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WHAT TO DO
Golfers are spoilt for choice in the Peel region,
otherwise known as the Golf Coast. Choose
between the Kennedy Bay course, Secret
Harbour Golf Links, or the Meadow Springs
Country Club, which is rated one of the top ten
resort courses in Australia. Beware of the winds,
however: they can ruin your shots.
Skipper a boat
Don your skipper’s cap and explore Mandurah’s
extensive waterways and canals by boat. Catch
some fish or swimmer crabs for dinner, or simply
cruise along at your own pace and marvel at the
wildlife. There are boat ramps and launching
facilities all around Mandurah, or skip the hassle
and hire a boat for the day or weekend.
One of the best ways to get away from it all is
to take the road less travelled. Take your 4WD
south-east towards Boddington and hit the
Captain Fawcett Commemorative Track from
Dawn Creek Road to Quindanning Road.
Wander among the trees
Starting at the Dwellingup Visitor Centre,
follow the six-kilometre return walk through the
forest of towering trees. The kids will love these
giants of the forest, and they can hop inside
the hollow arboreal treasures while marvelling
at their age, size and majesty.
10TH ALL AUSTRALIAN
This huge, family-friendly
event is about so much more
than cars. In addition to
the hundreds of Australian
classic cars on display,
there’s a market, kids’
entertainment, an outdoor
variety show and a fantastic
wine and food expo.
April 14, Pinjarra
HOT SHORE SHUFFLE
Catch the final dates in this
series of free concerts and
dance workshops that’s
livening up the streets of
Mandurah. Swing, flamenco,
hip-hop and tango will get
your toes tapping.
April 14, 21 and 28,
WA’s most popular family
camping festival is a
celebration of folk, roots,
blues, acoustic, Celtic,
a capella and world music,
in a bushland setting.
Markets and workshops
will also be in full swing.
April 26–28, Fairbridge
Mandurah’s major arts and
cultural festival transforms
the city into a huge
exhibition space. With
art and entertainment on
almost every corner, it’s a
celebration of the region’s
unique cultural heritage
April 28–May 5, Eastern
Experience the friendly
atmosphere of one of WA’s
oldest towns. The historic
Edenvale Precinct sets
the scene for the Pinjarra
Festival, offering a family
weekend of sport, arts and
crafts, entertainment and
local produce stalls.
June 1–2 , Pinjarra.
Antique aficionados and
lovers of hand-made
tchotchkes will adore
spending the weekend
combing stall after stall
along Mandurah’s tree-
lined foreshore. You never
know what bargains and
retro treasures you’ll find.
June 15–16, Mandurah.
Dine by train
Like the sound of a five-course meal in a vintage
train? Every Saturday night, the Etmilyn Forest
Diner invites guests to enjoy a meal in the
genteel 1919 dining car or the 1884 club car. The
train departs from the Dwellingup railway station
and reservations are definitely recommended.
Visit vintage UK
Anglophiles, rejoice! The Abingdon Miniature
Village in Mandurah boasts scale model
miniatures of historic buildings from the UK.
The four-acre estate also comprises award-
winning gardens, mazes, a model-train town,
mini golf, playground, picnic and barbecue areas.
Paddle down the Murray
Hire a canoe or kayak, and paddle a section
of the beautiful Murray River. With a little luck,
you might even spot a dolphin or two. Finish
the day with a classic pub lunch overlooking
the river, at the historic Ravenswood Hotel.
Dwellingupadventures.com.au is a good place to
book equipment hire and find self-guided tours .
The Cut golf course.
Stretch Arts Festival.
The Etmilyn Forest Diner train.
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