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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  • 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 »
  • The kiosk for the tickets was easily accessible and the cashier very cheerful. We bought our ticket for the penguin feeding and trip across/back. It was a short walk across the parking lot to the... 
    The kiosk for the tickets was easily accessible and the cashier very cheerful. We bought our ticket for the penguin feeding and trip across/back. It was a short walk across the parking lot to the...  more »
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  • You won’t see any wild penguins in the day, and the rescue penguins are cute but nothing amazing.
  • It was an island. Kinda boring and busy but if you like short boring walks you would probably enjoy it.

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