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Things to do in Peel

Things To Do in Peel Rockingham


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Diving at Point Peron

This is a fair weather dive site with many swim throughs and one or two larger caves. Popular for snorkellers as well, so it’s a great family day out.

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Entry is easy via a few steps with a hand rail into the water. There is a swim of about 130m to mushroom rocks, 300m to the suggested dive site (depth 7m) and it’s about 500m to the outer reef which lies in about 10m. There are reefs to the North which are a bit of a hike to lug equipment to but worth it if you are looking for deeper caves and swim throughs.

This site is part of the Shoal Water Islands Marine Park. An alternative entry for diving the Northern Point is the car park on the Northern side of the peninsular. But a long and boring swim over sand.

The geology is limestone and whilst largely fished out, there is nevertheless plenty to see including: Sea urchins, anemones, turban shells, sea stars, octopus, sea horses, and lots of colourful growth including hard and soft corals and bait fish which are predated upon by the penguins, etc. Take a torch for the caves but be careful of overhead environments.

Four Wheel Driving At Tim's Thicket

15km south of Mandurah and a bit over an hour’s drive from Perth, Tim’s Thicket is one of the closest 4WD beaches south of the city.

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It is a popular spot for fishing, snorkelling, and in the right conditions, surfing. People have been known to catch salmon here at the right time of year, so make sure you pack your fishing rod along with your surfboard (or boogie board!). It is a 2km stretch of coastline, marked by a limestone reef at its southern end.

If a low tide permits, you can drive past the reef and access another 4WD track to get back to your starting point via the Yalgorup National Park. However, do make sure you are aware of the tide times, as you do not want to be stranded on the wrong side of the reef.

Once you have come to the end of Tim’s Thicket Road (accessible off Old Coast Road) you will see the pedestrian track leading to the beach, and the 4WD track to your right. This 4WD track will take you to the beach, where you’ll have to stop to let down your tyres.

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