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Rockingham

Visitor Centre:
Rockingham Visitor Centre
19 Kent Street
Phone: (08) 9592 3464
Fax: (08) 9592 2778
General:
Rockingham’s coastal position makes it an excellent holiday destination. Rockingham Beach has won the award this year for Western Australia’s cleanest beach and the train route now runs a Transit Bus Link from the Railway Sation to Rockingham Beach every 15 minutes.
There are safe, clean, sandy beaches, shady parks with BBQ facilities and sheltered play areas along the foreshore with children’s playground equipment. Surfing, swimming, snorkelling and fishing are popular aquatic activities. Wild dolphins are frequently seen from the shore.
History:
Rockingham is closely linked to the first settlement of WA when, in 1829, Captain James Stirling brought the first settlers to Garden Island.
During World War II it was the base for the allied sub-marines special reconnaissance group “Z Force” who trained on Garden Island. Today, Garden Island is home to the WA Naval Support facility known as HMAS Stirling. Whilst there is no public access across the causeway, the public is free to visit certain areas of the island by private boat between sunrise and sunset.
Attractions:
Rockingham’s coastal position makes it an excellent holiday destination. There are safe, clean, sandy beaches, shady parks with BBQ facilities and sheltered play areas along the foreshore with children’s playground equipment. Surfing, swimming, snorkeling and fishing are popular aquatic activities. Wild dolphins are frequently seen from the shore.
CATALPA RESUCE
Learn about the hisotric escape of six members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (Fenians) from Fremantle Prison in 1876.
Swim With Wild Dolphins
Ever dreamed of swimming with wild dolphins? Experience it today with Australia’s original and multi award winning wild dolphin specialists. With over 20 years of experience, friendship and trust has built up with the local dolphins allowing visitors to experience the unique opportunity of interacting with these fascinating creatures in their natural environment. Tours include wetsuits, snorkelling equipment, a light lunch, refreshments and optional coach transfers from Perth. Bookings essential.
Penguin Island
Penguin Island is only a 5 minute ferry ride away from Rockingham Wild Encounters base at Shoalwater Bay. It’s a perfect day tripper’s destination with breath taking coastal scenery, safe sheltered swimming beaches and a shady grassed area ideal for family picnics.
The Island’s star attraction is the little penguins with a population of over 2000 making it the largest colony in WA. The shy nature of these birds makes them difficult to spot during daylight hours so to ensure all visitors have a penguin experience the Dept. of Parks & Wildlife host daily penguin feeding presentations at the Discovery Centre at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm. The island is also home to another 15 species of sea birds including cormorants, terns, silver gulls, oystercatchers, Arctic Skua, Little Eagles, Ospreys, Sea Eagles and a large breeding colony of Australian Pelicans.
Rockingham Art & Craft Centre
The Craft Gallery is located at 43 Kent Street, Rockingham. Open Tues – Fri 10am-4pm and Saturdays’ 10am-1pm. Closed Sundays, Mondays and public holidays.
Naragebup; Rockingham Regional Environmental Centre
Western Australia’s first purpose built environmental centre. Set on 1.7 hectares of land on Safety Bay Road, opposite Australian Heritage listed Lake Richmond - home to two threatened ecological species: Thrombolites and Sedgelands. Attractions include: Marine Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, Reptile Realm, Aquafriends Pool and Marine Aquariums, Organic Gardens and more. Open daily (excluding Mondays) from 10am-3pm.
Cape Peron
Visitors to the Cape will be rewarded by a visit to the lookout. A short climb up to what was once the main observation post for a World War II coastal battery, will give you a commanding view of Cockburn Sound, the offshore islands and the spectacular coastline of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park.
Diving & Snorkelling
Rockingham has over 40km of magnificent open water to explore with scuba diving or snorkelling for all ages and levels of ability.
The Saxon Ranger is offshore at Safety Bay (you must buy a recreational dive permit to dive the Saxon Ranger). The first purpose sunk dive wreck that lies in about 20 meters of water and is the newest addition to the West Coast Dive Park.
Churchill Park Wreck Trail is located at Rockingham Beach and is one of the safest and most popular shore dives in Western Australia. Point Peron offers some of the best snorkelling in the region off a limestone headland dotted with reefs, caves and swim-throughs in crystal clear water.
Windsurfing & Kite Surfing
Safety Bay is fast becoming a world renowned windsurfing and kite surfing destination. If you have never tried it before, you can learn to windsurf or kite surf in ideal conditions at Safety Bay.
Perth’s Golf Coast
Rockingham boasts some of the most challenging and picturesque golf courses in the Perth metropolitan area. The stretch of coast from Kwinana to Mandurah is home to five top quality golf courses which have justifiably given rise to the term “Golf Coast”.
Baldivis Karnup Wine Trail
The Baldivis Karnup Wine Trail is one of WA's most promising wine regions; with most wineries only a short drive from the Rockingham City centre. All Baldivis Karnup wineries are owned and operated by true wine lovers, handcrafting unique, quality wines all within a 4km radius of each other and only 30 minutes drive from Perth.
Beachfront Cafes and Restaurants
Rockingham’s beachfront and boardwalk will bring you some of the best dining experiences found anywhere in Western Australia, not only for the quality of the cuisine but also for the amazing settings boasted by many establishments.
Restaurants:
Rockingham has a varied selection of places to eat to suit all tastes and budgets. Enjoy an award-winning fine dining experience, healthy lunches, a quick snack or unwind with a coffee and cake overlooking picturesque beaches and jetties.