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Call the Rottnest Island Authority's accommodations booking service (tel. 08/9432 9111) to book one of the island's 300-plus holiday homes, villas, or historic cottages, or the campground. Don't expect anything grand, and there is no air-conditioning. Book well in advance all through summer and autumn; accommodations during the WA school vacation times are allocated through a ballot system, for which an online application is required. Reduced pricing applies May through September.

The Authority's units are all furnished and self-catering, with gas stoves and barbecues. Both hotels have good restaurants; otherwise, dining is available at the licensed Aristos Waterfront Rottnest, the Geordie Bay Café (Thu-Sat evenings, summer only), the DOME Café, and a couple of lackluster takeout joints.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.