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Country Craft, Coast & Cruise

Time to enjoy local craft and natural beauty in the Peel Region

Time to enjoy local craft and natural beauty in the Peel Region

A delightfully relaxing, full-day tour which takes in some of the historical and natural attractions plus the local craft of the Peel Region, south of Perth. The morning is spent at the historic Edenvale Homestead Precinct in Pinjarra: an activity hub for local community craft groups (potters, quilters, artists and machine enthusiasts). Late morning continue south and stroll along a raised boardwalk on the banks of pristine Lake Clifton to view the thrombolites: amazing living organisms which have existed over 2000 years. Dine at a local restaurant overlooking the Dawesville Cut and the Peel Inlet. Conclude the day by cruising the Mandurah waterways: home to many species of migratory water birds, bottle-nosed dolphins as well as luxury, waterside homes.

Departs:  8.30am TUE, THU      Returns: 5.30pm

TOUR CODE: GWCT 11

 

 

 

More time to enjoy…….

Free pick up/drop off from Perth City accommodation

Coach touring with informative commentary

The amazing local craft at the Edenvale Homestead

A relaxing cruise with commentary on the Mandurah waterways


Tour Itinerary (9 Hours)

  • 1

    Welcome Aboard

    Pick ups from Perth City hotels and tour departure.

  • 2

    Drive south to historic Pinjarra

    Located on the banks of the Murray River, Pinjarra was established as a colonial settlement around 1834 and has many historic landmarks including the beautifully-restored Edenvale Homestead; once home to a former WA Premier Sir Ross McLarty, a descendant of Scottish colonists.

  • 3

    Morning Tea & Local Craft

    We take the time to enjoy some morning tea in one of the spacious reception rooms of the 1888 homestead before exploring the surrounding buildings of the heritage precinct where we have the opportunity to meet and chat with the local artisans: potters, quilters, artists and machine enthusiasts and browse the Gift Shop where an interesting array of other locally- produced craft items are on display for sale.

  • 4

    Lake Clifton - view the amazing thrombolites

    From Pinjarra, we cut across country towards the coast passing through the neighbouring farmlands to Lake Clifton in the Yalgorup National Park. The pristine waters of this freshwater lake are the location of the largest collection of thrombolites in the Southern Hemisphere. Over the millennia these amazing, living organisms have created a reef of stepping – stone formations which extends for six kilometres along the eastern fringe of the lake which we can view via a raised boardwalk.

  • 5

    Lunch at the Dawesville Cut

    Enjoy a delicious two-course lunch at a delightful restaurant overlooking a local marina and the Dawesville Cut: an artificial outlet to the Indian Ocean engineered to flush out micro-algal blooms in the shallow Peel-Harvey estuary

  • 6

    Mandurah – Relaxing Waterways Cruise

    A short drive from Dawesville brings us to the booming town of Mandurah; one of the fastest-growing coastal towns in Australia and home to canal and beachside living. Here we take a relaxing one –hour cruise on the Peel Inlet. Many species of migratory birds can be seen in the protected wetlands and pods of bottle-nosed dolphins are frequent visitors to the estuary. Sit back and relax as you cruise the natural and artificial waterways.

  • 7

    Tour concludes in Perth City Centre

    Feeling very relaxed we return to Perth. Drop offs at Perth City Hotels

Note: Times given are approximate and may differ due to weather conditions and/or unforeseen delays

We enjoyed it

★★★★★
5 5 1
We enjoyed the variety of places visited and the historical background to each place. Edenvale in Pinjarra provided an interesting insight into the history of the McLarty family. It is good that this block of town also houses a number of community groups and their interests. It is a living museum in the midst of a township that services the surrounding countryside. Our driver was outstanding in her knowledge, company and commentary. This tour is highly-recommended. We enjoyed it.


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By Train/tube

Catch a train to Perth Underground Station, then head North-West down Murray Street.

By bus

Catch a bus heading towards Murray St Raine Square Red Cat 23.

By Taxi/cabs

Ask the driver to take you to the Mantra on Murray Hotel, at 305 Murray Street, Perth

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