MAPTO recently hosted Inside Cover editor, Ben O’Shea in the region, taking him on George Walley’s Mandjoogoordap Dreaming tour. Read Ben’s subsequent article in Inside Cover here
After recently hosting Inside Cover Editor, Ben O’Shea, MAPTO share with Ben the news that a pumpkin at the Dwellingup Pumpkin Festival at Easter broke the WA record for the heaviest pumpkin. See Ben’s article here
In what dolphin experts say is an Australian first and possibly only the second episode in the world, the birth of a baby dolphin in the wild has been caught on camera in Mandurah, Western Australia. This rare event, which took place on April 11, 2018, was spotted by Mandurah Cruises’ staff, giving crew members and 30 lucky guests a rare and unexpected experience. Nearby volunteers from the Mandurah Dolphin Rescue Group then attended the scene and were able to capture exclusive vision and photos of the 1.5-hour labour, the birth, the newborn’s first breath and post-birth interaction between the mother and her calf.
Media coverage of the occurrence was as follows:
Mandjoogoordap Dreaming was recently featured on the Channel 9 travel program Destination WA whre the presenter learnt about bush foods, native wildlife, medicinal plants and the thrombolites from host George Walley. Destination WA airs at 5.30pm Sundays on Channel Nine in WA, and 12.30pm nationally on Saturdays. The 15-part series is supported by Tourism WA and partners. See the segment here.
Every second Thursday afternoon Karen talks with Peter Rowe on 6MM’s Drive Through program on what’s on and things to do in Mandurah and the Peel Region over the next two weeks. Listen to Karen’s past segments here
State Government Tourism Minisiter Media release on the Tourism WA Ni Hao trade event held in March 2018. Statement includes details on the experiences enjoyed by the Chinese delegates, including the wild seafood experience cruise in Mandurah. See full statement here
Subsequent article released by the Guardian Express here
MAPTO hosted Weekend Notes journalist in January 2018 to experience tours with Mandjoogoordap Dreaming, Jet-xtreme Segways and Mandurah Cruises, dinner at Redmanna and accommodation at The Sebel. Nadine also visited various sites and wineries on her drive to Mandurah. The following articles have already been published with more to be released soon:
After several meetings, MAPTO, City of Mandurah and Mandurah Cruises have forged a strong new partnership with Ostar Media group which has resulted in the destination, tourism product and events to be featured in their media platforms over the coming months, including the Oriental Post newspaper, Chinese Radio FM90.5 FM104.5, Oriental Lifestyle website and Wechat. Ostar targets the 50,000 plus Perth Chinese community which totals at least 50,000 plus audiences in China, Hong Kong, Macau and South East Asia through their digital channels. Promotional activities already taking place include Mandurah Cruises hosting the group on a Wild Seafood Experience cruise with videos and images of the trip to be posted online by Ostar, City of Mandurah arranging an interview with the Mayor to air on their radio station and advertising of upcoming events and weekly editorial content on the destination in the Oriental Post. The first editorial can be viewed here.
During Sir Paul McCartney’s Perth concert in December 2017 he told a story of how he was once joined by dolphins when swimming at a Mandurah beach with this family. He was so moved by the experience he he sang to them. View him telling the story at the 1:50 min mark of the video here.