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Day trip from Perth to Rockingham
The pristine islands and reefs of the Shoal water Islands Marine Park offer a range of marine encounters at Rockingham.
How to get to Rockingham
A 40-minute drive or train and bus ride south of Perth brings you to the seaside town of Rockingham.
Things to do in Rockingham
Enjoy the dolphins
As pods of dolphins regularly visit these coastal waters, you can swim with wild dolphins or watch these playful creatures from the comfort of the viewing platform as they ride the bow beneath your feet.
Their neighbours on Penguin Island are just a short ferry ride away. Here, you’ll meet some of the island’s 1,200 fairy penguins.
The penguins share their home with 50 species of seabirds, including the largest colony of pelicans in WA.
Australian Sea Lions
Jump aboard the glass-bottom boat for a 45-minute cruise of the nearby Seal Island to view the rare Australian sea lions.
On the mainland coast, keen divers should make a bee-line for Point Peron, a shallow shore dive with excellent visibility, while bathers searching for blissful relaxation will enjoy it in the sheltered waters of Cockburn Sound. You can also enjoy canoeing/ kayaking, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, surfing and swimming.
Baldivis Karnup Wine Trail
One of the most promising wine regions in Western Australia is in Rockingham. Locals of this region own and operate five wineries on the Baldivis Karnup Wine Trail, contributing to the greater Peel Wine Region.
The Rockingham Museum offers many displays detailing Western Australia’s history. The museum profiles the state’s heritage, and visitors can discover the museum’s extensive collection of maps and local newspapers.
Rockingham War Memorial
Take a moment out of your day to remember those who fought for the country at the Rockingham War Memorial.