die Anlegestelle der kleinen Fähre nach Penguin Island
photography,  wildlife

Penguin Island, minus the penguins

I love penguins, especially the small ones. I think they are incredibly cute, and I was thrilled to find out that on the WA coastline, there is an island that is home to the Little Penguin, the smallest penguin in the world. Penguin Island, as it’s aptly named, is situated in Shoalwater Bay near Rockingham. With a ferry you can cross to the island every full hour, and there is a beautifully made boardwalk that leads once around the island.

Besides penguins, there are a whole lot of other birds and sea lions. The penguins are out hunting in the ocean during the daytime, so you have to be lucky to see them in the wild. If you’d like to make sure you get to see one, there is a Discovery Center on the island, which takes care of injured or orphaned penguins, and feeds them three times a day.

We did not fancy this kind of show and decided to take our chances and try see them in the wild. We did not, unfortunately, but we still enjoyed our stroll over the island. It’s a beautiful place!

(Perhaps the island could be renamed to Pelican Island, though. There are heaps of those!)

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