Mandurah Sightseeing Tours
What a great introduction to Mandurah
Shout it from the roof tops. A fantastic tour that will get you acquainted, on a personal level, with Mandurah. From the 2000 year old Thrombolites to our spectacular waterways and beach’s. Culture and heritage, wildlife, bird watching or a Brewery or two?
Take the four hour "Introduction to Mandurah Tour" or you could choose from one of the many alternate destinations. You are spoilt for choice. Perhaps you prefer a gourmet extravaganza and chocolate delights… Yum - Yum... or what about some delightful wineries or shops and markets.
Introduction to Mandurah tour
We pick you from either the Mandurah Railway Station, your local accommodation in and around Mandurah or the Mandurah Visitor Centre and head towards the Dolphin Quays Marina precinct. This has a dazzling array of shops, market stalls, cafes and restaurants plus a huge Marina that is home to around 500 boats of all shapes and sizes.
Drive along the Breakwater to the Fisherman's wharf and we might see the cray fishermen dropping off their catch or a pod of majestic dolphins swimming in the estuary.
A trip through town sees us stop off at the historical Anglican Church. This was consecrated on the 25th of October, 1871 by the Rt Revd Mathew Blagden Hale, Bishop of Perth. We then have a wander thru the grounds where many of our early day settlers and pioneers are buried.
From here we go to the Western foreshore and the futuristic War Memorial, located on the main entrance into the canals. We then travel past Halls Cottage and onto Port Bouvard where you can check out one of our local surf clubs that is located next to the Dawesville Channel. This is an amazing man-made canal, cut between the Indian Ocean and the Peel/Harvey Inlet.
Now it is just a short drive to Lake Clifton where you will see the ancient Thrombolites. There is a leisurely walk you can take near the lake plus a boardwalk that takes you right over the Thrombolites. This is the largest reef of the living fossils in the Southern hemisphere.
Can you believe, these living creatures have been around for 3,500 million years?
Perhaps some refreshment?
We can drop into the Cape Bouvard Winery & Brewery if you choose. This is located just up from the Boardwalk. Enjoy an award winning beer or beautifully blended wine. Perhaps morning or afternoon tea under the ancient Tuart trees, weather permitting.
On the way back we have a stop off at the famous Watties Place. They have an enviable reputation of having the freshest of fresh seafood in the entire Mandurah region. Their family has fished in and around the Peel inlet and Mandurah waters since the early 1890's. Choose from a wide range of fish and crabs (season dependent) as well as delicious king prawns and filleted fish.
We now take the scenic drive around the estuary plus have a wander over a boardwalk that is situated right on the water. This is an ideal viewing platform which will give you some idea of just how vast the Peel/Harvey Inlet actually is. It is in fact the biggest inland water way in Australia. Now we meander our way to the Marina in Port Bouvard which is located on the northern side of the Dawesville channel. This is another great place to relax and have morning tea, before heading back to town along the coast.
First stop is Avalon beach and this is one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. There is a good chance you could see kite-surfers and what an exciting spectacle that is to watch.
Pick up points: -At your accommodation in Mandurah - Mandurah Train Station - Mandurah Visitor Centre Pick up is from 7am for fishing tour and 8.30am for all other tours.
If the client cancels 48 hours prior to the tour we refund 100% less a cancellation fee of $50. If the client cancels within 48 hours of the tour there is no refund.