Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

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

    Afternoon discounts for visitors to Rottnest

    3/12/2018 8:00 AM
    • State Government's value for money initiative
    • No admission fees for children travelling after midday from January 1, 2019 to February 28, 2019
    • Half price admission fees for adults travelling after midday 

    From January 1, 2019 until the end of summer, visitors to Rottnest Island will be able to enjoy discounted fares for afternoon return trips on Rottnest's three ferry providers.


    Following on from this year's successful 'Rotto from Day to Dusk', adults will pay half price admission fees ($9.25) and free admittance for children travelling on a ferry after midday.


    The discount is extended to visitors arriving at Rottnest after midday by chartered boat or plane, and private boats or planes on day trips.


    More than 8,000 visitors took advantage of the discounted island admission between January 1 and March 5 this year.


    Visit http://www.rottnestisland.com for more information.


    Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Paul Papalia:


    "Everyone should be able to enjoy Rottnest in the summer, including those on a budget.


    "More than 5,000 visitors took up the discount offer last January which contributed to the island's biggest ever month, with almost 120,000 people arriving by either ferry, private boat or plane.


    "Rottnest can be enjoyed all year-round with plenty to do and see but cooling off in the island's turquoise waters is a must-do during Perth's hot summer days.


    "This summer there will also be more activities for the family with eight new recreational offerings available, ranging from water activities, cruising or grabbing a bite to eat at Wadjemup Lighthouse."


    Minister's office - 6552 5600