Best Of Aussie Wildlife Tour

This one day tour visits Penguin Island to see the Penguins being fed in the Discovery Centre, followed by a wildlife cruise around Shoalwater Reserve. Enjoy your lunch overlooking the bay followed by a visit to Caversham Wildlife Park to see some iconic Aussie Wildlife.

Pickups from central Perth Hotels, Apartments & Perth Train Station.

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Air-conditioned, comfortable small group touring buses with complimentary wifi.

Enjoy Lunch at Pengo’s cafe on the mainland by the Shoalwater Marine Reserve.

Tour Duration & Pickup Time: Approx. 9.5 hours

Pick up time – 8.00am | Drop off time – 5.30pm

Penguin Island Tour
Ferry ride to Penguin Island to see the Penguins being fed in the Discovery Centre and explore the beautiful Island (During June to September the Penguin feeding takes place at Caversham Wildlife Park)*

Wildlife Cruise
Explore Shoalwater Reserve on a wildlife cruise. Look out for sea-lions lazing on the shores and playful dolphins in the water.* The birdlife around the islands is also magnificent.

Lunch at Pengo’s
Enjoy Lunch at Pengo’s cafe on the mainland by the Shoalwater Marine Reserve.*

Caversham Wildlife Park
Feed Kangaroos, stroke Koalas, meet a Wombat and take a guided tour of the Wildlife Park

Farm Show
Enjoy the Farm Show at Caversham Wildlife Park where you will see Sheep shearing, Whip cracking, Cow milking, Lamb feeding, Billy swinging and watch sheepdogs mustering the sheep

Chocolate Factory
To finish off the day we have one more special treat, a visit to a Chocolate factory for free tastings.

 

*Important Note:
On rare occasions, the weather or tides may stop the wildlife cruise and/or Penguin Island Ferry. When this happens the tour will divert to Mandurah for a scenic Dolphin cruise with lunch held at a restaurant in Mandurah instead. Sightings of wildlife in their natural habitat, cannot be guaranteed.

Penguin Island Tour

Following pickup from Central Perth, you travel south to Penguin Island, which lies within the wildlife sanctuary zone of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Penguin Island is a unique nature reserve that is home to Western Australia’s largest colony of little penguins* – the smallest species of penguin in the world. These Penguins can be hard to spot in the wild so we visit the Discovery Centre on the island to see them. Penguin Island is blessed with beautiful beaches and is surrounded by dazzling, crystal clear waters.

We board the ferry from Mersey Point Jetty for the shot five-minute journey to Penguin Island. Then we make our way to the Discovery Centre to learn all about the Island’s most famous residents – the Little Penguins. The penguin feedings are presented by one of the rangers and last about 20 mins. (During June to September the Discovery Centre is closed so the Penguin feeding takes place at Caversham Wildlife Park in the afternoon).

We spend some time exploring the Island whilst looking out for Penguins, Pelicans and a wide variety of other Australian wildlife.* Next, we board a boat for a 45-minute Wildlife spotting cruise to view rare Australian Sea-Lions, Pelicans and great views of the Islands.*

Lunch at Pengos
Lunch is served back on the mainland at the wonderful Pengo’s cafe where you have the choice of a fine selection of hot and cold food with a drink.

Caversham Wildlife Park

After lunch you jump back in our Explorer bus and head toward the Swan Valley and Whiteman Park. Watch out for wild Kangaroos as we drive into the Conservation reserve. Located in Whiteman Park, Caversham Wildlife Park is Perth’s premier wildlife experience and a must-see on any visit to Perth.

In Caversham Wildlife Park you will be given a tour to see all of the amazing native Australian Wildlife. You can hand-feed the kangaroos, join in the interactive farm show, touch a possum or lizard, meet a wombat, and have photos taken with koalas!

Enjoy the Farm Show at Caversham Wildlife Park where you will see Sheep shearing, Whip cracking, Cow milking, Lamb feeding, Billy swinging and watch sheepdogs mustering the sheep

To finish off the day we have one more special treat, a visit to a Chocolate factory for free tastings before heading back to Perth.

*Please note: Unfortunately, due to the inherent nature of viewing wild animals and sea-life in their natural habitat, sightings of wild Penguins, Dolphins, Sea-Lions and birdlife cannot be guaranteed. We can only guarantee Penguins in the Discovery Centre or at Caversham Wildlife Park in the winter months.  On rare occasions, the weather or tides may stop the Wildlife Cruise and/or Penguin Ferry. When this happens the tour will divert to Mandurah for a scenic Dolphin cruise with lunch held at a restaurant in Mandurah instead. 

All entry fees, lunch and transport are included in the price of your tour:

Ferry ride to Penguin Island

Glass Bottom Boat Ride

Entry into Caversham Wildlife Park

Lunch with a drink overlooking the bay

Wifi on board the bus

Hotel pickup and drop off

The only additional expense you may incur is for any additional drinks you have with your lunch.

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Dolphins at Penguin Island
Ferry to the Penguin Island
Feeding penguins
Sea lions at Penguin Island

Customer Reviews


Great communication from the office giving us precise details of our pick up time at our city centre location the day before. Bec, our guide for the day, was very engaging and ensured that she chatted to all our group and gave a running commentary on the city sights as well as the flora & fauna that we passed en route. The trip to Penguin Island & the subsequent boat trip was a dream, spotting Sea Lions & Bottlenose Dolphins from the boat. Lunch, soft drinks & water are all included in the day trip and gives you the chance to speak to the other people in your small group. The trip to the wildlife park was incredible with opportunities to interact with different animals . We ended the day at a chocolate factory where you can freely sample chocolate & alcohol. So far it’s been the best trip we’ve taken in WA and I would thoroughly recommend both this company and this excursion for all ages.

TripAdvisor December 2018

*****
Our guide “Claire” really made the trip exceptional. She was just wonderful! The tour was really fun and very we learnt a great deal. Would really recommend this tour. Penguins, dolphins,seals,lots of birds, kangaroos,emus,koalas and wombats! And then chocolate!! Thank you Tours Perth!

TripAdvisor November 2018

*****
What a trip – we were lucky enough to have two dolphins alongside our boat and then two playful sealions headed towards our boat and dived underneath and surfaced the other side to give everyone onboard a wonderful experience and memories of our Penguin Island trip
We then went on to Caversham Wildlife Park and fed Kangeroos, stroked a Kola Bear, sat with a Wombat and played with a Brown python.
We cannot recommend Explore Tours Perth enough!

 

TripAdvisor – October 2018

PENGUIN ISLAND & CAVERSHAM WILDLIFE PARK PRIVATE CHARTER TOURS

Enjoy a fantastic day out getting up close to a variety of Aussie Wildlife with a private group of friends, family or colleagues

The itinerary and inclusions are the same as our scheduled tour outlined above. Pickups and dropoffs from one selected destination of your choice.

Number of PeoplePrice Per AdultPrice Per Child Under 12
2$389$364
3$285$260
4$259$234
5$229$204
6$215$190
7$205$180
8$199$174
9$189$164
10$179$154

For groups of 10 or more, please contact us

Book A Private Penguin Island & Caversham Wildlife Park Tour

We can run private Penguin Island & Caversham Wildlife Park Tours for between 2 and 200 people. Please view pricing before submitting your request