The free guided walks on Rottnest Island are a great way to explore the Island's natural beauty and rich history.
While exploring Rottnest Island, you will be intrigued by stories of the past and want to discover more about this very unique Island. The Rottnest Voluntary Guides offer a fascinating and educational range of free guided walking tours in and around the settlement. These tours depart regularly from the Meeting Post, located outside the Salt Store in the Main Settlement.
Reefs, Wrecks and Daring and Sailors
Hear alluring tales of shipwrecks and sailors on this scenic walk to Bathurst Lighthouse. See the boathouse and replica pilot boat along the way. This 1 hour walking tour departs from the meeting post at 11am every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
Vlaming Lookout and Salt Lakes Walk
Enjoy stunning views of the Island and learn about the remarkable agriculture carried out by the early settlers of Rottnest Island. From lookouts and lakes at the heart of the island, this 45 minute walking tour departs daily from the meeting post at 2:15pm.
Discover the famous marsupial unique to Rottnest Island, the quokka. Learn about this iconic and mysterious animal and watch them in their natural habitat. This 45 minute walking tour departs daily from the meeting post at 2:15pm.
History of the Settlement
See where gaolers and ship pilots lived and worked. Learn about how Rottnest became an Aboriginal prison in 1838. This 1 hour walking tour departs daily from the meeting post at 2pm.
To discover more out more about these tours visit the Rottnest Voluntary Guides Association website, or speak to the Guides based in the Rottnest Island Visitor Centre.
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