The Governor on tour in the City of Wanneroo
The Governor and City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts get an update on Yanchep National Park from rangers Pip, Mark and Derek

A day exploring the City of Wanneroo

The Governor spent the day visiting local businesses and attractions in the City of Wanneroo as part of efforts to showcase some of the area’s top visitor locations.

Highlighting what Perth and WA has to offer, and encouraging West Australians to get out and about supporting local business and attractions, is a key focus for the Governor.

“We really are blessed to live in an area that offers breathtaking beauty and a wide range of outdoor and cultural pursuits. Now more than ever its important for West Australians to visit and help tourism operators locally and across the state recover from the economic impact of COVID-19” said the Governor.

With a myriad of local attractions within a short drive of each other the Governor toured with Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts and CEO Daniel Simms,  enjoying a taste of some the many activities and sights on offer.

Wanneroo botanic gardens

They started the day with a visit to the always-popular Wanneroo Botanic Gardens. A family favourite the gardens, established 40 years ago by Dutch couple Theo and Hanneke Puik and now operated by their daughter Nicole and son-in-law Paul Woodcock, are home to 36 holes of mini golf spread through beautifully landscaped gardens and waterways.


Lavender farm

At the Yanchep Lavender Farm the Governor learnt how the business was established out of a rundown turf farm 15 years ago by owner Karla and family. The property is Perth’s largest operating lavender farm with everything grown, harvested and distilled onsite. The Governor enjoyed a taste of lavender iced tea and lavender ice cream, whilst putting to good use the home-made lavender hand sanitiser.


Koala update from rangersThe iconic Yanchep National Park has been a favourite destination for families and tourists since the 1930’s and offers close up interactions with native animals, a rich aboriginal culture, local food and treats, caves to explore and adventure activities. The Governor recalled many fun times visiting the park when he was a boy and today enjoyed the chance to see and hear how it has changed over the years from the rangers who help look after it.


The coastline in the City of Wanneroo offers some breathtaking locations to enjoy, with Yanchep Lagoon a favourite for beachgoers and the perfect spot for the Governor to take in the sea breeze whilst getting an update on the city’s sustainable management of the area’s coastal regions.


Recently opened, The Beach House located at Jindalee provided the Governor with the chance to chat to Host Mat Walker about the efforts of businesses to overcome the impact of COVID-19.

The visit was also a chance to sample some of the great local produce showcased on the venue’s menu.


The Governor’s tour ended at The Marina, Mindarie a tourist hub offering activities, dining and accommodation right on the waterfront. A behind-the-scenes look at the Indian Ocean Brewing Company, followed by a sampling of some of their on-site brewed product, signaled the end to a busy day-long road trip.


The Governor was also presented with a beautiful artwork from local artist Courtney Hill featuring the Moodjar, or Australian Christmas tree to commemorate today’s visit to the area. Many thanks to the City of Wanneroo, Mayor Tracey Roberts and CEO Daniel Simms for their hospitality.





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