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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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Seal Island and Penguin Island or Point Peron Sea Kayak Tour
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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” (140 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 2 days ago

OK you never watched a penguin feeding show and you never before watched a cricket match. Opt for the penguin feeding....it is completely understandable and over in 15 minutes. I might add the penguin outfits are much more stylish than what the cricket players wear....More

Thank Bross24
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Bross24, Thank you for your entertaining review, that is the first time I have heard penguins being compared to cricket. It sounds to me like you enjoyed your visit, maybe next time you will get the chance to join one of our tours to...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We paid for the ferry over to the Island, watching the little penguins being fed and a boat ride to see the sea lions and birds on one of the surrounding islands.

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

Hi Lenovavibe, Thanks for having the time to review your visit. It sounds like you took the Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise and I am glad to hear you enjoyed your tour. Kind Regards, Katie Rockingham Wild Encounters

Reviewed 1 week ago

Although unlikely to see many wild penguins, the Discovery Centre has rescued penguins that get feed several times a day. If anything there's more birdlife to see, great to see Pelicans in such large numbers, Silver Gulls and Bridled Terns. If you like nature, then...More

Thank Nick J
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Nick J, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We hope you enjoyed what you got to see on Penguin Island. Penguin Island is in fact home to approximately 1000 wild Penguins, which is the largest Little Penguin colony in Western...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're a Brit you know what I mean. I can't say I saw any wild penguins - but the little show inside was great - and the penguins were good little performers. It was a bit like THE BIRDS scary movie with the old...More

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

Hi csandbrook, Thank you for your review. We really hope you had a good time on Penguin Island. From the lookout on Penguin Island you can view the entire Shoalwater Islands Marine Park and view the beautiful chain of limestone reefs and fossilized root remains...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Penguin Island is both beautiful and you get a close up with the fairy penguins. I went to see the fairy penguins on Phillip Island in Victoria, and this is much better by far. You can interact and learn so much more about the fairy...More

Thank Patti B
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Patti B, Thank you for your review. We are really glad you had a great time on Penguin Island. You were very lucky to have Sea Lions and wild Dolphins swimming around while you snorkeled, that is incredible! We hope you are able to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Chance to visit and see wild sea animals. Penguins, elephant seals and dolphins in their natural habitat. Short ferry ride to island and then choose the trip you would like or just walk around the island and observe the birds nesting. See a real effort...More

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

Hi Atlantaoz, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so happy you had a fantastic time on Penguin Island. Shoalwater Islands Marine Park is home to an abundance of marine flora and fauna. We do have Indo-Pacific bottlenose Dolphins, rare...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can see penguins in captivity. We did not see any penguins in their true habitat. Manage to see the penguin in captivity feeding session. A short walk along the Island Trails os tecommended.More

Thank bazil-malaysia
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi bazil-malaysia, Thank you for your review. We hope you had a nice time on Penguin Island. Penguin Island is in fact home to approximately 1000 wild Penguins, which is the largest Little Penguin colony in Western Australia. However the chances of seeing a Little...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An absolute must do whilst in Perth. Saw so many wild dolphins including mom and baby dolphin. Beautiful views from boat and island lookout. Cute penguins and educative talk in the penguin centre. A thoroughly enjoyable day and well worth the money for such wonderful...More

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

Hi Mandi K, It sounds like you had a lovely day out on the boat and on the island. We have had alot of dolphins in the Shoalwater Bay recently which has been fantastic, I hope they stick around for a while longer! Thanks for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been several times with the grand children. However, it is certainly not just for children. It is definitely worth visiting the penguin feeding/discovery centre which is very informative and entertaining. The beach is very gently sloping on the island makingitgreat for children, and...More

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

Hi Richard T, Thank you for your lovely review, great to hear you and your grand children enjoyed your visit. As you have said we recommend spending as much time as you have on the island, many families head over for a full day to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on Monday 28th and we took up the glass bottom boar trip. It was fantastic and we got to see a family of around 8 dolphins ... bloody fantastic. A true highlight to our 2 week break in WA

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

Hi Tariebops, Thank you for your 5 star review and I am glad you had a fantastic trip! Enjoy the rest of your stay and I hope you get the chance to visit us again :) Regards Sarah Rockingham Wild Encounters

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jenniferlouiselee
1 December 2017|
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Response from Craig D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there is no ferry from Mandurah to Penguin Island. Suggest that you drive to Shoalwater from Mandurah (25min) and catch the ferry to Penguin Island from behind Pengo's Cafe.
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Muhammad J
4 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
4 August 2017|
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Response from robycoll | Reviewed this property |
Yes I blueberry they do
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