Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

    Live the Rottnest Island life

    5/05/2019 8:00 AM
    • Rottnest Island continues to grow as a year-round destination
    • More visitors wanting to spend winter on Rottnest
    • 50% increase in extended stay bookings from 2018 

    Rottnest will become home to an extra 30 households this winter, with holiday-makers, artists and retirees staying on the island for up to three months as part of an Extended Stay option.


    The winter months bring different Rottnest experiences to the fore, with wildlife encounters, unique walk trails, exhilarating surf breaks, and historical and cultural experiences becoming part of visitors' daily routines.


    This winter, visitors are able to stay on the island for up to 15 weeks in premium accommodation, with prices starting from $530 per week for a four-bed unit.


    The extended stay season runs from June to September. For booking guidelines, visit http://www.rottnestisland.com


    Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Paul Papalia: 


    "Rottnest broke records over the 2018-19 summer with a four per cent increase in visitors, and we want to continue the growing visitation trend into winter.


    "Whether it's culture or lifestyle you're chasing, the Extended Stay option is great for anyone looking for something a bit different this winter.


    "You can even create a home away from home, with Extended Stay visitors often transforming their accommodation with creature comforts like lamps, rugs and cushions.


    "If you have wondered what it would be like to live on Rottnest, now is the time to discover that there is much more to Rottnest than sand and surf."


    Minister's office - 6552 5600