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About Penguin Island Boardwalk & Walk Trail
It features a mud map and other information to help you discover and learn about the plants and animals of the island.
To access Penguin Island, drive or take the train to Rockingham. Rockingham Wild Encounters operate the only ferry that leaves from here for the five minute ferry ride to the island. Phone (08) 9591 1333 or email [email protected].
Be trail ready for Penguin Island Boardwalk & Walk Trail
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Up to 1 hour
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.
What To Pack
Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities)
- Full large water bottle per person.
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA).
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant.
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions (See suggestions below).
- Binoculars and camera (optional).
Additional Useful Items
Take a picnic lunch with you and warm clothes.
Penguin Island, near Rockingham, 50kms (45 min) south of Perth
No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
Hazards & WarningsOverhangs, caves and cliffs are prone to collapse. For your safety keep on the walk trails and beaches.
FacilitiesWheelchair and pram access limited to boardwalk and northern lookout. There are no kiosk or restaurant facilities on the island.
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Water Access Points
Best time of year
Mid September to early June.
Ferry to Penguin Island
Road or bus to Rockingham. Ferry from Mersey point to Penguin Island departs hourly between 9:00am and 1:00pm
Prohibited ItemsNo pets
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Penguin Island - Southern Lookout
Scenic views from the southern lookout facing North-East towards Shoalwater Marine Park and the mainland.
Penguin Island Jetty
Penguin Island ferry arrival and departure jetty
Penguin Island Aerial photo 1
Aerial view of Penguin Island and Shoalwater Marine Park facing South-East
Aerial photo of Shoalwater Marine Park 1
A ferry cruises through Shoalwater Marine park adjacent Seal Island.
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