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Parakeet Bay

Bovell Way | Rottnest Island, Cockburn, Rottnest Island, Western Australia 6161, Australia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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London
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Ok it's not the barrier reef, but still, this was a good sheltered little spot to do some temperate water snorkelling. Quite a high variety of fish, and no one on the beach but us (-:

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Calm bay with crystal clear water.Shallow water - Ideal for snorkeling. Great scenery from the top of the rocks.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

I would say our day out here on Rotto was not cheep but well worth the effort.The great clean sea ang beautiful sand.The fun of seeing the Quokkas And the good warm day made this the highlight of my three week stay in WA.I would say to anyone asking go ! It is different ,busy and much less wild than... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Definitely worth a visit. Calm and clear little bay. We cycled here but I'm sure you could walk it from Thompson Bay.

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Fremantle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Head to Parakeet Bay at sunset once the day visitors have departed - it is such a tranquil place. We love to take a picnic and sit on the beach - even a nice swim in the cooling waters - a magical experience. A short walk back to Geordie Bay is well worth the effort.

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