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Snorkeling in Penguin Island, Perth, Western Australia Australia

Maximum Depth:
0.5m/1.6ft
Skill Level:
All
Perth is the capital city of Western Australia, located on the Swan River. The climate here is classified as Mediterranean, with hot and dry summers and cool and wet winters. Immerse yourself in the unique combination of stunning natural surroundings, beautiful beaches with clear waters, greenery park-lands and outstanding city architecture that attract visitors all year long.

Penguin Island is located at about 50 km/31.1 mi in the south of Perth. It is home to over 1200 fairy penguins and offers to locals and visitors stunning marine and coastal scenery. Shallow waters off the coast make snorkeling easy and suitable for beginners. The average depth of the site is at 0.3 m/1 ft and the maximum depth is at 0.5 m/1.6 ft.

In addition, visibility is medium and varies from 5 m/16.4 ft to 10 m/32.8 ft. Furthermore, the area is suitable for snorkelers of all levels. Keep in mind that, there is a reef behind the island that offers great snorkeling and diving opportunities, with a nice wall dive. Also, the area between Penguin and Seal Islands provides good snorkeling. Last but not least, you can reach the island via a ferry ride from Mersey Point Jetty, lasting for about 10mins.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Perth
57.2km/35.5mi, 48mins
Head south on William St / State Route 53 in Wesley Arcade. Continue along Riverside Drive / State Route 5. Take exit Freeway S / State Route 2 to the right to Stirling Highway / Freeway (South). Enter the Kwinana Freeway / State Route 2. Continue to Kwinana Freeway / National Route 1/State Route 2. Continue to Kwinana Freeway / State Route 2. Take exit Safety Bay Road to State Route 18. Turn right at Safety Bay Rd Go through 5 roundabouts. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit to Safety Bay Rd / State Route 18/Tourist Drive 202. Continue to follow the Tourist Drive 202. Turn left. Park here and take the ferry to Penguin Island.
BY AIR
Perth Airport,
66.3km/41.2miles 58mins drive
BY TRAIN

Traveling between the Indian and Pacific oceans for over 40 years, this is truly one of the world’s great train journeys.

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BOOKING REQUEST
Rafting & Outdoor activities, Queensland
/ Australia, Queensland, Tully River

Summer/Autumn 2016-2017

Asia/Oceania

December – AUSTRALIA

River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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