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Trip Planner: South Pacific / Australia / Western Australia / Greater Perth / Rockingham / Penguin Island
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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Tours to Penguin Island
$57 BOOK WITH VIATOR Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise Dolphin, Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise
Duration: 1 to 5 hours
$129 BOOK WITH VIATOR Penguin and Seal Islands Sea Kayaking Experience Penguin and Seal Islands Sea Kayaking Experience
Duration: 6 hours
$130 BOOK WITH VIATOR Seal Island and Penguin Island or Point Peron Sea Kayak Tour Seal Island and Penguin Island or Point Peron Sea Kayak Tour
Duration: 1 day
$156 BOOK WITH VIATOR Dolphin Penguin & Sea lion Cruise - Wild Luxury Package for 2 Dolphin Penguin & Sea lion Cruise - Wild Luxury Package for 2
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Penguin Island reviews
We paid over $30 for a 5min ferry ride and only to see a few little penguins in a tiny pool. We had to stay in a very small place, it was forbidden to visit the island. However, I think going there.... more
We paid over $30 for a 5min ferry ride and only to see a few little penguins in a tiny pool. We had to stay in a very small place, it was forbidden to visit the island. However, I think going there.... more »
Do not waste your money! The Discovery centre was very disappointing 6 penguins in one of the smallest pools i ever seen. The penguins on the island where sitting on a hill in the distance , you need.... more
Do not waste your money! The Discovery centre was very disappointing 6 penguins in one of the smallest pools i ever seen. The penguins on the island where sitting on a hill in the distance , you need.... more »
Great place to visit! The ferry ticket is $25 round trip bought at the information center. There are a lot of pelicans living here . The whole island can be covered in about an hour also here great for surfing and snorkel!
Canoeing to the Penguin island felt like a nice little adventure for us. We've been guided by Rivergod to do canoeing from Sealion island to Penguin island. It was on December, not too hot and a bit windy. It was a perfect day for us as the guide gave us all the information about the island and the animals there. I would recommend to get yourself a guide if you want to go with your family. Otherwise, visiting by yourself and relax will be fun too.
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