Visit Penguin Island to see the Penguins being fed in the Discovery Centre, and a wildlife cruise. Enjoy lunch overlooking the bay followed by a visit to Caversham Wildlife Park for iconic Aussie Wildlife.

$189 Per Adult

Your Penguin Island & Caversham Wildlife Park Tour Includes:

Friendly, fun & local tour guides who go the extra mile

Air-conditioned buses, with complimentary Wi-Fi onboard.

Hotel iconPickups from central Perth Hotels, Apartments & Train Station. Browse locations

Meals iconEnjoy lunch from a menu with a drink, overlooking the waters on the mainland.

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. 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

Wildlife Cruise

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.

I was very pleased and impressed with our tour guide. She was well informed of the area and knew loads about the wildlife. Her commentary during transport really made the trip for me. She was very efficient and helped me feel involved in the group as I was a solo traveller.

This is well worth the money as its a full day out visiting multiple places. Its great for animal lovers as I seen penguins, wild dolphin, wild sea lions, koala, wombats and many many more. Plenty of food and drink opportunities.

Would encourage anybody to take part in this trip.

TripAdvisor June 2019


We did the penguin island, wildlife park and chocolate factory tour. Our tour guide was Peter and he was friendly and knowledgeable and made everyone feel very welcomed. With the tour you did not have to worry about anything, everything was well explained and communication before and during was great. Also the price is fantastic as you don’t have to worry about paying for anything!!!! Would definitely recommend

TripAdvisor February 2019


It has been a great day spent on the day trip to Penguin island & Caversham Wildlife Park.Our tour guide – Carola is very friendly, knowledgeable and nice. It is a well-packed trip where we can see most of the animals – sea lions, dolphins, penguins all up-close. The wildlife park is also nice. Personally, I think the the planning of the route and the guide is Great.

TripAdvisor February 2019


Went with my family to Penguin Island, Caversham Wildlife Park and chocolate tasting in Perth. I think what really makes a difference was the great service Explore Tours Perth provided as well as the tour guide. Everything was taken care of before I landed in Perth, and you definitely need a tour because Perth is vast in term of land size. Our tour guide Erin was really friendly and smart, she knows every niche and corner of Perth and she makes sure everyone had a good time. The animals were adorable and there is some moments where you can interact with the native Australian animals. A sight to see and great service overall! Definitely recommend!

TripAdvisor January 2019

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

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PRIVATE CHARTERS
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 People Price Per Adult Price 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

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