Penguin Island

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Penguin Island is a 1.1 kilometer out and back trail located near Rockingham, Western Australia, Australia that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

1.1 km
25 m
Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips




Explore a stunning natural island just 700 metres offshore from Rockingham Penguin Island is a truly unique place. Only 42 kilometres from the centre of Perth, it is home to a diverse array of wildlife and boasts 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 the growing regional centre of Rockingham. The island and the surrounding waters of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park provide visitors with a variety of recreational opportunities. The unique natural resources have significant educational and interpretive potential and the island is a focus of scientific wildlife research. Penguin Island also has a fascinating history. Penguin Island is one of the State's premier ecologically sustainable nature-based tourism destinations. The island has something special for visitors of all ages, whether from the local or metropolitan area, interstate or overseas.