Celebrate in style with our Karma Seafood & Bubbles dining experience!

Celebrate in style with our Karma Seafood & Bubbles dining experience!

Celebrate in style at Karma Rottnest with a very special Channel Swim dining experience. Receive a fresh WA seafood platter, a bottle of champagne and 2-4-1 cocktails at our beach bar and restaurant!

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  • Package 1 – Dining Only

    • Seafood platter
    • Bottle of champagne
    • Buy 1 get 1 free cocktails
    • $65 per head
    • $49 per head (Karma Club members price)
    • Karma pop-up bar serving fresh cocktails and music


  • Package 2 – Return Ferry & Dining

    • Seafood platter
    • Bottle of champagne
    • Buy 1 get 1 free cocktails
    • Return ferry
    • $130 per head
    • $110 per head (Karma Club members price)
    • Karma pop-up bar serving fresh cocktails and music

Say hello to our Ambassadors!

Introducing our Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim Ambassadors, Swim Smooth’s , Paul Newsome, and The Bachelor AU beau, Richie Strahan!


Paul Newsome

As Karma’s Head Swim Coach, Paul shares his vast experience as one of the world’s top open water swimmers and coaches. Read more about Paul’s swim training tips and techniques

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Richie Strahan

As a past competitor and WA local, The Bachelor AU’s Richie Strahan shares his experiences as a past participant in the Rottnest Channel Swim. Read more about Richie’s race

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Get race ready with tips from Karma’s Head Swim Coach!

Get race ready with tips from Karma’s Head Swim Coach!

Karma’s Head Swim Coach, Paul Newsome, knows a thing or two about open water swimming. Newsome – a past winner of the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim – also regularly competes as a solo Swimmer in the Rottnest Channel Swim and has coached many past winners. Paul shares his expertise in our very special “Swim for success with Paul Newsome” training series. Watch it now!

  • Swim for Success: An open water training series from Karma Resorts

    We welcome Paul Newsome, one of the world’s leading open-water swimmers and coaches, as the Karma Resorts Head Swim Coach. In a series of ultra-focused videos, Paul shares his knowledge on how to best tackle the grueling 2017 Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim.

  • Swim training: A winning schedule

    Karma Resorts Head Swim Coach, Paul Newsome, explains how a proper training schedule makes all the difference to a successful open-water swim. See Paul’s tips on frequency and scheduling plus more. Watch now!

  • Open-water swimming techniques (and why they matter)

    Stroke, kick rates, breathing – the ingredients of a successful open-water swim. See Paul Newsome, Karma Resorts Head Swim Coach, provide tips on how to best conquer the grueling 2017 Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim.

  • Working as a team: Swap overs and support

    A series of tips and strategies for working together as a successful team during the 2017 Rottnest Channel Swim – planning swimmer swap overs and support.

  • Fuel for the fire: Swim day nutrition strategies

    Karma Resorts Head Swim Coach, Paul Newsome, explains how to keep the body fuelled during open-water swims to ensure maximum performance.

  • Tips for avoiding shoulder pain, the swimmer’s bane

    Karma Resorts Head Swim Coach, Paul Newsome, explains how to avoid shoulder pain during swimming.

  • Adapt to the conditions - conquer the waves

    Understand and adapt to ocean conditions, such as swell and wind, during an open water swim. Tips for breathing, swim stroke and more explained.

  • Visualise to maximise: Mental techniques for a successful swim

    See Paul Newsome, Karma Resorts Head Swim Coach, explain how mental toughness and the ability to visualise your swim can affect the outcome of your performance.

  • The final countdown: What you should do the week before the race

    The 2017 Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim is one of the world’s greatest open-water swim events. See how you should prepare in the week leading up to the race with Karma Resorts Head Swim Coach, Paul Newsome.

Join Karma Club and receive a wealth of exclusive benefits at Karma Rottnest and beyond!

Karma Club is members club with a difference – no strings, no stuffiness, just a superb way to enjoy a lot more Karma in your life. Immerse yourself in the unique experiences we offer with huge discounts and savings, while enjoying exclusive, member-only benefits. Take advantage of Karma Resort’s global network of 27 luxury destinations across the globe - including the jungle paradise of Bali, sunny Goa in India, snowy Bavaria in Germany and even the Cote D’Azur in France!

Join before or on the day of the Rottnest Channel Swim for free (valued at USD $499) with promo code 'SWIM17' and receive your unique event special 40% discount offer !

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Getting there - Fast transport to Rottnest Island

Getting there - Fast transport to Rottnest Island

Attention all fans and well-wishers! For those not swimming the 19.7km to Rottnest Island, the Rottnest Express fast ferry service has you covered! As a supporter of the Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim, the Rottnest Express will be running additional trips on the day of the race.

Visit the Rottnest Express website for ferry times and more information  


Discover Rottnest Island’s rugged beauty all year round at Karma Rottnest

Can’t make the weekend of the race but still keen to explore the rugged wonder that is Rottnest Island? No problem! Simply enquire with your Karma Club Concierge or visit here for more information on Karma Rottnest, the island’s premier resort accommodation. Set amid stunning natural surroundings, Karma Rottnest provides a serene retreat in which to discover and explore Rottnest’s natural wonder all year round.

