Ngank Yira Bidi, Rottnest Island

Need to Know

  • Time

    3 - 4hrs
  • Distance

    9.4km from start, Thomson Bay, to finish, Oliver Hill. This trail links to Wardan Nara Bidi at Porposie Bay and Oliver Hill.
  • Trail Start

    Rottnest Island Fuel Jetty (70 metres south of Visitors Centre), Rottnest Island, 18km from Western Australia Mainland.
  • Trail End

    Oliver Hill, H2 (WWII Gun) Plotting Room, Rottnest Island.
  • Degree of Difficulty

     Grade 4 - Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.

    Some uneven surfaces and seasonal access to beaches. Please use roads to by-pass these sections in adverse conditions.

  • What to Pack?

    +water +snorkelling equipment +food

    Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.  Show Pack

  • Best Time of the Year

    All year round
  • Facilities

    Bike hire is available at Pedal and Flipper in the settlement. There are lots of bike racks situated specifically to allow you to hop off, lock up, and enjoy the walk trail. Water available ONLY in Thomson Bay - ensure you fill up water bottles before leaving Thomson Bay. The Voluntary Guides sell bottled water at Oliver Hill and Wadjemup Lighthouse (cash only), but it may not be cold on a warm summer day! Toilets available in Thomson Bay, The Army Jetty, Kingstown, Oliver Hill. Shops are situated in the Settlement, Thomson Bay. Bins and recycling points are situated at bus stops; please take all litter with you.

    • BBQ Facilities
    • Bicycle Rack
    • Cafe
    • Camping
    • Lockers
    • Lookouts
    • Picnic Area
    • Public Telephone
    • Public Toilet
    • Shaded Area
    • Sheltered Area
    • Shop
    • Visitor Information Centre
    • Water Access Points
  • Fees

    Visitor Fees are included in ferry travel. If you are travelling by private vessel you can pay online at or come in to the visitors centre at the Main Jetty on the Island.
  • Hazards & Warnings

    Be aware there are poisonous snakes on Rottnest Island. The Dugite (Pseudonaja affinis) is a timid creature, but may bite if trod on or harrassed. Seek immediate medical assistance. Be aware of unstable rocky outcrops; always stick to the trail.
  • Prohibited Items

    No pets. No bikes on trail (Bikes are encouraged on the Island, but not on the walking trails). No Camping or open fires.
  • Access to the Trail

    Ferry - Departing Perth/Fremantle ( or or Hillarys Boat Harbour (
  • Download KML

    Download KML File (Disclaimer applies)

  • Trail Contact

    DBCA - Rottnest Island Authority
    Telephone: (08) 9432 9300
    Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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