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CHANNEL 7 MANDURAH
Showing off all Mandurah has to offer, this
annual festival celebrates fresh seafood,
gourmet delights, music, art and family
STRETCH ARTS FESTIVAL
This free weekend of art, workshops,
exhibitions, performances and art markets
takes place in Mandurah’s cultural precinct. May.
MANDURAH BOAT SHOW
Showcasing cooking demonstrations, fashion parades and
boating activities. Oct.
JARRAHDALE LOG CHOP
Watch loggers test their chopping styles at Jarrahdale Oval, and
enjoy food stalls, beer tents, pony rides and bouncy castles. Oct.
MANDURAH CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL
The Mandurah Eastern foreshore becomes a kid’s wonderland, with
dress-up competitions, workshops and performances. Free entry. Oct.
Watch the best triathletes from around the world swim,
cycle and run past some of Mandurah’s iconic sites. Nov.
Z Listen to the birds in
Jarrahdale’s Langford Park
while enjoying a barbecue.
Z Hike in Serpentine National
Park, especially during the
wildflower season in spring,
and meet the kangaroos.
Z Lake Navarino Forest Park is
a local secret, and great for
camping, 4WDing and fishing.
Z Explore Mandurah’s spectacular
waterways by boat or kayak.
Z Take in the endless coastline
and clear water at beautiful
White Hills beach.
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Z The Cut is south of the
Dawesville Channel between
the Peel-Harvey Estuary and
the Indian Ocean. It’s great for
fishing, surfing, walking along
the beach, shell collecting or
climbing the rocks.
Z Take a lovely boat ride from
Mandurah to The Ravenswood
Hotel, an iconic old pub with
great food that is best enjoyed
on the riverbank.
Z Follow an art trail in Mandurah
by foot or bike. You’ll not only
see local art, but also stumble
upon places you may not have
come across otherwise.
Z Take the kids on a night tour at
Barna Mia Animal Sanctuary.
Using torches, you may see
threatened nocturnal animals,
such as the dalgyte, woylie,
wurrup, quenda and the boodie.
Z Boyagin Rock is an amazing
area, with wildflowers, granite
pools and wildlife. Walk through
the woodlands whilst you look
for native orchids.
Z For a Sunday lunch, head to
the Quindanning Inne. The
historical building boasts jarrah
panelling, large gardens and
The Peel region blooms from
September to November with
kangaroo paws, orchids, buttercups,
native wisteria, Swan River myrtles
and banksias all scattered through
Jarrahdale and Serpentine National
Park, Dwellingup and the coastal area
of Yalgorup National Park.
4WD ON THE BEACH
Choose your own adventure on the
stretch of coastline entering Tims
Thicket, the closest 4WD beach to
Perth, which is also great for picnics,
surfing and swimming. Or head to
White Hills or Preston beaches and
try your luck catching dinner off the
beach along the way.
Lake Clifton in Yalgorup Lake’s National Park has the largest thrombolite
reef in the Southern Hemisphere. One of the world’s oldest known life
forms, the rock-like structures can be easily viewed from a boardwalk, and
the best time to see them is during summer and autumn when the water
levels are low, although they are still visible at other times.
DO AND SEE
EXPLORE THE TOWNS
The Peel region encompasses
the towns of Mandurah, Pinjarra,
Serpentine, Jarradale, Waroona,
Dwellingup and Boddington, while
the inland Peel region (also known
as Marradong Country) includes the
Hotham River, Williams, Wandering
and Boddington. Take a leisurely
drive and explore the two regions
over one day, or several.
The seaside town of Mandurah is
a popular weekend escape. A fun
way to explore it is by Ninebot, a new
generation of Segway suitable for all
ages. After a quick lesson, you’ll be
gliding like a pro.
Fishing, swimming, crabbing, water-
skiing, jet-skiing and diving are all on
offer on Mandurah’s waterways. If you
prefer to keep your feet dry, join
a boat cruise, charter your own vessel,
or hire a houseboat and float up the
Murray River, exploring the wetlands.
Secure a quiet spot and experience
the spectacle of 130 different native
and migratory bird species breeding,
flitting or feeding. You might spot sea
eagles, ibises, egrets, ducks, swans,
herons and, if you really pay attention,
the matchbox-sized, red-necked stint,
which migrates from the Arctic to feed
at the Peel-Yalgorup wetlands.
JARRAHDALE AND SERPENTINE
There’s scenery galore in Jarrahdale
and Serpentine, from forests and
parks, to rivers and waterfalls. Explore
historic milling town Jarrahdale and
stop for afternoon tea or wine tasting.
With its man-made lake, Langford
Park is a beautiful spot for a picnic,
or follow one of the walking and
bridle trails through Kitty’s Gorge,
Serpentine Falls, Jarrahdale Heritage
Park or Baldwin’s Bluff.
Adventures here include canoeing,
bush-walking, mountain biking,
horse-riding and fishing. Visit
The Cream Shed, where you can
see Jersey cows being milked.
Mandurah Children’s Festival.
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