Mandurah Off The Beaten Path

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    Hire A Houseboat & Cruise The Peel Inlet

    by Mikebb Written Jul 24, 2006

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    Port Bouvard Marina has comfortable houseboats for hire and this is a different experience exploring the 100 square kilometres of the beautiful and safe waters of the Peel Inlet and Mandurah Estuary. The housboats are easy to drive, no experience is necessary and you are never out of sight of land. You can even catch some local crabs for lunch or dinner during the summer season, or stop at some of the many jetties and have coffee or a meal at a cafe or restaurant.

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Seniors

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    A place to meditate & relax

    by 2Cities1Love Written Dec 25, 2005

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    Here is a wonderful place to unwind.
    The Cone:
    The Cone is shaped like a TEE PEE and can hold up to 12 people.
    The atmosphere is warm and inviting and with the sounds of lightly beating gongs you slip into a very relaxing state and let all your worries and trouble float away.

    Botanica Western Australia (formerly Barragup Botanical ) Mandurah's award winning botanical garden, only minutes from the Mandurah
    Address Lot 3 Caponi Road, Barragup, 6208

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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Arts and Culture
    • Family Travel

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    Marapana Wildlife World

    by keeweechic Written May 2, 2005

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    The Marapana Wildlife World is just out of Mandurah. The park is known for the a large population of Koalas. There is also over 40 species of animals and birds such as Emu’s, Water Buffalo, Wombats and free ranging deer, to name but a few. A lot of the animals can be hand fed. There is also a petting zoo for children.
    At the park there are also bbq and picnic facilities to really make a day of it. There is a restaurant there which is open for morning and afternoon tees as well as lunch. can be hand fed. There are ample BBQ and picnic facilities.

    Open 9.00am – 5.00pm every day.

    Location : Pagononi Rd, midway between Rockingham and Mandurah.

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    The English Maze

    by keeweechic Written May 2, 2005

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    The Maze is near the entrance to the gardens and if you follow the route they give you, you can try your hand at getting lost at the end. The maze takes up 1000 square metres.

    Location : Abingdon Miniature Village

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    Anne Hathaways Cottage

    by keeweechic Written May 2, 2005

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    This famous cottage was called Shottery and was originally the home of Williams Shakespeare’s wife before her marriage. It is one of the most well known and much visited cottages in England. Larger than the normal ‘cottage’, the house was once a 12 room farmhouse. The earliest parts of the cottage date back to 1463 although a lot of the work was completed in the 15th and 16th centuries.

    Location : Abingdon Miniature Village, Lot 7 Husband Road, Barragup

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    Birthplace of William Shakespear

    by keeweechic Written May 2, 2005

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    William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in this house and spent his early years here. Timber for the cottage came from the forest of Arden and the stone was from the village of Wilcote. Originally the house was part of a continuous frontage of houses and shops.

    Location : Abingdon Miniature Village

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    County Hall & Burford Bridge

    by keeweechic Written May 2, 2005

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    The County Hall dominates the centre of town and was built between 1678 and 1782. The lower floor was and still is, used as a market with the upper floor being a court room. Since 1760 the custom has been for the Mayor and Councilors to congregate on the roof of the Hall on special occasions and throw buns to the people below.

    Location : Abingdon Miniature Village

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    St Nicholas Church

    by keeweechic Written May 2, 2005

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    St Nicholas Church was built in the 12th century for the lay servants of the Abbey. Next to the church is the Abbey Gateway which was used as the entrance to the Old Abbey. On the right of the Abbey is what used to be the Borough Buildings and is now Guildhall which comprises the Abbey Gatehouse, the new Abbey Hall and part of the Grammar school.

    Location : Abingdon Miniature Village

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    Abingdon Market Place Shops

    by keeweechic Written May 2, 2005

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    The model shown here replicates the buildings which were seen since the turn of the century. The town of Abingdon used to be the market town of Berkshire which had a traditional Monday Market Day. The end building was the Queens hotel which was built in 1700’s.

    Location : Abingdon Miniature Village, Lot 7 Husband Road, Barragup

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    Village Green

    by keeweechic Written May 2, 2005

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    This display is fairly typical of a village green which shows the different types of cottages and the materials used in their design. There are semi-detached and terrace houses, a post office, coffee shop and farm labourers cottages. The green was also used for sporting activities like cricket as well as play areas for the children.

    Location : Abingdon Miniature Village

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    Red Lion Pub & Inn Keepers House

    by keeweechic Written May 2, 2005

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    This little pub is from Avebury, Wiltshire and is typical of many Red Lion Pubs found throughout England. Built during the 17th century, the building has half timbered walls and a thatched roof. Avebury is known for Neolithic stone wall that circles the town and dates back to 2400BC.

    Location : Abingdon Miniature Village

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    The Watermill

    by keeweechic Written May 2, 2005

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    This mill was used for grinding corn for flour and animal feed and originally an overshot water-wheel provided power for two pairs of millstones, a grain cleaner and sack hoist. Built in the 17th century, this mill is from Lurgashall in Sussex where mills continued to have a working life up until the 1930’s.

    Location : Abingdon Miniature Village, Lot 7 Husband Road, Barragup

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    Toll Cottage

    by keeweechic Written May 2, 2005

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    This style of cottage was mainly found on the turnpike roads in the 18th and 19th centuries. Their purpose was to collect tolls from passing traffic which was then used for maintenance and repair of the roads. This particular cottage was built in 1897 and is from Beeding in Sussex on the road through Old Shoreham to Sheep Fold. It was in use until 1885 when the road ceased from being a turnpike and was one of the last remaining Toll Cottages at that time.

    Location : Abingdon Miniature Village

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    Bayleaf Farmhouse

    by keeweechic Written May 2, 2005

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    This styled timber framed hall-house was built in Chiddingstone in Kent in the 15th century. To the side is the bakers oven which was added around the lat 16th century.

    Location : Abingdon Miniature Village

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    St Mary’s Church

    by keeweechic Written May 2, 2005

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    This church is in Wherstead, Suffolk and was built around the 11th century during the Norman era. Over the years additions were made including the tower which was added in the 15th century.

    Location : Abingdon Miniature Village

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