45 minutes south of Perth by car, the safe, calm beaches of Rockingham are ideal for aquatic activities such as swimming, sailing, boating, windsurfing, fishing, diving and skydiving.
Rediscover your wild side in Rockingham! … tick off your bucket list whether it be swimming with wild dolphins, skydiving over the beautiful Rockingham coast, wakeboarding at WA’s only cable water park, or diving at some of the local wreck sites, Rockingham has your next adventure covered. Rockingham is also home to Penguin Island, a short ferry trip away where you can meet some little penguins, enjoy a snorkel, and take photos of the sea lions sunbaking on the beach.
The Traditional Owners of the area now known as Rockingham are the Nyoongar people. Home of the beautiful Shoalwater Islands Marine Park and Penguin Island, the many offshore islands in Rockingham are added attractions, and can be explored by kayak, jet ski or paddleboard. You may even see several of the 260 bottlenose dolphins that reside in the park from the shore, or get up close and personal and swim with wild dolphins on a Perth Wildlife Encounters dolphin swim cruise. The foreshore in Rockingham overlooks the white sandy beaches and offers families plenty of shady trees to picnic under and playgrounds for the kids, plus beautiful views from any of the waterside restaurants and cafes.
In addition to its many coastal activities and attractions, Rockingham is also home to a range of award winning restaurants, including three unique breweries and a local winery. Why not venture down and try some of the local product? From the award winning White Lakes Brewing and Peel Estate Winery in the Baldivis and Karnup region, through to Azacca Kitchen and Sound Brewing Co. in the heart of Rockingham there are unique flavours to enjoy everywhere you go.
Catch the train from Perth and from there a shuttle bus will take you to the centre. For more information, drop into the Rockingham Visitor Centre at
19 Kent Street, and visit www.visitrockingham.com.au.