The new resort is a sustainable, eco-luxe property set on the sands of Pinky Beach
Western Australia’s picturesque island of Rottnest, just off the coast of Perth, has its first glamping experience.
Tucked away behind the dunes of Pinky Beach, Discovery Rottnest Island has recently opened as an eco-style glamping resort offering 83 ‘eco-tents’. Ranging from three by three metres for a Standard Tent to 6.3 metres by 6.3 metres for a Deluxe Dune tent, all tents at Discovery Rottnest Island are equipped with a kitchen, ensuite bathrooms and a private deck and come equipped with biking facilities. Deluxe Dune tents are the most luxurious of the range, and have sweeping ocean views and a larger decking area. Dune tents also include a walk-in robe with a double vanity and come completely furnished. Winding boardwalks along the beaches connect each of the tents.
Surrounded by coastal landscapes and the cityscape of Perth in the distance, Rottnest has long been a weekend playground for local Perthies thanks to its shallow, white sand beaches and secluded coves, and a laid back island vibe that makes the spot feel removed from the rest of the world. A protected nature reserve, Rottnest island is one of the only places in the world you can find the quokka, a small wallaby-like marsupial. The island is also car-free, with bicycles the preferred mode of transport around the pretty isle.
At the heart of the new property is Pinky’s Beach Club. Set below the Bathurst Point Lighthouse, the protected Pinkys Beach is a favourite sandy spot among locals and daytrippers from Perth and is an ideal poolside destination for taking in WA’s famous sunsets. The new Beach Club serves up locally-inspired dishes and cocktails along with the top Margaret River wines, while the nearby seafood-focused restaurant, Thomsons Rottnest Island, serves up fresh Western Australian produce sourced from local producers and suppliers.
Discovery Rottnest Island has launched boasting a low environmental impact and a sustainability focus that extends to guest experience – one that is centred around enrichment and connection to the surrounding environment.
Access to Rottnest Island is by ferry. Bookings can be made here.