Wardan Nara Bidi, Rottnest Island

Need to Know

  • Time

  • Distance

    10km one way
  • Trail Start

    The Wadarn Nara Bidi can be walked east to west, or vice versa. Starting at Porpoise Bay bus stop or at Narrow Neck bus stop.
  • Trail End

    The Wadarn Nara Bidi can be walked east to west, or vice versa. Starting at Porpoise Bay bus stop or at Narrow Neck bus stop
  • Degree of Difficulty

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

    There is some light beach walking on this section and some gradual climbs.

  • 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. 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 along the trail at Parker Point, Oliver Hill, Strickland Bay and Narrow Neck. Bins and recycling points are situated at bus stops; please take all litter with you.

    • Lookouts
    • Picnic Area
    • Public Toilet
    • 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 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 no bikes on walk trails.) Why not park your bike at Porpoise Bay and walk the Wardan Nara Bidi, returning along the Bickley Bay trail from Oliver Hill and be re-united with your bicycle!
  • 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)
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  • Trail Contact

    DBCA - Rottnest Island Authority
    Telephone: +61 8 9432 9111
    Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    Web: http://www.rottnestisland.com/see-and-do/natural-attractions?slide=4
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rottnest/?fref=ts

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