Penguin Island and Caversham Wildlife Park Day Trip From Perth

Day Trips & Excursions in Mandurah

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Blessed with white sandy, crystal clear waters and abundant wildlife, Penguin Island only 45 minutes and a short ferry ride from Perth. Following a short ferry ride over to Penguin Island, enjoy a tour of the island to spot wildlife including an array of birdlife with amazing views. Watch the Penguins being fed in the Discovery Centre before boarding a boat for a Wildlife Cruise and a chance to spot Sea-Lions and Dolphins playing in the bay. After a lovely lunch chosen from a menu and included in the tour, you will be driven to Caversham Wildlife Park for a fantastic Aussie wildlife experience. See kangaroos, koalas, meet a wombat while supervised by a keeper, and you have a chance to watch a true blue Aussie farm show. This includes Sheep shearing, Whip cracking, Cow milking, Lamb feeding, Billy swinging and watch sheepdogs mustering the sheep. To finish off the day with one more special treat, a visit to a Chocolate factory for tastings of chocolate and wine.
Your tour departs Perth by 8.30am and heads to Penguin Island down in the Shoalwater Marine Reserve, south of Perth. Penguin Island is a unique nature reserve that is home to Western Australia’s largest colony of little penguins - the smallest species of penguin in the world. Penguin Island is blessed with beautiful beaches and is surrounded by dazzling, crystal clear waters and also hosts WA's largest colony of Pelicans.The little penguins are very shy and can be difficult to see in the wild but you can get up close and learn all about them with the rangers at the Penguin Discovery Centre. You will get to see them swim and eat fish in their purpose built sanctuary.Aboard a Glass Bottom boat you will tour round the Shoalwater reserve to spot Sea Lions sunbathing on the beach and often see Dolphins playing in the bay. This is followed by lunch at Pengos cafe with food chosen from a menu and cooked fresh for you. After lunch you are transported to Perth's most highly rated Wildlife experience - Caversham Wildlife Park. Located inside Whiteman Park, Caversham Wildlife Park is Perth's premier wildlife experience and a must-see on any visit to Perth. Watch kangaroos and wallabies at play, join in the interactive farm show or get close to a wombat while supervised by a keeper. Learn about captive breeding programs to protect the future of the population of endangered wildlife.  Whilst in Caversham you will also have the chance to watch a live Australian Farm Show - watch Sheep shearing, crack a stock whip, milk a Cow, bottle feed a Lamb, meet a Stockman on horseback, swing a billy, watch sheep dogs mustering the sheep – all the excitement of a true blue Aussie farm! Finish off the day with a visit to a Chocolate factory for tastings of chocolate and a premium vineyard for wine-tastings,  chutneys and liqueurs. Having experienced a huge range of Australian Wildlife experiences and with a tummy full of yummy chocolate, you will be dropped back into Perth around 5.30pm. On rare occasions, the weather or tides may stop the Glass bottom boat and/or Penguin Ferry. When this happens the tour will divert to Mandurah for a scenic Dolphin cruise with lunch held at a restaurant in Mandurah instead.

What’s included

  • All entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Round-trip ferry
  • Wine tasting (optional - no extra cost)

What’s not included

  • Drinks and Food cannot be purchased on Penguin Island
  • Gratuities (optional)


  • Family friendly
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included