Things to do when visiting Western Australia

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Rockingham Wild Encounters


Rockingham Wild Encounters operates a ferry to Penguin Island, a beautiful nature reserve just 45 minutes south of Perth and a five-minute ferry ride away from Rockingham. It is famous for the daily Penguin Feeding shows as well as cruises to swim with wild dolphins.


Fremantle Prison Tours


Visitors can step inside and do time with Fremantle Prison’s experienced guides on a range of fascinating tours. Prison Day Tours highlight convict and prison life, daring escapes and colourful characters in tales laced with prison humour. Visitors with a spirit for adventure can descend 20 meters below the Prison to explore a 1km labyrinth of tunnels by foot and by boat on a Tunnels Tour or delve into the darker side of the Prison’s history at night on a spooky Torchlight Tour.


Rottnest Island


Just 19km off the coast of Perth, yet an entire world away…discover Rottnest Island. At just 11km long and 4.5km wide, Rottnest is easy to explore. Home to spectacular white sandy beaches, secluded bays, unique wildlife, ship-wrecks and dive sites, this incredible island boasts a fascinating history. Home to the world famous Quokka and a colony of New Zealand Fur Seals. There’s a range of exciting Day Tours to choose from.


Kings Park & Botanic Garden


Situated in the Swan Valley offering tourists a large variety of native fauna to experience. There are daily Farm Shows, including sheep shearing, whip cracking and bird displays, with seating for approximately 300 people. Animals are also available for outside functions.


Caversham Wildlife Park


A short walk or a free bus ride from the CBD brings you to one of the largest inner city parks in the world – Kings Park. These 400-hectares of flora offer some of the best views of Perth’s iconic city skyline and the Swan River. Wander through the native wildflowers, join a free walking tour, then refresh at the beautiful Fraser’s restaurant or Botanical Café.


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