Mandurah, Destination Guide

Mandurah & Dawesville’s long stretches of white sand and blue waters provide an aquatic playground less than an hour from Perth. Mandurah offers a great selection of waterfront dining, shopping and activities plus a vibrant arts and culture scene.

Attractions

At the heart of Mandurah is a world-class marina with numerous cafes, restaurants and retail to enjoy. Choose from a selection of international standard golf courses, including The Cut, ranked #1 in Western Australia, and among the top 25 in the country. There’s Peel Estate Winery, cruises on the waterways canals (and even a Pirate Ship cruise!), the Peel Zoo, and the Hotham Valley Tourist Railway and Trees Adventure in nearby Dwellingup.  Dawesville boasts Australia’s largest inland waterway –ideal for boating and fishing

Nature & adventure

With so many inland and coastal waterways, it’s a nature-lover’s paradise. Almost 100 bottlenose dolphins live in Mandurah’s waterways, emus can often be spotted along the shores of Lake Clifton, and kangaroos graze in the late afternoon at Melros Beach Reserve in Dawesville. Birdwatchers love the wetlands to spot migratory birds from as far away as Russia. The Thrombolite reef at Lake Clifton offers a glimpse of what life was like 2000 years ago. Enjoy cycle and mountain bike trails throughout the region, horseriding, surfing, water sports, and much more.

 

 

 

Arts & culture

Mandurah has its own dedicated Performing Arts Centre, situated over the waters of Mandjar Bay in the thick of the entertainment precinct. There’s a full calendar of events covering fashion, sport, family entertainment and the famous Mandurah Crab Fest. Enjoy a Christmas lights canal boat tour, weekend markets, and cinemas. Picnic on the foreshore, get creative at a pottery studio or dine at one of the many family friendly restaurants on offer. Book lunch at the picturesque Millbrook Winery and Restaurant in Jarrahdale, or catch your dinner with Mandurah Cruises!