Penguin Island, Rockingham

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Island Wildlife Area
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. Add Penguin Island to your Rockingham travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Rockingham vacation trip planner.
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  • Since spotting dolphins was high on my bucket list I booked the penguin island tour with cruise. It was an amazing experience. It took a while before we spotted some dolphins but in the end they were ...  more »
  • Unfortunately, we arrived too late to see the dolphins or go kayaking, so we decided to visit the island and see the little penguins in captivity. We had to catch a boat to reach the island after a sh...  more »
  • Worth a visit to this pretty Island. Learnt a lot about the life of these cute little birds. They are obviously loved and cared for by the keepers.  more »

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