9. Catch your dinner in the Peel Inlet
MANDURAH ESTUARY AND PEEL INLET
|Address||Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah, Western Australia, 6210|
|Phone||+61 8 9550 3999|
|Fax||+61 8 9550 3990|
Home to a friendly school of dolphins and a big variety of water birds, Mandurah Estuary and Peel Inlet is just the place for water-based fun.
The safe waters of the estuary are perfect for boating and fishing, while three rivers run into Peel Inlet creating a pristine waterway environment.
Catch a meal of river prawns in early summer from the Murray and Serpentine Rivers, while king prawns are best during autumn. The Mandurah Estuary and Peel Inlet also produce excellent blue manna crabs during late summer and autumn.
There’s an annual crab festival in Mandurah in celebration of this local delicacy.
Popular spots to go fishing include the landings under the two Mandurah bridges, but if you have a boat, there’s a big waterway to explore – 155 square kilometres in total.
Dolphins are regularly spotted in the area, and special dolphin watching cruises take you up close to these friendly creatures.
Regular estuary and inlet boat cruises operate throughout the season from Mandurah.
The southern shores of these inland waters are also home to an important bird habitat.