This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Across from the beach, the Rottnest Island Authority has independent accommodations on beautiful Rottnest Island.

The island features early colonial buildings, a historic lighthouse and several underground tunnels to explore. Accommodation options include independent villas, dormitory rooms and basic cabins.

Featuring one of West Australia's most unique island getaways, the Rottnest Island Authority's check in office is just a 2-minute walk from the Rottnest Island Main Jetty, which provides ferry services to and from Fremantle and Perth. The ferry to the island takes approximately 30 minutes.

Surrounded by crystal-clear blue waters and white sand beaches, Rottnest Island is 7 miles long, and 2.5 miles at its widest point. It is located 12 miles west of Perth.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.4 for a two-person trip.

Rottnest Island Authority has been welcoming guests since Oct 14, 2011

ATM: Need cash? This property has an ATM on site.

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Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.5)


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North Thomson - Standard Holiday Cabin
  • 1 full bed and 4 bunk beds
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4 reasons to choose Rottnest Island Authority

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Closest beaches
  • Thomson Bay Beach

    Thomson Bay Beach

    8.2 Very good beach
    150 feet from property
  • Pinky Beach

    Pinky Beach

    9.0 Wonderful beach
    3,600 feet from property
  • The Basin

    The Basin

    9.1 Wonderful beach
    4,050 feet from property
  • Longreach Bay Beach

    Longreach Bay Beach

    9.1 Wonderful beach
    4,400 feet from property
  • Geordie Bay Beach

    Geordie Bay Beach

    8.4 Very good beach
    1.2 miles from property
  • Fays Bay Beach

    Fays Bay Beach

    9.1 Wonderful beach
    1.2 miles from property
  • Parakeet Bay Beach

    Parakeet Bay Beach

    8.8 Excellent beach
    1.7 miles from property
  • Salmon Bay

    Salmon Bay

    9.4 Wonderful beach
    1.8 miles from property
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Rottnest Island, Western Australia's very own Island getaway featuring a casual atmosphere, picturesque scenery and some of the world's finest beaches and bays. Play a round of Golf – the Rottnest Island Country Club provides golfers with a thrilling 9-hole layout. Climp Wadjemup Lighthouse – Experience the breathtaking 360 degree views from Wadjemup Lighthouse. Enjoy Aqua Fun- Climb, jump, slide ‘n’ splash in our inflatable floating water fun park. The Ulitimate Swim Challenge- the Rottnest Channel Swim is a 19.7km open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest. Rock on at RottoLive- Enjoy of Sunday Session with your favourite bands at the iconic Hotel Rottnest. Beach Fun- With 63 Stunning beaches and 20 bays you will be spoilt for choice! Paddle your way around the bays- Stand-up paddle boarding is fun and easy to learn and Thomson Bay is the perfect place to learn. Experience Rottnest by foot- The Wadjemup walk trail captures the natural beauty of the reserve. Snorkelling- The marine life surrounding Rottnest Island offers stunning snorkelling destinations. Meet the happiest animal on earth- The Quokka, a well-loved native to Rottnest Island.
With so many unique bays and beaches, Rottnest Island is a perfect destination for any water sports from swimming to diving, fishing and surfing. Or if you prefer to just relax, there are plenty of amazing spots to just sit and enjoy your surroundings. Some of our most famous beaches include The Basin, Little Parakeet Bay, Little Salmon Bay and Geordie Bay. How does an entire weekend of golf on Rottnest Island sound to you? Rottnest Island is a very popular site for recreational fishing due to the abundance marine wildlife. The fish found in Rottnest waters can be classified into three categories: reef dwellers, seagrass inhabitants and migratory species. Cycling is environmentally friendly and a fun recreational activity for all ages. As Rottnest Island has essentially no cars, cycling is also one of the best modes of transport on the Island. Tandem Skydive from 10 or 14,000ft over stunning Rottnest Island, and land on the beach! Climb, jump, slide ‘n splash at Just 4 Fun Aqua Park, an inflatable floating water park based in Thomsons Bay. Watch the latest release blockbuster movies at the Rottnest Island Picture Hall.
Watch the latest release blockbuster movies at the Rottnest Island Picture Hall. Session times and movie guide available from the Fun Park and Visitor Centre. Visit the museums and galleries on Rottnest Island and soak up some of the local history and culture. Karma Spa at Rottnest Lodge offers a boutique menu of traditional head-to-toe treatments along with the cream of bespoke treatments inspired by the Group’s resorts across Asia. Select from signature Karma Wow neck & shoulder therapy, a Muscle-Melt massage, Hot Rock Soother, Holistic Facials, Deep Calm men’s facial as well as Pedicures & Manicures with the hip natural Butter London range adored by folk including Alexander Wang & Calvin Klein.
Language spoken: English
Area Info *
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What's nearby
  • Rottnest Island Museum
    1.1 miles
  • Fremantle Harbour
    11.7 miles
  • Cottesloe Beach
    12.2 miles
  • The Fremantle Roundhouse
    12.3 miles
  • Leighton Beach
    12.3 miles
  • The Shipwreck Galleries
    12.4 miles
  • Western Australian Maritime Museum
    12.4 miles
  • Royal Perth Yacht Club Fremantle Annexe
    12.4 miles
  • Challenger Harbour
    12.4 miles
  • Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
    12.4 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Thomson Bay Beach
    150 feet
  • Pinky Beach
    3,600 feet
  • The Basin
    4,050 feet
  • Longreach Bay Beach
    4,400 feet
  • Geordie Bay Beach
    1.2 miles
Closest Airports
  • Perth Airport
    25.1 miles
How to get to Rottnest Island Authority from Perth Airport
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4 Restaurants On Site

