Penguin Island Boardwalk & Walk Trail
  • Length: 1.5km

  • Duration: 0.5hrs

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Island Discovery Centre

  • End: Island Discovery Centre

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  • Location: Penguin Island

  • Distance from state capital: 50kms

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -32.30557525

  • Longitude: 115.6919044

Trail Access

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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Penguin Island Boardwalk & Walk Trail is a 1.5km, grade 1 Circuit hike located in Penguin Island Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 0.5hrs to complete.

Summary

Penguin Island is a magnet for nature lovers and is home to the largest colony of Little Penguins (also known as Fairy Penguins). The trail starts at the Penguin Experience Island Discovery Centre and allows walkers to experience close encounters with the flora and fauna.

It features a mud map and other information to help you discover and learn about the plants and animals of the island.Commentaries and feeding of the little penguins in the Discovery Center occurs at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.Whilst on the island, you can snorkel, surf, swim, windsurf and have a picnic – however, it’s important to stick to the walk trails and demarcated beaches only as the island is a Bird sanctuary. To access Penguin Island, drive or take the train to Rockingham.  Rockingham Wild Encounters operate the only ferry that leaves from here for the five minute ferry ride to the island. Phone (08) 9591 1333 or email info@rockinghamwildencounters.com.au.

Notes

Start Point: Penguin Experience Island Discovery Centre, near Rockingham, 50kms (45 min) south of Perth

End Point: Penguin Experience Island Discovery Centre, near Rockingham, 50kms (45 min) south of Perth

Region: Penguin Island, Perth


For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA.