The Peel Region is a fresh wonderland of water, from surging surf to babbling brook to peaceful estuary, and the variety of waterbased activities is spectacular.
With its world-class marina, pleasure boats and pontoons for hire, and an extraordinary range of experiences above and below the sparkling waves, Mandurah is a water playground.
For fishing enthusiasts, the beaches, the estuary, the lakes and the rivers are easy to access and routinely reward even amateur anglers with a prize catch. Take a deep-sea fishing charter for an even more thrilling day out.
Crabbing is a Mandurah tradition, and it’s easy to cast a net from a local jetty or a dinghy and pull up tasty blue swimmer crab.
Join the surf-loving locals, wax your board and ride the crystal Indian Ocean. Divers can explore an historic shipwreck and the teeming sealife on a local reef.
If you want to feel the wind in your hair and ocean spray on your face, get aboard a jetski and speed across the waves of Comet Bay.
For a more leisurely time, cruise the Peel-Harvey Estuary and see how many dolphins you can spot. These playful, inquisitive animals regularly put on a show in a bow wave or just off the estuary foreshore. Specific dolphin tours are available.
Further into the Peel hinterland, you can take to the rivers for some splashy fun. Have a slow paddle down the Hotham River at Boddington, get your adrenaline pumping with white-water rafting down the winter rapids of the Murray River, or take a refreshing dip at Serpentine Falls.
Mandurah’s ‘meeting place’ origins are dramatically demonstrated by the fact that the estuary is fed by a web of over 130 individual rivulets and streams. Most are modest waterways, but the cumulative effect is a landscape of towns, farms and forests where flowing water seems ever present.