Chocolate Quokkas to protect Rottnest’s beloved wildlife

Picture Courtesy: Margot Robbie Instagram A collaboration between the Rottnest Island Authority and the University of Western Australia will see the establishment of a new monitoring program for the island’s beloved animal, the quokka. “The quokka selfie has made it one of the most recognisable marsupials in the world, and we need to work together…

School leavers ready to celebrate

Next week thousands of school leavers are heading down south and to Rottnest Island, in celebration of completing of 12 years of schooling. Safety, alcohol and recreational drug use are a concern for parents, as recent years have depicted leavers as being ‘wild’ and ‘out of control’. Leavers Manager for WA, Clint Browning, explained that…

McGowan’s Bid To Make Rotto Family Friendly

Premier Mark McGowan has made moves to boost tourism in Rottnest Island with a new ferry contract awarded to Captain Cook Cruisers. The new service will commence in November this year, ferrying tourists and visitors between Rotto and Fremantle CBD. It’s a move that Rottnest Island Authority hopes will increase visiting numbers and boost business competition. There were a…

Sudden Death on Rottnest Island

  At about 2:25pm today, a man in his 60’s was pulled from the water at a Rottnest Island beach, and was declared dead at the scene. Rottnest Island Police were contacted about a man who was in the water near Basin Beach in the Island. He was unresponsive when pulled from the water. Local…

State Government are after your opinion on Rottnest

West Australians are being asked to give feedback to the State Government on the future of Rottnest Island. Tourism Minister Liza Harvey released a draft management plan today for the island. That was developed by the Rottnest Island Authority to cover the next five years. The plan is available for community comment for the next…