Australia
City of Rockingham

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  • Day81

    Weltuntergangsstimmung

    March 26 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Weil das EDA auch keine Lust hat uns nach Hause zu fliegen und wir noch nicht genug Geld für Flüge ausgegeben haben, müssen wir eben weiterhin am Strand liegen und Sonnenuntergänge geniessen während wir auf Flug Nummer 3 warten.Read more

  • Day9

    Rockingham

    January 14 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Nachdem wir Marios Windsurfmaterial zusammen hatten, erkundeten wir bereits den ersten Surfspot bei Rockingham.
    Leider war es bereits etwas zu spät um noch zu surfen, deshalb genossen wir den Sonnenuntergang am Strand.Read more

  • Day73

    I'm LOST

    May 13 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    Hauptsach ich han gueti Fötelis 😍💁🏼‍♀️😊

    Bis jetzt hani jede Tag mis Ladegrät mit gno wenni mitem Auto weg bin, will mis Handy glichzit au mit Navi isch. Chasch der s'Endi ja denke 😂

    Han 100% Akku gha und gfunde ich bruche s'Handy hüt nöd würkli am Strand da ich mis Buech debi han.

    En Traumtag gsi, vorallem hets für eimal nöd gwindet 😊 han mini täglichi Yogasession am Strand gmacht und das hani nöd ihberechnet - es het mich soviel akku kostet 🙈 abr da ich ja susch amigs mis Ladegrät debi han und ich au dasmal denkt han dases im Auto isch, hani schön na Fötelis vom Sunneuntergang gmacht und Musik gloset 😄🌅

    Woni den im Auto gsi bin mit nurno 4% hani den bemerkt dasi doch keis Ladegrät debi han 🙈🤦‍♀️ han na churz chöne en Blick druff werfe woni ungefähr duremuen und bin de Wäg bereits eimal gfahre also chan das ja nöd so schwer si (hani gmeint) 😅

    Normalerwis het mer uf direkem Weg 20 Minute hei, und für das dasi keis Navi gha han bini mit einere Stund also na guet drah gsi 😂😂 han echt nüm drah glaubt dasi de Heiweh no finde. Vorallem ide Nacht gseht mer gar nüt und d'Strasseschilder hends sooo wenig 🙈 ab und zue bini eifach inere Sackgass glandet 😅 Da ja all Läde schowieder zue hend, isch 10 ab 6i gsi hani au nöd so eifach es Kabel chöne go chauffe 😅 hans aber voll easy gno und mir selber gseit wenni nach einere Stund immerno umeirre gani mal ane Tankstell und fröge um de Wäg.
    Irgendwenn hani den mal de Bahnhof erkennt, bin abr scho uf de Autobahnuffahrt gsi; also hani eh Ehrerundi gmacht. Und plötzlich bini wiedr amne Strand gsi woni vor paar Täg schomal gsi bin. Vo det us sinds na 12 Minute hei, also chans nüm wit si hani denkt 🙈 und den bini endli ah das Rundel anecho woni de Heiweg wieder gwüsst han 🙏
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  • Day245

    Penguin Island

    May 9, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Today we drove up to Rockingham and got the ferry across to Penguin Island - a small, uninhabited nature reserve island. We visited the Discovery Centre, where they have a few rescued penguins - this meant that we finally got to see the Little Blue penguins that eluded us in New Zealand, although they are called Fairy penguins here (same species). They are the smallest species of penguin in the world and they're very cute. Some of the penguins here are able to be treated, rehabilitated and released into the wild but some are not. There were some great stories of penguin life too - like the old female whose partner of 11 years died recently and they expected her to be heartbroken but within 24 hours she had a new mate! There are also a pair of penguins who are both male - they've also been together for 11 years and make a nest every year (which obviously stays empty), but last year the centre had an abandoned egg so they gave it to the male couple and they hatched and successfully raised a chick that has since been released into the wild (very similar to the lovely kids "Tango Makes Three" story of Chinstrap penguins in Central Park Zoo if any of you know that). One of the penguins, Kevin, was particularly vocal and Solana loved talking to him - for such little animals they can be surprisingly loud. Afterwards we went on a walk around the island and tried to see the wild penguins but they are nesting at the moment and we didn't manage to find any... We did see lots of nesting gulls though - who demonstrated their parental protectiveness by flying very low and squawking at us loudly and later by trying to steal our picnic! We also went on a boat trip where we saw Australian Sealions (apparently the rarest species of sealion in the world), pelicans (including some with chicks), osprey and a group of bachelor bottle-nosed dolphins - a great trip.

