25 October 2021

Rottnest Express, operated by Journey Beyond, is thrilled to support Western Australian children’s charity, Telethon, and is proud to have donated more than $62,000 to this year’s fundraising efforts, and nearly $250,000 over the past 10 years. 

 Ferrying people from Perth and Fremantle to Rottnest Island and back for more than 60 years, Rottnest Express is a Western Australian icon and is deeply committed to its community. To that end, a portion of every Rottnest Express Telethon Saver Fare purchased is donated in support of the Telethon charity. 

Telethon’s Partnerships and Relationships Senior Manager, Vikki Stacy said its partnership with Rottnest Express directly helps support the Western Australian community. 

“We can’t thank Rottnest Express enough for always coming on board and saying ‘yes’ to supporting the children and charities throughout Western Australia – you contributed to another incredible result. Without hesitation, you get involved,” Ms. Stacy concluded.  

Rottnest Express General Manager Niko Peranovic said supporting the local community where we live, and work remains a priority for the organisation.  

“Telethon is a stalwart of the Western Australian community and the work they do makes a difference to so many children and families. Our Telethon Saver Fare means guests not only get a discounted fare but a portion of it goes to Telethon to help support their vital work,” Mr. Peranovic continued.  

“‘Rotto’ has a special part in Western Australians’ hearts and many people have childhood memories from time spent there. Our Quokka Club means Western Australian children under 12 years old travel free from Monday to Friday, which helps families build those special memories.” 

About Journey Beyond 

Australia’s leading experiential tourism group, Journey Beyond, is privileged to own and operate 13 brands spanning the country, connecting guests to the land, and to each other.  

Headquartered in Adelaide, Journey Beyond formed in 2016 and is now comprised of tourism brands including: iconic trains The Ghan, Indian Pacific, Great Southern and The Overland; small-group outback operator Outback Spirit; eco-luxe lodge Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef; aquatic adventures Cruise Whitsundays, Rottnest Express, Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures, Darwin Harbour Cruising and Journey Beyond Cruise Sydney; and our tallest members, Eureka Skydeck and Eureka89. 

Journey Beyond’s Travel Club, rewards its members’ love of travel with exclusive specials, benefits and last-minute upgrade offers. With our pillars of Rail Expeditions, Touring, Cruises, Camps and Lodges and Attractions, a Journey Beyond holiday is comprehensive from start to finish. Visit and join us as we take the amazing and turn it into breathtaking. 

Media Contact: Cheryl Monkhouse, Content and Communications Manager, [email protected]