Penguin Island, Rockingham

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Situated inside the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, Penguin Island is home to a colony of little penguins, the largest population of birds in Western Australia. Regular ferries carry tourists to and from the island, and access is also available by private boat. Only a small population of captive penguins can be viewed, but the island offers many other sights, including nesting seabirds and a large colony of pelicans, numbering nearly 500 birds. You can also swim, snorkel, take kite-boarding lessons, join kayaking tours, or simply enjoy a picnic. Remember to take your own food and drink, as none can be purchased on the island. Make Penguin Island a centerpiece of your Rockingham vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Rockingham attractions planner .
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  • We went over to Penguin Island by boat, getting a good look at the monstrous sea lions, on Seal Island. It was entertaining, watching the lazy ones and those play fighting. We saw lots of birds, inclu...  more »
  • I kayaked over with guests from the UK to Penguin Island, across to shag rock and Seal Island. The Penguin Camp Hosts were very welcoming and informative as usual and we saw the delightful little peng...  more »
  • We had an absolute blast here! Only a 45minute drive from Perth. Lots of parking. Fair prices. The queue was a bit chaotic so I highly recommend booking tickets online in advance, and arriving at leas...  more »
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  • We loved it here. Although it seems a bit on the pricey side for the ferry, the kids had a great time. It's best to get a window seat so they can see out at the fantastic view on the ferry. Don't forget to pack a picnic if staying for lunch, although there is a cafe at the mainland, because on the island there are no shops. If you want to see the penguins, you will needed to purchase the discovery centre passes too. Great day out.
  • Small island you can walk around. Friendly staff, lots of wildlife to see. Picnic area with shade. Penguins in the rescue centre are great to see at feeding time.
  • The wacky weather shortened our day but we had a lovely walk around the island spotting any wildlife braving the antarctic gale, even found a few baby terns & young gulls. We even learnt that the rescued penguins can form a same sex pairing & successfully hatch & raise a chick when given an egg!
  • A wonderful island with lot of places to watch. One of the Australia's largest penguins reservation center and very knowledgeable place to visit and see the animals in native nature. Offers Wonderful cruse visit to seal island and near rocks with opportunity to watch lot of brids in their natural houses.
  • Nice island to visit for a day/half a day. Island is pretty small, but nice to check it out. If you're lucky you can spot the penguins or sealions on the island itself.

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