Escape to Mandurah and the Peel Region this Winter
Winter in Mandurah & the Peel Region is a magical time, where rivers rise and the whole forest comes to colourful life.
So shake the winter blues, pack up the car and head south to Mandurah and Peel for an escape that will have you rejoicing in the joys of winter. Stretching from the white sands and blue waters of the coast to the rugged terrain of the Darling Scarp, the whole region offers a wide range of winter activities from exploring the vast waterways and national parks, to visiting wineries and bush walking along trails through the vast Jarrah forests.
And if driving is not your thing, simply step aboard the Mandurah line rail service to Mandurah, which will whisk you from the city to this holiday getaway in less than an hour.
Choose Your own Winter Adventure
To really enjoy your visit, why not consider booking into a hotel and extending your Mandurah escape. There’s a fabulous array of accommodation to choose from – just imagine yourself on your hotel balcony or patio, wiling away the hours with a good book, looking up occasionally to watch a bird land on the water or watching a golden sunset reflected across the bay?
Mandurah is also the perfect place to base yourself and take day trips out to explore the whole Peel Region. You’ll find beautiful wineries, charging river ways, hills cloaked in blankets of verdant greens and tiny timber towns nestled amid the forest.
Serpentine-Jarrahdale Shire forms the northern part of the region and offers some breathtaking scenery with many natural attractions. Be sure to visit the Serpentine Falls while you’re in the area, which is particularly beautiful in wintertime. After exploring this nature-rich region, get back in the car and head to Pinjarra, one of the oldest towns in WA and the Murray Shire. It offers many a chance to step back in time at significant heritage sites. From Pinjarra you have several options. You may choose to continue down the South Western Highway to Waroona and onto the coast, or take the Pinjarra Williams Road to Dwellingup and Boddington. Waroona is nestled at the foot of the Darling Range and offers a quaint town centre and nature-rich surrounds. Towards the coast, you’ll find the natural haven of Yalgorup. This 12,888 hectare national park contains 11 coastal lakes, wetlands, strands of rare tuart eucalypt trees and stunning native banksias.
Or, if you take the other drive option, you’ll arrive in Dwellingup and, a little further still, Boddington. These destinations offer a host of ways to get the blood pumping and escape the winter blues. Take the plunge and experience the exhilaration of white water rafting. Or take to the forests and try hiking, mountain biking or horse riding along a forest trail.
For more inspiration, adventures, tour or accommodation bookings, head to www.visitpeel.com.au.