For general Rottnest Island information please visit the official website.
GETTING TO AND FROM DISCOVERY - ROTTNEST ISLAND
How do I get from the ferry to the property
Discovery – Rottnest Island is an easy and scenic 1km walk from the ferry pier through the main Rottnest Island township.
As the island is predominantly vehicle-free, we only provide transfers on request and most guests enjoy exploring the island as they make their way to their accommodation on foot.
If you have luggage you can check it in with your ferry provider and it will be sent to Discovery by the Island’s delivery service. This can take up to 2 hours once you’ve arrived so we recommend packing a day bag with bathers and anything else you might want to use straight away.
If you do have mobility constraints and require a transfer from the ferry to your accommodation, please let us know so that we can put arrangements in place.
Do I need to carry my own bag to Discovery
There’s no need for you to take your own bag onto the ferry or to Discovery as there is a luggage delivery service. Luggage tags will be sent to you on booking, or you can collect at the ferry terminals. Please attach these to your luggage, and on boarding the ferry your luggage will be stored and delivered to Discovery - Rottnest Island (as is the case for all accommodation providers on Rottnest).
ACCOMODATION / TENTS
What are the differences in the tent styles?
We have four different styles of tent, and sizes vary ranging from 3 x 3m Standard Tents to 6.3 x 6.3m Deluxe Dune Tents.
All tents have pillow-topped beds and are fully furnished with hard-wall ensuite bathrooms.
Our Standard tents are perfect for couples or duos who want a comfortable ‘under canvas’ experience and don’t need the space of a Superior or Deluxe tent. Standard tents come with a queen-sized bed and still offer ample space with ensuite. They also have a small deck with table and chairs. They don’t have a kitchenette.
The Superior tents are larger than a Standard Tent and come with a king bed. They have a kitchenette (sink, microwave, kettle, toaster), and more deck space, and outdoor furnishings.
The Superior Family tents are just like the Superior (above) but have an annex with single bunk bed to suit families with kids.
Deluxe Dune tents are our premium tents. They come with king-sized beds and a walk-in robe with a double vanity. These tents have premium furnishings and a floor-to-ceiling glass sliding door to maximise the views, plus a larger decking area. Some of our Deluxe tents are beach-facing with ocean views . They are in the best location in the property.
An Accessible tent option is also available.
How many people can be accommodated in the tents? What size are the beds?
Standard (Base Camp) – 2 people (1 queen bed)
Superior (Tuart) – 2 people (1 king bed). Can also be configured into two single beds on request.*
Superior Family (Tuart) – 2 to 4 people (1 king bed and a separate annex with single bunk bed).*
Deluxe (Dune) – 2 people (1 king bed).*
Accessible Tuart Tents – 2 to 4 people (king bed and bunk bed).
*A roll away bed suitable for a child is also available to add to Superior and Deluxe tents for an extra $65, payable at check-in. If you would like a roll away bed please add this to the notes when booking online.
Please note there is a $15 charge per child for Superior family tents per night over and above the daily rate.
Porta cots are available for hire for $25. Please request at Reception.
How can I book for a group?
If you are travelling with a group of families or couples, our adjacent duplex tents which are positioned in clusters around BBQ and gathering areas will be perfect for you.
When booking online, you will be prompted to provide any requests for adjacent tents, and we will do our best to accommodate these requests. You can view our tent map here.
Currently our web functionality is restricted to booking one tent per transaction, so if you’re wanting to book tents for a group you will need to make individual bookings for each, or contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Will it be just like camping?
It is, but in much greater comfort! Think of us as the perfect option for people who think they don’t like camping.
You have the benefits of camping, like sleeping under canvas and being close to nature, but you’ll be sleeping in a super comfortable bed with quality bed linen. You’re elevated off the ground with a solid floor, have a deck with outdoor furnishings, and best of all, an ensuite bathroom! Tents also include a kitchenette in Superior and Deluxe tents, a 2-seater lounge, and a ceiling fan.
Tents are arranged along boardwalks so you will have neighbours and may hear some ambient noise from around the park, just as you would at a campsite. We do ask guests to respect our 10pm quiet time policy to ensure everyone gets a great night’s sleep.
What kitchen facilities are included?
There are kitchenettes in all tents except the Standard Tents. They comprise of a bar fridge, microwave, sink, kettle, toaster and base utensils.
