‘Glamping’ on the cards for Rottnest Island after Pinky’s Eco Retreat approved

An artist's impression of the eco-tents available at Pinky's Eco Retreat.
An artist's impression of the eco-tents available at Pinky's Eco Retreat.

‘GLAMPING’ will soon be a reality on Rottnest Island after an application for Pinky’s Eco Retreat was approved this morning.

The Rottnest Island Authority Board has conditionally approved the beachside eco-tent resort that plans to provide environmentally-friendly accommodation for visitors.

The retreat will be the first new accommodation built on the island in three decades.

Baileys Group director Guy Bailey said he welcomed news of the approval.

“Pinky’s Eco Retreat has been two years in the planning so now having approval to turn our vision into a reality is extremely exciting,” he said.

“To be able to deliver a new style of accommodation to the Island for locals and interstate and international visitors will be hugely satisfying.”

The eco-tents, which will start from $100 a night, will be able to cater for couples right up to large groups and families.

Each tent will include an ensuite bathroom with an outdoor shower, a bath, lounge area and double or single beds.

They will also include a private outdoor entertaining area with a day bed and comfortable seating.

Substantial work will be done to build raised walkways and revegetate the surrounding dunes.

No fences will be constructed so that native fauna will be allowed to roam freely.

A Beach Club restaurant and bar will also be constructed as part of the resort.