Rottnest Island Aboriginal Tour

Discover the Noongar
connection to Wadjemup
that predates the
last ice-age.

Connected to the mainland before sea levels rose during the last ice-age, Wadjemup was easily accessible and holds an ancient and deep spiritual connection for the Whadjuk Noongar people. Learn about the island’s significance in Dreaming stories and cultural beliefs and later as a penal settlement where countless Aboriginal people were enslaved and incarcerated in the early days of colonisation.

Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) Aboriginal Walking Tour

Walk with us at 'Wadjemup', This surprising 60min walking tour is guaranteed to heighten your appreciation of ‘Wadjemup’- the local Aboriginal name for Rottnest Island. From a unique Aboriginal perspective, you’ll discover the cultural significance of the island and the relevance of many of the historic buildings and infrastructure that tells of the island’s notorious past.

60 min. | 100 max. persons | Bookings essential | Departs from the Rottnest Island Visitor Centre, Rottnest Island | T&Cs apply.


Aboriginal Sand Ceremony
Aboriginal Sand Ceremony
Noongar culture is rich with spiritual ceremonies that serve many purposes from cleansing the spirit to honouring the land, sea and all it contains.
Museum Tour
Museum Tour
Explore the pre-eminent history of the island pre-colonisation through to its time as a penal colony and the the important roll the island played during the Word Wars.
A Dreamtime Story
A Dreamtime Story
Hear the Whadjuk Dreamtime stories connected to the island. Learn Noongar language and hear traditional songs performed in language.