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Stay Rottnest Self-Contained

With beachfront holiday units, heritage cottages, bungalows and cabins, the perfect base for your island adventure is right here.

Every visit to Rottnest Island offers you the chance to slow down, take a breath and open up to the spaces that welcome you.

With accommodation options ranging from cottages to cabins, beachfront units to bungalows, you’ll find the perfect place to connect back to yourself as you explore an island that is unlike anywhere else you’ve ventured. 
  • Check-in is available at the Visitor Centre from 2 pm 
  • The registered guest must be over 18 years of age
  • When you arrive, the registered guest must go to the Visitor Centre with photo ID and physical credit card for check-in
  • Luggage collection is from 9 am with an early pick-up available for those departing on ferries before 10 am



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Find your perfect home away from home

Geordie Bay Units

Perfectly positioned on the edge of Geordie Bay, you can curl up and watch the wavy ocean in winter, or be cooled by a sea breeze in summer. 

A calm base for days spent boating and swimming, these units are so close to the sea, you could skip a stone across the surface from your doorstep. 

  • Types available: Ocean View, Premium, Premium View
  • Options to sleep 4-8 people
  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom options
  • Self-contained with kitchen, bathroom, open plan lounge plus a balcony and enclosed courtyard
  • All the necessities included: cutlery, crockery, linen, TV, heater, BBQ, microwave, fridge and coffee pod machine 
  • Geordie Bay
  • 4-8 people
Longreach Bay Units

Located right on the edge of Longreach Bay, a few steps from a swim, these seaside units offer front row ocean views from your very own cosy balcony.

Wake up to views out over the bay and enjoy a central location, close to the Geordie Bay jetty for family boat trips, and a stroll to the shop when the kids need refuelling after a beach day.

  • Options to sleep 4-8 people
  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom options
  • Self-contained with kitchen, bathroom, open-plan lounge plus a balcony and enclosed courtyard
  • All the necessities included: cutlery, crockery, linen, TV, heater, BBQ, microwave, fridge and coffee pod machine 
  • Longreach Bay
  • Sleeps 4-8 people
Fay’s Bay Units

Breathe in the tranquillity of a spot that’s out of busy holidaymakers’ way, where you can spend sunny afternoons in the courtyard, barbecuing and sipping a cold drink. 

This peaceful slice of the island has a quiet yet friendly neighbourhood feel, which makes it the perfect place for relaxing after a day spent in the sun.

  • Options to sleep 4-8 people
  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom options
  • Self-contained with kitchen, bathroom, open-plan lounge plus a balcony and enclosed courtyard
  • All the necessities included: cutlery, crockery, linen, TV, heater, BBQ, microwave, fridge and coffee pod machine 
  • Fay's Bay
  • Sleeps 4-8 people
North Thomson Units

When you stay at Thomson Bay you’re as close to the island’s charming shops and restaurants as you are to the beach. 

Whatever you’ve been up to – snorkelling in the turquoise waters of Salmon Bay, traversing the Wadjemup Bidi, or soaking up the sun (and some cold pints) at Thomson Bay – you’ll find everything you need to regroup and recharge when you walk back in. 

  • Options to sleep 4-8 people
  • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom options
  • Open plan kitchen and living areas with an enclosed courtyard 
  • All the essentials you’re used to at home including cutlery, crockery, linen, TV and BBQ
    • Thomson Bay
    • Sleeps 4-8 people
    South Thomson Units

    When you choose South Thomson, you’ll find yourself close to the heart of the island’s shops and restaurants.

    A family-friendly location with access to playgrounds and to the calm waters of Thomson Bay.

    • Options to sleep 4-6 people
    • 2 and 3 bedroom options
    • Open plan kitchen and living areas with an enclosed courtyard
    • All the essentials you’re used to at home including cutlery, crockery, linen, TV and BBQ
    • Thomson Bay
    • Sleeps 4-6 people
    Caroline Thomson Cabins

    These cedar-clad cabins, close to both the iconic Pinky Beach and The Basin, are year-round gems ready for memories to be made. 

    Tucked away in a pocket of nature near the bustle of the main settlement, they offer a comfortable and cosy place to sleep after long days spent exploring and adventuring.

    • Sleeps up to 6 people
    • Combined living and sleeping area
    • Kitchenette with a fridge, microwave and electric combination oven 
    • Dining table and chairs inside cabin with picnic table on verandah 
    • Separate shower room and toilet 
    • Access to communal BBQs 
    • Thomson Bay
    • Sleeps up to 6 people
    • Budget friendly option
    North Thomson Heritage Bungalows

    Experience an airy, canvas base for endless summer-time adventures in a heritage bungalow at North Thomson.

    These 1920’s bungalows provide the perfect place for families to escape the daily grind, slow down and reconnect to nature. 

