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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 2 days 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 yesterday

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 3 days 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 yesterday

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the ferry on line which was very easy. Not expensive. They were very well organised at the ferry terminal and the trip over to the island is very quick. We attended a feeding of about 10 of the cutest little penguins. The presenter/...More

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

Hi Plowmab, Thank you so much for this wonderful and detailed review! It sounds like you where lucky enough to see a sea lion on Penguin Island! They usually live on Seal Island, but have been known to haul up onto Penguin Island. Please keep...More

Reviewed 12 February 2019

lovely place, with a group of penguins undergoing rehabilitation so easy to see and enjoy in there little tank/area. The talk was informative and easy to understand. The ferry trip across to the island took only a few minutes and it was easy to access...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank margaret l
PenguinIslandLocal, Tour Guide at Penguin Island, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2019

Hi Margaret, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful and informative review! It sounds like you had a lovely time on our Penguin and Sea Lion Cruise and where lucky enough to see some wild dolphins! I will pass your kind words...More

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Explorer00200628638
9 December 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
23 October 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
11 September 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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