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Mandurah Holiday Homes - A vibrant city with a local feel

The vibrant city of Mandurah, and nearby Dawesville, are located within an easy drive south of Perth and have attracted many new residents in search of a sea-change lifestyle. Its relaxed vibe and fun waterside activities on offer make it a great holiday destination all year around.
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Mandurah & Dawesville Fact File

  • Mandurah is 72km South of Perth
  • Driving time from Perth: 1 hour
  • Tourist information: Visit Mandurah
Things To Do in Mandurah & Dawesville
  • Colourful and friendly locals


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    The bay lights up at night as people migrate to the waterfront to enjoy a barbecue or dine at the many cafes. By day, the foreshore lawns and parklands come alive with a colourful mix of walkers, picnickers, paddlers, fishers and children at play. Stop and chat to the friendly locals to find out just what they are catching in their fishing buckets!

    Join the passing parade of people on one of Mandurah’s 32 town bridges or many jetties (pictured), as fishers cast a line by day and drop-net the tide for prawns by night.

  • Out and about


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    In Mandurah, you can indulge your taste for culture at the city’s excellent selection of restaurants (M on the Point, pictured), shops, art galleries and cultural buildings.

    And for a real cultural treat be sure to visit the magnificent Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, set around the blue-green reflective waters of Mandjar Bay (the name is derived from the Aboriginal Nyoongar word ‘mandjar’ that means “meeting place”).

  • Marina development


    The beautiful Mandurah Ocean Marina, in the heart of Mandurah, houses magnificent homes and fishing vessels while also catering to land lovers with wide sweeping parklands, excellent alfresco dining, viewing platforms, shops, markets and cafes.

    From here, pleasure craft head out into the wide expanses of the Peel Inlet, Harvey Estuary and into the brilliant blue waters of the Indian Ocean. These water wonderlands are home to friendly schools of dolphins, pelicans and a fantastic selection of elegant water birds.

  • Dawesville charm


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    The nearby locality of Dawesville is a step further out of Mandurah’s hustle and bustle, offering a relaxed water-side lifestyle. Located halfway between the Harvey Estuary and the Indian Ocean, Dawesville is also home to the largest inland waterway in Western Australia.

    Dawesville’s attractions include crabbing, fishing, canoeing and jet-skiing.

  • Golf, swimming and natural attractions


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    Golf courses, beaches and national parks are never far away in this versatile region, each one offering visitors the chance to see why Mandurah truly is a city of endless possibilities.

    Pictured is a golfer at The Cut Golf Course, one of the country's top 20 public access courses.

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