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Shoalwater Islands Marine Park

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Arcadia Drive | Shoalwater Bay, Rockingham, Western Australia 6169, Australia
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Reviewed 15 July 2018

The whole area is effectively the marine park. Some fantastic conservation with Penguin Island as well as all the wildlife on the mainland. Great photo opportunities as well.

Thank Matt J
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

This is a great way to explore the marine park. We started the tour by looking for dolphins and it didn't take too long before we came across mothers and their babies enjoying feeding time. They are majestic mammals too watch as they swim close...More

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 1 March 2018

I made several cycle rides along this coast and the scenery was fabulous. I saw flocks of pelicans, numerous others sea birds and even a little eagle. Good cycle paths and also a protected area along the road.

Thank Paddy1543
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

The marine park has stunning azure coloured water and is popular with windsurfers and kite surfers. There’s great scenery to look at (ocean and islands off the coast) however not really the best beaches here for sunbathing or swimming.

Thank KylieIsTravelling
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Overlooking Penguin Island plus other small offshore islands this is a pristine area to enjoy the seaside & the great outdoors

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Visited as part of a tour group on a trip of Australia. Our glass bottom boat cruised around Penguin & Seal Islands, this was great as we saw dolphins, this is quiet common we were told but for us Tourists a real wow !! We...More

1  Thank SUNTAN47
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to snorkel with safety and great spot for kids to learn. It is relatively shallow water with weed banks and lots of fish life. The grassed area on the banks are also a great spot for family picnics or to...More

1  Thank Chizzel
Reviewed 10 January 2018

A beautiful sheltered bay with seals, pelicans & penguins.If there is a low swell you can paddle right around the island.Pengos cafe serves excellent wraps & coffee, or icecream after a paddle.Make sure you park in proper parking bays, the ranger can be a bit...More

Thank chris g
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Me and Girlfriend booked the penguin island dolphin and sea lion cruise. We had an amazing day and definitely got our money’s worth. We started off by searching for a group of dolphins and we actually saw 3 groups, they came right up to the...More

1  Thank Dane M
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We’re lucky enough to live a few hundred meters from here. The marine park encompasses Penguin Island, Seal Island and other bays and beaches. A boat trip to penguin island is very worth while and you can also bolt on a seal island trip. Although...More

1  Thank Craig D
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Haley M
3 September 2016|
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Response from Guye A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You can walk around the Island without paying, if you get to the island yourself. The cost is for the ferry and attractions on the island. Nice places for picnics too.
Haley M
3 September 2016|
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Response from Guye A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the island requires a small boat trip, and also gives you entry to penguin show.