New tourist activities on Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island Kingdom of the Quokka.
Rottnest Island Kingdom of the Quokka.

THE State Government has announced new tourism offerings at Rottnest Island for this summer.

The new activities, which were launched today by Tourism Minister Paul Papalia, are a direct response to the Island’s increasing popularity.

Among the new offerings are a daily seaplane commute to the island, travelling in a state-of-the-art Cessna turbo-prop seaplane, and a new skydive and transfer package – meaning visitors can take off from Jandakot and skydive onto the island.

There are two new sunset cruises, a ‘Hooked on Rotto’ fishing cruise, a new refreshments caravan, a one-stop shop and concierge service at the Salt Store and a new aquatic playground at North Thompson’s

“The growing popularity of Rottnest is showing no signs of abating and it is important that we focus on supporting the visitor experience through a new concierge service in the historic Salt Store,” Mr Papalia said.

“This service will also promote new and existing businesses on the Island.

“All these new activities will give returning visitors a chance to try something different, while new visitors will find something to keep them entertained beyond sun, surf, beaches and quokkas.

“These new offerings will also create more than 25 new jobs.”