The Region


Visitors to Rockingham are always impressed by the seaside resort lifestyle enjoyed by the 120,276 local residents.

During the summer months, this number almost doubles with many beachside and foreshore areas of Rockingham coming alive with the young and old all enjoying the protected shorelines, local festivals and easygoing outdoor lifestyle.

Only a short 40 minute drive south from Perth’s CBD, the City of Rockingham is a popular destination offering a wide range of visitor experiences and activities.

As a major urban centre of the southern metropolitan area, Rockingham affords the best of both worlds. Modern and efficient infrastructure and services combine with some of the most magnificent aquatic and marine based natural experiences found along the Western Australian coastline.

Whether it be a visit to the penguin viewing facility, a dive off one of the many neighbouring islands, sailing a yacht within the protected bays, recreational boat and jetty fishing, enjoying the vast stretches of white sandy beaches, taking a leisurely heritage trail, or swimming amongst the wild dolphins that inhabit the local bays - Rockingham promises a memorable and unique experience for every visitor.

The Rockingham region is well sign posted with visitor attractions indicated by the blue tourist signs located along major roads.

On entering the Rockingham region from either the north or south boundaries we recommend taking the 202 Tourist drive. The scenic drive is well sign posted and starting points can be accessed on Patterson Road, Mandurah Road or Ennis Avenue.

Rockingham enjoys the reputation as a popular summertime holiday destination. It’s natural water based resources make it an ideal place to visit. It’s unique northern-facing Palm beach and Rockingham beaches provide sheltered swimming and aquatic recreation places most of the year.

Likewise the southern facing Safety Bay area offers some of the best sailing and windsurfing opportunities in the state. Visitors should contact the local visitor centre for all information regarding the best time of year to visit for respective activities, events and all accommodation needs.