Pizza, passes and cheap stays on the menu at Rottnest

Minister for Tourism announces affordability initiatives on Rottnest Island

The Minister for Tourism, Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA, is driving an affordability push for families and tourists this summer.

Visitors will be treated to new food offerings and budget family room accommodation from at $80 per night at the Kingstown Hostel.

‘We are committed to revitalising the amenities on Rottnest Island with more affordable accommodation, more family friendly dining experiences and the first ever pizza delivery service available on the Island this summer,’ the Minister said.

Frankie’s on Rotto Pizzeria will open in mid-November near the Settlement Mall, and will use a fleet of electric bikes to provide delivery services to boaties and visitors all around the Island.

Thomsons Restaurant, formerly Aristos, is already open for business following a $600,000 refurbishment including an expanded deck and more seating overlooking Thomsons Bay.

In a further affordability boost, the Island’s bus and train operator ADAMS announced a $50 annual bus pass for unlimited use of its popular hop-on hop-off service.

‘Tourists and families will appreciate the fresh approach to the visitor experience on Rottnest Island’, Minister Papalia said.

‘It’s vital that we maximise accessibility and affordability for families and tourists who wish to enjoy a holiday on the Island.’

The Rottnest Island Authority is activating existing spaces to provide more affordable accommodation options for families. The newly refurbished hostel accommodation at Kingstown, with family rooms and buffet-style breakfasts and dinners will be available from early December.