About this park
Cavernous reefs provide excellent diving and snorkelling opportunities. Grab a permit and you can explore a dive wreck or check out the surf break to the west of Penguin Island.
Hop aboard a wildlife cruise and swim with the dolphins or a kayak tour and learn about the local marine residents including the rare Australian seal. You’ll find them lazing about on their own island – Seal Island of course!
Launch your tinnie for a spot of fishing or crabbing (just check the zoning maps in the park brochure), or when the wind picks up, the wind and kite surfing is great.
The birdlife is abundant and can be appreciated on the purpose-built network of boardwalks along the coastline and on Penguin Island – look up to see the pelicans soaring above or down below where you might see fluffy chicks and their protective parents still in their nest.
All this just an hour from Perth!
Review So much going on in one place.
Stunning scenery, awesome swimming, snorkelling, diving and walking. Penguins, dolphins, sea lions, pelicans and historic sites. You'll need more than one day.... Julie M – Trip Advisor
Canoeing and kayaking
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Shoalwater Islands Marine Park.
We recognise and acknowledge Gnaarla Karla Booja people as the traditional owners of Shoalwater Islands Marine Park.