The Peel Region is your destination for easily accessible adventures in all sorts of natural environments, only an hour south of Perth. Explore 5,600 square kilometres of outdoor fun – from the Indian Ocean coastline, up rivers, across estuaries and through bushland to the eastern escarpments. You’ll find so many unique experiences there, creating a bucket list is no easy feat. So we’ve picked the top ‘must dos’ for you.
Meet real cowboys at the Boddington Rodeo
Experience the wild, wild West at the Boddington Lions Rodeo annually in November. The highlights are bull riding, steer wrestling and bare back riding. Recognised as the largest Rodeo in Western Australia, the Rodeo Weekend has something in store for everyone: from shearing competition, fine arts and crafts, to carnival rides.
Skydive over Mandurah
This is the ultimate adventure! Experience a tandem jump over Mandurah’s pristine coastline and take in breathtaking views of the region.
Walk the Bibbulmun Track from Dwellingup
Another bucket list item to tick off is walking the Bibbulmun Track. This 1000 km long-distance walking trail also passes through the rustic township of Dwellingup, the gateway to Lane Poole Reserve – the largest park in the northern jarrah forest. The 120 km section between Dwellingup and Collie is a unique wilderness experience.
4WD on Preston Beach
Enjoy endless, clean beach when driving along Preston Beach in the shire of Waroona. Drive a scenic 20-kilometer long 4WD track between Preston Beach and Whitehills Beach, and you will be bestowed with stunning views.
Paddle with Dolphins
Explore Mandurah’s vast waterways by kayak. When you paddle on Mandjar Bay, right at the city centre, more often than not dolphins suddenly pop out of the water right next to you. An experience of a lifetime!
Cuddle a Koala
Cuddling a koala is another thing that should not be missed on your bucket list! At Cohunu Koala Park in Byford, you can get this wonderful experience plus a souvenir photo of you holding this cutie.
Walk the Baldwin Bluff Nature Walk
Walk the Baldwin’s Bluff Nature Track at Serpentine Falls National Park. This walk requires you to be reasonably fit as it climbs up gravel tracks to Baldwin’s Bluff. You will pass through jarrah and marri woodlands, eventually coming to wandoo woodland and then finally over exposed granite. But it’s worth the effort. When you get up to the top, you will enjoy a view to die for.
Find out more exciting experiences and adventures in the Peel Region at www.visitpeel.com.au