Saturday, September 30, 2006

WA Skydiving Academy FREE facilities

WA Skydiving Academy FREE facilities
Scenic Spots:

There are many scenic picnic and tourist spots assessable in the Peel area 10-15 mins from the Drop Zone. Scarp Pool (above) a section of the Murray River surrounded by natural bush and rock pools.

Oakley Dam a fresh water swim with breath taking views, it's prettiest at sunset.
Blue Bay Beach located north of the Dawesville Cut in Mandurah.
Picnicking and Paddling (Close to DZ or en-route)
Pinjarra public BBQs by the Suspension Bridge in the heart of Pinjarra.
Ravenswood Sanctuary always something to see at the Sanctuary, just near the Golf Course on Pinjarra Road.
Ravenswood River Resort canoeing and paddling is available in front of the Hotel on Pinjarra Road. A great place to BBQ.
Serpentine Falls National Park, just off the SW Highway in Serpentine. Has fantastic bush walks, swimming and picnic areas.
Dwellingup Adventures, canoe or raft the Murray River. Also available are mountain bikes to explore the forest valleys.
Mandurah Murray River Cruises, enjoy an unforgettable cruise through the Mandurah / Murray River water ways.
Points of Interest

Edenvale and Pinjarra Heritage Trail, visit the Pinjarra Visitor Centre for information. The trail takes you along the banks of the Murray River to the Suspension Bridge, Murray Square and various historic buildings.
Hotham Valley Steam Train, visit the Pinjarra Visitor Centre for information. Travel over one of the last operating lightly built developmental brach railways.
Forest Heritage Centre includes an 11m high tree top canopy walk. This uniquely leaf shaped building telling the story of the forest is located in Dwellingup.
In touch with the Animals

Dolphin Encounters Mandurah offers the total dolphin experience, whether you choose to swim with them or observe from the boat.
Parrots of Bellawood house a collection of 500 Native Parrots. Experience hand feeding the parrots in a huge walk in aviary. (Relocating soon to Ravenswood Sanctuary).
Peel Horse Back Adventures offer siding along early pioneering tracks and had day or night tours to offer.
Marapana Wildlife World offers everything for the family, including your chance to meet some of Australia's friendliest animals. Touch and hand feed kangaroos and deer, or take a walk through the koala enclosure.
Wineries (definitely an after jumping event)

Tirnanog Winery specialises in wines of the fruit variety.
Baldivis Estate Winery offers tastings of their award winning wines and enjoyable lunches.
Cape Bouvard Winery is a small boutique winery constructed from local limestone on the shores of Lake Clifton, offers wines and ports for tasting.