There are a number of shared BBQ facilities and gathering spots throughout the property.
Pinky’s Beach Club serves an all-day dining menu as well as a dinner menu in high season and buffet breakfast. Dinner is served at Pinky’s from October to March.
Do tents have private bathrooms?
Yes, all tents have a private ensuite bathroom with solid walls, shower, vanity, towels and amenities. Ensuites in the Deluxe Dune tents also feature a double vanity.
Are the tents air conditioned?
No, our eco tents are designed with a number of zip-up windows and doors for natural ventilation and have been positioned to maximise the cool evening breezes. They all have ceiling fans over the beds.
Is it cold in winter?
Our tents stay surprisingly warm if windows and doors are kept closed during the day. Additional blankets are supplied in tents. We do recommend bringing warm clothing for the evenings if you plan to sit outdoors at Pinky’s Beach Club or at your tent as we are a coastal location and it does cool down at night.
BEACH CLUB & SWIMMING POOL
What’s the pool like?
We have a 30m swimming pool designed with families in mind. One end has a beach access for really little ones, the other deep end is more for adults. The pool is surrounded with shade umbrellas and sunbeds to relax and grab a drink or something to eat from the pool bar. The pool is for guest use only.
Do you have to be a guest of Discovery – Rottnest Island to use the swimming pool?
Yes, the swimming pool is for guests only.
Can we use the restaurant and bar if we are not staying at Discovery?
Yes, absolutely. For reservations please call 08 6350 6170
Is the restaurant open for breakfast lunch & dinner?
Yes. Buffet breakfast is served from 8am-10.30am, and the restaurant has an all-day dining menu available, plus a dinner menu. Pinky’s is open for dinner from October to March. To make a booking email email@example.com or call 08 6350 6170.
Is there a kids menu?
Yes, families are well catered for and there is a dedicated kids menu.
Is Pinky’s licenced / Can we BYO?
Pinky’s is fully licensed and specialises in quality WA wine and beers so it is not possible to BYO.
Can we buy take away alcohol from Pinky’s?
If you are an in-house guest you are able to buy a bottle of wine to take back to your tent. You are not able to take alcohol off the premises.
Can I charge meals and drinks purchased at Pinky’s back to my tent?
Unfortunately there is currently no charge back facility for food and beverages so you just need to pay as you go.
STAYING WITH US
How do I book?
You can book online from this website, just click the booking button below. Check out the deals tab in the bookings page for our latest offers.
What do I need to bring?
Just yourself, your clothing, beach gear and personal items. We provide bed linen, bath and beach towels, and bathroom amenities, including hair dryer. In our Superior and Deluxe tents we provide tea and coffee making facilities, crockery, cutlery and glassware, a kettle and toaster and bar fridge. In our Deluxe tents we also provide a small weber BBQ.
You will need to bring food if you would like to self-cater or visit the General Store which has a fantastic range of groceries available that can be delivered to your tent.
Rottnest Island’s public tennis courts are located just next to the property in case you’d like to bring racquets and balls for a game.
Do the tents receive a housekeeping service?
Tents receive housekeeping services prior to the commencement of your stay and every four days you reside with us. Additional servicing can be arranged for a small fee.
Irons and ironing boards are available from reception to use. A laundry service is available however a surcharge will apply.
What time is check out?
Check out is at 10am. Later check outs may be able to be arranged – please contact us to discuss.
Are there access tents / tents with accessibility features?
Four tents are specifically designed for accessibility. These tents have ramped access and wider access via floor to ceiling glass sliding doors as per Australian Standard 1428.1.
How do I get my luggage to the property?
Just like other Rottnest Island accommodation, your luggage will be delivered to your room from the ferry. Please check with reception to find out what time you need to leave your luggage out for collection on the day of your departure as this depends on your return ferry time.
How do I get from the ferry to the property?
It is only a short 10-minute walk from the main jetty – less than 1km and you don’t need to carry your bags! However if you are less mobile, a shuttle service can be arranged. If you require this service please provide further information in the notes section of your booking.
What are the booking terms?
We require a 30% deposit. Please refer to terms and conditions at time of booking.
How do I get to Rottnest?
You can catch a ferry or fly to Rottnest. For options visit https://www.rottnestisland.com/the-island/getting-here
Do you host weddings and special events?
Yes, weddings and special events can be catered for at Pinky’s Beach Club and accommodation packages are also available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.