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Parakeet Bay

Address: Bovell Way | Rottnest Island, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

There are 2 beautiful beaches here: Little Parakeet (smaller but better for snorkelling) and Parakeet Bay, with a long, crescent-shaped beach, which was quieter and not so busy with families.

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We caught the free shuttle to Jordie Bay then walked about 10 minutes north to Parakeet Bay. Not much shade unless you can find a cliff overhang but super-duper snorkelling and bay. The fish were enormous and you didn't have to go out far at all.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a gorgeous little bay on the north side of Rottnest. We'd been cycling around the east and south of the island so quickly went to Parakeet Bay before we left as someone had recommended it. Not sure if I was just hotter than earlier in the day but the water seemed warmer than at Little Salmon Bay. Beautiful... More 

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Camden, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great place to start off. We caught the bus and got off at stop 5 and kids spent an easy hour until the next bus came. Lovely views and a kid friendly beach. Also has a toilet.

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Perth, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Just a beautiful little bay that you can paddle in and sit on the beach and watch the world go by. Absolutely lovely. Nature at it's best.

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London
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Little Parrot beach was probably the best beach we went to on our 3 day trip over the Island - small, intimate, nice sand with cliff backdrop, calm clear water, and good snorkling for these latitudes. You can get there for free by using the bus. Its a 1k walk from the stop, passing Parrot beach, which you should avoid... More 

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Perth, Australia
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390 attraction reviews
562 helpful votes 562 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

On Rottnest, in the morning I like being in Salmon Bay/Little Salmon Bay. Once the wind starts coming from the south, in the afternoon Parakeet Bay and Little Parakeet Bay come into their own! Parakeet Bay is a longer sweep of sand where I've seen stingrays before. The only downside is that there is often a boat or two banging... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

small, protected, lovely little cove. Can access this by bike or the hop on-off bus. There is no shelter though.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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128 reviews 128 reviews
72 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I went to Rottnest in May 2013 - not exactly summer - and the weather was still amazing. I arrived after 3 months in Thailand, so for me the sea at Rottnest was a bit cold, but I cannot fault the island for its beauty. Have a look at the photos, it took about 45 minutes to get there by... More 

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perth
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Parakeet bay is a little bit of paradise on Rottnest island it boasts crystal clear waters surrounded by magnificent rocks , as good a patch of water as you would find anywhere in the world. Lovely just to wallow in the water or snorkel, fish or just laze on the sand. If you are not cycling it is a good... More 

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