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Of course! There are a few companies in the area you can hire kayaks from, such as Rockingham Kayak Hire and Penguin and Seal Island Kayak and SUP Hire.

Yes, you can. Please be aware that the areas accessible to the public on Garden Island are restricted. As such, you must check the Department of Transport's South Metropolitan Boating Guide.

Yes, you can. Just make sure you follow these government guidelines for size and bag limits.

There are a number of skate parks in the City of Rockingham. More information is available here.

There are plenty! Free public BBQ facilities are located along the Rockingham Foreshore and various other parks around town, of which you can search for here.

There are no public RV dump points in Rockingham. The nearest one, however, is in Mandurah. 

Unfortunately, there is no public access to Garden Island unless you have a private vessel.

Indeed, there are many walk trails across the Rockingham region. Find more information here!

We sure do! Rockingham has wonderful shared cycling paths. You can find them here.

It is the CBH Kwinana bulk grain terminal that receives, handles, stores and delivers grain. In fact, it's actually the largest grain export terminal in the Southern Hemisphere!

Yes, we have a few in the area. Please visit the Accommodation section of our website.

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!

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.

There are a handful of dog-friendly beaches and parks in Rockingham. Learn more about where to find them here!  

The Catalpa Memorial is located along the Palm Beach Esplanade near Samuel Street.

All parking within the City of Rockingham is free, but time limits do apply in specific areas. Get the full details on parking here.

Yes! Catch the Mandurah line to Rockingham train station, then board the 551 Transperth bus which will take you to Mersey Point. 

Yes. Free WiFi is available in various cafes/restaurants and major shopping centres. 

Point Peron and Penguin Island are exceptional spots for snorkelling. 

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.

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.

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.

They certainly are! The Rockingham Museum, Catalpa Escape Memorial, Z Force Memorial, Naval Memorial Park and Cape Peron are great places of interest. Read more about them here.

Some of our most scenic locations include the Rockingham Foreshore, Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, Point Peron and Lake Richmond. These places are great for catching the sunset, too. Read more about them here!

As the perfect family-friendly destination, there's something for everyone in Rockingham. Check out our suggestions for a family-friendly day out here!

Lucky for you, we've got just the thing! Read our blog post offering our top 10 ideas for your next day trip down to Rockingham.

An absolute must-see, Penguin Island is one of Rockingham's most famed attractions. Read our guide to Penguin Island and Seal Island or learn more on the Perth Wildlife Encounters website.

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!

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.

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.

There sure are! The Rockingham Rotary Market runs every Sunday morning from 7am to 12pm in the carpark behind Dome and the Gary Holland Community Centre. If you're lucky, you might catch the Rockingham Twilight Markets and Baldivis Parks Lantern Markets happening at certain times of the year. Food Truckin' For A Cause and Dinner At Dusk are also pop-up food truck events that take place in several locations across the City of Rockingham.

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.

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.

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.

To keep up-to-date with all the exciting upcoming events across the City of Rockingham, check out our Events page or subscribe to our monthly newsletter!

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