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Activities in and around PinjarraPinjarra is one of the oldest towns in Western Australia, founded in 1834 by Sir Thomas Peel. The town boasts many fine examples of our early heritage, typified by the Old Court House and Old Post Office in George Street which is the main thoroughfare and continuance of the South West Highway. Also located in this area are St John’s Church, the Old Schoolhouse and Edenvale, a huge gracious dwelling of 18 rooms originally the home of Edward McLarty.
The historic site of the infamous Pinjarra Massacre of 1834 is really excellent and well worth a visit. You can download details of the massacre from www.pinjarramassacresite.com.au
Just a stone’s throw south is the famous Old Blythewood, the home of John McLarty, built in 1860. North of Pinjarra is the Fairbridge settlement that was established as a farm school for British orphan children in 1912.
Peel Zoo is within walking distance. The zoo provides a hands on experience for its visitors. It is a privately funded zoo, focusing on education and conservation, and a wonderful place to spend a day. The zoo is constantly expanding, taking on more animals, and working with the community to protect and conserve local wildlife. The zoo has a new veterinary hospital, programs for children, breeding programs for various animals, and is a sanctuary for wildlife in the peel region. For more information visit www.peelzoo.com
MandurahWe are located just 15 minutes from the busy seaside town of Mandurah. Here there are a host of activities on offer. There are several boutique shops, galleries and restaurants on the Foreshore. Mandurah being both on the Peel Estuary and besides the ocean offers boat and fishing charters, crabbing, canoeing and dolphin sightseeing excursions and many more. You can even experience the sensation of walking on water without getting wet at Aqua Bubble, or take an exhilarating boat ride on the Marine Extreme Performance boat tours, hire Jet Skis, or take a relaxing luncheon cruise.
Mandurah & the Peel Region are the perfect and quick adventure getaway when taking a short break from Perth.
So close to Perth but a million miles from city life, you find a massive area waiting to be explored from the Indian Ocean coastline, up rivers, across estuaries and through native bushland to the eastern escarpments.
For the adrenaline seeker, the nature lover, the food connoisseur and the art enthusiast, the Peel Region is the place for your next adventure, anytime.
Be inspired and find more things to do on www.visitpeel.com.au.