THE charms of Mandurah and its surrounds will be highlighted to potential visitors state-wide on TV program WA Weekender this Saturday.
Its attractions as an eco-tourism destination will be showcased when the program spotlights two local eco-tourism operators.
The region�s peak tourism body, Mandurah and Peel Tourism Organisation Inc (MAPTO), arranged the segment which features Wheeling Adventures� Ninebot personal transportation vehicles and Aqualib Eco Adventures� guided eco-adventure tour.
MAPTO marketing manager Nadine Heinen, who worked closely with WA Weekender producers to create the program�s storylines, said the upcoming episode was designed to reflect the great eco adventures available on water and on land.
�Both of these local tourism operators offer a low impact, eco-friendly tour experience that is easily accessible to our visitors and reflects the unique destination we have,� she said.
�On land the new generation Segways, called Ninebots, take visitors around exploring via our boardwalks and foreshores and on water, Aqualib�s tour allows people to experience crabbing and fishing in our inlet and to learn more about the importance of the wetlands and its majestic birdlife.�
Wheeling Adventures owner Veronique Besson said the state�s popular travel show was an excellent medium to highlight eco-adventures.
�For us, the exposure arranged by MAPTO has been perfect because our Ninebots are a fun and new way to go explore Mandurah,� she said.
�The episode we filmed shows people the beautiful environment they become part of when they take a personal transportation vehicle tour on our foreshores � there is always wildlife and amazing sights to experience.�
Melanie Thomas of Aqualib Eco Adventures agreed that WA Weekender gave their accredited tourism business exposure to the right target audience.
�We love to take people crabbing and fishing and to pass on our vast knowledge of the water and marine life,� she said.
�Presenter Jessie James seemed to really enjoy her taste of eco-adventure with us.
�MAPTO�s Anytime Adventures campaign expresses the essence of what makes our destination appealing and WA Weekender reaches our primary audience of potential Perth visitors looking for new ideas.�
The episode featuring Wheeling Adventures and Aqualib Marine Charters airs on Channel Seven�s WA Weekender on Saturday December 5 at 5.30pm.
For more information on the region�s Anytime Adventures campaign, visit