Setting off early from Perth, allow at least 45 minutes for the journey to Rockingham, where you can decide if you would like to experience a wild dolphin swim or watch the tour from the jetty.
Tours depart daily from September to early June, and run for three to six hours, depending on dolphin activity and sightings on the day.
For more marine encounters, take the short drive south to Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Ferries and wildlife cruises to Penguin Island run from September to June, and introduce you to Western Australia’s largest colony of little penguins, as well as rare Australian sea lions and a variety of seabirds.
Or, make the 20-minute drive south to Mandurah and dine out at a waterfront cafe or restaurant. Or in true local style, tuck in to a fresh feast of fish and chips on the manicured lawns of Mandurah’s foreshore, and don’t forget to keep your eye out for more dolphins in the bay.
Head north on the Kwinana Freeway from Mandurah and you’ll be back in Perth within an hour.
- Swim With Dolphins
- Visit Penguin Island
- Mandurah dining