Day Trip to Rockingham from Perth

Woman in the sea with two dolphins during a Day Trip to Rockingham from Perth

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Swim with Wild Dolphins (meet the boat in Rockingham)

Perth to Rockingham Day Trips May 2021

Located just 45 minutes south of Perth, Rockingham offers many things to do with beautiful and safe beaches, water sports, beach skydiving and environmental parks which offer a variety of exciting activities. Find the Day Trip to Rockingham from Perth

Penguin Island

Penguin Island is a 12.5 ha island off the coast near Perth, approximately 660 m from Shoalwater. It is home to a colony of around 1200 little penguins, the largest population of the birds in Western Australia. It is accessible via a 10 minute ferry ride and you should visit Penguin Island during your Perth to Rockingham day trips May 2021.

Point Peron Road

It is a Thoroughfare on a scenic peninsula.

Port Kennedy Nudist Beach

If you want to visit a clean beach with crystal blue water then this is the place.

Rockingham Foreshore

You can enjoy the sunset from 5.30 to 6.30 PM and a coffee at the Steel Tree.

Shoal Water Islands

 The waters surrounding the Penguin island make up the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Kayak around the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park to see the little penguins and sea lions. Weathered strings of craggy limestone islands make up the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park in Rockingham. It is  secluded white sandy bays. with vibrantly colored corals. Over 600 pairs of little penguins, 150 bottle-nosed dolphins and countless sea lions call this area home and you can enjoy them during your Perth to Rockingham Day trips May 2021.

Adventure

Adventure lovers are also in for a treat in Rockingham with plenty of exciting things to do. You can head to Safety Bay to take to the waves on a windsurfing sail or catamaran. Fresh afternoon breezes here make for excellent sailing conditions. Even non-sailers will love chilling out on the beach and watching the colorful sails dash across the waves. 

Jet Packing 

You can also try your hand at jet skiing, stand up paddle boarding and jet packing – the newest craze to hit Perth. Inland from Rockingham you can try wakeboarding at the Perth Wake Park – the only cable wakeboard park in Western Australia.

Perth to Rockingham Day Trip

Rockingham is home to amazing wildlife such as penguins, sea-lion and water-fowls. Some of its attractions are Penguin Island, the Baldivis Karnup Wine Trail, picturesque walking trails, boardwalks and some of the best wines from the Peel Region. They have always attracted day-trippers from Perth. Visit Rockingham this April, and be part of the Easter celebrations and other events planned out for you. Read below Day Trip to Rockingham from Perth

1. Easter Celebrations at Rockingham

Mad Hatters Easter Party

Join the free Mad Hatter Easter Party and have loads of fun at the Baldivis Parks Lantern Markets! Enjoy a magical evening under the adorable lanterns with your whole family. Let your kids meet the Easter Bunny, Alice and the Mad Hatter. Live entertainment, fun activities for kids, gourmet food vans and market stalls feature this beautiful event during Eastertide. 

Date: April 2, 2021

Time: 5 pm – 8 pm

Venue: Baldivis Parks

  • Dinner at Dusk 

Join the community gathering on Easter Sunday! Spend a night under the stars at the Secret Harbour and indulge in the Dinner at Dusk. Bring a blanket and settle down on the grass with your family and friends. Alternatively, take up a seat at one of the complimentary tables and chairs. Enjoy the live music and the best range of food trucks. 

Date: April 4, 2021 

For more information, please visit; visitrockingham.com.au/event/dinner-at-dusk-secret-harbour/

2. Rockingham Twilight Markets

Enjoy a night in the Twilight Markets at Bell Park Reserve on Rockingham Foreshore. Food vans, market stalls and live music feature this event. As it is a pet-friendly event, bring along your furry friend too. Just remember to have them on leash all the time and bring your own water bowls for your pets.

Date: April 10, 2021

Time: 5 pm – 8 pm

Venue: Bell Park, Rockingham

3. Rediscover Rockingham by Tram

Rediscover Rockingham through the free hop-on-hop-off Sunday tram service this April! This new tourist attraction shuttles passengers on a loop around Rockingham’s key coastal sights such as Rockingham Museum, Foreshore, Point Peron and Penguin Island ferry terminal at Mersey Point. The journey also covers stunning beaches and aquatic wildlife encounters. Listen to live commentary onboard while you are on this trip. 

Date: April 4, 2021

For more information, please visit; visitrockingham.com.au/event/rediscover-rockingham-by-tram-7/

Day Trip to Rockingham from Perth

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Rockingham, yet another popular tourist destination, has much to offer to indulge you on a day trip – be it swimming with the wild dolphins, skydiving, penguin viewing, diving into the undersea wonderland, sailing a yacht, recreational fishing, etc.

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Swim with the Wild dolphins’ tours

Come face to fin and mingle with the wild dolphins in their natural habitat, for yet another experience memorable lifelong!  Grab the boat tour from Perth that takes you to the dolphin pods in the sea around Rockingham, where you can enjoy your swim alongside dolphins that love humans.

Tandem Skydiving over Rockingham

Step outside your comfort zone and reach for the stars!  Feel the ultimate adrenalin rush as you tandem skydive over Rockingham!  After a scenic plane ride at 15,000 feet above the group level, finally, it is time for you to jump off the plane!  Your expert instructor will prepare you for the countdown and together you will make the ultimate jump!

As you float over the skies at 15,000 feet and soak up the astonishing views of the idyllic coastlines and islands of Australia such as the Shoalwater islands, Cockburn Sound, Garden Island, Rottnest Island as well as Perth city, you will really feel the effort was worth it.  You might even catch a glimpse of the amazing sight of dolphins playing in the water right under your nose!

Penguin Watching Tours on Penguin Island

Penguin Island is a small island, 660 meters from Rockingham.  It is home to approximately 1200 penguins. The waters surrounding it make up the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park.

Grab one of the many tours that start from Perth and takes you right into the cold world of the Penguins. Observe the little fellows feeding, chatting, resting, nesting, and playing in their little cliffs, small sea caves, headlands, beaches, coves, notches, and natural bridges as well as wave-cut platforms.

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