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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


Booyeembara Park Loop
1.2 km circuit
20 min to 30 min
Booyeembara Park Loop
1.2 km
Circuit

Walk
20 min to 30 min

Cycle

Run
6 min to 10 min

Wheelchair
20 min to 40 min

Starting from the carpark on Montreal Street, Fremantle, this walk takes you on a short circuit within Booyeembara Park. Booyeembara Park is a gorgeous park that blends landscaping with environmental restoration. 'Booyeembara' is a local Aboriginal word which means 'of the limestone hills.' Years of excavation has transformed the area into a very different landscape. The land, which was once a quarry and a tip, has been reborn as sixteen hectares of public open space. The park has plenty of open space, bushland, walking trails and a central man-made lake. Located within the park is a decent sized playground, a skate park and an installation of exercise equipment. There are also a couple of BBQs, but no picnic tables or shelters. Toilets are situated close to the playground up a steep embankment, next to the carpark. Entry is via one of several paths down to the paved circuit that forms the basis of the park. Just around the corner is a path leading to a jetty sitting on the upper lake. The trail loops around the upper lake and then makes its way back down to the lower lake. Booyeembara Park has plenty to offer, despite this loop being just over a kilometre. Any fitness fanatic would love the well-maintained paths and the exercise equipment on the western edge. For those that are after some peace, the idyllic setting of the lake is a very relaxing place to be. There are a few quiet spots around the lake to sit down and enjoy the scenery, or just relax in the shade reading a book. There is also the option of dirt paths that extend past the upper lake for those that want to add some extra length to their walk. 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
Views

Environment
Natural
Urban

Transport options
To start
Car




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