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Little Salmon Bay Snorkel Trail, Wadjemup Little Salmon Bay Snorkel Trail, Wadjemup

  • 1-3 hours
  • 0.7 km

Little Salmon Snorkel Bay Snorkel Trail is a stunning sheltered spot for both families and snorkelling enthusiasts to get acquainted with one of Wadjemup / Rottnest Island’s most popular aquatic experience.

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A series of ten buoys mark out the information plaques installed on the seabed, which allows snorkelers to learn more about the unique flora and fauna that surrounds them under the gentle waves, perfect for families and beginner snorkelers.

Starting and ending on the white sandy beach, the trail winds its way around Little Salmon Bay in a loop, around 700 metres long in total. Take in the abundant aquatic life showcased on the trail, such as the Western Drummer and the vibrant Cauliflower Coral. There’s a lot to see when you glide along the trail, so despite the calm waters, allow for an hour to complete the trail. 

Located on the south side of the island, Little Salmon Bay is over five kilometres away from the main settlement. A 25-minute bike ride from Thomson Bay, alternatively you can also take the Quokka Coaches Island Explorer bus and get off at Stop 6. 

Rottnest Island Authority

(08) 9432 9300

Rottnest Island Visitor Centre

(08) 9372 9730

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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.

Time / Duration

1 hour


700 metres

What To Pack

Group G - Snorkelling Trails (Snorkelling trails) required.

Trail Start

Little Salmon Bay is on the south side of the island, 25 minutes bike ride from the main settlement, or stop 6 on the bus.

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Trail End

Hazards & Warnings

Snorkel with a buddy and always let someone responsible know your plans.

Be competent in the use of snorkel equipment and always check it before you enter the water.

Be careful where you snorkel. Make sure you have plenty of space to avoid touching the reef and respect other
snorkeller’s space.


To have the safest experience, always check the weather and tidal conditions before snorkelling and be aware of your abilities in the water.

Do not touch marine life, some marine animals are dangerous. Don’t put your hands into crevices or holes.


The closest toilet facilities are located at Parker Point - an easy 5 minute walk away. 

  • Bicycle Rack
  • Water Access Points

Trail Access

Little Salmon Bay is a 25 minute bike ride from the main settlement, or catch the Quokka Coaches Island Explorer bus to stop 6.

Prohibited Items

Little Salmon Bay is part of the Parker Point Marine Sanctuary Zone. Fishing or removing anything from the sanctuary is strictly prohibited. 

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