Visit the Rottnest Island Visitor Centre for more information on these trails.
Perth Walking Trails
Perth is the perfect destination for setting out on foot and discovering the many self-guided walking trails in the region. Some can be easily explored in one day and others can take several days with accommodation options along the way.
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