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  4. Penguin Island

Penguin Island Ferry and Discovery Centre Tickets

Product ID: 135333
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
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


  • 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

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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Currently it is not possible to book this product due to its limited availability.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 111 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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I took my 3 grandchildren 9,6 and 3 to the island to see the penguins and to have a picnic. The children enjoyed seeing the penguins being fed and on the lawn we had a picnic we had brought with us. The children then enjoyed building sandcastles on the beautiful safe beach.

January 21, 2020

We had recently visited the penguins at Phillip Island, but our visit to Penguin Island was better. Not only was the visit far cheaper, we were able to observe the rescued penguins up close. We also enjoyed the short ferry ride and the walk around the island to see nesting seabirds, caves and a sleeping sea lion. A great day out.

October 19, 2019

We really enjoyed the trip to Penguin Island, it was nice to see nature at its best, Very friendly and helpful staff. We had a Wonderful Experience.

March 3, 2020

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Rockingham Wild Encounters

Product ID: 135333