About this park
This park has a variety of natural landscapes to enjoy around Rockingham. Bushwalking is fun on the sandy tracks of Lake Walyungup and Paganoni Swamp. See how many wetland birds and bush birds you can spot.
As you stroll around Lake Richmond ponder the beginnings of life on Earth. Did you know that the lake has some rare inhabitants? A community of thrombolites live here. These rock-like structures are built by micro-organisms similar to types found 600 million years ago. They’re a star attraction of the park and give us a fascinating glimpse into prehistoric times.
The hub of the park is Cape Peron. Ocean sports enthusiasts will love this as it’s a wonderful place to dive and snorkel straight off the beach. Cape Peron has boat launching facilities, viewing platforms, parking areas and a walk trail along the coast.
The park has lots to offer and showcases the beautiful and varied natural landscape of the area. We can safely say it’s never a dull moment at Rockingham Lakes Regional Park.
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs are currently allowed off-lead in the gazetted Dog Exercise Areas at Cape Peron: bounded on the east by Hymus Street and extending around the coast, generally in a westerly direction, and then in a southerly direction and bounded on the south by Boundary Road.
Port Kennedy Scientific Park is a nature reserve and therefore dogs are prohibited. Dogs are also prohibited in the park’s wetlands.
In all other areas dogs are allowed and must remain under control and on a leash.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Rockingham Lakes Regional Park.
We recognise and acknowledge Whadjuk people as the traditional owners of Rockingham Lakes Regional Park.