Karlinyah Bidi, Rottnest Island

Need to Know

  • Time

    2 - 3 hours
  • Distance

    5.9km trail, can be combined with surrounding trails to create a longer trip
  • Trail Start

    Little Parakeet Bay, Rottnest Island
  • Trail End

    Narrow Neck, Rocky Bay
  • Degree of Difficulty

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

    There is a tricky beach section between City of York bay and Ricey Beach. Please use the main road to by-pass this area if required.

  • What to Pack?

    - Snorkelling equipment - Extra water (no water outside settlement presently) - Binoculars - Food - Camera

    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. Toilets available along the trail at City of York bay, Stark bay and Narrow Neck. Bins and recycling points are situated at bus stops; please take all litter with you.

    • Access with assistance for the Disabled
    • BBQ Facilities
    • Child Equipment Hire
    • Lookouts
    • Parking for Disabled
    • Picnic Area
    • Public Toilet
    • Shaded Area
    • Sheltered Area
    • View Platform
    • Visitor Information Centre
  • Fees

    Visitor Fees are included in ferry travel. If you are travelling by private vessel you can pay online at www.rottnestisland.com 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 harassed. 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 (www.rottnestexpress.com.au or www.sealinkrottnest.com.au) or Hillarys Boat Harbour (www.rottnestfastferries.com.au)
  • Download KML

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  • Trail Contact

    DBCA - Rottnest Island Authority
    Telephone: (08) 9372 9300
    Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    Web: http://www.rottnestisland.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rottnest/?fref=ts

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