Rottnest Island an ocean paradise for all

Rottnest Island an ocean paradise for all

No trip to Western Australia would be complete without a visit to Rottnest Island, long known as an idyllic weekend getaway for Perth locals and international tourists alike. With its Mediterranean-style climate, plethora of beaches, teeming wildlife and resort-style accommodation, the island is a year-round escape from the mainland’s hustle and bustle.

While taking the obligatory selfie with the island’s historically misidentified namesake – the adorably cute Quokka - is an experience well worth the trip, ‘Rotto’ - as it’s commonly known - offers lovers of the sea and the great outdoors much more.

  • Get on your bike

    Rottnest’s almost car-free roads are perfect for exploring the island by bicycle. The island’s main bicycle hire facility, Peddle & Flipper, next to the Dome coffee shop, is the largest bicycle hire facility in the Southern Hemisphere and offers over 1300 modern and well-maintained bikes – of all sizes - for the whole family.

    Popular short routes include from Settlement to The Basin, a popular swimming and snorkeling spot, and from Settlement to Wadjemup Lighthouse, which has stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

  • Explore Rottnest’s underwater world

    With 63 beaches and 20 bays, the island teems with marine fauna and flora. Depending on your experience level and taste for adventure, you can opt for a dive among the reefs and shipwrecks that dot the island’s surrounds, or drift along on a lazy current using snorkel and flippers as you explore some of the more placid inlets.

    Popular family swimming and snorkeling spots include The Basin and Parker Point as both inlets are well sheltered from the swells and winds coming off the Indian Ocean. In particular The Basin’s azure waters and circular reef is regarded as the island’s most popular swimming spot – this stunningly beautiful inlet plays host to schools of Buffalo Bream, seabirds, crustaceans and more mere metres from a white sandy beach.

  • Skydive over Rottnest from 15,000ft – Geronimo!

    Rottnest is also the go-to destination for adventurers of a different kind. The island’s small airport hosts Skydive Geronimo, one of WA’s top skydiving operators. They’ll take you up a dizzying 15,000ft above Rottnest to experience the thrill of a tandem skydive – the view of Rottnest from above and the skyline of Perth to the east is second only to the rush of adrenaline you’ll feel!

  • Surf some of WA’s best breaks

    Rottnest’s southern and western shores catch the rugged swells coming in from the roaring Indian Ocean, and when combined with the island’s outlying reefs and sandy beaches, it’s a surfer’s paradise.

    Popular breaks include Cathedral Rocks – or ‘Thedrals’ as WA locals call it – Salmon Bay and Strickland Bay, which has previously been named one of the world’s Top 50 breaks.

  • Walk the Wadjemup Bidi

    The Wadjemup Bidi – ‘bidi’ means ‘trail’ or ‘track’ in the language of the Whadjuk Noongar people, the Traditional Owners of Rottnest Island – consists of 45 kilometres of walking trails made up of five sections and will take you to culturally and environmentally significant sites all across the island.

    According to the Rottnest Island Authority, the Wadjemup Bidi aims to raise awareness of both the environmental and cultural values of Rottnest Island. Along the way you’ll see the Bickley Battery – where in WWII 6-inch guns protected entry to nearby Fremantle from enemy ships – and the pink-coloured salt lakes of Rottnest’s interior.

    No matter what your interests or taste for adventure, Rottnest Island has something for everyone – a treasure trove of memories, nature, sea and sand for all.

With Thanks – The Rottnest Channel Swim Association

The Rottnest Channel Swim Association (RCSA) is a non-profit organisation managing one of the world’s great open water swim events. All proceeds from the Rottnest Channel Swim event are used to achieve the objectives of the Association, being:

  • To promote interest in swimming across the Rottnest Channel
  • To observe and authenticate persons who attempt a solo Rottnest Channel crossing
  • To promote the safety and welfare of swimmers attempting a Rottnest Channel crossing
  • To furnish information to and advise those intending to make a Rottnest Channel crossing
  • To gather and preserve historical Rottnest Channel swimming data, and;
  • To conduct an annual swim between the mainland and Rottnest Island. (The latter objective occupies the RCSA all year round).



Our SunSmart partnership with Cancer Council WA

We’re supporting the Cancer Council of WA by donating a full team place - along with a fully equipped boat, skipper, and professional swim coach - for the 2017 event. Team members Allison Hass, Chris Waldhart, James Strickland and Natalie Taylor are all hard at work training for their swim!

As the leading independent cancer organisation in the state, the Cancer Council of WA helps to fund world-class research, prevention programs and also provides essential support services to sufferers. The inclusion of the charity swim team will help raise vital funds needed to combat the impacts of cancer in the Western Australian community.

On race day, we’ll be helping the Cancer Council of WA to spread their SunSmart message - so remember to slip, slop, slap and support this much needed community organisation!

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