Family-favourite holiday hideouts on Rottnest Island

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2023
Elise Matheson

Now is the perfect time to plan your family holiday to everyone’s favourite adventure island. Featuring homely cedarwood cabins and historic refashioned barracks, there are plenty of options for holiday accommodation across Rottnest Island that the whole family can get excited about. Rottnest is notorious for booking out quickly, so make sure you get in early to secure your spot, and explore our top picks for family-friendly accommodation on Rottnest.

Caroline Thomson Cabins

Caroline Thomson Cabins

These cedarwood cabins are perfect for a family retreat, shaded beneath the canopies of Rottnest’s Pine and Melaleuca trees. They comfortably sleep up to 6 people with a spacious double and bunks for the kids. Gather around the BBQ at the end of the day for a well-deserved family feast.

Kingstown Dormitories

Kingstown Dormitories

Once home to the Australian Army during WWII, Kingstown Barracks now houses 17 dormitory rooms, providing a historic and unique place for adventurous souls to get some well-deserved sleep. One of the more affordable options on the island, the Barracks are just a short cycle away from the main settlement and nearby tennis courts.

North Heritage Bungalows

North Heritage Bungalows

The original holiday accommodation on Rottnest Island, these characterful bungalows were built in the 1920s and are conveniently located within walking distance of the settlement. They are fully self-contained with a kitchen and lounge room, so you can truly make yourself at home.

Image credit: Tourism WA and Rottnest Island Authority.

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