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A perfect spot for watching the 50+ of whales swim by and the seals playing and sunbathing with... read more

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Rottnest island magic

Rottnest Island is accessible by boat or ferry from Fremantle. It takes around 30 minutes by ferry... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A perfect spot for watching the 50+ of whales swim by and the seals playing and sunbathing with good walk ways and information boards. Not much shade around so come prepared.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AllanB124
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Well worth the walk here to admire the variety in nature at such an isolated area. This was on the Grand Island Tour ( 4 hour) that covered the whole Island.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Clio H
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Rottnest Island is accessible by boat or ferry from Fremantle. It takes around 30 minutes by ferry with Rottnest Express. Once there you can walk bike or bus around the island. Well worth the visit. On this trip over we saw whales and at the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank janeclough1
Reviewed 21 September 2018

There is a platform leading to the beach of west end. Along the way you could see the wild flowers and sometime if you are lucky, you could spot some blue tongue skink (lizard). Beach view is tremendous as well - must visit place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bigtupai
Reviewed 7 July 2018

The West End of Rottnest is quite a hike from the settlement at Thompson's Bay where the ferries dock but it's worth the effort. If you hire a bike, the return trip will take several hours. Remember to take plenty of water with you. You...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We arrived by the Islander Explorer Bus - a 2 minute walk to where the fur seals were, my goodness they were huge! A whole group of them were by shore with one fin up in the air and a couple were soaking up the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

When I heard that we were going to be seeing NZ fur seals at the West End, I expected some small cute and cuddly critters. I didn't realise just how huge they were! Amazing scenery and the seals were great to watch.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank KBlakeNZ
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

We arrived by the hop on, hop off bus. Walked to the seal viewing platform and were amazed at the awesome views. Dozens of seals were out on the rocks sunning themselves. The strong onshore winds were present but not uncomfortable. The other viewing area...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank james628
Reviewed 12 February 2018

It took me one and half hour to cycle there from Fay Beach (12 km one way), with lots of undulating hills to climb(to and fro). The road is very open and mostly isolated with no street lights, no cafe or pit stops for water...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank jercyng
Reviewed 12 January 2018

The most beautiful Aquamarine sea, absolutely stunning. Clear blue waters. Snorkelling and swimming just perfect. We cycled there as we had hired bikes from the Rottnest Express.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Margarite C
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Claire L
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Response from womblewa | Reviewed this property |
Depends. On a map, not far. On a very hot day, FAR. Allow yourself 60 to 90 minutes cycling each way, to allow for admiration and water stops. Worth the energy expended??? YES, glorious.