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Penguin Island

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Corner Arcadia Drive and Penguin Road | Rockingham/Shoalwater Bay area, Rockingham, Western Australia 6169, Australia
+61 8 9591 1333
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Penguin Island and Caversham Wildlife Park Day Trip From Perth
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Penguin Island Tour with Dolphin and Sea Lion Cruise
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Located in the spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, just 45 minutes south of Perth is Penguin Island- a beautiful, unspoilt nature reserve home to WA's largest colony of little penguin as well as dolphins, sea lions, stingrays, pelicans, ospreys and more. Visitors can see the penguins being fed by rangers at the Discovery Centre. It's also fantastic for swimming, snorkelling, having a picnic or just enjoying some of the best coastal scenery in Perth. Rockingham Wild Encounters operate an hourly ferry service to Penguin Island (it's only a 5 minute ride), glass bottom boat cruises of Shoalwater Bay and adventure style cruises to watch the local dolphins and explore more of the marine park. Sea Kayak Tours and Kite boarding Lessons are also available.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“penguin feeding” (78 reviews)
“sea lions” (138 reviews)
“day trip” (57 reviews)
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Corner Arcadia Drive and Penguin Road | Rockingham/Shoalwater Bay area, Rockingham, Western Australia 6169, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did the penguin island tour with the dolphin and seal lion adventure. The crew were great. Had a fantastic day, lots of dolphin photos and we were lucky enough to have a close encounter with a sea lion who hauled out in front of...More

Thank Alison J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Penguin Island is a wonderful little gem to visit, located 5 minutes ferry ride from Shoalwater Bay, near Rockingham. The island tours available from Rockingham Wild Adventures are well worth it, with lots of interesting facts and explanations while being led around the small islands’...More

Thank Ian-Down-Under
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A short ferry ride to Penguin Island. Child and pram friendly with ramps on and off the ferry. A bird lovers dream with nesting Turns, Pelicans, and penguins. There are great boat trips to see dolphins and sealions. We loved the calm beaches and swam...More

Thank Tammy S
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Tammy S, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Penguin Island and made the most of the beautiful weather that we have been experiencing lately. I hope you get the chance to visit...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

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. However, the island is really well...More

1  Thank Craig D
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Craig D, Thank you for your 5 star review! Your account of the island is fantastic and it is great to hear that returning customers enjoy this little slice of paradise just as much as we do! I am sure we will see you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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. We did see one...More

Thank ineedanotherbreak
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi ineedanotherbreak, Thank you for taking the time to leave your great review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and you are very lucky to have found a penguin in the wild. Thank you for giving the wild penguin plenty of space,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 penguins. saw some very cute and adorable little penguins in...More

Thank aug28piggy
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi agu28piggy, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your visit even though the seagulls are so active at the moment! You are right, they are very loud whilst protecting their chicks and can swoop...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I have lived in Perth 20 years and heard of penguin island but never been there. It was an amazing surprise and I would rate this for a visitor over the zoo or Rottnest Island. We bought a glass bottom boat trip over to the...More

2  Thank ab_n_tam
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi ab_n_tam, Thank you for such a fantastic review! It sounds like you had an amazing day exploring Shoalwater Islands Marine Park and were lucky enough to join us for the 28 day period where we had a visit from an Elephant Seal who gave...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Very cold, very dirty. All we saw were seagulls that were extremely aggressive. Not 1 penguin to be seen in island apart from a few in discovery centre which was $10 charge to see them. Would not recommend this trip at all.More

1  Thank Rosemarie O
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hi Rosemarie, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your Penguin Island experience. Penguin Island is a class A nature reserve which foremost means it is a highly protected island to ensure the safety and conservation of all the sea birds...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Being a disability support worker I was asked to take a client ( wheelchair bound ) to Penguin Island. I had never heard of it although I have lived in Perth for 22 years, and it's only 30 minutes from where I live. We turned...More

Thank Spencer28
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Hi Spencer28, Thank you for taking your time to write a review! It sounds like you had an enjoyable day exploring Penguin Island and indulging in a quick coffee fix before taking the 5 minute ferry. It is great to hear our crew made your...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

A date with dolphins... the most I ever seen in my life. So lovely! Seagull, pelican, and sea lion... like a big family living in a peaceful island. Kids love this beautiful place!More

Thank Carmen W
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi Carmen W, Thank you for such a great review and it sounds like you had an amazing day out with the Inshore Bottlenose Dolphins! There really is something special about viewing so much wildlife in the one spot we call Shoalwater Bay and I...More

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Muhammad J
3 August 2017|
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Yes they are open October and all year round. October is one of the best times to see the nesting pelicans.
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Muhammad J
3 August 2017|
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Yes I blueberry they do
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Lisa D
21 April 2017|
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Response from PenguinIslandLocal | Property representative |
Hi Lisa D, As you would have found when you visited, the natural behaviour for the wild penguins is to go out fishing during daylight hours, they return to the island when the sun is setting and the visitors have gone home... More
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