Join us for A Nice Day Out on Rottnest

Travel TeamThe West Australian
Dedicated accommodation to house more than 400 workers will be built on Rottnest Island as part of a $150.5 million funding injection to ‘get the basics right’ on the global tourism drawcard.
Camera IconDedicated accommodation to house more than 400 workers will be built on Rottnest Island as part of a $150.5 million funding injection to ‘get the basics right’ on the global tourism drawcard. Credit: Sky Perth - stock.adobe.com

Some days seem bigger than others — and A Nice Day Out on Rottnest will be one of our biggest.

We’re going overseas (!) on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, doing photography sessions, seeing Rottnest Island by bus, with drop-offs, and having a great lunch. And there will be time to get a real feel for the island.

The day will be in the company of Travel Editor Stephen Scourfield and Travel Lead Photographer Mogens Johansen.

Both are professional and long-time career photographers.

They are all across phones and cameras and will help with tips and tricks for all models.

And they will help their companions to develop their eye for composition.

“Yes, it will be a nice day out … but it will also give our guests a lot of insight into how we travel, photograph what we see, collect information and impressions, and then write stories,” Mr Scourfield said.

“So, as much as the day will be about travelling with like-minded friends, it will also be inspirational — and hopefully give our companions some thoughts about how to get more from their own, longer journeys and holidays.”

Rottnest Express's Star Flyte Express.
Camera IconRottnest Express's Star Flyte Express. Credit: Supplied


9.30am Depart B Shed, Fremantle, with morning tea on the ferry.

10am Arrive at Rottnest Island.

10.15am to 11.45am Photography sessions (phone or camera).

11.50am to 1.15pm Lunch at Pinky’s Bar & Restaurant, which uses WA produce and has a view of the Bathurst Lighthouse.

1.15pm to 1.45pm Free time.

1.45pm to 3.15pm Discovery Bus Tour, with stops for photography.

3.15 pm to 4.30pm Optional photography session, or free time, and go to the pub (!).

4.30pm Depart Rottnest.

5pm Arrive B Shed.

Pinky’s Beach Club Rottnest 
Source: @lilly__island/Instagram
Camera IconPinky’s Beach Club Rottnest Source: @lilly__island/Instagram Credit: @lilly__island/Instagram/@lilly__island/Instagram


+ Morning team on board ferry

+ Rottnest Island bus tour

+ Photography sessions

+ Return ferry trip with Rottnest Express

+ Lunch at Pinky’s Bar & Restaurant with WA produce and views of Bathurst Lighthouse


The one-day tour is $175 per person, all inclusive.

That includes the return ferry, hosts Stephen Scourfield and Mogens Johansen, morning tea on the ferry, lunch at Pinky’s Bar and Restaurant, photography sessions, and the Discovery bus tour.

Visit bkbholidays.com/tour/west-travel-club-nice-day-out-to-rottnest-island, call 1300 357 057 or email bookings@bkbholidays.com

Rottnest Express ferry.
Camera IconRottnest Express ferry. Credit: Derek Goforth/Derek Goforth


Our partners for A Nice Day out on Rottnest is Journey Beyond — an Australian company that owns Rottnest Express.

Journey Beyond also operates Outback Spirit, Sal Salis at Ningaloo Reef, Horizontal Falls Seaplanes Adventures, Melbourne Skydeck, Darwin Harbour Cruises, Cruise Whitsundays, and Cruise Sydney.

Among its 13 brands are four great train trips — the Indian Pacific and The Ghan, Great Southern, and The Overland. journeybeyond.com

“Rottnest Express is part of Journey Beyond, a national business focused on bringing Australia’s most unique and iconic experiences to life,” a Journey Beyond spokesperson said.

“Journey Beyond has a growing national footprint, and is fast positioning itself as one of the largest experiential tourism businesses in the country, with tours, cruises, accommodation, and holiday packages across the length and breadth of Australia.

“Our aim is to take our guests beyond, to ignite their imagination and to transform the amazing into the breathtaking.”

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