    Aristos;Dome;Hotel Rottnest;Riva; Govs Bar;Geordies Cafe;Subway;The Lane

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    Aristos Waterfront Restaurant

    Food: Seafood

    Hotel Rottnest

    Riva Restaurant

Amenities of Rottnest Island Authority
  • BBQ facilities
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment Additional charge
  • Beachfront
  • Cycling
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Tennis court
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shuttle service
  • Lockers
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • ATM on site
  • Tour desk
  • Smoke-free property
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages Spoken
  • English
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House rules Rottnest Island Authority takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


7:30 AM - 9:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.


The entrance to the property is closed between 9:00 PM and 7:00 AM

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
AUD 31 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed by request
AUD 52 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa Rottnest Island Authority accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that there is a 1% charge when you pay with a credit card.

Please note that this property is not located on the mainland. You need to take a ferry to Rottnest Island. Your ferry journey must be organized separately.

Vehicles are not permitted on Rottnest Island. Bicycles are the main form of transport and are available to hire on the Island. Short-term and long-term car parking options are available at the ferry terminals.

Guests must check in at the Visitor Center which is located at the end of the Main Jetty in Thomson Bay. This is the check-in point for the Rottnest Island Authority accommodations. A welcome pack will be sent to visitors 2 weeks prior to their stay, providing all the details needed for check-in.

The cabins are located within the Thompson Bay area (off Gem Road) next to the camping ground and BBQ facilities.

Folder beds and cots are available for hire by contacting Central Reservations at least 48 hours prior to your arrival.

Please note that the hostel has a no-alcohol policy.

The fee for bed linen includes sheets, pillow case and bath towel. Different bedding configuration is available upon request and subject to availability, please communicate with the property in advance using the 'Special Requests Box'.

Please note that the property is under renovation from June 2019 to June 2020 (expected), and guests may experience some noise or light disturbances.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Rottnest Island Authority

  • The nearest beach is 350 feet from Rottnest Island Authority.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Rottnest Island Authority by:

    • Taxi 30min

  • Check-in at Rottnest Island Authority is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 9:00 AM.

  • The prices at Rottnest Island Authority may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Rottnest Island Authority is 1.7 miles from the center of Rottnest Island.

  • Yes, Rottnest Island Authority is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Rottnest Island Authority has 4 restaurants:

    • Riva Restaurant
    • Hotel Rottnest
    • Aristos;Dome;Hotel Rottnest;Riva; Govs Bar;Geordies Cafe;Subway;The Lane
    • Aristos Waterfront Restaurant

  • Rottnest Island Authority offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
    • Tennis court
    • Beachfront
    • Evening entertainment
    • Beach