Known for its unique features like Thomas Dambo's enchanting Giants of Mandurah and WA's largest Christmas Lights display with captivating Christmas Lights Cruises, Mandurah is a haven for those seeking a coastal escape. The town boasts one of Australia's healthiest dolphin populations, adding a touch of marine magic to its waters.
Hop on a train for a quick 51-minute journey from Perth Station, with trains departing approximately every 15 minutes, or opt for the convenience of public buses to transfer you to the heart of Mandurah.
Explore the famed canals that wind between stately homes, offering the chance to spot dolphins frolicking in the clear waters of the Mandurah Estuary. The Mandurah foreshore beckons with wide, grassy stretches along the estuary, perfect for picnics, and family-friendly playground spaces shaded by trees. Couples can stroll hand in hand along boardwalks before dining in one of the many restaurants, where the local specialty, blue swimmer crab, takes centre stage at the annual Mandurah Crab Fest.
Mandurah, or Mandjoogoordap, meaning 'meeting place of the heart' in Aboriginal Nyoongar, invites you to delve into the area's ancient culture. Keep an eye out for Aboriginal artworks and interpretive signs scattered throughout the town.
Venture beyond the town centre to explore rugged beaches like Tim's Thicket or serene swimming spots at Town Beach and Falcon Bay Beach.
Discover the Peel-Harvey Estuary, twice the size of Sydney Harbour, featuring samphire salt marshes and the internationally significant Peel-Yalgorup Wetlands. Join an eco-tour, whether on foot, in a kayak, or on a sailboat, to observe waterbirds and wildlife thriving in their natural habitats.
Mandurah invites you to a perfect blend of adventure, culture, and relaxation.