Overview of Rottnest Island Authority

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4.0 / 5Very Good
165 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Restaurant
  • Bar


Explore the area

Popular LocationRottnest Island Museum5 min walk
Popular LocationRottnest Museum6 min walk
Popular LocationSalt Store6 min walk
AirportRottnest Island, WA (RTS)2 min drive

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  • South Thomson Premium View Three Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 6
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  • South Thomsom Premium Two Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
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  • North Thomson - Standard Holiday Cabin

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
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  • Geordie Bay Premium View Two Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 6
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  • Geordie Bay Premium View Three Bedroom

    Room amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 6
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  • South Thomsom Premium View Two Bedrooms

    Room amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 6
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  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (Adult Only)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
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About this area

Rottnest Island

Located in Rottnest Island, Rottnest Island Authority is next to a golf course and near the beach. Oliver Hill Battery is a local landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Geordie Bay and Longreach Bay. Snorkelling and surfing/boogie boarding offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and hiking/biking trails nearby.

Visit our Rottnest Island travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Thomson Bay - 1 min walk
  • Rottnest Island Museum - 5 min walk
  • Rottnest Museum - 6 min walk
  • Salt Store - 6 min walk
  • The Basin - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Settlement Station - 3 min walk

About this property

Rottnest Island Authority

3-star resort near the beach
At Rottnest Island Authority, spend the day playing on the nearby beach then return to dine at one of the resort's 7 restaurants. All 291 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access and TVs with satellite channels.
Rottnest Island Authority offers 291 forms of accommodation. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Satellite televisions are provided. This Rottnest Island resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

No on-site parking available
Free return airport shuttle from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

7 restaurants and 2 coffee shops
2 beach bars and 3 bars/lounges

Things to do

9 holes of golf
2 outdoor tennis courts
Helicopter/aeroplane tours
Mini golf

Family friendly

Corner/local shop
Laundry facilities
Mini golf
Snack bar/deli


ATM/banking services
Gift shop/newsstand
Corner/local shop
Lockers available
No lifts

Guest services

Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken



BBQ grill(s)
Picnic area


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Satellite channels


Individually furnished



Check-in between 2 PM and 5 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 9 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements
Check-in for this property is based at the Visitor Centre, located at the end of the Main Jetty in Thomson Bay. Please note that this property is not located on the mainland. Guests must independently arrange a ferry to Rottnest Island.


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 50 per stay.
Cots (infant beds) are available for AUD 29.5 per stay

Payment types at the property


Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 29.5 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 50 per stay

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property does not provide linen in the Thomson Standard Cabin.
Guests traveling with a service animal must contact the property prior to arrival.

We should mention

Guests must transfer to the property via boat and must arrange the transfers by contacting the property before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Construction is underway at a neighbouring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work

Guest reviews

Very Good
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Cleanliness

No Sheets on arrival

There was no sheets on arrival. Apparently it's in the fine print.. Baying more for sheets?? This is why people from interstate laugh at WA

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Good place to stay family oriented but some facilities for solo travelers, clean tidy , no aircon but buildings stay cool I was there in 35c

Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Noisy neighbors Excellent location Great beach Good views

Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019


  • Disliked: Staff & service, amenities

checkin time to late, checkout time too early. staff are not very friendly when helping my wife checkin because the ticket is under my name, they first say something that is quite offensive in stead of providing solution.

Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

We had a cabin at the Caroline Thompson Cabins. They were clean and had a full kitchen and fridge. The only thing is you had to bring your own linen - sheets and pillow cases. They did provide the pillows and blankets - although - they all could use a really good wash! I would stay here again though. Absolutely lovely!

Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019