Popular Island NYE fireworks here to stay
NEW Year’s Eve fireworks on Rottnest Island are set to become a tradition after 10,000 people flocked to the island to see in 2016.
Rottnest Island Authority chief executive Paolo Amaranti said the success of the inaugural fireworks and positive feedback from visitors meant last week’s spectacle was the start of a new tradition for Rottnest.
“The first ever New Year’s Eve fireworks was a celebration of Rottnest Island and what it means to Western Australians and other visitors,” Mr Amaranti said.
“Families and good friends were enjoying the island in an atmosphere of fun and respect for each other, the island’s history and of course its famous ambassador, the quokka.”
About 10,000 people were on Rottnest for the fireworks – 4000 on private boats, 3000 staying on the island and 3000 using the extra ferry services put on.
New Year’s Eve fireworks are set to become a new tradition on Rottnest.