Editor Denise S. Cahill got a special bird’s eye view of Perth and Rottnest Island as a guest of Swan River Seaplanes recently.
SEEING Rottnest Island from above before exploring it on the ground is a special opportunity being offered by Swan River Seaplanes.
The new business that won a gold medal in the New Tourism Business category at the WA Tourism Awards in November flies up to 12 passengers at a time from the Queen Street jetty in South Perth to Rottnest Island a few times a week.
That will increase as demand grows.
On the ground, Rottnest has its quokkas, beaches, restaurants and bars but from the air, the magnificent turquoise water is even more prominent, the lighthouse is the centrepiece of the island and the natural vegetation dominates the view.
General Manager and co-owner Dean Kingi said it was just a quick 15-minute fully scenic flight in the Cessna caravan amphibian that could take off and land on water or land.
Mr Kingi owns the business with marketing professional Kristy Bailey and Troy Thomas, who owns Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures in Broome.