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Penguin Island is only 12.5-hectare in size and is less than 700 metres off shore. The earliest known resident of the island was Canadian Seaforth McKenzie who settled here in 1917. His home was fashioned a home from the limestone caves which you will see around the north-eastern face of the Island. The island was turned into a Conservation Park in 1987. Penguin Experience and Discovery Centre provides an environment similar to the Little Penguins natural habitat so that visitors can get up close and person and learn through a commentated daily feeding sessions. Around the backside of the island on the West Beach, you will see a small gathering of Crested Tern. These are the second largest of the terns which are found in Australia. The island is also a breeding ground for the Australian Pelican.

Address: 42 kms south of Perth
Directions: In Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. South of Rockingham.

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  • Written Oct 14, 2005
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