Mersey Point

The ferry for Penguin Island departs from Mersey Point hourly from October to June. Ferry tickets can be purchased at the nearby visitor centre. Do not walk across the sandbar to Penguin Island. Strong rips and currents can occur, water depth and conditions change rapidly. People have drowned attempting this crossing.

Penguin Island Discovery Centre

Come and see the little penguins up close and learn about their intriguing lifestyle.

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Northern Lookout

Check out the views from the northern summit of Penguin Island.

Southern Lookout

Get a birds eye view of Penguin Island and the other islands nearby.


Penguin Island Boardwalk

Bush Walk
1.5 kilometres

Penguin Island is a magnet for nature lovers and is home to the largest colony of Little Penguins (also known as Fairy Penguins). The trail starts at the Penguin Experience Island Discovery Centre and allows walkers to experience close encounters with the flora and fauna.

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