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Discovery Rottnest Island Opens For Bookings

5 Dec 2018

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The first new accommodation on Rottnest Island in over 30 years– Discovery Rottnest Island – is now officially open for bookings for stays from 1 March 2019. 

The highly anticipated new eco resort features 83 fully furnished tents, and brings an exciting new experience to Rottnest Island for locals and interstate and international tourists.

Nestled behind the dunes of Pinky Beach and Bathurst Lighthouse, the property features three levels of accommodation - connected via boardwalks to the resort pool and restaurant.

Pinky’s Beach Club is at the heart of the property and will be serving locally inspired dishes and cocktails to both resort guests, and other visitors to the island.

Discovery Rottnest Island Director Tim Crosland said that today is an exciting milestone for the property.

“The opening of this property has been hotly anticipated, and today we are revealing more about what will be on offer and welcoming people to book their first stays.”

“Rottnest is a special place, and we know accommodation can be hard to secure. This new property adds to the number of rooms available, and offers an experience that hasn’t before been seen on the island,” said Tim.

Discovery Rottnest Island is currently recruiting for 70 positions at the new property, ranging from a General Manager to housekeeping staff. The positions available can be found here.

Accommodation prices will start at $119 per night in low season for a Standard tent. All tents include ensuites, beds, furnishings, and a private deck. Tent sizes vary for each tent style. All details are available on the website.

Discovery Rottnest Island will provide direct access to Pinky Beach and The Basin, Wi-Fi, BBQ areas, a guest laundry service and concierge service.

The eco tents are being supplied by Eco Structures Australia, who are currently running a global competition with Glamping Hub, offering one lucky winner the chance to own their own eco tent. More information can be found here.

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Media enquiries:

WA: Janine Pittaway 0418911796

National: Jessica Playford 0478346504


About Discovery Rottnest Island

The $20 million development is a joint venture between WA’s Baileys Group, and Discovery Holiday Parks. It has undergone an intensive application process to ensure the development preserves the island’s environmental integrity.

Discovery Rottnest Island has been developed with the local Rottnest holiday maker very much in mind, but will also cater for visitors to Western Australia who seek out an exceptional natural experience. Accordingly, accommodation options range from affordable family tents through to a true five-star glamping experience.

The project has the full support of the Rottnest Island Authority Board and the Western Australian Government.

Discovery Parks

As Australia’s largest owner and operator of holiday parks, Discovery Parks knows how to create holiday experiences.

With around 40 properties in WA, and over 250 across Australia, Discovery is a significant contributor to the local and national tourism economy.

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.

Baileys Group

For more than 30 years the Baileys Group Directors have built national businesses in the marine infrastructure, marine transport and tourism industries. They all grew up on the West Australian coastline regularly visiting Rottnest Island and enjoying all that Rottnest has to offer.

Having owned and operated Rottnest Express for over 10 years the Baileys Group has had a strong affinity to Rottnest and the WA tourism industry. Baileys Group were previously shareholders in Experience Australia Group, which owns Rottnest Express along with The Ghan and The Indian Pacific and the Whitsundays’ biggest tourism operator, Cruise Whitsunday. They maintain marine fuel infrastructure in Broome and operate the largest fuel facility in Sydney Harbour at White Bay 6, Balmain

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