Adams Coaches grows its Rottnest Island bus service


Adams Coaches operations co-ordinator Ian Cooper, operations supervisor John Weatherhead, driver Ted Zappara and owner Adam Barnard.  Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au   d447708
Adams Coaches operations co-ordinator Ian Cooper, operations supervisor John Weatherhead, driver Ted Zappara and owner Adam Barnard. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d447708

ADAMS Coaches had its ninth bus transported to Rottnest Island last month.

The Malaga-based business took over tours and transport on the Island in November, taking on 22 existing drivers and adding another 30.

Owner Adam Barnard said the new service would boost transport on the island.

“The travelling public will have 100 per cent wheelchair access and airconditioning, and we’re doubling the capacity in the peak period,” Mr Barnard said. “We’re heading into peak demand now.

“We’re very excited to have this opportunity and think it will bring significant benefits to Rottnest Island as a destination.”

Mr Barnard started Adams Coaches in 2005 and acquired Australian Pinnacle Tours in 2012.

“It allows us to market Rottnest Island to the world,” Mr Barnard said.

Adams recently introduced the Grand Island Tour that incorporates indigenous history, with tours of Oliver Hill Tunnel, as well as a train ride and picnic lunch.