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Rottnest Island Salt Lakes

Geordie Bay Road | Rottnest Island, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
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Nice colours and lots of birds

It’s the first thing you get to if you go directly west from town. I only noticed a faint smell but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mrdom
via mobile
Smelly

When we were there the salt lakes were nearly dried out and they were very smelly.. Other than that... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
MateEeMa
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Helsinki, Finland
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
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“bird life” (6 reviews)
“quick visit” (2 reviews)
“pink lake” (2 reviews)
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Geordie Bay Road | Rottnest Island, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It’s the first thing you get to if you go directly west from town. I only noticed a faint smell but the pink and blue colours and froth sitting around were very noticeable. Lots of bird life including breeding areas.

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 26 October 2017

When we were there the salt lakes were nearly dried out and they were very smelly.. Other than that its nice to ride the bike along the lakes..

Thank MateEeMa
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Rottnest Salt Lakes look magnificent and are easily toured, either by foot or by a bicycle. They are located 10-15 minute walk away from the main township, giving the option for a quick visit. The view over the lakes is quite something, and the feeling...More

Thank Vil T
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Rode past these salt lakes whilst on the electric bikes and was amazed to have seen my first pink lake. It was something quite special and lovely and peaceful. Would recommend the visit.

Thank Chloe M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Some great organised walks which take in the lakes. The bus drivers are also able to tell you a lot about the lakes. The beauty of me going 'out of season' was that I was sometimes the only person on the bus, so had a...More

Thank Tracey N
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Rode past this place and on a cloudy day, it had a pink sheen to it. Lots of interesting bird species were there and when we went, signs told visitors to venture in due to nesting birds.

Thank AustTrail
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We cycled past the lakes and the expanse and quiet was surreal. Loved it. The pungence from the salt lakes is not awful but unmistakable. We were there beginning of June 2017 with cool weather. Didn't quite get to see the pink colour of the...More

Thank EllySingapore
Reviewed 10 June 2017

we were taken here on our bus trip and it was fascinating to learn the history of salt production of the island

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 31 May 2017

There are lots of salt lakes on Rottnest; in fact there are no freshwater lakes, Rottnest Island is a semi-desert. The lakes supplied salt to Perth for many years. Do not try to walk on them; they have a crust on top which will give...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We had lived for 6 years in Perth many years ago but we couldn't afford to go there in those days. Now it's over 40 years later & we returned to see Perth & to visit Rottnest with my sons,D in Law & 2 grandchidren...More

Thank pip802015
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