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ROCKINGHAM WILD ENCOUNTERS
Perth’s Best Wildlife Cruises
Discover the natural beauty and wildlife of Penguin Island and the Shoalwater Islands
Marine Park. Tour options include the award winning Swim with Wild Dolphins, an
exhilarating combination of adventure cruising and wildlife viewing onboard ‘100% Wild’,
glass bottom boat cruises of the wildlife sanctuary zone to view sea lions and penguin
feeding at the Discovery Centre (10.30pm, 12.30pm and 2.30pm daily). Penguin Island
ferry and cruises depart daily September to early June from corner Arcadia Drive &
Penguin Road, Shoalwater.
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19 Kent St, Rockingham
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Contact the friendly professional staﬀ at the
Rockingham Visitor Centre for information
on tours, activities, accommodation
options, maps and general advice.
Pack a picnic and jump in your car
(maybe grab your kids while you're
at it): Rockingham is waiting just 40
Luckily for you, the short car trip means you've
got a little extra time to chuck all of the essentials
together in one basket.
If "picnic" makes about as much sense as
year 10 algebra, you're in luck. There are plenty
of cafes, restaurants and delis open along the
boardwalk, and they're open Sundays.
As far as picnics go, there are plenty of pretty
patches to choose from -- 47 parks and gardens, to
be specific -- and most of them are loaded with play
While the Rockingham Visitor Centre (19 Kent
Street, Rockingham) have the specifics, if you'd
like to be water adjacent, there's an ample stretch
of grass across the foreshore, and plenty of parking
so you won't have to drag your feet far. Tuart
Park (Anstey Road, Secret Harbour) is usually a
hit with the kids -- there's a man-made lake and
amphitheatre; as well as wind-protected gazebos.
If you're seafaring, you can take a ferry across
to Penguin Island with your picnic (don't worry,
there's a cafe there too). There is stacks to do;
take a glass bottom boat and watch the sea lions
play with Rockingham Wild Encounters (www.
rockinghamwildencounters.com.au), organise a
swim and watch tour with the dolphins (www.
dolphins.com.au), or get up close and personal
with the Little Penguins (seriously, that's what
they're called) at The Discovery Centre.
Penguin Island has the world's biggest Little
Penguin colony, and as the name might indicate
-- they're also the tiniest species. The feedings are
at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm daily, so you'd
best get along if you want to get a glimpse, they're
quite shy creatures otherwise.
If you want to get your learning caps on, pay
a visit to the Naragebup Regional Environment
Centre (49 Safety Bay Rd, Peron).
Across from Lake Richmond, they're making
the most of their wilderness-packed surrounds,
with learning centres for the wetlands, marine life
BEACH BOUNTY: The approach to Penguin Island (left),
image courtesy Tourism WA. Picnic Palm Beach-style,
(this image) Rockingham.
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