BeschreibungPenguin Island (32°18 19 S 115°41 28 E / 32.30528°S 115.69111°E / -32.30528; 115.69111Coordinates: 32°18 19 S 115°41 28 E / 32.30528°S 115.69111°E / -32.30528; 115.69111) is a 12.5 ha island off the coast near Perth Western Australia, 700 m from Rockingham. It is home to a colony of Little Penguins, the largest population of the birds in Western Australia. The waters surrounding the island make up the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. Regular ferries carry tourists to and from the island and other marine-park sights. Access is also available by private boat or by swimming. Walking across a tidal sandbar at low tide looks tempting but is very hazardous unpredictable tide rises have resulted in several drownings. Visitors should take their own supply of food and drink, since none can be purchased on Penguin Island, though there is a picnic area with seating. Waterless composting toilets are in use there.
Untertitel: Perth, Western Australia, Little Penguin. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2011
Seitenanzahl: 88 Seiten