25 May 2022
Rottnest Island may be best known for its summer activities, but the island offers bucolic beauty all year round. Winter sees migratory birds pass by and quokka joeys nestled in their mother’s pouches, making it a great time of year for juvenile quokka spotting. During the cooler months, those visiting the island can escape the crowds and Rottnest Express is launching two exclusive accommodation packages to cater for these winter trippers. The Samphire Rottnest package offers a touch of luxury, while the Discovery Rottnest Island package is ideal for glampers.
Peter Egglestone, Chief Revenue Officer for Journey Beyond, the operator of Rottnest Express said, “We’ve traversed the waters to and from Rotto for more than 60 years and we never tire of hearing our guests’ excitement at visiting the island and its furry inhabitants. During winter, Rottnest Island transforms, unlocking an entirely different experience, and we’re excited to offer these new exclusive seasonal packages, which include overnight accommodation so guests can spend more time taking in all the island has to offer.
It’s still the Rottnest Island you know and love but during this time of year, it’s unabashedly wild and untamed,” Mr. Egglestone concluded.
The exclusive Samphire Rottnest package includes overnight accommodation at beautiful Samphire Rottnest in the heart of Thomson Bay. This coastal haven exudes an inviting vibe in a luxe setting – it’s the perfect location from which to set out on adventurous days out before settling in for a relaxing evening. The Samphire Rottnest offer includes:
Packages start from $410* for bookings and travel before 30 August 2022. Contact Samphire Rottnest on +61 8 9292 5011 and mention this offer to receive this exclusive offer.
If glamping is more your style, spend a night at Discovery Rottnest Island, quietly nestled behind the dunes of Pinky Beach. Take the family out to explore the wild winter sights of the island, before returning to your luxury eco-tent for a good night’s sleep with this special offer, which includes:
This special rate applies to travel between 25 April and 22 September 2022 and is only valid when booked directly through Rottnest Express between 22 April and 30 June 2022. Contact Rottnest Express on 1300 467 688 and quote SS25 to redeem this offer. This offer can only be booked with Rottnest Express.
Cars are not permitted on Rottnest Island, so if you’re driving to the ferry terminal, you’ll need to park your vehicle. Rottnest Express is offering 25% savings on parking at the Northport Ferry Terminal all winter, until 31 August 2022. This saving will be automatically applied at the Northport parking machine and can be used in conjunction with the offers above.
Rotto has a wild charm during the winter months, with plenty of exciting things to do outdoors, including cycling, hiking, whale watching, surfing, diving and of course, quokka spotting. In addition to the ferry service, Rottnest Express offers on-island activities – ask about our bike rentals and child bike trailers, as well as our 90-minute island bus tours.