Quality Suites Crest Mandurah
1 The Palladio
Mandurah, WA 6210
Phone: (61) 08 95835710
Fax: (61) 08 95815838
Also known as Western Foreshore, Hall Park is a popular picnic spot in Mandurah. This river-side park is also an ideal venue for circus troupes and regular sports meets.
Feed a selection of native and introduced animals, meet the koalas and chat to the camels. This is a hands-on wildlife park with kangaroos, wombats, deer, water buffalo, and plenty more. Regular tours of the koala enclosure ensure an intimate encounter with one of Australia's cuddly icons. Amusements include a great water playground and a golfing range. Other amenities: a kiosk that serves light meals, and barbecue and picnic facilities.
See a telephone exchange in action. View solar and alternative energy exhibits. Linga Longa is an educational and science based park covering. Meet farm animals, find your way through a maze, and explore the hands-on discovery center. This is an excellent place to take the family and the kids will love the mini train rides. Started in 1995, the park offers plenty of fun games and activities to keep everyone happy. There are picnic areas with barbecues, and a kiosk.
This extensive Heritage Rose Garden at Pinjarra is the only heritage rose garden in the southwest region of Western Australia. Located on a historical site, it nicely complements the old buildings that surround it. Dating the garden and the site has been a little difficult. However, of the 364 old-fashioned roses, the youngest dates back to 1953! In 1995, a new memorial section of the garden was dedicated to fallen soldiers from the area. Call ahead for more details.
First settled in 1833, Pinjarra lies on the banks of the Murray River. One of the oldest towns in Western Australia, the area comprises predominantly of dairy and cattle farms. However, the region also reflects an historical link to the timber industry. Pinjarra is the site of the Battle of Pinjarra, also known as the Pinjarra Massacre, a battle that occurred in 1834 between local Aborigines and early settlers. In this ferocious dispute over land, 300 Aboriginals (men, women and children) were killed. Call ahead for more details.
If you are heading into the Perth Hills for a drive, why not go a little further to Pinjarra. This home, founded in what was originally a farming community, reflects the life of early settlers. Old Blythewood, a delightful home and property, overlooks the Murray River. Built in the 1860s, it is furnished with antiques reflecting the early farm lifestyle. The house also displays other items collected from around the Murray district.
Unique plants, birds and other wildlife reside in a series of salt and freshwater lakes in the Rockingham Lakes Regional Park. Lake Richmond, the most popular, offers a wonderful walk that follows the shoreline. A striking feature along the way is the unusual prehistoric domed thrombolites. The Naragebup Environment Centre is worth a visit. It boasts an array of useful information and some interesting exhibits. Other sites to visit include Lakes Cooloongup and Walungup plus the Ansley and Paganoni Swamps.
Situated within the Shoalwater Marine Park is a group of ideal beaches for children. Cape Peron offers a wonderful series of small bays with rocky outcrops making the area an adventure to explore. This is a great spot for snorkeling and shore diving. The best time for diving is in the morning before the wind begins to blow too much. Ferries and tours to the islands run from Mersey Point.