Arrivals & Departures Bookings open for Rotto’s eco resort

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If the thought of roughing it puts you off camping, then Rotto may have the perfect solution: five-star glamping.

Discovery Rottnest Island has launched its glamorous camping experience with a pop-up eco tent at Elizabeth Quay; giving people a sneak peek at what’s on offer in the new year.

The eco resort behind the dunes of Pinky beach is the first new accommodation to be built on the island in 30 years.

Bookings have opened for stays from March 1. 

The concept looks set to be a hit, based on a message on its website giving holidaymakers the heads-up that March and the Easter period in April are already booking quickly.

Discovery Rottnest Island director Tim Crosland said today’s launch was an exciting milestone for the $20 million development, which is a joint venture between WA’s Bailey Group and Discovery Holiday Parks.

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The facility will have 83 low-impact eco tents of varying sizes and styles that will appeal to all budgets, with tents ranging from luxurious glamping to affordable family accommodation.

Prices will start from $119 per night for a standard tent in low season.

All tents, which are supplied by Eco Structures Australia, include an en suite, beds, a private deck and furniture.

As well as the tents, Discovery Rottnest Island will have a new restaurant, cafe and bar for the island: Pinky’s Beach Club. There will also be a resort-style pool and function facilities.

Discovery Holiday Parks has more than 40 properties in WA and about 250 across Australia, but Discovery Rottnest Island is the first in the company’s new Experience portfolio.

The pop-up tent at Elizabeth Quay in the CBD is open between 8am and 6pm until November 4.

(Top image:  Discovery Rottnest Island director Tim Crosland with one of the eco tents from the soon-to-open Discovery Rottnest Island resort. Picture: Danella Bevis)

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