Western Australia

Winter offers underline Wadjemup’s year-round appeal

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The push to promote Rottnest Island as a year-round destination has seen more visitation records tumble, with more than 70,000 visitors travelling to the island in April 2018.

Marking the seventh consecutive month of increased visitation by ferry since October 2017, the April numbers represent an 18 per cent increase compared with the same month in 2017.

The changing seasons shift the focus to the island’s appeal as a winter destination.

The winter months bring history to the fore, with Aboriginal heritage on display from the Lifeboat installation in the Salt Store to the cultural stories discoverable along the recently completed trails of the Wadjemup Bidi.

The traditional winter offerings are getting a revamp, with visitors treated to two-night escapes from $249. Long stay options are also available, with visitors able to block out a month in premium accommodation from $2,080.

Families continue to benefit from the Island Admission deal offering kids free entry when travelling same day return, excluding school holidays, until September 20, 2018.

Source: WA Government