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Rottnest Island Salt Lakes

Geordie Bay Road | Rottnest Island, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
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we were taken here on our bus trip and it was fascinating to learn the history of salt production... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary M
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Pacific Pines, Australia
Lots of salt lakes on Rottnest

There are lots of salt lakes on Rottnest; in fact there are no freshwater lakes, Rottnest Island is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeffry B
,
Melbourne, Australia
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Geordie Bay Road | Rottnest Island, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We rode through here totally not expecting this place. It's totally photogenic. You could stay here for ages taking pics.

1  Thank darrrling
Reviewed 3 April 2017

If you are into salt this is the place. Its flat half full of water and once was a working salt recovery lake. If you like bird spotting give it a go great selection of birds that vary month to month.

1  Thank trustascot
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Had a swim then picked up a coach for a lengthy tour of the island. The salt lakes were a very interesting part of that trip. The whole experience was well worth it.

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Riding past the Salt Lakes, they look pretty, but Wow, they smell bad. The pick edges and the white centres of the lakes really make them stand out. the ride is quite flat and an easy day for people with average fitness levels. Worth the...More

Thank Feen63
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The lakes turn pink due to a special algae. They are very interesting to look at and are quite photogenic. It is also great to cycle though them and feel the breeze off the water.

Thank geelongexpat
Reviewed 29 July 2016

It's nice to look at the lakes, but more interesting if you read about them before you go. Find out about the stromatolites, which resemble some of the oldest lifeforms on Earth. I tried to find them but it had rained recently and the water...More

2  Thank Lupin4
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Rottnest Island is salty in the middle. Rotto's salt lakes are good to ride on a bicycle around.They are in the middle of the island. In fact, this could almost be described as a rite of passage for new visitors to Rotto. You can hire...More

Thank Jeffry B
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