Rockingham - Cities, Towns and Localities
In 1830 the sailing ship Rockingham ran aground here, hence the name of this
resort town that for many years operated as a port with a small harbour.
Situated on Cockburn Sound this city is now
generally considered part of Perth
metropolitan area (being only 47 km
south/west of Perth CBD. It used to be a favourite
for shipping the wonderful West Australian hardwood Jarrah and sandalwood. Today
it is a popular holiday destination and well worth a visit.
Check out our listing of
and Perth Metropolitan
accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information,
contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more
attractions, tours, local maps and other information.
• Lot 101, St Albans Rd, BALDIVIS WA
• Ph: 08 9524 1401 • Fax: 08 9524
• Located 30 minutes south of Perth, the 150 acre park has 5 manmade
freshwater lakes, covering 110 acres. All lakes are sheltered from the wind by
tree rows. The Park caters to the needs of recreational and social skiers
through to the requirements of World Class skiers in Slalom, Trick, Jump,
Barefoot and Disabled skiing.
There are BBQ's, ablution facilities, hot showers, Pro-Shop, Skiers Cafe and
camping area. Additional accommodation is available at our lakeside Chalet or
• From 1865 to 1867 the British authorities rounded up supporters
of the Irish Republican (Fenian) Brotherhood, an Irish independence movement,
and transported 62 of them to the British penal colony of Western Australia. Although a
number of British pardons were issued in 1869 and 1871, there was a small group of
military Fenians who were not pardoned and remained incarcerated in the Convict
Establishment (now Fremantle Prison), until their escape on 17 April, 1876.
The memorial, unveiled on the 9th
September, 2005, commemorate the escape of of the 6 Fenian prisoners from what
was at the time located in Western Australia.
The memorial’s six wild geese representing the escape to freedom. The escape
prisoners were: Robert Cranston,
Thomas Darragh, Michael
Harrington, Thomas Hassett,
Martin Hogan, and James Wilson.
The memorial was created by Western Australian artists Charlie and Joan Walsh
Rockingham War Memorial
• Located in the Rockingham Waterfront Village the Rockingham War
Memorial was official opened on 13 August, 2005 to coincide with the Australia-wide
commemoration of Victory in the Pacific (VP) Day weekend celebrations. The
design emphasis is on the respectful and contemplative, focussing on the concept
of the returned ‘servicemen and women’ being ‘pillars of society’.
The memorial has 13 classical
styled columns, each column represents one of Australia’s major
conflicts-to-date. At 5.5 metres in height, they are arranged in a 30 metre diameter circle
to further the emphasis on the inward, passive and reflective tone of the area.
The footing of a
missing 14th column paying tribute to the ‘unknown soldier’ — ‘missing in action’.
The memorial incorporates the ‘iconic teardrop stone’ and the artillery gun, which
were key features relocated from the memorial’s former location near Flinders Hall
in Rockingham. New
components include the anchor and propeller - representing the Army, Navy and
Air Forces Services. There are plaques at the base of the first four columns to
the three services with the fourth dedicated to the Merchant Navy.
The entrance to the circle of pillars is via two awe inspiring bronze soldiers,
by noted Perth sculptor Andrew Kay, and posed in remembrance of those who fought
for their country. At twice the size of an average person, the bronze soldiers
weighs a massive 160 kilograms each. When you see them, take the time to note
the intricate detail, such as can be seen on the buttons of the soldier's
Landcorp War Memorial Commemorative Program (PDF 524 Kb) and
Sound Telegraph Commemorative Wrap (PDF 1.06 Mb)
• Rockingham includes
the following suburbs: Baldivis, Coolongup, East Rockingham, Golden Bay,
Hillman, Karnup, Peron, Port Kennedy, Rockingham, Safety Bay, Secret Harbour,
Shoalwater, Singleton, Waikki, Warnbro.
WA Tours • Outback •
Eco • Adventure •
• The Aria
Building, 43 Rockingham Beach Rd, ROCKINGHAM WA 6168
• Ph: 08 9527 9211 •
• Bell Scuba offers both PADI and TDI diver tuition with training to all
levels. We conduct boat dive tours to great Indian Ocean locations such as
Rottnest Island and West Coast Dive Park. Tour departs Rockingham, Fremantle or
Big Wave Surfing
• Ph: 08 9524 7671 •
• We operate our surf school at two locations: Secret Harbour beach and
Pyramids beach, Mandurah. Both locations are ideal for learning to surf.
Peel Horse Drawn Eco Tours
157 Paganoni Rd, GOLDEN BAY WA 6172
• Ph/Fax: 08 9525 0292
Mobile: 0411 431 917
• The most ‘fun you’ll have on the wagon’. Peel Horse Drawn Eco Tours
can provide you with a day packed with the great sights, tastes and experiences,
unique to our stunningly beautiful part of the Peel Region. Our
Tours are available in all seasons so please join us, sit back and relax in the
comfort of one of our fully weatherproofed Wagons.
• ROCKINGHAM BEACH WA 6168 • Ph: 08 9527 6862 • Mobile: 0400 031 692 •
• Cruise the pristine waters of Cockburn Sound with Rockingham Cruises on
the fully surveyed 45 foot catamaran Couger Cat - the ‘TaylorLee’.
Ph: 08 9591 1333
Fax: 08 9528 1715
• Swimming with wild Bottlenose Dolphins, meet the world's smallest
Penguins or paddle amongst Australia Sea Lions - Choose your Wild Encounter!
Only 35 minutes south of Perth.
Rockingham Wild Encounters specializes in providing high quality opportunities
for people to interact with fascinating creatures in their natural habitat. We
hope that through these wild encounters peoples understanding and appreciation
for the creatures they meet are enhanced and that they are more likely to
contribute to the long term conservation of our wildlife and their habitats.
City of Rockingham
• Council site. Follow the About Rockingham to Annual Events, City Profile,
Heritage Listed Sites, Museum and Rockingham - The Ship. Also check out the
Community Places link.
• A community portal with visitor
guide and other tourism information.
• A tourist site, that includes what to
see and do, accommodation and other info.