Peel Zoo, Pinjarra

IMG_7774As part of our weekend in Mandurah and the Peel region, Chef and I took Little Chef somewhere we knew that he would love – Peel Zoo. It’s found on the banks of the Murray River near Pinjarra. The boutique zoo specialises in Australian native animals and some farm animals too.

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On entry, we are given a bad of small pellets to feed some of the animals. One of the Zoo’s unique features are the ‘hands-on experience’ that is available to all guests. Children and adults can enjoy hand feeding animals, having a bird fly onto your shoulder, holding a slithery snake and more.

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The grounds of the zoo are lush and shady, making it a lovely spot to stroll around. Peel Zoo is home to over 100 species of birds and animals. We started off at the possum enclosures, they were all having an afternoon nap in their logs. We followed the map around, you can also scan the unique QR code on each of the Peel Zoo enclosures. You do this with your smartphone that will provide you with the name of the animal, as well as a Fact Sheet about each of the animals.

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We spotted some turkeys in the bushes roaming around. A sleepy Koala was munching away on some gum leaves in a tree. We then fed some friendly roos in the Kangaroo enclosure. Continue reading

Pinjarra Bakery

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Pinjarra Bakery and Patisserie Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Whenever we’re in the Peel region, driving to the South West or staying in the Mandurah area – we pop to Pinjarra Bakery for a bite to eat. It’s less than 10 minutes from the Forrest Highway and totally worth a detour. The bakery has won a bag full of awards and we love their baked goodies!IMG_1341

Of course, most people go there for their award winning pies – like Chef! He usually picks something fairly traditional like a meat and potato pie or beef, bacon and cheese pie, but there are also interesting fillings like satay chicken, bacon and egg and butter chicken.IMG_1343 Continue reading