Penguin Island on the west coast of Australia has a protected area for little penguins and is visited by many tourists. The little penguin is the smallest penguin in the world that lives in Australia and New Zealand. The island is closed during the winter for penguin breeding, but the rest of the year you can always admire the cute penguins.
Penguin Island is a small island west of Perth.
Perth Airport is the closest airport to Penguin Island.
|Perth Airport WA 6105, Australia
About 45 minutes drive south from Perth Airport. By public transport, take the Mandura line from Perth station to Rockingham station, then take the bus to Penguin & Seal Island Cruises.
|153 Arcadia Dr, Rockingham WA 6169, Australia
Penguin Island will be moved from here using a ferry. The ferry departs every hour from the above location until 16:00.
The little penguin is the smallest of all penguins that live in Australia and New Zealand. They are only 30-40 cm tall and are blue in appearance. It is said that this blue color is used to hide from predators while hunting in the sea. Food such as squid and octopus. Life expectancy is said to be about 17 years. Because they are small penguins, they have many natural enemies, including sharks, seagulls, eagles, and hawks. Although they are small penguins, their personalities are very aggressive. When approached, they may yell at you intimidatingly.
Penguin Island has no shops, no water, no food. You need to purchase it in advance or at a cafe at the ferry terminal. The island is closed from June to September, which is the penguin breeding season, so you cannot enter the island. There are sidewalks on the island, so you can walk around. It’s a small island, so you can easily walk around it. By the way, this island is not only inhabited by penguins. Seagulls and pelicans also live here.
The Discovery Center is where you can see little penguins. Feeding shows are held regularly at the Discovery Center, and you can see the adorable appearance of fairy penguins. There is a fee to enter. Ask the receptionist at the Discovery Center to stamp your penguin. Every day at 10:30, 12:30, and 14:30, penguin feedings are held, which will be your admission ticket. The penguins that are protected here are protected penguins.
|Penguin Island Discovery Centre