Approval for Pinky’s Eco Retreat makes Rotto glamping a reality.

Rottnest is about to be glamped!

After much anticipation, visitors to Rottnest Island will soon be able to enjoy stylish new environmentally-conscious accommodation when Pinky’s Eco Retreat glamping sites open in late 2018.

The Rottnest Island Authority Board has conditionally approved the world-class beachside eco-tent resort following a detailed application process and public consultation period. Developers, the Baileys Group, plan to commence construction in early 2018.

Pinky’s Eco Retreat Master Plan

Pinky’s Eco Retreat will be the first new accommodation to be built on Rottnest Island in 30 years and will provide a new experience and offering for visitors.

Nestled behind the dunes of Pinky Beach and a few steps away from popular snorkeling beach The Basin, the Retreat will retain Rottnest’s laid-back West Australian character in a series of 86 low impact eco tents of varying sizes and styles and a Beach Club, interconnected by raised walkways throughout, and accessible to all Rottnest visitors, creating a place where everyone is welcome.

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Pinky’s will appeal to both groups and couples and all budgets providing a range of eco tents from luxury ‘glamping’ to affordable family accommodation. Prices will start from approximately $100 per night.

Each eco-tent will include an ensuite bathroom with outdoor shower, bath, lounge area, comfortable pillow-topped double bed or two single beds. They will include a private outdoor entertaining area with day bed and comfortable seating. Tea, coffee and fridge facilities will be included.

Interiors will reflect the Australian coastal setting using high quality materials including eco-engineered timber floors, raw linens, and weathered stone and wood. Overhead fans will cool the tents in place of air conditioning. Secure bike port facilities will be available with each tent.

As part of the Pinky’s Eco Retreat development, Baileys Group will improve public access to both Pinky Beach and The Basin via newly raised walkways, and increase publicly-accessible open space.

Substantial work will be done to stabilise and revegetate existing degraded sand dunes. There will be no fencing, and raised walkways will protect the landscape and allow native fauna to continue to roam freely.

An open-air informal contemporary Beach Club restaurant and bar for guests and beachgoers will be a feature of Pinky’s Eco Retreat.  It will provide the first food and beverage outlet between the Settlement and Geordie Bay and will include takeaway options for people touring around the island.

There will also be public showers and bathrooms.

To find out more visit or follow Pinky’s Rottnest on Facebook and Instagram.

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