Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

    Kids land for free on 'Rotto from Day to Dusk'

    13/12/2017 12:00 PM
    • ​Free admittance for children from midday to dusk in January 2018
    • Half price admission fees for adults travelling from midday
    • Building on State Government's value for money initiatives which have already seen travel to the island increase by 29% in November

    Visitors travelling to Rottnest Island from midday will benefit from a discount on admission fees in January 2018.


    Running from January 1 to 31, 'Rotto from Day to Dusk' will see adults pay half price admission fees ($9) and free admittance for children arriving on the island after midday.


    The commencement of a third ferry provider and new timetabling means visitors can stay later on the island, with the last ferry departing at 8pm.


    To encourage families and visitors to stay later in the evening, the Settlement Mall will also be transformed into a lively space on Saturday nights including picnic tables and live music.


    The discount is extended to visitors landing in the reserve after 12pm by ferry, chartered boats and the general boating community on day trips.


    For more information, visit http://www.rottnestisland.com


    Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Paul Papalia:


    "There are now more ferry seats and travel times available to Rottnest than ever before.


    "With about seven per cent of visitors travelling after midday in summer, there are always seats available on the afternoon ferries travelling to Rottnest.


    "We want to use this as an opportunity to encourage visitors to leave later and stay longer into the evening.


    "Recent value for money initiatives by ferry providers, island businesses and the State Government have already seen a 29 per cent increase in ferry travel to the island in November compared with the same period last year.


    "Rotto from Day to Dusk builds on recent initiatives which have made a trip to Rottnest Island more affordable and accessible.


    "We're committed to continually improving accessibility, affordability and the quality of what is on offer on Rottnest Island."


    Minister's office - 6552 5600