BALDIVIS AND PEEL REGION
Baldivis and Peel Region
Baldivis and the Peel region have become a leisure mecca for lovers of everything from water sports and fishing to wine tasting. Treat your tastebuds to a leisurely tour sampling local wines and produce, or give the rest of your body a workout indulging in a host of activities at the Waterski Park.[Click for full map view]
You can get to Baldivis and the Waterski Park from Perth city centre in just 30 minutes, heading south on the Kwinana Freeway. Allow a full day if you're exploring the diverse Peel region beyond.
Five manmade lakes, complete with slalom course and jump, challenge your skill at the Waterski Park in Baldivis. However, you don't have to be an expert at water skiing and wake boarding to enjoy a day here - there's tuition available for novices if you're looking to make a splash for the first time.
The broader Peel region is an area of incredible contrasts, stretching from the Indian Ocean coast and coastal plain, to rolling farmland and the majestic native forests of the Darling Scarp. It means there's a range of activities to choose from. Explore local boutique vineyards and olive farms. Take a stroll or cycle along the coast. Try your luck at fishing from the beach. Or grab a kayak and explore the coastline.
With Shoalwater Islands Marine Park close by and an array of pristine islands, reefs and shipwrecks, the Peel district is also a popular destination for diving, snorkelling and wildlife watching. Venture to Penguin Island and you'll come face to feathered face with the largest colony of little penguins on the west coast, who share their island with more than 50 species of seabird and rare Australian sea lions.
Take a detour to Rockingham and you'll get the chance to tick your bucket list by joining a swimming tour with the wild dolphins of Cockburn Sound.
The range of accommodation and dining options is equally diverse. Take your pick from grand hotels, resorts, marina-side chalets, motels, caravan parks and bed and breakfast accommodation in Rockingham and Mandurah as your base for exploring Baldivis and the Peel region.