Few capital cities in the world can boast that dolphins, penguins and sea lions live on their doorstep! The seaside town of Rockingham is only a 40 minute drive south of Perth, Western Australia. Bordered by the sheltered, crystal blue waters of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park and Cockburn Sound, Rockingham’s coastline comprises white sandy beaches, protected bays and a network of limestone islands and colorful reefs that provide the perfect environment for visitors to interact with the local wildlife.
Unlimited Play Time* Airconditioned Cafe & Play Area* Multilevel Soft Play * Toddler Area * Bouncy Castles* Themed Party Rooms * Activities * Friday Disco * Private Functions
Perth's best indoor playcentre - air conditioned for your comfort. No sessions - No bookings required! For children up to 12 years old. Disco every Friday with DJ and free snack on entry. Huge multi-level play structure. Free video games. Bouncy Castles. Daily activities. Fantastic cafe for adults to relax. Open 7 days per week, everyday, except Christmas. Available for private functions Saturday to Thursday evenings. Try us for your next Birthday Party!
WELCOME TO ROCKINGHAM WATER SPORTS! Rockingham Water Sports provide fun and safe rides for the whole family on inflatable water towables during the summer months in Rockingham. People of all ages can enjoy fun biscuit and banana boat rides and be thrilled on rides such as the new Stingrave, Patriot and Manta Ray plus enjoy MORE adventurous rides, which have never before been seen in Australia. Gift Vouchers are also available! So why not buy someone you love a thrill ride of their life for their Birthday or Christmas!
At Urban Retreat Day Spa in Rockingham we will endeavour to make the time you spend with us a revitalising and rejuvenating experience with a combination of specialised treatments that will assist you to keep your life in balance.
Our spa menu is designed to suit everyone and every occasion from traditional spa services to total opulence. Let us assist you in selecting a package that truly satisfies your needs and achieves the goal of transforming your body and mind.
All customers will leave Urban Retreat feeling that their needs were met well beyond any expectation that they previously had and far better than any competitor.
As one of Australia’s first drive-in operators and the company responsible for the construction of Perth’s first cinema complex, The Cinecentre, Ace Cinemas has, since the 1950’s, been synonymous with the growth and diversification of Western Australia’s independent cinema industry.
Through entering an affiliation with Grand Cinemas under The Movie Masters banner in the mid-nineties, Ace Cinemas has confirmed its interest and position within the industry and continues a range of innovative new developments throughout Perth.
Now with three state-of-the art venues, both metropolitan and regionally based, with cinemas in Midland, Rockingham and Subiaco, Ace Cinemas offers movie-goers a range of sophisticated modern venues and reinforces itself as a leading independent exhibitor in the Australian cinema industry today.
Rockingham Shopping Centre had been a fixture in the Rockingham area since it first opened its doors in 1971. The Centre recently completed a $160 million redevelopment in October 2009. The redevelopment saw the addition of a new Fresh Food Mall, a 500 seat Food Court, a Fashion Mall and an Entertainment and Lifestyle Precinct.
The Centre now boasts over 190 fresh food and specialty retailers, with Kmart, Coles, Woolworths and Target and the new 8 screen Ace Rockingham Cinema complex.
An interesting collection of memorabilia from our early days, plus costume displays. The displays cover many aspects of our local history, and are changed periodically.
Also available for viewing at no extra charge - microfilm of local newspapers from 1952 thru to 1994 and microfiche of births 1841-1905, deaths 1906-1953, marriages 1906-1930 and Rockingham rate books 1904-1963. Researchers, students and general public welcome.
The organic development of the 'The Boronia Mall'' depends on you. Let us know what you need and what you'd like to see happen.
At the 'Boronia Mall' we want to grow with our community. We make every effort to provide the highest standards of customer care and service. We'd enjoy your feedback.
The 'Boronia Mall' is community shopping at the heart of our Dandenong Ranges home.
We share a uniquely hill's identity. Grow with us. Let the journey begin.
Located 45 minutes south of Perth and just a five minute ferry ride across Shoalwater Bay, Penguin Island is one of Australia's premier nature based tourism destinations. The star attraction is the little penguin - the smallest species in the world. Visitors can get up close to the penguins at the Discovery Centre where rangers host three daily penguin feedings. This is your best opportunity to see these creatures as they're shy and spend most daylight hours feeding at sea or hidden in their burrows. Penguin Island lies in the heart of the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park which abounds with wildlife including dolphins, sea lions, stingrays, pelicans and seabirds. Under the water there are reefs and seagrass meadows for snorkelers to enjoy. On the island, nature lovers can explore boardwalks and lookouts. Visitors can also enjoy a picnic area overlooking a beach - perfect for children to have a swim while parents relax. Rockingham Wild Encounters operates an hourly ferry service to Penguin Island from 15 September early June. They also offer a range of cruises to explore more of the marine park. Penguin Island closes from early June to 14 September each year for the little penguin nesting season.
