Peel Onscreen in Perth Cinemas














The second commercial in a series of three specially produced cinema advertisements created by MAPTO is now onscreen in Perth cinemas.  The commercial promotes romantic, adventurous weekend getaways for couples, and targets this demographic which MAPTO has identified as highly significant. To watch the new cinema ad on our YouTube channel, click here.

Trivago Pocket Book Rates Mandurah in Australia’s Top 30

trivago-pocket-bookMandurah is one of only four WA destinations to feature in Trivago’s Travel PocketBook “30 of Australia’s top destinations,” an on-hand source of information about the best-rated Aussie destinations and the most affordable times to travel.

Trivago, the world’s top hotel comparison site, is based in Dusseldorf, Germany, and MAPTO has worked closely with the Trivago network this year to establish a strong publicity presence.  As a result, Mandurah is featured alongside WA’s Perth, Broome and Margaret River destinations in this new Trivago product.

Amaze Miniature Park Opened

amaze-miniature-parkNew owners Paul and Rasa Hanssen have re-opened what was one of Mandurah’s major tourism attractions for many years.  Located in Barragup, 5 minutes from Mandurah, Amaze Miniature Park (formerly known as Abingdon Miniature Village) was built in 2003 and is home to many English replica scale model buildings.

Set amongst four acres of beautifully manicured gardens, the attraction has an extensive display of scale model miniature buildings and railways.  Many of the models are exact replicas of well known historic buildings from Abingdon Village, parts of the United Kingdom and Germany. Guests enjoy a self-guided tour past the ornamental lake and miniature steam and diesel trains, canals, locks and barges to the town of Abingdon, the oldest continually inhabited town in England.

Entry includes a hedge maze, circular maze, secret garden, lakes, water features, playground and other activities.  The attraction also offers a challenging 12 hole miniature golf course. More info here.

Fairbridge Festival: Market Stall Applications Open

Market vendor online applications are now open and close 28 February 2017.

Next year’s festival is expected to break attendance records with high interest driven by Ben Elton’s Three Summers feature movie which was inspired by this event. Fairbridge Festival markets aim to inspire, excite and offer great products and therapies to festival patrons.  Organsiers are seeking quality stalls and therapies that enhance the festival, add to the “local village” feel and reflect the energy, vibrancy and presentation of the festival which attracted around 8,500 people last year. For more info click here.

New Eco Wildlife Tour on Ninebots

Wheeling Adventuresninebot-tour have launched a new tour in time for summer which makes it easy for family and friends to experience Australian wildlife in the beautiful natural environment of the wetlands surrounding Mandurah. The Eco and Wildlife experience is made up of a 1.5 hour tour through Mandurah’s Len Howard Conservation Park.

With 60 hectares of bush, the park is a sanctuary for migratory shorebirds and is part of the internationally significant Ramsar–listed wetlands. Visitors discover the park by Wheeling Adventures’ “green machines” – energy efficient Ninebots; the new generation Segway which are lighter and easier to ride. Find out more on

Peel Region Pass on Sightseeing Pass Australia


Mandurah and the Peel Region is now featured on the consumer portal Sightseeing Pass Australia which is a one stop shop for all things to do and see in Western Australia.

Sightseeing Pass creates unique discounted travel passes for Aussie adventure seekers. The Best of the Peel Region day pass incorporates a Mandurah Dolphin & Canal Cruise, a Treetop Climbing Adventure and a Mandurah to Harvey Tour and represents great value buying for domestic and international visitors at AUD 155.00.

Tourism Australia Journalist Visit



MAPTO is facilitating an in-region itinerary for journalist Jo McKay who is visiting on a Tourism Australia self-drive familiarisation to the Peel Region and Margaret River.

Jo is a widely respected travel writer who has been commissioned by Qantas Magazine to create articles about her South West Australian visit. MAPTO will also leverage Jo’s online articles (Qantas Insider and other on-line outlets) in e-newsletters and digital communications.

Trivago Rates Seashells Best Mandurah Accommodation















Seashells Hospitality Group was delighted to announce recently that Seashells Mandurah was voted best rated accommodation in Mandurah by thousands of the major travel website’s reviewers. Trivago compares over 250 hotel booking sites to find the best price on accommodation and has millions of reviews and images.

Mandurah Cruises Attends China Travel Mission

Major Peel tour operator, Mandurah Cruises, recently attended Tourism WA’s China Travel Mission in Shanghai with 38 other delegates.

Business Development & Marketing Manager Melissa Jones said they conducted 56 appointments over 2 days with key product managers who showed keen interest in Mandurah’s dolphins, crabbing, the Hotham Valley train and the Thrombolites.

She noted the event helped to create awareness of the Peel Region, and specially that Mandurah was a great stop en route to the South West region of WA to pause for a couple of nights accommodation and day touring.

Mandurah Transit’s New Coach


This new, bright bus has a fantastic body wrap featuring images of the highlight attractions in the Peel Region and was the vehicle which transported the Tourism WA board on their Peel visit itinerary. Mandurah Transit is offering their 24 seater coach and driver for hire for custom itineraries, group tours, special events and private charters. Bookings can be made by calling 9581 8999. Mandurah Transit is looking forward to working with tour operators that want to develop packages for Peel visitors.