The City had 500 exclusive tickets to the unique event for sale since late September with only about 100 vacancies currently left. The City, in partnership with Rockingham Wild Encounters, will attempt to transport 500 people dressed in penguin suits over to Penguin Island by boat, to break the Guinness World Book of records attempt at the most number of people dressed as penguins, gathered in the one place.
City of Rockingham Mayor, Barry Sammels said the event was a lighthearted attempt to break a record: “If you don’t have anything planned for Saturday 10 October, purchase your ticket(s) and come along to dress up as a penguin for the morning and enjoy a quick trip over to Penguin Island.
“It’s great to be able to offer this event to the community, it’s a fun thing to be a part of. It would be great if we can break this record.”
Tickets cost $31.50 and include the ferry transfer, souvenir penguin suit and a barbeque breakfast following the attempt. Children are welcome but must be over four years old. Remaining tickets can still be purchased through Rockingham Wild Encounters and must be pre-purchased before the event.
Ticket holders can register from 7am on the day and get changed into their penguin suits at the Penguin Island Café, 153 Arcadia Drive, Shoalwater, prior to boarding a ferry.
The City of Rockingham will be providing shuttle buses to Penguin Island from the Rockingham train station and Safety Bay Primary School, every 30 minutes starting from 6.30am.
The last ferry to the island departs at 8.30am on the dot. Ticket holders are invited to a celebration barbeque after the event, at Lions Park on Arcadia Drive; a short walk from the Penguin Island Café.