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Penguin Island Conservation Park: Wild Life Experience

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Penguin Island Conservation Park


The Penguin Island Conservation Park can be reached via ferry operated by Rockingham Wild Encounters which is located on the corner of Arcadia Drive & Penguin Rd, Shoalwater. It takes only 5 minutes to cross the Shoalwater Bay to get to the Island.

The island is a haven for many wildlife including seagulls, bridal terns, pelicans, little penguins, friendly king skinks and sealions. Spotting humpback whales from the southern lookouts in the months of September to December is but one of the relaxing activities for nature and wildlife lovers.

The timber boardwalks which runs 2 kms. long & coastal lookouts that provide magnificent coastal scenery have been voted one of WA's 'Top Nature Trails'.

This article shares a wildlife experience with seagulls. Seagulls in Penguin Island nest right next to the timber boardwalks.



We came to visit the island in early October and the presence of many seagulls and the discovery of many seagull eggs provide an exciting experience to many children visiting the island that day, including my two children.



Penguin Island Conservation Park


This video below shows that mommy seagull protects her eggs. Discovering the eggs, the video was taken without being aware that mommy seagull was around.


LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMChq5aCTwE

Seagull chicks were spotted and my children started to compare the difference between the adult and babies by describing its size and color. Very educational , indeed.

Reaching the heighest peak of the boardwalk, we were overwhelmed by the breathtaking view of flying seagulls soaring just above our heads.



Penguin Island Conservation Park


What a stimulating experience to visit Penguin Island Conservation Park. For more information on other activities in the island, including ferry fare, follow my other article on Penguin Island.
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