Tick off your Rockingham bucket list with these once-in-a-lifetime experiences

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We’re always yappin’ about some of WA’s most otherworldly, once-in-a-lifetime experiences… But sometimes you just can’t make all the way to El Questro, Exmouth or Esperance!

If you’re looking for breathtaking, bucket-list experiences that are a little closer to home, Rockingham has them in spades.

Skydive Australia

The ultimate experience for thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies, you don’t need to travel far to tick skydiving off your bucket list. While throwing yourself out of a plane at 15,000 feet is thrilling enough, the stunning birds-eye view (literally!) of Shoalwater Islands Marine Park’s sparkling blue water is absolutely next-level – not to mention the exhilarating experience of landing right on the beach!

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Perth Wildlife Encounters

We often think of wildlife encounters being relegated to the remotest parts of the state… But you really don’t have to go far to make a few new friends. Head to the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park for a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with some of WA’s friendliest marine life – whether you’re snorkelling with wild sea lions (the rarest in the world!) or swimming with the local pod of dolphins, Ringo, Boomerang and Logo.

One of Australia’s most protected marine zones, ecotourism operator Perth Wildlife Encounters knows the area like the back of their hands – meaning you have the best chance of a bucket-list encounter while keeping the wildlife wild, happy and healthy.

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Rivergods Kayak Adventures 

Haven’t had your fill of adventure? Founded in 1993, Rivergods is Perth’s most experienced paddle adventure company, leading thousands of visitors through WA’s pristine waterways – including the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park! As you paddle around the islands, playful sea lions and dolphins love to splash around your kayak – plus spy pelicans, ospreys, cormorants, and sea eagles before heading on a guided Penguin Island walk.

Capricorn Seakayaking

If you’d prefer a little more of a buffer between you and the wildlife… Capricorn Seakayaking can show you the impressive sights and wildlife of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park from the comfort of your own kayak! With tours available for just about every age and fitness level, you’ll be able to cruise over seagrass meadows, around Penguin and Seal Islands, and if you’re lucky you’ll get to meet friendly local sea lions, dolphins, pelicans and penguins.

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West Coast Dive Park 

Just off the coast in the crystal-clear waters of the Warnbro Sound, the West Coast Dive Park offers spectacular opportunities for scuba divers and snorkelers of all abilities – although more experienced divers will want to grab a recreational dive permit to explore the Saxon Ranger wreck, a trawler that was scuttled in 2005, the first purpose sunk dive wreck in WA.

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Point Peron also offers some of the most striking shore snorkelling and diving you can find this close to Perth! The limestone headland is home to technicolour reefs and caves, with sea urchins and anemones hiding amongst seagrass, with a rainbow of sea stars, spider crabs and schools of fish swimming past.

Churchill Park Dive Trail

Only 50m from the Rockingham foreshore, the Churchill Park Dive Trail is another must-visit for diving enthusiasts keen to see some otherworldly underwater scenes! Not only will you find four scuttled boats, but two small planes, as well as children’s playground equipment and even a washing machine, all encrusted with tube worms, sea squirts, soft corals, sponges, bryozoans and more – with delicate local sea horses floating past, plus a cornucopia of fish including wrass, blennies, old wives, stripeys, WA Butterfish, boxfish, herring, eels and more!

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Ready for your next bucket-list adventure? Discover more of what Rockingham has to offer at the Destination Perth website.

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