10 Reasons to Visit Mandurah
Stretching from the white sand and blue waters of the Indian Ocean to the pristine wilderness of the forest, and only an hour from Perth, Mandurah and the Peel Region is waiting for you to explore.
1. Explore the ultimate aquatic playground.
The region is a fresh wonderland of water, with miles of incredible coastline, inland waterways and an abundance of water-based activities. Find out more here.
2. Visit WA’s own modern Venice.
The city is often compared to a modern Venice due to its network of canals which you can explore on a cruise or by hiring a boat and marvel at the luxury homes. Find out more here.
3. Spot the Playful Dolphins.
The region is home to one of Australia’s healthiest dolphin populations, which you can experience up close on a dolphin cruise or spot them as you dine at one of Mandurah’s waterfront cafes.
4. Spend your holiday on the water.
Completely unwind and take in the views while slowly meandering down the Murray River or Peel-Harvey-Estuary on a houseboat holiday. Mandurah Houseboats are the only houseboat hires close to Perth.
5. Feast on Mandurah's Famous Blue Manna Crabs.
These crabs are native to Mandurah. Catch them for yourself on a crabbing cruise between November and April or devour them, at one of the many restaurants dotted along the waterfront. Find out more here.
6. Visit a Wetlands of Significant International Importance.
The Peel Yalgorup Wetlands System was declared a Wetlands of International Importance in 1990 by the Ramsar Convention. This diverse and productive ecosystem covers over 26,000 hectares and is comprised of estuaries, lakes, rivers and conservation reserves, including Yalgorup National Park, Lake Mealup Nature Reserve & Lake McLarty Nature Reserve, Austin Bay Nature Reserve and Creery Wetlands Nature Reserve.
7. Try not to be distracted by the spectacular views on WA's golf coast.
The region boasts six world-class golf courses, all in close proximity. Three are set against the breathtaking Indian Ocean and three are surrounded by forest and wildlife, and all are sure to excite and challenge golfers of all abilities. Find out more here.
8. Learn about the ‘meeting place of the heart’.
The first people known to have inhabited the region were the Bindjareb people of the Bibbulmun Nation, who named the locality Mandjoogoordap, which translates as 'meeting place of the heart'. Learn the stories, history and culture of Australia's first people on an Aboriginal Cultural Tour with Mandjoogoordap Dreaming in Mandurah, Forest Discovery Centre in Dwellingup or Bindjareb Park in Pinjarra.
9. See what life was like when the earth began.
In Lake Clifton and the Yalgorup National Park you’ll discover the largest thrombolite reef, in the Southern Hemisphere – living fossils that have sheltered in these waters for over a millennia.
10. Enjoy the laid-back lifestyle of a seaside town.
Enjoy the simple pleasures when you visit the region. Eat fish and chips by the foreshore, dine alfresco at a waterfront restaurant or café or have a drink at one of the funky bars in town. Or head out into the countryside and find cute and cosy cafés, great country pubs and fantastic wineries and breweries.