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Penguin Island

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Located in the spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, just 45 minutes south of Perth is Penguin Island- a beautiful, unspoilt nature reserve home to WA's largest colony of little penguin as well as dolphins, sea lions, stingrays, pelicans...more
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Corner Arcadia Drive and Penguin Road | Rockingham/Shoalwater Bay area, Rockingham, Western Australia 6169, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When planning our latest tour around the Southwest of Australia, Penguin Island was one of the places we were looking forward to visiting. From the time we arrived, until the time we left, we were not disappointed. From the knowledgeable and friendly reception when buying...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank UkAlwaystravelling
PenguinIslandLocal, Front Office Manager at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi UkAlwaystravelling, Thankyou so much for your five star review. Ill pass the lovely feedback onto our staff. We are so glad you had an awesome day on Penguin Island, viewing the rescue Penguins and enjoying the beautiful beaches. It is truly an enjoyable experience,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice little island, good place for a half day visit to the beaches, bird watching, penguin educational tour and hiking. Prepare your own food and bring over, good picnic place.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank uberrimae
PenguinIslandLocal, Front Office Manager at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Uberrimae, Thank you so much for your lovely review! It sounds like you had a wonderful day on Penguin Island. We are so glad you enjoyed your time there. Sam Rockingham Wild Encounters

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was disappointed that the only penguins there were in the sanctuary. The view was nice of the ocean but there were sooooo many seagulls it took away from itMore

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 47darrind
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi 47darrind, Thank you for writing this review. However, I do believe that this is a little bit harsh! The bay is a marine park, not a theme park. All wildlife on the Island is 100% wild. The Penguins in the Discovery Centre have been...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We LOVED going to Penguin Island. With kids, you definitely need to take food over. Is a bit confusing about check in but the staff are amazing and super helpful. Give yourself 30 mins to check in and have everybody go to the toilet at...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Michelle P
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Michelle, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review and leave some fantastic feedback! It sounds like you had a wonderful day on Penguin Island. I will pass your lovely comments onto our staff. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

Wow!!! What a perfect day for a family outing, the ferry ride is fun, nice and quick 5 min ride which is great for the kids as it’s not too much. Prices are reasonable too, you can get just the ferry or penguin feeding and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rochelle1986
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Hi Rochelle1986, Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5 star review. We are glad your family enjoyed their time on Penguin Island and you made a day of it :) Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest...More

Reviewed March 4, 2019

Caught the ferry over on a very busy public holiday. Prebooked ferry luckily so no problem getting on the one we wanted. Easy access. Island was very busy but plenty of space to spread out and find a spot to sit. Shade limited to a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Twisty333
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Hi Twisty333, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad you enjoyed a great day out on Penguin Island. We hope to see you again some time in the future :) Kindest Regards, Tayla Rockingham Wild Encounters

Reviewed February 23, 2019

Did enjoy our day here. Nice walk around island. Gulls pretty vicious. Toilets not that clean or nice. Lovely views. Couldn't find any penguins which disappointed the children (and me tbh lol) Short trip on boat was part of experience.More

Date of experience: January 2019
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PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2019

Hi Truthfullday1, Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your day over on Penguin Island! Unfortunately spotting a wild little penguin during the day is not very likely as they do head out on fishing trips, leaving before the sunrises...More

Reviewed February 20, 2019

A 5 minute ferry crossing to a different world. No eating or drinking facilities and only 1 drop toilet so come prepared. Nice short partially boardwalk walk around island to see pelican colony and bridled tern best boxes. Saw a skunk but no penguins although...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EdD836
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2019

Hi EdD836, Thank you for your great review. It sounds like you had a great time on Penguin Island seeing all the wonderful Bird life. Because the island is an A class reserve, there are no shops, cafes or bins on the island, so definitely...More

Reviewed February 19, 2019

It was amazing. Up there in one of the top 3 days of my life. When I close my eyes all I can see is dolphins! We saw them sleeping, chasing the biggest stingray I’ve ever seen!!! Baby dolphin inquisitively played around our boat, 8...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Karen G
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for this amazing review! It sounds like you definitely had a day to remember, very lucky to see such a large group of playful dolphins and a variety of wildlife. I will pass your kind words onto the cruise...More

Reviewed February 16, 2019

Took the 5 minute ferry trip with my wife and son yesterday. Fantastic views and setting is lovely. Lucky enough to spot a wild penguin hiding in the rocks during our beach exploring walk. Went in to see the rescued penguins being fed and the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Michael N
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2019

Hi Michael N, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. That is wonderful you where able to spot a wild penguin, as it is quite rare! I will pass your comments onto the rangers that look after the rescued penguins, they...More

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Explorer00200628638
December 9, 2018|
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Response from PenguinIslandLocal | Property representative |
Hi Explorer00200628638, Thank you for your question. Apologies we didn't get back to you sooner. If your concession card is valid you are eligible for a concession rate whether your card be from Australia or any other... More
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sobs123
October 23, 2018|
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Response from tanyabailey934 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely fairy Penguins rescued and fed by hand by the trainers. Look but don't touch. You may see wild ones nesting on the island but they are very timid.
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Shyenfoong
September 10, 2018|
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Response from Col677 | Reviewed this property |
I went with the family just rocked up and booked you get the same if you go with a tour I beleave. Enjoy the trip
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