My second (and potentially last) hurrah went down a success. Throughout February and March I once again displayed the finest the island has to offer, with 9 of the 12 large pieces going to Rottnest loving homes. From here on, the charming old 1857 building looks set to become a retail space for the RIA. Look for small scale Wadjemup Dreaming prints, acrylic blocks, and postcards available to purchase here soon!
Apparently people still very much send them. So I’m on the horse too! Look for these bad boys in the Rottnest Island Visitors Centre and General Store soon (hopefully) :)
A ferry fraca looms once again with the recent introduction of newcomer Sealink to the Rottnest Island run. Since the demise of Oceanic Cruises in late 2009, Rottnest Express has enjoyed the lion's share of the market, further expanding it's operations onto the island through bus tours, aqua adventure tours, and most recently the acquisition and rebranding of the original Rottnest Tearooms, now trading as Thomson's Restaurant.
With Sealink already a major marine transport operator in other parts of Australia, including Kangaroo (SA), Magnetic (QLD), and the Tiwi Islands (NT), we may assume they know how to operate a ferry. With plans to be the first and last ferry to and from Rottnest every single day, one thing is for sure, the customer will benefit. If not financially, then definitely in the convenience stakes. Just check out their current timetable for proof!