Sir Paul McCartney Swim with Dolphins in Mandurah

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.

Sunday Times – Ready 4 Adventure

The Sunday Times Escape Travel Magazine included a guide in their 10 Dec 2017 edition to discovering adventure experiences in the Peel Region and Mid West. The guide included general information on ther region as well as highlighting several events, the best beaches for swimming, cruise experiences, Christmas Canal Lights, Serpentine National Park, Lane Poole Rserve and the Bibbulmun Track. Read the article here.

WA’s ‘golf coast’ being recognised

Channel 7’s Today Tonight reports that Mandurah & the Peel Region has three of the best golf courses in Australia and we are known as the ‘golf coast’. Out of our eight courses, we have three included in the Great Golf Courses of Australia program: The Cut Golf Course, Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club and Secrets Golf were the first in WA to be included. You can watch the story here.

Mandurah’s magic Christmas displays

Channel 7’s Today Tonight Perth did a story on the wishing well on the Mandurah Christmas Canals which raises funds for Rotary Club of Mandurah. Every year the Port Mandurah Residents Association put on an amazing decoration of their homes, turning our Mandurah Canals into a fairyland for the residents and visitors who Visit Peel. Mandurah Cruises, Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire Eco BBQ Boats are all offering diverse canal lights cruises. You can watch the story here.

Culinary Cruising Mandurah Crab Fest

Mandurah Crab Festival has been featured in Australia’s leading marine lifestyle magazine Club Marine in their Dec – Jan 2018 edition. In the four page article the writer highlights where to stay, what to do and where to eat in Mandurah during the festival. The article also features a top tip for visiting Mandurah’s annual Crab Fest and a recipes on how to cook the famous Mandurah blue swimmer crab and Redmanna’s chilli plum crab. Please find the Culinary Cruising Mandurah Crab Fest article here.

Peel Region featured on Sky Business News’ Travel Show

In August, MAPTO hosted freelance journalist Michelle Hespe in the Peel Region. Michelle was visiting WA on a famil hosted by Tourism WA for the Cinefestoz Festival, representing Mindfood magazine. MAPTO took the opportunity to meet Michelle to highlight experiences and the filming of Three Summers in the region by hosting her for lunch at Millbrook Winery.

Michelle was recently interviewed on Sky Business New’s travel tv show, Business Class, about her visit to Margaret River. As part of the interview, Michelle also spoke of Three Summers and Millbrook Winery. See the full interview below.

Business Class is a weekly update on business travel, from industry news to expert advice for people on the move. Sky News Business is part of Sky News available to 2.9 million subscribing homes in Australia. 2.3 million people visit sky news online each month.

Ten reasons to holiday in WA’s Top Tourism Town in e-Global Travel Media and ETB Travel news

e-Global Travel Media has published on our media release about Ten reasons to holiday in WA’s Top Tourism Town. This online portal provides travel sellers and other industry professionals with up-to-the-moment reporting on all breaking news and industry developments. They have 63,000 subscribers to their news content.

ETB Travel News also has highlighted our article about Ten reasons to holiday in WA’s Top Tourism Town. ETB Travel News is a global travel and tourism news provider with over 1 million visitors to their website each year.

AA Directions Magazine

New Zealand’s RAC Magazine has a high circulation of 592,960, and MAPTO recently hosted an AA Directions journalist undertaking a Tourism WA sponsored visit, providing regional information and a taste (over lunch!) of the experiences our region can offer visitors en route to the South West. The resulting article mentioned Peel and has an estimated publicity value equivalent of $33,000. Read the full article here

Qantas Inflight Magazine

Tourism WA facilitated a media visit by Qantas Magazine, with MAPTO hosting the travel writer at the only WA golf courses included in the story.  As a result, Mandurah’s superb golf courses are featured in the August inflight magazine 6 page article and online Travel Insider, with the journalist describing one local club as the ‘George Clooney of courses: handsome, quietly complex and delivering equal measures of drama and charm.’ To discover which course, check out the full article!