Things to do in Rockingham

Our most recommended things to do in Rockingham

Rockingham: 1-hour Shoalwater Islands Tour & Penguin Island

1. Rockingham: 1-hour Shoalwater Islands Tour & Penguin Island

Enjoy the scenic highlights of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park during a 1-hour glass bottom boat cruise that explores the ruggedly spectacular coastlines of Penguin, Seal & Bird Islands and takes advantage of the best wildlife spotting opportunities.  Take in the beautiful scenery in the marine park and, through the glass panels, see what goes on beneath the surface. Wild dolphins, rare Australian sea lions, pelican rookeries, and birds of prey are regularly sighted and our friendly crew will get you right amongst the action. Though, please note that no sightings are guaranteed.  The Cruise concludes on Penguin Island to see the penguin feeding and then enjoy some island time before returning on the ferry at your own leisure. Penguin feedings are presented by a Parks & Wildlife Services ranger at 10.30 AM, 12.30 PM, and 2.30 PM and last around 20 minutes, after which the rangers are available to answer any visitor questions.

Perth: Shoalwater Islands Snorkel, Wildlife & Seafood Cruise

2. Perth: Shoalwater Islands Snorkel, Wildlife & Seafood Cruise

Embark on a special sightseeing tour to 3 Shoalwater Islands. Spot local wildlife and check out the underwater world while snorkeling. Discover the ruggedly spectacular Marine Park onboard a comfortable vessel allowing for safety and enjoyment. Graze on a platter of seafood throughout the experience. Board the vessel and get ready to set off on a marine adventure you'll never forget. Look out for wild bottlenose dolphins, explore limestone reefs and rocky outcrops, get to know the local marine bird life, and frolic with the rarest sea lions in the world. All equipment is provided and the highly experienced crew will introduce you to snorkeling with an emphasis on safety and environmental awareness so you can make the most of your encounter. Head to locations with the best wildlife spotting opportunities in the Shoalwater Islands. Wild dolphins, rare Australian sea lions, pelican rookeries, and birds of prey are regularly sighted and the friendly crew will get you right in the action. Enjoy a gourmet grazing platter, including a delicious array of seafood, as you cruise. The activity concludes at the Mersey Point mainland jetty.

Dolphin Penguin & Sea Lion Cruise with Seafood Platter for 2

3. Dolphin Penguin & Sea Lion Cruise with Seafood Platter for 2

Enjoy the highlights of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park on a wildlife cruise and keep a lookout for local animals. See the penguins being fed on Penguin Island before taking the ferry back to the mainland and enjoying a seafood platter. This glass bottom boat cruise takes place along the rugged coastlines of the Penguin, Seal, and Bird Islands. Wild dolphins, Australian sea lions, pelicans, and birds of prey are all regularly seen and the crew will be able to give you tips to help spot the animals. The cruise finishes up on Penguin Island where you can watch the penguins being fed. Enjoy some time to explore the island at your own pace before returning to the mainland by ferry at your leisure and enjoying a seafood platter lunch at Pengos Cafe.

Rockingham, Perth: Tandem Skydive

4. Rockingham, Perth: Tandem Skydive

Embark on this adventure and experience the ultimate adrenalin rush of tandem skydiving in Perth from the closest skydiving center to Perth CBD.  Exit the plane from up to 15,000 feet for 60 seconds of life-changing freefall. Float under canopy for 5-7 minutes with spectacular views of the beautiful Shoalwater Islands Marine Park including Penguin Island, Cockburn Sound, Garden Island, and all the way out to Rottnest Island. Enjoy this sensational experience that will have you flying over incredible views of the stunning Western Australian coastline directly over Rockingham beach.  Tandem skydiving from up to 15,000 feet is an unbeatable way to see the greater Perth region with 360-degree views from the top.

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What people are saying about Rockingham

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 132 reviews

Knowledgeable commentary provided about the local wildlife. During the cruise we saw: 3 adult dolphins and 2 calves, 2 sets of osprey nests with breeding pair present, sea lions and a NZ fur seal. Penguin Island itself had an array of bird life and the feeding of the penguins (the ones that could not be rehabilitated) was accompanied by an informative commentary.

Fantastic trip even though we only had a short time on Penguin Island due to protecting the penguins during their breeding season. Madeleine was a fantastic and informative guide and we seen lots of dolphins, birds and sea lions which was awesome. Many thanks

We all had an amazing time. We saw dolphins seals and stingray! The team were great and very informative. Thanks to everyone involved Highly recommend

It has been amazing!!! Such recommended experience! We were able to see many wild animals and penguin island is spectacular itself

Lovely to see the dolphins. Also the penguins. Very friendly and up beat and inforative guides. Had great time.