- Eight new tourism and recreational offerings opening on Rottnest Island
- New small businesses providing dozens of jobs and boosting economy
Eight new recreational businesses to diversify the tourism offerings on Rottnest Island have been launched by Tourism Minister Paul Papalia.
In time for the upcoming peak season, visitors will be able to experience a range of new activities including:
- A crayfish catch and cook tour aboard Rottnest Cruises;
- Glass bottom kayaks with Inspirations Outdoor;
- Sunset, Eco and Whale watching tours aboard the yellow catamaran, Charter 1;
- Boat hire with Boating West;
- Subsea scooter hire from SeaBob;
- Undersea helmet walks, scuba dives and snorkel tours with the experts from Ningaloo Reef Dreaming;
- A new food van, Lexi’s on Rottnest, to be located at Wadjemup lighthouse; and
- Shade and beach accessory hire at The Basin.
Last year the island attracted a record 730,000 of visitors, a 14 per cent increase on the previous year’s record.
The arrival of these new offerings will help broaden Rottnest’s appeal and enhance the experience for hundreds of thousands of visitors throughout what is predicted to be the island’s biggest summer yet.
As stated by Tourism Minister Paul Papalia:
“The McGowan Government is diversifying the recreational offering on Rottnest, just in time for the peak season which we hope will be the island’s biggest summer yet.
“With the arrival of these new offerings there will be something for everyone at Rottnest, suiting all preferences and budgets.
“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.
“In addition to these new businesses, I’m looking forward to welcoming a new eco-tent resort at Pinky Beach which will open in March next year and employ 70 people.
“These new businesses and developments will bring with them more jobs and more reasons for people to visit Rottnest.”