Cruises & Tours
Heritage & Cultural Cruise
We’ll take you … back in time.
A special experience which offers unique insights and interpretation, our Heritage & Cultural Cruise was created to help visitors understand the dynamics of the region’s growth from its early history. The story builds from the platform the original custodians of this land created as a wonderful foundation, through to the thriving multi-cultural metropolis that Mandurah is today.
Our city’s early history was always entwined with the estuary and waterways. Mandurah Cruises recognises this by including many of Mandurah’s historic sites and stories in all tours and commentary. Our heritage is alive and thriving and, although Australian non-indigenous cultural assets are only 200 years old, they represent a sense of national identity.
The Peel region has a host of interesting sites dating back to the 1800’s. Mandurah’s name was taken from the Noongar word “Mandjoogoodap” which means ‘meeting place of the heart’. Thomas Peel brought European settlement to the area in 1830 when he was was granted 250,000 acres of land.
You’ll admire Mandurah’s Old Traffic Bridge, which replaces the original which opened in May 1894 and was built in a record 6 weeks – and later blown up. You will see Tuckey’s Bungalow, circa 1927, and adjacent to it the Suttons Corner tearooms site which opened on December 1st 1929 and still trades now as Pronto’s Café.
Down the road is Christ’s Church, the burial site of Thomas Peel and where the first foundation stone was laid way back in May 1870. Historic Halls Cottage, once a residence, then a post office and now a museum crammed packed with history, is located behind the waterfront War Memorial.
We cruise past Suttons Farm with its still standing split she-oak shingled roofed, limestone buildings. Our lunch cruises pass along the Murray River where old Coopers Mill, the original flour mill and later a fish smoking house, still watches over the river. There is so much more to see and learn while the stories from our commentary unfold.
After your cruise, we recommend you visit one of Mandurah’s museums, for example the Mandurah Community Museum, to gather more of our great heritage and interpretation experiences.
|Sights/Highlights:||Historical and heritage sites and landmarks, dolphin encounters, luxury canal homes, an abundance of birdlife all on calm inland protected waterways.|
|What To Bring:||Sunhat, sunscreen, camera, warm top (in winter only).|
|Inclusions:||Skipper’s commentary of Mandurah’s historical and heritage landmarks|
|Available Days:||Please call our Bookings Office for departure days. 08 9581 1242|
|Departures:||From the jetty in front of the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. See Location Map|
|Cruise Times:||Please call our Bookings Office for departure times. 08 9581 1242|
$15 Child (3-12yrs)
$76 Family ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children)
Children under 3 years travel free.* Must show senior/student card on the day of cruise to redeem this discounted rate. Prices valid until 31st March 2018.
||We have a number of vessels with wheelchair access, please call us on 08 9581 1242 to discuss which vessel suits your requirements.|
|How to Book:||Please call our Bookings Office on 08 9581 1242 to check availability.|
|Ticket Sales||Mandurah Cruise’s Gift Shop and booking office 73 Mandurah Tce, Mandurah WA|
|Cancellation Policy:||Cancellation conditions apply.|
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