By So Perth
Whether it’s adventure you seek or Zen to recharge the Mandurah and Peel Region has it all.
You don’t have to head to Bali to relax or up to Kimberley for adventure as there is plenty of both just south of Perth.
For the thrill seeker within here are 6 adventure experiences guaranteed to increase your adrenaline.
Tandem skydive as you fly through the air at terminal velocity of 200km/h over amazing Mandurah Beaches.
Go to the top with jumps up to 15,000ft, giving you over a minute of freefall time as you take in the incredible views of the whole Mandurah and Peel region.
Location: Williams Road, Pinjarra (view map)
For more details visit visitpeel.com.au
Tree Ropes Course
Unique treetop adventure.
Trees Adventure treetop courses at Lane Poole Reserve in Dwellingup are built around the beautiful pine and jarrah trees of Nanga Mill Campground, with amazing views as you take the flying fox through the treetops or quickly stop to catch your breath in the middle of one of the suspended bridges.
While you might be surrounded by the calming sounds and views of nature, there are 9 challenging levels to choose from including levels for kids from the age of 4 for your little adventure thrill seekers!
Take on over 80 challenges including over 1 kilometre of flying foxes when climbing in the jarrah treetops.
Location: Nanga Rd, Dwellingup (view map)
For more details visit treesadventure.com.au
Flying straight isn’t any fun.
Is it your dream to feel the exhilaration of a Tiger Moth in full flight as you experience the flight from the pilot seat. For the more adventurous you may include loops and barrel rolls.
Now available only 15 minutes from the heart of Mandurah. Enjoy the best view in the area.
Location: Murrayfield Aerodrome, Lakes Rd, Nambeelup (view map)
For more details visit visitpeel.com.au/royal-aero-club-of-wa
White Water Rafting
Seeking water adventure?
Action, water, speed, endless fun – that’s what you get when you go white water rafting in the rapids of the Murray River in Dwellingup.
Just 1 hour 15 minutes from Perth you will find your dose of adrenaline rush from June to October. You can book your white water rafting adventure with the local operator Dwellingup Adventures.
Location: 21 Newton St, Dwellingup (view map)
For more details visit dwellingupadventures.com.au
Adventure on 2 wheels!
Langford Park, near Jarrahdale, is one of Perth’s most popular mountain biking destination for beginners and advanced riders due to the gradual hills and fast, flowing singletrack.
Langford Park Trails
The Spine (0.5km): Easy trail that provides access to and from the trail loops. Lovers Lane (1.4km) The old fire trail takes an easy route through the forest. Perfect for anyone new to mountain biking.
Woodley’s Loop (4.4km): Fantastic, free flowing trail with good mix of fast descents and easy climbs.
Lovers Lane (1.4km): The old fire trail takes an easy route through the forest. Perfect for anyone new to mountain biking.
Reflectors (0.7km): Some of the best riding in Jarrahdale. This loop is perfect for night riding with reflectors to lead your way.
Valley of Opportunity (0.8km): Quick short loop with a fun descent into the valley. Perfect to combine with The Fox.
Button’s Fall (0.7km): A great fun, slightly technical trail that links up to The Fox trail.
Watch Your Head (0.7km): Great single track that provides fun flowing access to the Yellow Brick Road.
The Fox (4.1km): Great trail for light and technical riding through the forest. Incorporates some of the best fast flowing riding in the Jarrahdale area.
Yellow Brick Road (5.1km): A long flowing loop trail taking you along the outskirts of the park. Combine with Woodley’s Loop and The Fox for the longest ride in the park in a range of landscapes.
Location: Access Langford Park from Nettleton Rd (view map)
For more details visit trailswa.com.au
Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre
Controlled adrenaline rush.
Discover why rock climbing is becoming one of the fastest growing sports in Australia. Climbing is a great way to challenge yourself, build core strength and have a laugh with friends.
No experience required. If you are new to climbing or new to Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre their friendly staff will give you a safety instruction and show you how to use the climbing gear.
Come and experience the adrenaline of the climb!
Location: 3/12 Thornborough Road, Greenfields (view map)
Jumping out of planes, going loop-a-loop in a Tiger Moth, powering through rugged mountain bike trails and climbing walls, not your thing? Then you might be best partnered with one of Mandurah and Peel’s many relaxing activities.
Walking / Bush Walking
Get back to nature and relax in the fresh air with a walk/hike.
Stay fit and explore the Peel region at the same time.
