Helen Janneson Bense: Rottnest Travel Tips

Photography – Bobby Bense | Helen Janneson Bense

Enhancing – Helen Janneson Bense

Area – Rottnest Island/Wadjemup

How to get there – Sealink

Outfits – Summer months Cotton Costume | Off Shoulder mini Costume | One particular piece swim | Swim go over

Island adventures off the overwhelmed route are my kind of getaway. To finish the summer time with a bang my household and I took the Sealink eco helpful ferry throughout to our preferred island getaway location Rottnest/Wadjemup.

We had a number of times to discover which was an amazing possibility to get up early and circumnavigate the overall island by bicycle. An experience I very endorse. We headed to the West Conclude and located extraordinary places for cliff leaping, empty beach locations all to ourselves with the most pristine snorkelling and turquoise waters, spotting lovely quokkas along the way. 

My journey ideas for Rottnest/Wadjemup – 

  • Consider the environmentally friendly ferry option on board Sealink to and from the island.
  • Check out the wind direction before heading out. Often go early to conquer crowds and ahead of winds decide up in the afternoon. If it’s a powerful SW from early in the working day then head to the northern side of the island – Parakeet bay, Geordie bay, the Basin. If it is an easterly or light-weight winds then take the opportunity to investigate the coastline along Parker Issue rd and head all the way to the West Conclusion.
  • I propose a stop at Very little Salmon bay early ahead of the crowds and SW winds for some outstanding snorkelling. You’ll see a entire ton of this pink cauliflower coral so close to the shore. Just snorkel out in the direction of the remaining hand facet in which the buoys are and you just can’t overlook it. This is the southern most issue in Western Australia you can see coral like this thanks to the Leeuwin current that delivers tropical heat waters and coral spawn.
  • Hire an e bike from Pedal and Flipper (found on the island) and explore the full island. It is best to prebook for the duration of higher time. I like to halt and get tons of shots and take pleasure in each location so an e bicycle was a super simple for me to have all my gear, take a look at the full island, stopping together the way. You can also trip your individual bicycle – Bobby and our kids did this as they are absolute machines! Or jump on the hop on/hop off bus. 
  • For the adrenaline junkies trip to the West Conclude together Digby generate for the most epic cliff leaping location. You are going to just take the previous appropriate transform prior to you attain the end, which is not marked. As you trip toward Eagle bay and Mable cove there will be a large cliff to the left. The location is alongside this cliff ideal just before you go downhill and arrive at Mable cove. You are going to need to have to park your bike on the side of the street and stroll down. Often you’ll see other bikes there in superior year so it is fairly effortless to obtain. In low period you may well need to wander a minimal a lot more to find it. As you diligently walk down the cliff you are going to see reef and turquoise drinking water (like the photo) to the right and a slender channel of water to the remaining. This channel is in which you can get back in immediately after you leap. Be aware of rough seas and snakes in this spot and only soar if you are a assured swimmer and can make it back to the beach front, just in situation.
  • Just take masses of drinking water, food items, hat, sunscreen and shade if you can have it. There are not numerous facilities as you enterprise even more so it’s greatest to be self enough. The sun can get truly incredibly hot and drying in summer season when you are out all working day driving. We vacation sporting reef footwear which make it super uncomplicated to go from biking, hiking to snorkelling. Mine suit into my fins to make it even a lot easier to changeover.
  • Be mindful of snakes as you enterprise to the far more isolated pieces of the island. Provide a to start with support kit if you have house and be confident to know the place of the Nursing put up on the island.
  • To spot Quokkas with simplicity just wait around for late afternoon/night and they will be out and about. The Basin, the campgrounds, the pub, and the sports activities oval are normally places we see loads of them.
  • And and lastly get pleasure from the wonderful character but remember to regard the atmosphere, hardly ever feed the Quokkas, and choose all your garbage household. We noticed horrific quantities of plastic on our trek in some truly remote places as well. Additional than we could even decide on up and have.

Wadjemup is a particular put with a lengthy background. It’s critical to understand extra about it, and acknowledge the common entrepreneurs, so you can clearly show your regard for this land/boodja we walk upon.

If you have any inquiries at all remember to really don’t hesitate to question. Content to support you approach a great experience.

With really like and gratitude,

Helen xx