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Information Centres in Peel Rockingham
- (08) 9535 5399
View Mandurah's luxury canal side homes or cruise the scenic Peel Inlet and Murrah River. Cruise leisurely amoung the dolphins and birdlife or go fishing, crabbing, swimming and sightseeing.
Blue Manna Boat Hire offers a fleet of well maintained self drive boats ready and waiting at our jetty, easily operated by any member of the family with our new 8 seater LARGE PONTOON BOAT now available.
"NO LICENSE OR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY"
Go SIGHTSEEING! Our wonderful dolphins are almost always out there to accompany you as you check out the vast array of birdlife. View Mandurah’s luxury canal homes or cruise the scenic Peel Inlet right down to the incredible man made Dawesville Cut. Take time to cruise all the way up the majestic Murray River. Perhaps tie up to the jetty for a cold drink and some lunch at one of the lovely riverside pubs , restaurants or deli’s.
Go FISHING! We have all the gear right here … Rod / reel combo’s for hire or sale, hand lines and a wide range of bait and tackle tailored for our local waters. For the serious fisherman please contact us about our “PUNT FISHING SPECIAL” Our punt is a ripper flat bottom “tinnie” ideal for getting into those good little “secret spots” Book a trip of 3 hours or more and your first hour and 2 packets of bait are absolutely FREE! Remember….Blue Manna Boat Hire operates all year round. Mandurah often enjoys a very mild winter with fine temperate days ideal for fishing and we offer further discounts and bonuses in the off season.
Go CRABBING! From December through to April the famous Mandurah Blue Manna crab population explodes creating the fun of catching them and delight of cooking them up as a summer delicacy. We supply crab nets and equipment FREE with your boat and stock plenty of crab bait of course.
Take the FAMILY PET! Please feel free ,why should they miss out.
So remember we have everything you need for your day out on the water with a great stock of ICE, BAIT, CRAB NETS, FISHING TACKLE (for hire or sale) and DRINKS. There’s also plenty of great tucker to take with you, available right here at the fabulous world class DOLPHIN QUAY MARINA.
Blue Manna's boats are ideal for fishing, crabbing, swimming, sightseeing or just leisurely cruising among the dolphins or birdlife .
All Boats are User Friendly.
Pensioner Discount is available.
Fast Escapes. Natural Breaks. Just an hour south of Perth, Mandurah & the Peel region offers everything from coastlines, rivers and estuaries to bushland. Enjoy 6,600 square kilometres of outdoor fun.
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The Peel region is one of the most beautiful and most diverse regions of Western Australia. The region encompasses Mandurah, Murray (Pinjarra & Dwellingup), Waroona, Boddington and Serpentine/Jarrahdale and is the perfect destination for your natural adventures, right on Perth's doorstep.
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. Spend your day kayaking, bush walking, off-road cycling or even on a horseback in the vast open spaces and state forests or sample local wines and produce and spot kangaroos and local wildlife. The opportunities are endless.
For information about Mandurah and the Peel region, the Mandurah Visitor Centre is the place to go.
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The Peel Region encompasses a wide variety of refreshing experiences.
Here, you can smell wildflowers along a bush trail, stretch your legs on a world-class golf course, catch a glimpse of underwater marvels on a diving expedition, taste luscious, award-winning wines, cast a fishing line or a crabbing net, dine first-class, pitch a tent amidst the sound of a babbling stream, or walk out into shimmering ocean waves.
Trek a section of the famous Bibbulmun Track or cycle a leg of the new Munda Biddi Cycle Trail. Try your hand at white water rafting, visit a feature garden or just relax as you enjoy the Peel Region's extensive smorgasbord of natural delights - a network of inland waterways, wetlands, lakes, forests, National Parks and sandy ocean beaches. The Peel is a great place to get back to nature.
Less than sixty minutes drive south from Perth and only 48 minutes by train, the Peel Region covers an area of 5,500 square kilometers and includes five sub-regions: Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Murray (including Pinjarra and Dwellingup), Boddington, Waroona and Mandurah. Each region with its unique characteristics and visitor attractions is featured on this website.
You can explore the Peel region on a day excursion from Perth, or spend some extra time to really enjoy the region whilst relaxing in a range of superb holiday accommodation. For your extra enjoyment, festivals and special events take place year round (see Whats On). To help make your visit complete, the Mandurah Destination Guide, maps and a lot of other useful holiday information can be found by contacting the Mandurah Visitor Centre on 9550 3999.
Just 40km South of Perth, Rockingham is much more than award winning beaches – there’s something special for everyone. Whether you want to surf, dive, swim, play golf, meet dolphins, penguins or sea lions, taste award winning wines, eat great food while you watch the world go by, or learn about our region’s indigenous heritage. It’s right here in Rockingham.
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You can swim with or watch the world famous Rockingham Dolphins or take a cruise on a boat to experience the best of iconic Australian nature experiences. Penguin Island has magnificent rugged coastline and shallow, protected bays, a wonderful place to explore both on land and in the water.
