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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  • I regularly go to Penguin Island during the abalone season. For those who are not great in the ocean, I do NOT recommend that you walk over using the sand bar. Use the ferry- it is cheap and safer. Ho...  more »
  • Beautiful place to visit with amazing views. If you're scared of birds you may have to face your fear and go with it as my son had to do on his birthday lol. The penguins are beautiful but rare to see...  more »
  • Easy travel from Rockingham Station and boarded a bus. Walked about 10 min to the ticket counter. Went Penguin & Sealion cruise. Saw 2 Sealions at Seal Island. Didn't manage to see wild dolphins and p...  more »
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  • Beautiful little island. There's also a penguin feeding session and many bird life around.
  • Fascinating experience where you can see fairy/blue/little penguins in the wild. Great boardwalks, swimming and educational experience. Take your litter home and keep it clean!
  • Beautiful √≠sland. Great place to visit in summers. However avoid long weekends as this small island can get quite crowded.
  • It was just great.We got to see penguins!
  • A beautiful place to visit and see the penguins in their natural habitat. Was a remarkable experience. Must visit with family.

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