Rottnest Island’s tourism boost with new ferry
There will be a new ferry to service the Rottnest Island in a new boost for local tourism.
It will be the third ferry for SeaLink between Rottnest and Fremantle ahead of the re-opening of Western Australia’s borders next year.
SeaLink WA’s general manager, Andrew Lane, said it’s “SeaLink’s present to Perth this Christmas” and they’re calling it the Quokka 3.
The ferries will run on a half-hour schedule.
“I think the timing is perfect, we’re on the back of a COVID shutdown to the rest of the world, that is looking like coming to an end, and SeaLink thought the time is right to bring over a 400-seat Capricornian jet cat from Queensland to Perth to service the Rottnest market,” he told 6PR Breakfast.
He said it’s a $6 million investment and the demand will increase with the return of domestic and international travel.
“We see it as a very promising market.”
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