The best way to see our dolphins up close in Rockingham is by embarking on one of the Perth Wildlife Encounters dolphin tours. If you're lucky enough, you might also be able to see them from one of our beaches!
Can I walk to Penguin Island?
We do not recommend walking or wading across the sandbar to Penguin Island. Strong rips and currents can occur, and the water depth and conditions change rapidly. The best way to get to Penguin Island is to board the ferry across, which departs hourly from 9am to 3pm. You may purchase ferry tickets here.
Where are the dog-friendly beaches and parks?
There are a handful of dog-friendly beaches and parks in Rockingham. Learn more about where to find them here!
Where is the Catalpa Memorial?
The Catalpa Memorial is located along the Palm Beach Esplanade near Samuel Street.
Where can I park and is it free?
All parking within the City of Rockingham is free, but time limits do apply in specific areas. Get the full details on parking here.
Is there public transport to the Penguin Island ferry?
Yes! Catch the Mandurah line to Rockingham train station, then board the 551 Transperth bus which will take you to Mersey Point.
Is there free WiFi in Rockingham?
Yes. Free WiFi is available in various cafes/restaurants and major shopping centres.
What are the best spots for snorkelling?
Point Peron and Penguin Island are exceptional spots for snorkelling.
Is there a museum?
Yes, there is. The Rockingham Museum is run by the Rockingham Historical Society and is located at the corner of Kent Street and Flinders Lane in Rockingham.
Opening hours vary, so please give them a call on (08) 9592 3455.
How do I get around using public transport?
In terms of getting around Rockingham, you can take advantage of the area's convenient public transport links – with frequent bus routes like the 555 stopping along Rockingham train station, Rockingham Centre and the Rockingham Foreshore precinct. You can plan your journey with Transperth here.
What shopping centres are there in the area?
There are a variety of shopping centres throughout the City of Rockingham. Find them below:
Absolutely! Before embarking on your adventures, be sure to visit the Rockingham Visitor Centre located at 19 Kent Street, Rockingham WA 6168. Alternatively, you can also call the team on (08) 9592 3464 for a friendly chat and expert advice about Rockingham's best attractions.
Rockingham is none other than the ultimate aquatic playground. From kitesurfing and snorkelling to stand up paddleboarding, there are countless activities to enjoy in our waters. Read all about Rockingham's best aquatic activities here!
Where can I find accommodation in Rockingham?
You can browse a variety of accommodation options on our website, or get in touch with our team on (08) 9592 3464 to find the perfect stay.
When is the Rockingham Visitor Centre open?
The Rockingham Visitor Centre is open 9:00am to 5:00pm on weekdays and 9:00am to 4:00pm on weekends. We are closed on Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Are there any local markets and food truck events?
The City of Rockingham has been known to include fireworks in their annual New Year's Eve Celebration. However, the most recent one was cancelled due to COVID-19 guidelines.
Are there any major annual events in Rockingham?
The City of Rockingham regularly runs free and family-friendly events, especially for major holidays. Their major annual events include their Christmas Festival, New Year's Eve Celebration, Australia Day celebrations, Symphony on the Green and International Food Festival – which you can learn more about here.
Are there any wedding venues in Rockingham?
Peel Manor House in Karnup is a popular wedding venue for those looking for that countryside charm. For somewhere central and close to the foreshore, the Gary Holland Community Centre and The Cruising Yacht Club Of WA are popular as well. Otherwise, you can find a list of other wedding venues available on the City of Rockingham website. For more advice on wedding venues in Rockingham, please call the Rockingham Visitor Centre on (08) 9592 3464.
Point Peron is surrounded by Shoalwater Islands Marine Park and home to the Cape Peron Loop Trail, perfect for bushwalking. The beaches are ideal for safe swimming, snorkelling, paddling and exploring small bays and rocky outcrops. In the mornings till noon, enjoy a cupcake and coffee from Vanilla Sprinkles – and in the late afternoon, catch the sunset over the ocean.
When visiting Point Peron, be sure to look out for the birdlife and the World War II gun lookout. There are also boat launching facilities available – spend a day cruising the waters here and you’re likely to spot friendly dolphins!
What kids activities are there during the rainy weather?