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Hiking the Wadjemup Bidi

Every step tells a story

See the island from a new perspective and reconnect with nature on the Wadjemup Bidi. This incredible series of walk trails take in the spectacular coastal headlands, stunning inland lakes and breathtaking vistas of Wadjemup / Rottnest Island. 

Spanning 45 km and threading its way through the island, the Bidi — which means "trail" or "track" in Noongar — is made up of five sections. Each unique stretch displays culturally and environmentally significant landmarks, providing balanced opportunity for historical reflection and celebration of the island’s natural beauty.

 

I spy with my little eye

Kwokas
Quokkas

Balyan boodja
Wetlands

Dek-koordiny-mart
Wadjmeup daisy

Yoondoordoo
Eastern osprey

Choose from 5 different trails or do them all

With the entire Wadjemup Bidi covering 45 km, you’ll need to spread your hike over a few days if you want to do the whole thing.

For those wanting to explore at their own pace, the Wadjemup Bidi is made up of five connected trails allowing you to traverse the island in separate stages.

Once you’re armed with an island map — which you can pick up from the Visitor Centre — and plenty of water, all that’s left is to choose the trail you want to explore first.

Wander, reflect, and give pause

Walk among the Wadjemup Bidi and connect to the native environment that surrounds you.

Hiking the Wadjemup Bidi gives you the opportunity to enrich your understanding of the island’s history and its continued significance to the Whadjuk Noongar people and take the time to reflect and pay respect to those who came before you.

Learn more about the Story of Wadjemup

The ideal seasons for walking

Djeran
April - May

Makuru
June - July

Djilba
June - July

Kambarang
October - November

Daisies at Parker Point
Daisies at Parker Point