Pop­u­lar Is­land NYE fire­works here to stay

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

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.

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New Year’s Eve fire­works are set to be­come a new tra­di­tion on Rot­tnest.

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