Rottnest Island in Winter
When the crowds clear and there’s a stillness in the air, a whole new side to Rottnest Island appears.
The wildlife comes out to play, kaleidoscopic sunrises appear, and Samphire Rottnest readies itself for winter travellers seeking an escape.
About Our hotel
Book your winter getaway to Rottnest Island
Do winter differently this year with a stay at Samphire Rottnest.
Inside the hotel, you’ll find everything you need for a cosy retreat – spacious rooms with private balconies; exclusive access to our Samphire Club for fireside chats; and our heated swimming pool for sunnier days.
Outdoors, the island is yours to explore anew, with crystal-clear beaches and key tourist services in easy reach.
Find out what other little extras you can enjoy when you book at Samphire Rottnest.
Start your day the right way
Warm up for the day ahead
Recount the day’s events by the fire pit
Our Accommodation & Wellness Packages
Start planning your winter holidays at Samphire Rottnest, with a range of packages and specials to make your time away sweeter.
Midweek Island Escape Package
Samphire Rottnest x WildFlower Yoga Collective Wellness Retreat – MAY 2024 RETREAT IS NOW SOLD OUT
Samphire Bed and Breakfast Package
Time To Unwind
Cosy up and relax indoors
Gather round the fireplace with friends in the Samphire Club, our private guest lounge where you can relax with a hot buttered rum.
We offer a range of daily guest experiences. Ask our reception for what’s happening each day.
- Samphire Club
What People Say
Exploring The Island
Things to do on Rottnest Island in winter
Think summer is the best time to visit Rottnest Island? Surprise yourself with these seasonal attractions and activities that are best experienced during the winter.
Go whale watching
Cruise coast to coast
Snapper, salmon, and squid season starts
Catch a wave
Restaurants On Rottnest
Dine out in style
Just metres from your room are some of Rottnest Island’s premier restaurants and bars, offering unique dining experiences and cocktails by the bay.
Isola Bar e Cibo
Helpful information for guests
How do I get from the ferry to Samphire Rottnest?
The accommodation is a short and scenic 200m walk along the Thomson’s Bay from the ferry jetty to the reception building.
As the island is predominantly vehicle-free, we only provide transfers on request and most guests enjoy exploring the island as they make their way to their accommodation on foot.
If you have luggage (non-carry on) you can check it in with your ferry provider and it will be sent to Samphire Rottnest by the Island’s delivery service. This can take up to 2-3 hours once you’ve arrived – we recommend packing a day bag with bathers and anything else you might want to use straight away.
If you do have mobility constraints and require a transfer from the ferry to your accommodation, please let us know so that we can put arrangements in place.
If you are planning to take a seaplane to Rottnest Island, we provide complimentary airport pick-up & drop off service to Rottnest Island Airport. Please contact our friendly reception team to arrange an airport transfer.
When is check-in?
You’re welcome to check in any time from 3pm onwards. Want to check-in earlier? We’ll do our best to organise this for you, however we cannot guarantee early check-in. Feel free to leave your bags at the reception desk so you can go and explore Rottnest Island.
The name of the booking (or nominee) must be the same person checking in.
When is check-out?
After a quiet night’s rest, you will need to depart your room by 11am on your check-out date. Sleeping in? You’re welcome to request a late check out (subject to availability). A friendly reminder to communicate all ferry times and baggage requests with our reception staff.
Do the rooms receive a housekeeping service?
All rooms receive housekeeping services prior to the commencement of your stay and every day that you stay with us, should you want it. Irons and ironing boards are available in all rooms. Laundry is not provided on-site. Paid self-service laundry is available on the island, this is located behind Pedal & Flipper (~100m walk).
If guests do not have small change to operate the paid laundry, they will be able to exchange Australian bills at reception.