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.
The Rockingham Visitor Centre is open 9:00am to 4:00pm on weekdays and 10:00am to 2:00pm on weekends. Holiday hours may differ.
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.
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.
Point Peron and Penguin Island are exceptional spots for snorkelling.
Yes! Catch the Mandurah line to Rockingham train station, then board the 551 Transperth bus which will take you to Mersey Point.
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.
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!
Unfortunately, there is no public access to Garden Island unless you have a private vessel.