National Parks


West Australia Perth - Penguin Island

Penguin Island is a truly unique place. Only 42 kilometres from the centre of Perth, it is home to a diverse array of wildlife and boasts breathtaking marine and coastal scenery. It is home to the largest colony of little penguins on the west coast and probably Western Australia. The small, 12.5-hectare island is less than 700 metres off shore from the growing regional centre of Rockingham.

Penguin Island, is one of the State's premier ecologically sustainable nature-based tourism destinations. The island has something special for visitors of all ages, whether from the local or metropolitan area, interstate or overseas. The waters surrounding the island form the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park.


50 kilometres south of Perth. Mersey Point is less than 45 minutes drive from Perth.

Further Information

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Locked Bag 29,
Bentley Delivery Centre,
Bentley, WA 6102
ABN: 38 052 249 024

(08) 9219 9000


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