To get up close to Little Penguins and other incredible wildlife, visit Penguin Island just off the coast of Perth.
This small island is home to one of the largest colonies of Little Penguins in the State. It�s also a popular place for swimming, snorkelling, diving and picnicking.
You can go penguin watching at the Penguin Experience Island Discovery Centre where the animals are fed each day during the season. The island plays an important part in the marine environment of Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. The penguins that live here were either rejected by their mothers as chicks, and raised by wildlife carers or nursed back to health after injury.
On a trip to Penguin Island you�ll also see a big variety of seabirds, many of which are rarely found on the mainland. There are walk trails and boardwalks around the island to ensure no breeding areas are disturbed.
Cruise tours to Penguin Island also visit Seal Island for a view of sea lions lazing in the sun. Regular ferry tours to Penguin Island operate from mid September to early June. The island is closed for the rest of the year.
Penguin Island is less than 700 metres off shore from Rockingham.
A newly constructed boardwalk provides access between the jetty, picnic area, toilets and The Penguin Experience Island Discovery Centre for people with disabilities.
08 9592 3464
Perth, Western Australia, 6168
Access Without Assistance for the Disabled, Car park, Interactive Centre, Interpretive Centre, Picnic Area, Toilet facilities for the Disabled
Experiences you can enjoy at Penguin Island:
Educational Tourism, Island, Marine