Vacation at home this year? One of Australia’s most popular tourist sites has been booked up eight MONTHS in advance – so get your Christmas plans closed now
- Idyllic Rottnest Island is fully booked for Christmas on Tuesday after online frenzy
- Only one camping spot is available in ‘Perth’s Playground’ on Boxing Day
- Avid vacationers flooded the website, making more than 1,444 bookings online
- Travelers planning their vacation in January 2022 when bookings open on May 3
Rottnest Island has already been fully booked for the entire December period after avid vacationers snatched accommodation in an online frenzy.
When the Rottnest Island Authority officially opened ‘Perth’s playground’ for bookings on Tuesday, almost every campsite, bungalow and cabin was sold out for the busy Christmas season.
The main dates of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the week of December 27-31 were all selected and paid for by travelers eight months in advance, with only one camping spot available on the idyllic island on Boxing Day.
Popular tourist destination of Rottnest Island is already fully booked for Christmas after avid vacationers take accommodation away in an online frenzy
Rottnest Island is known for ‘quokka selfies’, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters (photo)
Despite a minor technical glitch that resulted in a 30-minute outage, the website was inundated with 1,444 bookings – a three-fold increase from last Christmas.
A spokesperson for the Rottnest Island Authority said there was always high demand on the island around the Christmas season, and this year is no exception.
For those unfortunate travelers who haven’t booked a room, January 2022 bookings will open on May 3rd.
1,444 bookings were made on Tuesday by avid vacationers who flocked to idyllic Rottnest Island
Pinky Beach and Bathurst Lighthouse on Rottnest Island in Perth, Western Australia (photo)
About 10,000-12,000 quokkas (photo) live on Rottnest and they have been an important driver of tourism on the island
The pandemic and the potential threat of further border closures have made Rottnest Island – best known for its ‘quokka selfies’ – a popular destination for domestic travelers when it reopened last winter.
Even in neighboring Broome, Seashells general manager Deb Williams said they were fully booked until the end of the year.
“It has been much busier than usual in recent months and we are completely full from now on until the end of the school holidays in October,” she said. Perth Now
The following bookings available for Rottnest Island (pictured) for January 22 start on May 3