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Memorable Mandurah

 

Pristine open waterways, loads of family fun and a relaxed holiday atmosphere define the waterside city of Mandurah. Less than an hours drive south of Perth on the Forest Highway, the city lies on and around the shores of picturesque Mandjar Bay, surrounded by the freshwaters of the Peel inlet and Harvey estuary.

 

Once a small fishing town, Mandurah has transformed into a modern seaside city, the second largest in W.A. A marina precinct is filled with restaurants, bars, shops and cafes with a boardwalk to take in the view. The Performing Arts Centre is situated here, with sweeping views over the city and boasting an array of performing and visual arts.

Exploring Mandurah’s Waterways

 

Mandurah is a perfect base for daytrips to explore the surrounding Peel region. The clear blue waters of the estuary provide activities such as swimming, fishing, water-skiing and crabbing, and a trip to Mandurah is not complete without a cruise on the vast, open waters of the area.

 

There are several boating options available from chartering your own pontoon to hiring a house boat. In peak season the open waters of the estuary are criss-crossed by jet skis and pleasure boats, or you could paddle a canoe in a sheltered bay. For a more restful alternative, cruising the waters on a dolphin watching tour and spotting water birds along the canals provides the perfect lazy day.

Top 7 Things to Do in Mandurah:

 

  1. Enjoy a round of golf at one of the many beautiful golf courses in the region

  2. Take a driving tour through the surrounding forests and national parks

  3. Paddle a canoe or kayak up the winding Murray River

  4. Walk a section of the Bibbulmun Track or ride the Munda Biddi Bike Trail

  5. Fish for trout or marron

  6. Visit wineries, galleries and antique shops

  7. Experience the Thrombolite living fossils in Yalgorup National Park

Caravan and Camping Accommodation in Mandurah

 

There is a large variety of accommodation to choose from, with ten major caravan parks in and around Mandurah. Four of these are situated on the shores of the estuary, three are close to the town centre and three are situated in the picturesque forests and bushland areas on the outskirts of the city.

 

All of the parks are modern and offer the conveniences you would expect:

 

  • Campers kitchen with gas and wood BBQ’s

  • Shady grassed sites or with slabs, powered and unpowered

  • Wireless internet or internet kiosk,

  • Playground recreation room

  • Tennis court

  • Disabled facilities

  • Exclusive estuary water frontage

  • Swimming pools

  • Public phone

  • Family bathroom with full sized bath & baby change table

  • Recycling stations and toilet waste dump

  • Fish cleaning stations & crab cooking facilities


As a day trip from Perth, weekend getaway or longer term holiday destination, you don’t need to look any further than the beautiful Mandurah and Peel region.

 

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