Ngank Wen Bidi, Rottnest Island

Need to Know

  • Time

    Up to 3 hours
  • Distance

    7.6km loop
  • Trail Start (Loop)

    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 some beach walking on Marjorie Bay. Beware of seasonal access to Marjorie Bay and take the linking trail from the main road in to the western end of Marjorie Bay. The west end of the island is littered with ground nesting birds. It is paramount that walkers remain on the trail to avoid broken ankles from nest collapse, and damage to the wildlife. The southern coast is extremely dramatic, but at the same time very fragile. Be sure to take note of warning signage and remain on the trail at all times.

  • What to Pack?

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

    Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.  Show Pack

  • Best Time of the Year

    March to November
  • 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 Cape Vlamingh (West End) and Narrow Neck. Bins and recycling points are situated at bus stops; please take all litter with you. Note that there is WHEELCHAIR access to the points of interest at the West End. There is a compacted limestone path to the Cathedral Rocks Seal Viewing Platform, which would require assistance for access and egress. The West End board walk is recycled plastic panels and is easily accessible by wheelchair.

    • Access with assistance for the Disabled
    • Lookouts
    • Picnic Area
    • Public Toilet
    • View Platform
  • 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 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 ( or or Hillarys Boat Harbour (
  • 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)
    Twitter: @Rottnestisland

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