Rockingham has over 40km of magnificent open water to explore with scuba diving or Snorkelling for all ages and levels of ability. The Saxon Ranger dive wreck is offshore at Safety Bay. The West Coast Dive Park is within Shoalwater Islands Marine Park, an area renowned for its safe calm waters, pristine beaches, and abundance of fish species.
Tours & Activities
Rockingham has a variety of tours and activities for the young and young at heart.Safety Bay is a world renowned windsurfing and kite-surfing destination for keen and experienced surfers. If you have never tried it before, you can learn to windsurf or kite-surf ideal, gentle conditions at Safety Bay or take a surfing lesson in the perfect beginner’s waves at Secret Harbour. Enjoy a picnic or a barbeque on the superb shaded grass of Bell and Churchill Parks beside the calm, clear waters of Rockingham Beach. With plenty of tables and BBQ facilities plus a huge play area for kids, it’s the ideal family area for fun and relaxation.
Perth’s Golf Coast
Rockingham boasts some of the most challenging and picturesque golf courses in the Perth Metropolitan area. The stretch of coast from Kwinana to Mandurah is home to five top quality golf courses which have justifiably given rise to the term ‘Golf Coast’. Clubs are located only a short drive from the Rockingham town centre and offer great value with green fees starting from as low as $18.
Baldivis Karnup Wine Trail
The Baldivis Karnup Wine Trail is one of WA’s most promising wine regions, located in the renowned Tuart soils of the Rockingham hinterland with most wineries only a short drive from the Rockingham City centre. The Baldivis Karnup Wine Trail is part of the greater Peel Wine Region, which takes in local and national award winning wineries from as far south as Lake Clifton and as far east as Jarrahdale. All the wineries are a comfortable drive apart and perfect for a pleasant day’s tasting with family and friends.
Restaurants & Cafés
A short drive of 45 minutes south of the Perth CBD will bring you to some of the Best dining experiences found anywhere in WA, not only for the quality of the cuisine but also the superb Settings boasted by many of the establishments. Many of Rockingham’s restaurants have an ever changing range of menu items utilising seasonal produce plus the best local ingredients, including Cockburn Sound mussels and local seafood.
Points of Interest
CATALPA RESCUE - Escape of the Fremantle Six in 1876 Learn about the historic Escape of six members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (Fenians) from Fremantle Prison in 1876.
Z FORCE MEMORIAL A short distance past the Catalpa Memorial by the Jetty is the memorial commemorating the Z Force. The Z Force was formed during World War II and was a combination of British and Australian Army, Navy and Air Forces.
NAVAL MEMORIAL PARK Situated on the corner of Rockingham Beach Rd and Governor Rd is a memorial dedicated to the memory of HMAS Perth and those who perished with her.
CAPE PERON Once a main observation post for a World War II coastal battery, the lookout gives a commanding view of Cockburn Sound, the attractive coastline and the Shoalwater Island Marine Park.
GARDEN ISLAND The site of a maintenance facility for the Royal Australian Navy, with a causeway 13,809 feet (4,209 metres) long linking it with the mainland. However, public access to the island is by private boat only.
ROCKINGHAM FORESHORE Rockingham is well known for its shady, grassed foreshores and beautiful clean beaches. Rockingham foreshore has picnic tables, benches and free electric bbq’s amongst the trees. With Excellent children’s playgrounds, it’s the perfect spot for a family day out.
If you love the sun on your back and your toes in the sand, you’ll adore Rockingham’s beaches, some of the best in Perth. For safe, calm, shallow water swimming and sandy beaches, Rockingham Beach, Palm Beach, Safety Bay, Shoalwater, Warnbro and Port Kennedy are the best places to go.
Rockingham has a range of shopping centres spread throughout the region that are easy to find and located on major roads.
A number of heritage trails, walks and drives exist within the region. The “Old Rockingham” and “Rockingham - Jarrahdale” heritage trail brochures provide excellent information and are available from the Rockingham Visitor Centre or more historical information can be obtained from the Rockingham Historical Society Museum.
Visitor Centre Open 7 days a week, closed 25th & 26th December.
The Shire of Boddington is nestled behind the Darling Scarp an encompasses the Hotham, Crossman & Williams Rivers. A perfect distance for day trips or an overnight getaway
The Shire of Boddington, a part of the Peel Region, is only 1 1/2 hours drive from Perth City and is the perfect distance for a quick rural getaway or day trip. Boddington has 2 of the largest ore producing mines in Western Australia, an abundance of timber reserves to explore and encompasses the Williams, Crossman and Hotham Rivers. You can delight the tastebuds with local produce from our cafes, wineries and hotels, explore the walk trails and river pathways or set up camp in the riverside Caravan Park to relax in nature, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Boddington community is reknown for welcoming visitors and thinks nothing of engaging in a chat along the street or welcoming you to local events and activities. Accommodation is varied and unique, from small main street motels and hotels, to authentic farm stays and heritage inns, you can always try something new in our Shire.