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  2. Western Australia
  3. Shoalwater
  4. Penguin Island

Penguin Island Ferry and Discovery Centre Tickets

Product ID: 135333
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Travel across beautiful Shoalwater Bay to Penguin Island by ferry. Marvel at the tiny penguins at one of the Discovery Centre’s daily feedings.
About this ticket
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
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Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the clear waters of Shoalwater Bay
  • Explore the nature trails and take in spectacular views of the marine park
  • See the little penguins being fed at the Discovery Centre
Full description
Take a short 5-minute ferry ride across beautiful Shoalwater Bay and head to the Discovery Centre to meet the world's smallest penguins.

On this 2.5-hour activity, use your ferry ticket to travel to the island. The ferry will drop you onto Penguin Island where you are free to explore at your own leisure.

Visit the Discovery Centre to see the 20-minute penguin feeding. If you have more time you can explore the island at your leisure: it's best to allow a minimum of 2 hours. Swim, snorkel (bring your own equipment) and enjoy a picnic. See nesting pelicans and other seabirds up close, especially in September and October when chicks are hatching. Use binoculars at the lookouts to spot dolphins and whales from September to December.

Catch any return ferry from the same jetty you get off, they are 10 minutes past each hour and the last ferry is at 4 PM.
  • Round-trip ferry ticket
  • Discovery Centre entry fee for penguin feeding

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Corner of Arcadia Drive and Penguin Road, Shoalwater, Western Australia

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Important information
Know before you go
• The meeting point is easily reached by car or public transportation; free parking is available on site
• Penguin feeding lasts approximately 20 minutes
• Penguin Island is a nature reserve so there are no shops or cafés. There is an excellent picnic area and you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks. Pengos Café (on the mainland) is open daily for breakfast, lunch and coffee (dine in and take away)
• Coolers, picnic baskets, surfboards, fishing gear, and snorkeling and dive gear are welcome on the ferry
• Bring comfortable shoes or thongs, a swimsuit and towels. A warm weatherproof jacket is recommended even in the summer
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Rockingham Wild Encounters

Product ID: 135333