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Western AustraliaCity Of Rockingham (2) → Peron | Unnamed WA48968 5(1)(h) Reserve | Penguin Island Conservation Park
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Found 2 walks

Penguin Island
1 km return
30 min to 45 min
Penguin Island
1 km
Return

Walk
30 min to 45 min

Paddle

Wheelchair
30 min to 1 h

Starting from the Penguin Island Jetty off Arcadia Drive, Rockingham, this walk explores Penguin Island via the Penguin Island Boardwalk and Walk Trail. Surrounded by crystal clear waters and blessed with sparkling white sandy beaches, Penguin Island lies in the heart of the spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park and is reachable by a short ferry ride from the mainland. When the ferry arrives, there is a boardwalk, short jetty and ramp to access the ferry, making it suitable for prams/strollers and fully wheelchair accessible. Home to a host of wildlife, including the world's smallest penguins, this island offers a plethora of activities that can take visitors closer to the marine animals. The natural resources of the area are important both educationally and scientifically, along with the wildlife. Penguin Island also has a fascinating history, and there are many plaques that give insight and facts into the history of the island and its inhabitants. Take your time to swim, snorkel, picnic and explore the nature trails and beaches before catching a return ferry at your leisure. It's also possible to walk to Penguin Island from the beach at Shoalwater Bay along the sandbar, although this is not recommended due to changing tide and ocean conditions. When making your way around the island, it's important to stay on the boardwalks or beaches to ensure that the vegetation, birds nests and penguin burrows are not disturbed. Penguin Island closes for the winter penguin nesting season, the day after the WA public holiday. Rockingham Wild Encounters --which offers guided walks-- is not affected by this closure. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Cafe
Caves
Swim
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Bus
Car
Ferry


Cape Peron Loop Walk
2 km circuit
30 min to 1 h
Cape Peron Loop Walk
2 km
Circuit

Walk
30 min to 1 h

Cycle

Mtb

Run
10 min to 30 min

Wheelchair
40 min to 1 h 15 min

Starting from the car park at the end of Point Peron Road, Peron, this walk takes you on a circuit around the coastline of Cape Peron. Cape Peron, known locally as Point Peron, is a coastal beauty and the headland at Rockingham Lakes Regional Park, just a few minutes drive from the city centre of Rockingham. The area is known for its protected sandy beaches, rugged limestone cliffs, offshore reefs and panoramic sea views, and is home to many different family-friendly trails. Cape Peron is surrounded by the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, which is home to bottlenose dolphins, Australian sea lions, loggerhead turtles and a variety of birdlife, including penguins. The calm and clear waters are ideal for swimming, snorkelling, fishing and kayaking, while the shoreline makes for some very scenic walks. Plenty of coves, beaches and viewpoints are present, along with WW2 ruins. Enjoy the coastal beauty of Cape Peron on a walk along its shores, or take the plunge to explore some of the underwater features of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. This is a relatively short walk, but the panoramic ocean views you'll get from almost every possible angle may prolong the time you'll spend. More if you decide to explore all the coves and lookouts. The walk can be considered easy and is mostly wheelchair-friendly. Dogs are allowed, as long as they're kept on a leash. Along the mainland foreshore of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, there are water stations, toilets, barbecues, picnic tables and several locations to purchase provisions. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Pets
Ruins
Swim
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Bus
Car




Found 2 walks