Penguin Island is a wildlife-watcher’s paradise. Located just 45 minutes south of Perth, it’s blessed with pristine beaches, transparent waters and an incredible array of wildlife. The world’s smallest penguins are the main attraction, but you may also run into rare Australian sea lions, friendly dolphins and well-fed pelicans. Wild!
Rangers conduct regular penguin feedings at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30 pm each day. With plenty of ferries available, it’s easy to organise a day trip.
Take a boat tour from Rockingham to try to find wild dolphins – and then get in the water with them. How cool is that?
Always wanted to try your hand at kite surfing or stand up paddling? There are few more enchanting places to learn than Penguin Island!1
More than 1200 penguins live on the island, but they’re not always easy to spot. They spend most of day out hunting and make their way back to the island an hour or so after sunset. Look under boardwalks and around rocky outcrops and limestone caves – and keep your ears open. Penguins make all sorts of interesting noises that can tell you where they’re hiding. Always be relaxed and quiet and give these little cuties at least 3-5 metres of space.2