Serpentine National Park: Located just one hour from Perth you will find Serpentine National Park.
Not only is Serpentine National Park home to the famous Serpentine Falls you will also find three walking trails – Falls Walk Trail, Baldwin’s Bluff Nature Track and Kitty’s Gorge Walk Track.
For more details visitpeel.com.au/serpentine-falls-walk-trail
Bibbulmun Track: The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world’s great long distance walk trails, stretching 1000km from Kalamunda in the Perth Hills, to Albany on the south coast. Passing through Dwellingup the trail is easy to explore in shorter sections of course.
For more details bibbulmuntrack.org.au
Len Howard Conservation Park: On the edge of the Peel-Harvey Estuary in Mandurah (Erskine), Len Howard Conservation Park has excellent bird watching opportunities. Take the Erskine Nature Trail along the foreshore and observe wildlife on the water from bird hides and lookouts.
For full list of Peel region walking trails visit visitpeel.com.au
Bali-style B&B in Mandurah
Bali in WA!
Why travel over 3 hours to Bali when you only need to travel 1 hour.
Bali @ Avalon is the perfect holiday getaway to relax and recharge. A Balinese style bed and breakfast peacefully tucked away just south of Mandurah on the coast of the Peel region providing resort style comfort with guest rooms set amongst tropical gardens with easy access to a pool and garden lounges – just like Bali.
Location:30 Yeedong Rd, Falcon (view map)
For more details visit baliavalon.com.au
Ibis Park Farmstay
Life is much more peaceful on the farm.
Located 30mins from Mandurah bounded by forest in a recently renovated 100-year-old Jarrah Cottage is Ibis Park Farmstay.
Experience life out on the farm with the 132-acre farm hosting a combination of domestic and native flora and fauna.
Perfect for not only a family vacation to get the little ones back to nature and away from the digital world.
Location: Ibis Park Farmstay (view map)
For more details visit visitpeel.com.au/ibis-park-farmstay
Lake Clifton Thrombolites
Take a walk at Lake Clifton.
Situated less than 30mins drive south of Mandurah you’ll find Lake Clifton and the Yalgorup National Park – home to the largest thrombolite reef in the Southern Hemisphere. Thrombolites are living rock-like structures that have formed on the edges of Lake Clifton, and are best viewed from the boardwalk.
After taking in the sights of the thrombolite reef go for a stroll with a 5km, 2 hours return walk trail that explores the eastern shoreline of Lake Clifton and is suitable for most ages and fitness levels.
Location: Lake Clifton (view map)
All year round swimming holes in the Peel region provide plenty of Instagram worthy snaps as well as the perfect place for a dip, SUP and or picnics.
Drakesbrook Weir is hotspot among locals for picnics on the grass and also ideal for swimming, canoeing, bushwalking and fishing. The crystal clear waters are refreshing and the surrounding bushland is tranquil.
The crystal clear waters are refreshing and the surrounding bushland make it seem that you are miles from the city – yet you are only 40 minutes from Mandurah
Location: Drakesbrook Weir, Waroona (view map)
Lane Poole Reserve
Forest-cloaked valleys and meandering waterways make Lane Poole an enchanting place to visit and its close proximity to Mandurah ensures its popularity.
Lane Poole is ideal for a relaxing dip, or you can even get a bit more adventurous with a SUP or canoe down the Murray.
There are also camping facilities on site, making this a perfect place for a weekend nature getaway.
Location: Banksiadale Rd, Dwellingup (view map)
Enjoy the Serpentine Falls rock pool with the waterfall flowing down from the 15m granite rock face.
This is definitely the spot for an adventure and relaxing swim. Serpentine Falls also has a grassy picnic area, shaded picnic tables, gas barbeques and toilets with access for people with disabilities, so that you can really make a day of it.
Location: Serpentine National Park, 100 Falls Rd, Serpentine (view map)
Looking for something unique and relaxing?
Take a cruise down the river exploring the magnificent waterways of the Peel Inlet, Harvey Estuary and the Murray River onboard a fully equipped houseboat.
For more details visit houseboatsmandurah.com.au
Houseboats, farms and Bali vibes not your thing? Relax in luxury at Seashells Mandurah.
Enjoy the finer things in life with 4.5 star luxury right on the beach at Seashells Mandurah ticking all the boxes for an easy and relaxing escape with a prime beach front location, humming marina and only a 45-minute drive from Perth.