Just a 40 minute drive south of Perth, the seaside town of Rockingham offers many memorable experiences. Go swimming with wild dolphins when you take a tour out to the dolphin pods offshore, relax in the clear, sheltered water of Cockburn Sound or head to nearby Point Peron for some scuba diving. Take the ferry out to nearby Penguin Island to see the gorgeous fairy penguins close up; then visit the interpretive centre to gain an understanding of the diminutive birds.
Rockingham's slogan is 'Your Aquatic Playground', and it certainly lives up to this claim. Go snorkeling, sailing, or surfing at the beautiful beaches, or try the jetties for fishing and crabbing. Rockingham has a number of beaches safe for children.
Rockingham is closely linked to the first settlement of Western Australia, when Captain James Stirling brought the first settlers to Garden Island, just near Rockingham, in 1829. Today Garden Island is home to the West Australian Naval Support facility known as HMAS Stirling.
From 1872 to 1903 Rockingham was a major exporter of jarrah timber to many parts of the world. Today Rockingham has ample shops for shopping enthusiasts, plenty of restaurants, cafes and pubs, and a selection of accommodation from resorts to caravan parks.
Featured Rockingham Activities and Tours
See wild dolphins, sea lions and watch the penguin feeding at Penguin Island! This exhilarating cruise takes in the highlights of the spectacular Shoalwater Islands Marine Park (45 minutes south of Pe...
Have you ever dreamed of swimming with wild dolphins? Experience it today with Australia's orginal and multi award winning wild dolphin specialists. They don't do tricks and we don't feed them, we sim...
Enjoy the scenic highlights of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park and keep a look out for the wildlife! This 60 minute glass bottom boat cruise takes in the ruggedly spectacular coastlines of Penguin,...
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