Rockingham, 28th July 1947 at the Trocaster Tearoom, now the Boardwalk, 24 interested persons gathered together to discuss the organisation to build a golf course. The first 9 holes were roughly bulldozed out of the sand dunes and the Rockingham Hotel was the golfers’ clubhouse.
A lease for 200 acres was granted and the Rockingham Districts Golf Club became incorporated. An 18 hole golf course was designed by Tom Howard and work was started by members and machinery on loan. Golf rules were adopted – Pennant teams were formed. The clubhouse was opened by Governor Sir Charles Gairdner in 1958. The Rockingham Golf Club Incorporated had the reputation for friendliness, hospitality and well run competitions.
On the 9th March 1985, Rockingham Golf Club Inc. moved from the corner of Patterson Road and Read Street to it’s current location at Elanora Drive. The course was designed by Murray Dawson, a leading golf course architect. The course was carved out of virgin bush and on Opening Day, at least 400 golf balls were lost! This has in time been rectified, and we now enjoy a fairly flat golf course of which hole 1 to 9 can be classed as golf link and 10 to 18 with more trees and better soil. As a golf course, our greens are second to none, and have been made more interesting by design. We have all kinds of bunkers, and the wildlife birds and kangaroos. The kangaroos are not tame, although if you walk round with your golf clubs, they will more likely become your audience rather than run away.
The clubhouse is large and airy, with friendly and hospitable members continuing the traditions of founder members welcoming visitors and friends.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Pristine Islands, reefs and ship wrecks make for excellent diving, snorkelling and wildlife watching in the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park off the coast south of Perth. At Penguin Island, Little Penguins breed in the burrows - watch them being fed at the interactive centre. The island is also home to breeding colonies of silver gulls, fairy terns, bridled terns and Caspian terns. The reefs surrounding the islands provide good snorkelling and diving and abound in marine life including sea stars, urchins and molluscs as well as a number of fish species. Take to the water here and you'll probably run in to a pod of bottlenose dolphins which are extremely common in the marine park. You can go swimming with dolphins on tours which operate regularly. Seal Island is home to a colony of rare Australian sea lions which can often be seen fishing and swimming in nearby waters. Shoalwater Islands Marine Park is also home to the Saxon Ranger, a 400 tonne former fishing vessel - the first purpose sunk dive wreck in the Perth metropolitan area. Dive permits are required. Shoalwater Islands Marine Park is accessible from Rockingham which is less than an hour's drive south of Perth.
Penguin Island is a magnet for nature lovers and is home to the largest colony of Little Penguins. The moderate 1.5 kilometre loop trail starts at the Penguin Experience Island Discovery Centre and allows walkers to experience close encounters with the flora and fauna. Take the booklet Discovering Penguin Island and Shoalwater Islands Marine Park on your walk with you. It features a mud map and other information to help you discover and learn about the plants and animals of the island. It's available from the Discovery Centre and proceeds go back into management of the island. Commentaries and feeding of the little penguins in the Discovery Centre occurs at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm. The Top Trail has a wheelchair accessible boardwalk which provides access between the jetty, picnic area, toilets, the Discovery Centre and to the northern lookout. Whilst on the island it's important to stick to the walk trails and demarcated beaches only as the island is a bird sanctuary. The island is only open during the day and the ferry operates from mid-September to early June departing hourly between 9am and 3pm and returning at your leisure, hourly between 10am and 4pm.
Crafted into the spectacular ocean side landscape, Secret Harbour Golf Links boasts 18 superbly designed holes and lies breathtakingly against the panoramic setting of the vast Indian Ocean. Experience a traditional Scottish links course with small pot bunkers, rolling fairways amid the natural sand dunes and beautiful ocean views. Course designer Graham Marsh has crafted the course such that the average golf will find it enjoyable and for the golf professional, a challenge. Each hole presents several tee options depending on wind conditions and the player's ability. Secret Harbour has already been recognized by three of the words greatest golfers, Lee Trevino, Gary Player and Graham Marsh, who played 18 holes in January 1999. The course was highly praised by all three players. The modern clubhouse includes such facilities as locker rooms, fully stocked Pro Shop, fine dining facilities, superb driving range and lessons with the local PGA Professional. The service is professional, friendly and second to none. Secret Harbour is destined to become one of Australia's premier golf courses.
This long stretch of land at the southern end of Cockburn Sound - Point Peron is a popular place for a family or social group getaway. For generations of Western Australian school children, Point Peron holds special memories as the location for school camps. Point Peron is surrounded by the Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. The beaches are ideal for safe swimming, snorkelling and exploring small bays and rocky outcrops. There are boat launching facilities available - spend a day cruising the waters here and you're likely to spot friendly dolphins. In the late afternoon enjoy the sunset over the ocean. Point Peron sits near the causeway to the naval support facility on Garden Island. Another interesting landmark is a World War II gun lookout. Point Person is about an hour's drive south of Perth.