    This afternoon we went to a nature reserve at Mandurah estuary for a walk. We didn't see as many birds there as we'd hoped but we did unexpectedly see a few kangaroos! We also unexpectedly drove past a few wineries and thought it only polite to call in and do a tasting at one of them - the wines were great and our budget took another hit with a couple of purchases. We think maybe Solana now knows a bit too much about wine for a 4 year old - the other day she asked us for a drink of "cloudy bay apple juice" (she meant cloudy apple juice)!
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  • Day78

    Penguin Island

    February 16 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    We both woke up around 7 o'clock this morning, so we decided to ear breakfast early and get going.
    After breakfast, we went to Rockingham to the Information Center there and ask if it's possible to hire a Kayak and driver to Penguin Island with it. First, we walked over the little market that was beside the carpark and bought so vegetables and fruits for a really nice price! Then we ask the lad in the information center and it was possible to just hire a kayak! We got a number and called the guy and he had a double kayak for us!
    We just went fast to buy bread rolls with cheese for a picnic lunch and we drove to the penguin island harbor!
    He was already waiting for us there and we got the kayak and life jackets and some good tips from him where to go first and what to think about!
    So we got ready and off we were!
    It was quite challenging to paddle to Seal Island as the wind and current were pushing us around.
    But we managed and got better and better to handle it the longer we were out!

    Pictures and text about Seal Island come in a different footprint!

    Then we were paddling towards Penguin Island, passing some other small and rocky islands on the way with a lot of shags and seagulls on!
    The closer we came the better we could see the big pelican colony on the island! There are so many pelicans!!
    We then paddled to the beach and went onshore and had our lunch break. After an hour relaxing we went for a walk over Penguin Island and saw a lot of birds and pelicans.
    No penguins unfortunately but it’s too early to see them come onshore. And they close the island at 4 pm for the public to give the penguins the privacy they need, which is really good!!

    After the walk, we decided to stay here a while longer before we return back to the mainland.

    We left around 3.40 pm and had some problems to navigate as the wind was pretty fresh now and the current was pushing us in the wrong direction all the time. But we managed, a bit tired but still more than satisfied with the day. After returning the kayak we went to Herron where we found a beautiful little campground right beside a lake.
    So we had our dinner at the beach, watching the sunset and the pelicans on the lake! It couldn’t be better.

    We went to bed pretty early as we were both very tired from the day!
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  • Day78

    Seal Island

    February 16 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    On Seal Island, we saw a lot of Sea Lions!
    They are sooo huge! 😳
    Most of them were sleeping on the beach, but some of them were actually in the water, playing around with each other and having a good time.

    Some sea lions came pretty close to our kayak to check us out!
    It was so amazing!
    You are not allowed to paddle close to the beach, so Kara looked that we were in a good position moving us around towards the sea lions in the water and I was taking pictures with my underwater camera.

    When we decided to leave and paddle towards Penguin Island one sea lion started to play with a guy that was snorkeling here. So we stayed a while longer and watched their game. The sea lion was really long playing with the guy and seems to have fun with him.
    It was at least fun to watch from the side!
    After a while, we left them behind and went to Penguin Island.
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  • Day76

    Penguin island

    December 15, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Endlich habe ich ihn gefunden... den Pinguin 🐧 😀

    Ganz einfach, auf der Pinguin Insel. Hier leben wilde Pinguine auf der ganzen Insel. Man darf nur einer Runde über den Holzsteg folgen und am Strand entlang laufen. Von dort kann man das Leben der Vögel, Pelikane und Pinguine beobachten.


    Dave hat uns als Gentleman rüber gekayakt zur Insel.
    Das war cool! 🚣‍♂️

    Leider haben wir die wilden Pinguine nicht entdeckt. So habe ich mir die Fütterung der kranken und verletzen Pinguine angeschaut, die in einer Pflegestation auf der Insel versorgt werden.
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  • Day241

    Merry Christmas

    December 25, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Das erste Mal Weihnachten im Sommer. Das ist echt schon komisch und ehrlich gesagt bin ich auch nicht so wirklich in Weihnachtsstimmung gewesen 😅 Trotzdem hatte ich ein paar schöne Tage mit Freunden verbracht 😊 Wir haben ein Buffet bei einer Freundin zu Hause vorbereitet, jeder hat was mitgebracht und danach haben wir noch Schrottwichteln gemacht😁 Später bin ich mit einer Freundin noch in die Hillarys gefahren da gab es dann Pizza 🍕😄 Am Pool hab ich auch die Tage über entspannt und einfach Zeit mit Freunden verbracht 😊 Am Wochenende geht es dann nach Sydney für Silvester, darauf freue ich mich schon 😎Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Rockingham, Rockingham City, City of Rockingham, Cité de Rockingham, Città di Rockingham, როკინგჰემი, 洛金漢市

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