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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  • A great trip for Grandparents and little grandchildren. Trip across good and on time. Lady with penguin feeding very knowledgeable for all ages. (a must!!) On the walks, lucky to see a sea lion up...  more »
  • Penguin Island is well worth a visit, I'd go as far to say that a visit to Rockingham is incomplete without a visit to the Island. We caught the 10am ferry with Perth Wildlife Encounters and spent a.....  more »
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  • This Island is seriously the best place to visit. Penguins look so damn cute. But the ferry charges are little too high. Other than that everything is so cool. I love this place
  • A very small and isolated island but very beautiful. The views from this island are stunning and so is the water around it. A lovely place to swim and have a picnic.

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