Bob Kucera

Bob Kucera

Former Minister for Disability Services; Sport and Recreation; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Seniors

    Mandurah boat and fishing show to feature WA's top holiday hot spots

    15/10/2004 11:55 AM

    A record 206 exhibitors would make this year’s Club Marine Mandurah Ocean Marina Boat and Fishing Show the biggest ever, Tourism Minister Bob Kucera said today.

    Mr Kucera said more than 100 boats and marine and boating products worth $50million would feature at this year’s show.

    “A new innovation this year is the Holiday Hot Spots exhibition area, which will showcase boating, fishing, diving and travel information from all over the State,” the Minister said.

    “With 12,500km of pristine coastline - as well as our many lakes and rivers - Western Australia offers a diverse range of world-class fishing, diving and snorkelling experiences.

    “For the first time, visitors to the show can look at boats, check out the necessary equipment and explore where to go on their next trip - with local tips and advice from tour operators.”

    In addition to regional exhibitions from Australia’s North-West, Australia’s coral coast, Experience Perth and Australia’s South-West, specific areas such as Shark Bay, Kalbarri, Karratha, Peel and Rottnest Island would be represented in the inaugural Holiday Hot Spots area.

    Local fishing experts would also be on hand to provide regional hints and tips.

    The Minister also used the show to announce that cold-water showers used primarily by the boating community at Thomson Bay, Bedford Avenue, Army Jetty, Geordie and Longreach Bays would be upgraded.

    At a cost of $20,000, the showers would be heated by solar power where possible and by gas where solar was impractical in time for this summer’s peak tourist season.

    The 10th annual Club Marine Mandurah Ocean Marina Boat and Fishing Show runs from October 15 to 17 and is expected to attract almost 25,000 visitors.

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