September 26, 2017

Glamping comes to Rottnest

The State Opposition has welcomed the conditional approval for a new beachfront eco-resort on Rottnest Island.

Shadow Tourism Minister Libby Mettam said the much anticipated “glamping” development, which would provide for upmarket camping, was possible because of upgrades to the island’s ageing wastewater treatment plant completed by the former Government.

“This is an exciting new development for Rottnest and it is pleasing the Government is enabling this to go ahead,” Ms Mettam said.

“New and different attractions are important for Rottnest Island and the development at Pinky Beach will attract more visitors to the Island, and hopefully, more visitors from interstate and overseas to Western Australia.”

Ms Mettam said Lonely Planet included the Pinky Beach Eco Retreat and Beach Club on Rottnest Island as number eight on its Top 35 New Travel Openings in 2017, despite the resort not having opened.

“Providing new options for accommodation at Rottnest will make it an even better place to visit,” Ms Mettam said.

“The coastline of Rottnest is amazing and it is important that any accommodation is ecologically sensitive and caters to a wide variety of tourists.

“It will also add to the many other glamping options that are available around Western Australia.

“It will be another reason for Western Australians to holiday at home and for people from interstate and overseas to come to our great State.”

Andrew Gaspar
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