    • Sleeps 4-6
    • 2 and 3 bedroom options
    • A fully equipped kitchen and basic furnishings, including a lounge 
    • Essentials provided including linen, cutlery and crockery, plus a BBQ 
    • Shower rooms and toilets have been added in the backyards with consideration for the heritage background of the bungalows 
    • Thomson Bay
    • Sleeps 4-6 people
    North Thomson Heritage Cottages

    For those who really want to explore this island’s rich past, you can’t get closer than with a stay inside history itself.

    The heritage-listed cottages at North Thomson date back to the late 1800s and are perfect for a slower, simpler stay, complete with sparkling views of the Indian Ocean. 

    • Sleeps 4-8
    • 2, 3 and 4 bedroom options
    • Self-contained with kitchen, bathroom and courtyard  
    • Essentials provided including linen, cutlery and crockery, plus a BBQ 
    • Thomson Bay
    • Sleeps 4-8 people
    Chalet

    Enjoy your very own home away from home with this one-of-a-kind cosy timber-clad chalet, perfect for a family retreat. 

    Fully self-contained, you can feel the friendly neighbourhood vibe and chat with other holidaymakers whilst the kids are making best friends to explore the island with. 

    • 2 bedroom, sleeps 4
    • Fully equipped kitchen and living area, and a bathroom
    • Essentials provided including linen, cutlery and crockery, plus a BBQ
    • Thomson Bay
    • Sleeps 4
    Governor Circle

    Perfect for schools, social, and sporting groups; these charming cottages (the largest of which is also access-friendly) offer a secluded getaway, perfect for slowing down and connecting with nature.

    Self-contained for a self-sufficient trip, it’s the ideal space to relax and recover after a day of exploring the island’s natural wonders.

    • 9, 13, or 18-bed configurations
    • Two bathrooms
    • Historic elements like timber floorboards and jarrah wardrobes
    • Linen, towels, TV, cutlery, crockery, and BBQ provided
    • Access-friendly with wheelchair ramps in place. 
    • Kingstown
    • 9, 13 or 18-bed configurations
    Kingstown Heritage Cottages

    Enjoy seclusion and history surrounding you with a stay in one of these heritage-listed WWII commanding officer’s cottages. 

    Each cottage is blessed with some of the most jaw-dropping ocean views on the island, and features a refurbished art deco design. 

    • 3 bedroom, sleeps 6
    • Self-contained options with TV, lounge, heater, linen, cutlery, crockery, and gas BBQ.
    • Accessible options available
    • Kingstown
    • Sleeps 6 people
    Bathurst Units

    With uninterrupted ocean views, the salty sea air and the soothing sounds of the waves, Bathurst Units offers the atmosphere of a seaside village, full of families, but with a slice of tranquility.

    A stone’s throw away from one of the most beloved bays, these roomy units also put you conveniently at the heart of the island’s beachside lifestyle.

    • 4, 6 and 8 bed configurations 
    • Self-contained with kitchen, bathroom, lounge and enclosed courtyard
    • All the necessities included: cutlery, crockery, linen, TV and BBQ
    • Bathurst
    • 4, 6 and 8 bed configurations
    Bathurst Heritage Cottages

    Step inside history with a stay in one of these heritage-listed cottages - once the home of the original lighthouse keeper and each boasting sparkling views of the Indian Ocean. 

    Perfect for a secluded family holiday, experience the peaceful lifestyle close to The Basin where you can relax on the veranda with unobstructed ocean views. 

    • Sleeps 4-6 guests
    • 2 and 3 bedroom options
    • Self-contained with TV, linen, cutlery, crockery, and BBQ
    • Accessible option available
    • Bathurst
    • Sleeps 4-6 people

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Check-in is from 2 pm. You can leave your mobile number at the Visitor Centre, who will text you if your accommodation is ready early.
    Luggage collection is from 9 am with an early pickup available on request from the Visitor Centre 24 hours before departure.
    No, linen and towels are provided.

    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

     

    The inclusions vary by accommodation. You can see what is included for each type at stayrottnest.com.
    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, minimum night stays are required and vary according to the season. Please refer to the Stay Rottnest website for further details.

    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.

    If you require additional items, you can complete a Hire Items Booking Form.

    For stays in 2022: Hire Items Booking Form (PDF)

    For stays in 2023: Hire Items Booking Form (PDF)


    Please contact Stay Rottnest at least 48 hours prior to arrival for hire items. 

    Note the default setup is one king size bed per unit, with remaining rooms configured as twins. Requests for alternative configurations must be received at least seven days prior to arrival.
    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).
    Your accommodation number will be emailed to you approximately three weeks prior to your arrival date. If you book within three weeks of your arrival, your accommodation number will be emailed to you with your booking confirmation.
    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).

    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.