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Things to do this winter

Walk the Wadjemup Bidi

Embark on a true adventure of the Island as you walk the Wadjemup Bidi.

Immerse yourself in Rottnest Island’s breath-taking coastal headlands, spectacular inland lakes and incredible wildlife on the Wadjemup Bidi. The five walking trails that make up the Wadjemup Bidi will have you trekking 45km in total, so take a couple of days to conquer the entire track, or tackle the trails one at a time with distances varying from 5.9kms to 10kms.

Be sure to take a day pack with you, there is limited water and shade on the trails.

Look out for majestic creatures of the ocean

Head to Rottnest Island during the months of August – November to see Humpback Whales on their migration.

During the winter months, Humpback Whales can sometimes be spotted whilst sitting on the beach or watching the sunset over the ocean. For a winter wildlife spectacle set out to Cape Vlamingh or Cathedral Rocks to see New Zealand fur seals, Australian sealions and bottlenose dolphins who all call this part of the Island home.  If you’d like to get up close and personal to the majestic Humpback Whales, you can join a whale watching tour.

Get to know more of Rottnest

Immerse yourself in the Island’s rich history at Rottnest Island’s newly renovated museum.

Learn of imprisonment on the Island, the Islands contemporary milestones, and the history of this now, A-class Nature Reserve’s natural environment at the Wadjemup Museum. The museum is located inside the historical old mill and hay store and requires a gold coin donation entry. You’ll leave with a whole new appreciation for the Island’s history.

We have some great ferry deals and cosy accommodation packages for you this winter. Let us help you plan your trip to Rottnest Island.

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