Shoalwater Islands Marine Park Paddle

Need to Know

  • Trail Start (Loop)

    End of Point Peron Road, Shoalwater
  • Degree of Difficulty

    Moderate - Moderate level of fitness and experience required.

    Difficulty is dependent on weather, wind and wave conditions.

  • What to Pack?

    + paddling equipment and snorkelling equipment if you wish.

    Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.  Show Pack

  • Best Time of the Year

    Usually best in the morning. September to May. Penguin Island is closed for penguin breeding June to September.
  • Facilities

    There is a ferry service to Penguin Island. No shop on the island but a cafe and kiosk on Mersey Point.

    • Child Activities
    • Interpretive Centre
    • Lookouts
    • Public Toilet
    • Toilet Facilities for Disabled
    • View Platform
  • Fees

    Entry fees for the Discovery Centre on Penguin Island
  • Hazards & Warnings

    Beach at start point is all weather, however this is an exposed coastline with the potential for strong winds and breaking waves.
  • Prohibited Items

    no pets
  • Access to the Trail

    Road or train to Rockingham
  • Download KML

    Download KML File (Disclaimer applies)

  • Trail Contact

    Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Parks and Wildlife Service
    Telephone: (08) 9405 0700
    Twitter: @ExploreParksWA

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