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. Add Penguin Island to your Rockingham travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Rockingham vacation trip planner.
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  • August 10, 2017
    My wife and I spent a few hours on the Island in September wandering around. It's a nice little setting and plenty of space to walk. The Ferry ride out is nice and relaxing and takes you up to a jetty...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    In this trip we got to see dancing Dolphins, Fish eating aquatic birds, lazing Sea lions and then little fairy penguins performing a show all in a matter of 90minutes. I have seen some of these specie...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    This is the first time penguin island is open for winter, we're lucky! Nesting period for penguin but nice experience at tour to the island with marvellous view. While cruising we saw dolphin and othe...  more »

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