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Stay Rottnest Accommodation - South Thomson

South Thomson Accommodation

A short way back from the settlement with wide boulevards, South Thomson is a favourite spot for families. These units were upgraded under a staged refurbishment program to enhance accommodation on the island.


Diversifying the visitor base and enhancing the visitor experience was a strategic focus area of the Rottnest Island Management Plan (RIMP) 2020-24. A key initiative within this was to refresh and renew existing accommodation options. As such, as one of the most popular spots on the island, the Stay Rottnest self-contained units in South Thomson were identified as a priority location for refurbishment. 

Constructed in the 1960s, their renewal and modernisation has been a key focus to help enhance visitor amenity on the island.   

While the base level of the accommodation was acceptable, the units themselves were ageing, and the internal fixtures, fittings, cabinetry, and appliances were dated. The aim was to transform the units into a more contemporary style, and make them more attractive—and functional—for a broader range of visitors. 

Key benefits

Refurbishing and modernising the kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms
Repainting external walls and replacing windows
Replacing internal doors
Upgrading courtyard amenities
New flooring throughout the units
Building a new playground in the western corner of South Thomson

Key dates

The South Thomson accommodation refurbishment was completed in September 2021. 


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South Thomson