Glamping comes to Rottnest, but these are no ordinary tents…

Discovery Rottnest

Discovery – Rottnest Island is Rottnest’s first eco-resort and the first new accommodation to be built on the island in more than 30 years. Opening on 01 March 2019, visitors to Rottnest will be able to enjoy a style of accommodation completely new to the island: glamping.

The Resort features 83 eco-tents in a range of styles suiting both budget and high-end travellers, interconnected via paths and walkways through sand dunes and native landscaping.

Tent rental starts at $119 per night, up to $600 for the top tents during peak season.

I was invited to travel to Rottnest and visit the $25 million resort, and although there was still a bit of work to be done the “tents” are very impressive. My only previous experience of glamping was in a more traditional tent, whereas these are effectively hotel rooms built of canvas.

If you ask me, tents shouldn’t have ensuite bathrooms 😉

Pinky’s Beach Club sits in the heart of the property and includes a resort pool, poolside bar and restaurant. Pinky’s is open to the public, and the food focuses on light and fresh dishes.

Chef Karl Wulf makes good use of locally-caught seafood and sourdough bread from the Rottnest Bakery. There are two beach-facing bars offering cocktails and a special selection of sparkling and champagnes rosés.

Discovery – Rottnest Island is located at Pinky Beach, one of the island’s loveliest swimming beaches with amazing sunset views and the iconic Bathurst Lighthouse completing the picture-perfect vista.

Accommodation bookings can be made online here, by phone to (08) 6350 6170 or email Full details are available on the resort’s website.

See some official photos below.

More Information

Discovery – Rottnest Island is the result of a joint venture between two of Australia’s most experienced tourism operators Discovery Holiday Parks and Baileys Group. Discovery Parks has around 40 properties in WA and over 250 across Australia. For more than 30 years the Baileys Group Directors have built national businesses in the marine infrastructure, marine transport and tourism industries.

Discovery – Rottnest Island is the first property in the company’s new ‘Experience’ portfolio, which sits along the company’s existing brands of Discovery Parks, Top Parks and G’DAY Rewards.

About the author


Martin was born in England but now lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has a passion for breakfast, coffee, hot curries & fast food, and is a cat & Dalek person.

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