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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 visiting these coastal waters you can enjoy a 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 neighbors on Penguin Island are just a short ferry ride away. Here, you’ll get to 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 great visibility, while bathers in search of blissful relaxation will enjoy it in the sheltered waters of Cockburn Sound. You can enjoy canoeing/ kayaking, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, surfing and swimming too.
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 located on the Baldivis Karnup Wine Trail, which contribute to the greater Peel Wine Region.
The Rockingham Museum offers many displays detailing Western Australia’s history. The museum profiles the states’ heritage, and visitors can discover the museum’s large 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.