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Port Kennedy, Western Australia

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In the natural playground of Port Kennedy, the only pressing question is how best to enjoy the great outdoors. This popular coastal community is home to some of Perth's most pristine beaches and one of Western Australia's top golf courses. Even the dolphins make it a regular spot to visit. Located an hour's drive south of the Perth city centre, and only 15 minutes south of Rockingham, visitors to Port Kennedy often take the scenic detour along Rockingham's scenic coastline. Enjoy the natural beauty of its beaches and estuary by swimming, sailing, surfing, water skiing, fishing, strolling through the dunes or watching dolphins frolic off the coast. Swing by The Links Kennedy Bay and challenge yourself to 18 holes of world class golf, taking in sweeping Indian Ocean views between each tee. For more flora and fauna encounters, take a the self-guided walk around Lake Richmond, starting from the observation platform and taking in the Environmental Centre for insights into the native birds, plant life and animals that call the lake home. To the north of Port Kennedy, the unspoilt islands and reefs of Shoalwater Islands Marine Park offer amazing marine adventures. Meet some of the 1,200 fairy penguins, who make up the largest colony on Australia's west coast. Jump aboard the glass-bottom boat for a 45 minute cruise of nearby Seal Island. Spot up to 50 species of seabirds. Explore the snorkel trails, join a diving tour of the local wrecks and reefs, or enjoy a once in a lifetime wildlife encounter with the friendly residents of Rockingham's Cockburn Sound on a dolphin swimming tour. To extend your stay, check out the wide range of accommodation options in the nearby town of Rockingham, from beach side villas to caravan parks, all of which are in close proximity to the city's many cafe's and restaurants.

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