Salmon Bay

Just about the furthest south you can head on Rottnest Island, Salmon Bay lies at the end of the peninsula of land pointing southward. Along with its neighbour, Little Salmon Bay, it has long been utilised as a swimming beach. The pristine waters are suitable for all ages, and have temperatures that linger between 18 and 23°C right through the year.

Since there are no private motor vehicles allowed on the island, the white sands of Salmon Bay are normally reached by bus or by bicycle. However, the most attractive way to reach this stretch of Rottnest coastline, should time permit, is by following at least some part of the Wadjemup Bidi hiking trail. This takes in some of the island’s best landscapes, including its inland lakes and attractive coastal reaches.

If exploring the underwater world is more your thing, Little Salmon Bay has a 500-metre looped snorkel trail, which guides snorkelers among the reefs by way of a series of buoys.

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  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Swimming/bathing

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