Explore a stunning natural island and its penguin inhabitants just 700 metres offshore from Mersey Point in Rockingham.
Meet the penguins:
Penguin Island has a diverse array of wildlife and breathtaking marine and coastal scenery. It is home to the largest colony of Little Penguins on the west coast and probably Western Australia. The small 12.5 hectare island is less than 700 metres offshore from Mersey Point.
Tread the boards:
Boardwalks, paths and two lookouts help visitors discover the island’s plants, animals and beaches. There is a shady, grassed picnic area just in front of the viewing and interpretation facility.
Planning your visit:
There is no charge to visit Penguin Island but there is a fee to visit the Penguin Island Discovery Centre and it is highly recommended that you take the privately operated ferry to Penguin Island. You can purchase a combined ticket for the ferry and discovery centre or a ferry ticket only. Ferry tours operate from Mersey Point from mid-September to early June. You need to bring your food for the day with you as there are no food outlets on the island.
The island is closed from early June to mid-September to protect the penguins from human disturbance during their breeding season. The island may be closed to visitors at any time of year if weather conditions make the water crossing from the mainland hazardous.
Full play space listing available on the Nature Play WA app’s “PLAY IN WA” section. Visit the Apple iTunes store(Apple devices) or Google Play Store (Android devices) and search for Nature Play WA to download the free app!