If you’re looking for some wholesome family fun in a beautiful setting during your next holiday, you can’t go wrong with a game of mini golf at Rottnest Island Movies and Mini Golf. The 18 hole course has recently had an upgrade, and they are ready to entertain your family!
At the front counter, you’ll be given a ball and a putter per player. You can fight it out amongst yourselves which colour you use. From there you can follow the course around in sequence.
As of the October 2023 school holidays, Mini Golf reopened with new, releveled greens and new obstacles. On our previous visits, the Astroturf was stretched and sagging. Some of the obstacles were overgrown or had slumped in so much it was difficult to escape them. This has now been remedied. The turf is wonderfully smooth and the obstacles so much easier to navigate.
Some of the holes are a simple straight through. However, they get a bit more challenging as you go on. You may have to summon up the old knowledge of angles from high school to work out the best way though some in the lowest amount of putts. Others, you’ll need to calculate how much power you put into your swing so your ball doesn’t end up in a trap.
When you get to the end of your game on the 18th hole, the balls are automatically returned to the clubhouse. You can then drop your putters back to the counter.
On the night we arrived at Rottnest Island, we had storms. So Miss 9 was full of energy by the time we finally go out to play. It was a relief to get her out of the chalet and do something active together.
For our family, a game of mini golf has become a tradition for our Rottnest trips. Miss 9 looks forward to it and likes to think she can beat her Dad. She takes great delight if he or I mess up a putt as it gives her more of an edge, cheeky monkey! It’s a healthy, family rivalry that adds to our fun.
More Family Entertainment!
In addition to the Mini Golf, the centre includes a games arcade. Earn tickets as you play and redeem these for prizes. I’ll be honest. We skipped the games arcade this visit. Miss 9 was very stimulated after the Mini Golf game, bordering on overstimulated. She didn’t need the video games this time. So we skipped it. But it’s definitely something on the radar for next time.
It’s not complicated to play. A lot like the TimeZone arcades, you load up a games card with credit. Each game is $2.20 per play. As a bonus and incentive to get playing, load up your games card with $50 and get an extra $10 credit, or load up with $100 and get an extra $30 credit. Great for kids who love an arcade!
If you’re also looking for evening entertainment, Rottnest Movies and Mini Golf also has a small movie theatre available in a heritage listed picture hall. This plays a mix of current films and classics. An upcoming movie list is available via the website.
The movie theatre includes a concessions stand full of yummy snacks and drinks to add to your enjoyment.
In conclusion, for family fun at a reasonable price, Rottnest Island Mini Golf is a great way to go. Enjoy that healthy rivalry. A game of Mini Golf is a great way to make holiday memories together. We love it, and we hope your family will do too.
Located at 1 Brand Way, Rottnest Island, behind the bus stops.
Rottnest Island Mini Golf is open from 9am to 4pm seven day a week.
The movie theatre is open from 5.45pm to 9pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. It is open on Sundays only on long weekends.
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