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Stay Rottnest Campground

Reconnect with nature as you sleep under the stars and wake up to the gentle sound of the waves.

Located close to the main settlement, just a short stroll from one of the island's most famous beaches, Stay Rottnest Campground invites you back to nature to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Rottnest Island. 

43 non-powered sand covered campsites are available, accommodating up to a maximum of six people and two tents each, along with wheelchair-accessible ablution blocks. You’ll have access to a communal camp kitchen with cooking facilities including four barbecue plates and troughs, with a further two freestanding barbecues also available.

A complimentary luggage pickup service is available to campground guests from the main jetty. Prior to your arrival on the island, check with your ferry provider to ensure all luggage is labelled correctly.

The Stay Rottnest Campground is just a leisurely stroll from one of the widest and longest stretches of beach on the island, Pinky Beach, known for its gorgeous swimming conditions. 

A boat-free bay with undulating coral reef, Pinky Beach offers safe, calm waters that are shielded from the breeze making it the ideal place for families 

It’s also just a short wander back to the main settlement to grab a bite to eat and refreshments.

  • Check-in can be carried out at the Visitor Centre from 10 am where the registered guest will be required to show photo ID and provide a physical credit card
  • The registered guest must be over 18 years of age
  • No alcohol will be delivered to the campground
  • Open flames, personal camp BBQs and outdoor stoves are not permitted
  • Visitors found camping outside the campground may receive an infringement from the rangers
  • A maximum of two sites can be booked in one transaction
  • A registration sticker will be provided  on check-in that you must attach to your tent
  • All tents must be located within the area of the site booked
  • Luggage collection is from 9 am with an early pickup available for those departing on ferries before 10 am


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Pedal & Flipper Hire
Pedal & Flipper Hire discount with each Stay Rottnest booking
Guests at Stay Rottnest can enjoy 10% off bike hire at Pedal & Flipper. Conditions apply.

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Where to find Stay Rottnest Campground

The Stay Rottnest Campground is conveniently located close to the main settlement and just a short stroll from Pinky Beach. It’s just a 10-minute walk on foot, and easily accessible by bike, or by bus.

Frequently Asked Questions

Stay Rottnest Self-Contained accommodation is available to book online, via phone on (+61) 1800 111 111, in person at the Rottnest Island Authority office at E Shed in Fremantle, and at the Visitor Centre on the island.

Bookings can be made between 24 hours and nine months in advance.  

A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Booking online
Booking online is the quickest and easiest way to secure Stay Rottnest accommodation and receive instant confirmation.

Special requests and notes are able to be placed in the booking including unit number preferences and others you may be travelling with.

Booking by phone 

Same-day bookings are able to be taken over the phone on (+61) 1800 111 111.

A maximum of two sites can be booked in one transaction. Each site accommodates a maximum of six people in up to two tents or four single swags (two single swags equal one tent) and each site must have one registered guest over the age of 18.
The prices of Stay Rottnest accommodation vary based on the type of accommodation chosen, the time of year and availability. To check prices for available accommodation, select your preferred dates, location and accommodation type online here.
Yes, however cancellations and modifications may incur a cancellation fee.

Further details on how to cancel or alter your booking, and applicable fees, can be found in the Booking Terms & Conditions here (PDF).
Bookings made prior to 4 January 2023 will continue to be transferable, as per the conditions that applied at the time of booking. All new bookings from 4 January 2023, the original guest will remain as the owner of the booking; however, they may nominate another person as authorised to check in to the accommodation on their behalf. As the original guest remains the owner of the booking, they will be liable for any costs related to accommodation for the duration of the booking. 

View the full Booking Terms & Conditions here (PDF).

Availability for bookings opens in monthly blocks, nine months in advance.

While you can book by calling Stay Rottnest on (+61) 1800 111 111 or visiting the Rottnest Island Authority office at E Shed, Fremantle or the Visitor Centre on the island, the simplest and most successful way is online. As demand for bookings is high, a virtual queuing system is used to ensure a smooth experience for everyone.  

For more information, visit stayrottnest.com

The current Open Day schedule is:  

Bookings Open

For Stay Dates

4 January 2023

September 2023

1 February 2023

October 2023

1 March 2023

November 2023

5 April 2023

December 2023

3 May 2023

January 2024

7 June 2023

February 2024

5 July 2023

March 2024

2 August 2023

April 2024

6 September 2023

May 2024

4 October 2023

June 2024

1 November 2023

July 2024

6 December 2023

August 2024

 

Check-in for the Stay Rottnest Campground starts from 10 am.

Luggage collection is from 9 am.

An early pickup is available if requested from the Visitor Centre 24 hours before departure

No, open flames are not permitted within the campground.

How to check in once you arrive

Once you arrive on the island, make your way to the Visitor Centre to check in.

Photo ID is required for registration by the person who made the booking. 

Upon registering, you will receive a sticker to attach to your tent once it has been erected. 

All tents must be situated within the area of the site booked.