Day Trip to Rockingham from Perth

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This article is about the capital of Western Australia. For the city in Scotland, see Perth, Scotland. For other uses, see Perth (disambiguation). Perth Western Australia Perth-skyline.jpg Perth's skyline viewed from South Perth Perth is located in Australia Perth Perth Coordinates 31°57′8″S 115°51′32″ECoordinates: 31°57′8″S 115°51′32″E Population 2,125,114 (2020)[1] (4th) • Density 331.1230/km2 (857.605/sq mi) Established 4 June 1829 Area 6,417.9 km2 (2,478.0 sq mi)(GCCSA)[2] Time zone AWST (UTC+08:00) Location 2,130 km (1,324 mi) from Adelaide[3] 2,652 km (1,648 mi) from Darwin[4] 2,721 km (1,691 mi) from Melbourne[5] 3,288 km (2,043 mi) from Sydney[6] State electorate(s) Perth (and 41 others)[7] Federal division(s) Perth (and 10 others) Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall 24.8 °C 77 °F 12.8 °C 55 °F 730.9 mm 28.8 in Perth (/pɜːrθ/ (audio speaker iconlisten)) is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia (WA).[8] It is Australia's fourth-most populous city, with a population of 2.1 million living in Greater Perth in 2020.[1] Perth is part of the South West Land Division of Western Australia, with most of the metropolitan area on the Swan Coastal Plain between the Indian Ocean and the Darling Scarp. The city has expanded outward from the original British settlements on the Swan River, upon which the city's central business district and port of Fremantle are situated. Perth city is located on land on which the Whadjuk Noongar, an Aboriginal people of the south west of Western Australia, have lived for what is considered "a relatively conservative estimate of around 50,000 years

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Perth to Rockingham Day Trips

Things To Do In Rockingham
Rockingham is only a 40-minute drive or train ride away from Perth. During the majority of the year, our unique northern-facing Palm Beach and Rockingham beaches provide sheltered swimming and water activity opportunities. Similarly, the Safety Bay area, which faces south, has some of the best sailing and windsurfing in the state.

Perth to Rockingham Day Trips

A 40-minute drive or train-and-bus ride south of Perth will take you to the seaside town of Rockingham, where you can discover both adventure and relaxation. Rockingham’s catchphrase is “where the coast comes alive,” and it certainly lives up to that description. A day trip to Rockingham from Perth is an excellent way to experience this lovely destination.

The Shoalwater Islands Marine Park’s pristine islands and reefs offer a remarkable variety of marine encounters, from penguins and dolphins to diving wrecks and snorkel paths. Beyond that, the gorgeous beaches and pure blue water provide ideal conditions for fishing, surfing, and sailing.

 Things to do in Rockingham

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Rockingham Encounters with Dolphins can make your dolphin experience come alive. Located just 40 minutes south of Perth. Access by rail and road. Feed the dolphins and enjoy the joyful reactions of these smart friends. We’ve become friends with over 200 local bottlenose dolphins who live in the sheltered waters of Rockingham’s bays and islands.
  • A Great Picnic at Bell and Churchill Park next to the beach

The site has aesthetic significance as a beautiful urban park in a prestigious location alongside Rockingham Beach, with over 100 trees planted on broad pathways. A grassy waterfront park with picnic pavilions, interpretive signage, and historical treasures. The park is densely forested and offers access to the beach through stairs and the main café strip along Rockingham Beach Road.

So, a picnic in Bell and Churchill Park, next to the beach, may add more value to your Rockingham visit. Indulge in the scenery as the calming ocean breeze restores your mind and body. A Picnic in the park is a great option for people who like both nature and history.

  • Take a stroll along the Baldivis Karnup Wine Trail

The Baldivis Karnup Wine Trail, located in the Tuart soils of the Rockingham Hinterland, is one of Western Australia’s most promising wine regions, with most wineries just a short drive from the Rockingham City Centre. Baldivis Karnup is part of the larger Peel Wine Region. And it includes award-winning vineyards from Jarrahdale in the east to Lake Clifton in the south.

The five vineyards on this wine trail are minutes apart and are ideal for a day of sampling with friends and family. All wineries are owned and maintained by local wine enthusiasts who create one-of-a-kind, high-quality wines that a true Mediterranean climate can only produce. Fancy some energizing wine? Add this to your next Rockingham day tour then. 

lake richmond rockingham
Lake Richmond is a freshwater lake in Rockingham, Western Australia. It is approximately 1,000 m × 600 m, with an area of 40 ha, and is 15 m deep in the centre. It is believed to be named after the London borough. It is part of Rockingham Lakes Regional Park.
  • Chill at Lake Richmond, Rockingham

Lake Richmond (also known as Naragebup in Aboriginal Australia) is a freshwater lake near Rockingham, Western Australia. It is 40 hectares in size and 15 meters deep in the middle. It is said to have been named after a London borough. It is part of the Rockingham Lakes Regional Park. Make Lake Richmond and nearby attractions a part of your Rockingham travel arrangements.

  • Discover Rockingham’s Nightlife

So, after all of those everyday activities, what’s next? Dinner with wine at one of the city’s renowned bars, pubs, or nightclubs? Yes, whether you’re hunting for a venue to watch the game in Rockingham or a place to have a meal with a drink in hand, you have plenty of choices. To spice up your stay, you can pick from a wide range of local bars, pubs, beer gardens, and clubs in the Rockingham neighborhood.

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

Day Trip to Penguin Island for Backpackers
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 approximately 250 little penguins, the largest population of the birds in Western Australia. The waters surrounding the island make up the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park

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 September 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.

Port Kennedy Nudist Beach
Warnbro Beach’s white sands stretch almost the entire 8.5-kilometer length of its bay. It is located on the Indian Ocean coast of Western Australia, in the southern Port Kennedy suburb of Perth, and faces west towards the tree-topped offshore rocks known as The Sisters.

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 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.

Day Trip to Rockingham from Perth
The best part of Rockingham’s restaurant scene is its diversity. From Chinese and Italian food to Indian and Thai cuisines, exceptional dining awaits you in Rockingham. Get information on the best Rockingham restaurants here – including those situated along the idyllic Rockingham Foreshore.

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

  • Dinner at Dusk 

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: Sep 3, 2021

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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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Day Trip to Rockingham from Mandurah
Bottlenose dolphins sometimes shows curiosity towards humans in or near water. Occasionally, they rescue injured divers by raising them to the surface. They also do this to help injured members of their own species.

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!

Float over the Rockingham Skyline.

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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Things To Do In Rockingham
Regular ferries carry tourists to and from the island and other marine park sights, the journey taking 5 minutes from Mersey Point. The island can also be reached by private boat, kayaking, swimming, or walking across a tidal sandbar, which is often exposed above sea level at low tide for a large portion of its 700 m (766 yd) length.
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