By So Perth
Whether it’s adventure you seek or Zen to recharge the Mandurah and Peel Region has it all.
You don’t have to head to Bali to relax or up to Kimberley for adventure as there is plenty of both just south of Perth.
Choose your adventure from miles of incredible ocean coast and beautiful inland waterways. Find fun exploring our estuary, rivers, lakes and the open ocean by canoe, jet ski or boat.
As the weather warms up in November, crabbing season begins.
Blue swimmer crabs are native to Mandurah, and the area is renowned for excellent crabbing. By January the Peel Inlet-Harvey Estuary is swimming with full size crabs ready to be caught for your seafood dinner.
Nothing can prepare you for the overwhelming Christmas lights on display in the canals of Mandurah. Every year as December arrives, the spirit of celebration invades the Peel Region and you are able to smell the holiday season everywhere. Christmas time in the Mandurah canals is a time of celebration and holiday spirit as the canals begin to light up with amazing decorations. Residents decorate their beautiful yards, impressive balconies and huge homes with festive decor and thousands of fairy lights that reflect magically on the otherwise peaceful water.
To cruise or not to cruise… that is the question. In the end we decided to cruise, and I don’t regret it at all! I had the opportunity to forget about work, stress and everything else for 1 hour. How lucky am I?
We were invited by Mandurah Cruises to enjoy the adventure of a 1 hour scenic canal cruise around the beautiful and charming Mandurah waterways and I have to say, what a perfect break the daily routine.
As a newbie to Mandurah (and someone who doesn’t yet own a boat, canoe, kayak, jetski, wakeboard, you-name-it) I was keen to go to the Mandurah Boat Show and see what it was all about. As I figured we’d eventually get a water craft of some kind, the Boat Show struck me as exactly the right place to be to suss all this out. Might there be a boat there with my name on it?
New Mandurah friends invited us to go to the boat show - by boat - as you do here - and we commenced the quest with a fortifying lunch of fish at Catch 22 Restaurant after parking the neat craft alongside said restaurant. Great, I figured. With a bit of training, I could do that, I thought.
On entering the boat show, armed with a 2014 program which proclaimed I was about to encounter ‘a festival of boating,’ I didn’t know where to start. This was a happening place - demonstrations of gear, fish filleting, cooking, watercraft, dry docking systems, and, best of all, there was stuff here I’d never seen before - let alone dreamt of - like jet surfs!