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Dining at the Bayside Room at Samphire on Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island sits just 19 km off the coast. Close enough to easily make the trip, but far enough away that it feels like its own world—which creates the perfect blend for hosting your next corporate escape, retreat, or conference.

These are important events, so you want them to be memorable. But outside the food, the speakers, and the activities, people don’t necessarily remember the venue. Not unless it’s bad. Or, on the flipside, unless it’s something really special.

That’s what we’re proud to offer at Samphire Rottnest. When booking your next corporate event, why not look outside the city. Look over the beaches, and across the water, to Perth’s own island backyard.

Samphire Rottnest lets you take advantage of one of the most unique conference venues in Perth. With views out over the pristine white beaches and turquoise blue water, and an array of extraordinary experiences you won’t get at any other venue, we’ll help you deliver a corporate event with a difference.

Browse our conference and retreat packages

Samphire Rottnest is the perfect spot to hold your next Perth corporate function. Just a 30-minute ferry from the mainland, and then a 400m walk from the main jetty, it’s easy to get here. And you don’t need to worry about travelling back and forth – with Samphire’s accommodation and amenities, everything you need is right here onsite.

On Rottnest Island, there’s a distinct ambience and atmosphere that offers an unparalleled setting for a function – something that not even Perth can quite offer.

Whether it’s a multi-day conference, a new product launch, team building exercises, or a corporate retreat, we’ve got a range of conference packages available that ensure your next event goes off without a hitch.

Full day conference packages

During your stay, we’ll help you keep your team nourished and engaged, with a comprehensive food and beverage package.

Discover a morning tea selection of sweet and savoury pastries, a lunch selection that includes a main and two salads to compliment it, and round out the day with a cheeky little afternoon tea to ensure everyone is paying attention. With tea, espresso coffee, and soft drink & juice packages available, we take care of everything for you, with a dedicated conference host for all of your function needs.

Bayside conference retreat packages

With our Bayside conference retreat package, you’ll get exclusive use of our elegant Bayside Room, with comprehensive AV support to ensure your technology runs smoothly the entire time.

This gives you access to a ceiling-mounted projector with a large 110-inch screen, built-in speaker systems for the finest sound quality, HDMI points for easy presentation connectivity, a flipchart and pens for notes, roaming microphones, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

If you’re looking to build team camaraderie, Samphire Rottnest is the location to keep the team together. With everything onsite, Samphire offers a seamless transition from evening dining to late-night bars, ensuring that the team stays together. Dine at Lontara, and then move right next door to Hotel Rottnest to continue on into the night.

Discover the spaces

Bayside Room

With space for up to 200 guests, our stunning Bayside Room features preserved heritage limestone walls, soaring ceilings, and jarrah floorboards. Filled with natural light, a private terrace, and sweeping views out over Thomson Bay, we’ll help you make it a conference to remember.

Function setup in the Bayside Room at Samphire on Rottnest Island


Looking for a more laid back Perth conference venue experience? The Seadeck provides a vibrant breakout space directly over the beach, where your guests can take in the sea breeze and enjoy views out over the ocean.

The Seadeck is an open deck with chairs and high tables that look out over Thomson Bay

Featuring an accompanying outdoor bar and kitchen, enjoy dinner, drinks, and mingling. It’s the perfect space for sundowner cocktails, casual catch-ups, or even long table dinners, to relax after your working day is done.

Lontara Lounge

Enjoy the elegance of Samphire and the beauty of Rottnest Island in one at the Lontara Lounge. Nestled between our guest rooms and our conferencing facilities, it’s a sophisticated area with a laid back resort feel, made for relaxing and unwinding after a long day.

Couches and wooden chairs are arranged around Lontara Lounge

With a mixture of outdoor lounges and high tables, it’s the perfect place for sundowner drinks or a cocktail hour for up to 80 guests.

Unwind and recharge with these exciting Rottnest Island activities

We’ll help you and your guests make the most of your time on Rottnest Island, and enhance your retreat experience, by managing the entertainment for you. But these aren’t your typical conference activities.

Take it easy

If you want to enjoy yourselves from the comfort of Samphire, we have a selection of casual beach games available, which you can enjoy at our beach bar (with a drink in hand). Or get people more involved, with a private wine tasting event, or cocktail-making masterclass. We can also help you plan your evenings, with themed long table dinners, pairing your drinks with food that suits the mood.

You can also try something a little different, with sunrise yoga to start the day energised, or be guided through conscious breathwork and meditation practices.

See more of the island

Organise a one-hour cultural walking tour, where you’ll learn about the painful significance that Wadjemup—the traditional name for Rottnest Island—holds for Noongar people. Learn about its Dreamtime story, and the meaning of the name Wadjemup itself.

Or take a Bayseeker Islander bus tour, which takes you around all the island’s must-see locations, from east to west.

Want to get out and about on your own adventure? Consider hiring a bike and setting off around the island, creating your own route as you enjoy the scenic beauty and tourist attractions along the way.

Team-building activities that are anything but ordinary

We help you bridge the gap between work and play, and partner with Corporate Challenge Events to offer customised team-building activities. These provide a range of activities for all skills and abilities, that will make you completely forget about awkward icebreakers or tacky trust falls.

For those so inclined, book a Golf Day at the Rottnest Island Golf Club, featuring a course with a challenging design that’s known as being a delight to play.

Or take a hike around the bays and lakes on the island. Suitable for beginners and hiking enthusiasts, you’ll experience some of the best walking trails on Rottnest—with the bonus of coming back to your relaxing Samphire room at the end of it.

Looking to really step out of your comfort zone? We can even organise team skydiving. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Rottnest Island from the air, landing safely back on the beach just south of Samphire Rottnest. It’s not for everyone—but it’s a team-building event that nobody will forget.

Hosting a corporate event on Rottnest Island makes for a truly unique experience

And there’s no better place to do it than at Samphire Rottnest.

We can help you create a memorable, engaging corporate retreat or conference. We take care of everything, from the venue arrangement and catering, the AV and break-out spaces, to your accommodation packages, meals, drinks, and activities. Right from when you arrive at the hotel, we even have a dedicated group check-in system that ensures that you are treated with the elevated VIP experience.

So for your next Perth corporate retreat, look outside the CBD. In fact, look outside the mainland itself.

Get in touch with our friendly team to book your next Perth corporate function.