If you love to experience a region via your plate – the Mandurah region is the place to unfold your napkin.
From Paddock to Plate
If you love to experience a region via your plate – the Mandurah region is the place to unfold your napkin.
There are quite a few Mandurah restaurants, bars and cafes that go above and beyond to ensure, where possible, that the dishes and drinks come from within the local region.
If you are after a slightly left-of-centre and unique dining experience, explore the culinary creativity at Flics Kitchen in Mandurah. Experimental and not afraid to try new flavour combinations this is a restaurant that likes to push traditional boundaries. Sourcing local ingredients, giving them an international twist and serving them in a tapas style is the best way to describe the dining experience.
At Millbrook Winery in Jarrahdale, the restaurant only serves fresh produce from their large vegetable garden or purchased from local suppliers, all served with Millbrook’s award-winning wines.
No waste Monday is a special experience, when the weekend’s leftover perishables are transformed into inventive new dishes which showcase the creative abilities of Millbrook’s expert chefs, who are often working with an eclectic list of ingredients.
Open most Sundays, you can also stock up on fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs and honey, hand feed the cows, grab a bite to eat and a coffee from the pop-up café, listen to live music and explore the orchard and farm grounds.
More fresh fruit and vegetables
Hamel Homegrown sells in-season, organic vegetables straight from their farm gate on James Road in Waroona. Vergone’s Fruit Stall on Pinjarra/Williams Road in Dwellingup sells fruit fresh from their orchard.
For the Meat Lovers
Hamlet Park is a boutique heritage breed pork producer in Coolup. You can find their delicious selection of pork products at farmers markets or purchase direct from the farm.
Midway Farmstall off Forrest Freeway, near Pinjarra Road, sell their farm-grown, grass fed lamb and beef at their stall plus local jams, honey, spices and more.
Try the locally made, award-winning cheeses at Borrello Cheese in Oakford or the freshest and finest yoghurt and cheese at Mundella Foods in Mundijong (door sales on weekdays only).
Hoots Honey are ethical small-scale beekeepers, delivering raw, unprocessed honey from their roadside stall in Birch Street in Waroona.
Mandurah is home to many unique and interesting spots that make the perfect Instagram photo.
Where to find
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Mandurah is a pretty seaside town and home to many unique and interesting spots that make the perfect Instagram photo. From natural attractions to man-made Venetian Canals, Mandurah is an Instagrammer’s paradise. For the culture and art enthusiasts, check out Mandurah’s Art Trails.
With 60 kilometres of coastline and its stretches of white sand beaches, Mandurah is a delight for any photographer and Instagrammer. Favourite locations are Blue Bay Beach, Town Beach, Avalon Beach and the staircases at Halls Head Beach.
Being a wetland of international importance, the Creery Wetlands are not only an important sanctuary and habitat for both resident and migratory wetland birds but also a great location to capture the calm and serene vibe of the place.
This wooden jetty on the Peel-Harvey Estuary in Dawesville is a popular location for amateur and professional photographers alike who enjoy capturing the serenity at the estuary and the colours, especially at sunrise.
Lake Clifton at Yalgorup National Park is a serene, beautiful spot to enjoy at any time of day or night. As there isn’t any light pollution, this spot is excellent for stargazing. It’s also a truly unique spot for some astrophotography with the Thrombolites in the foreground: these extremely rare rock-like structures are living fossils believed to be one of the first life forms on earth, dating back over 500 million years. With the beauty of the night sky in the background, you’re bound to get some insta-worthy snaps.
Where to find your next unique and interesting Instagram shot
If you love getting the perfect Insta-worthy shot, then follow the Mandurah Instagram Trail and look out for quirky art pieces along the Mandurah Foreshore and into Dolphin Quay. Don’t forget to tag @visitmandurah and #visitmandurah to share your snaps with us.
Mandurah War Memorial
Location: Western Foreshore, near Leighton Place, Mandurah
The Mandurah War Memorial not only makes a great photo but also is a touching, ceremonial place serving as an iconic symbol and a place of reflection and rest. It has water flowing through it and into the estuary echoing the lapping of the tide at Anzac Cove. The white pillars rising from the water symbolises the physical journey and emotional tension of the soldiers who courageously stormed the beaches, and rose from the trenches to face the conflict that confronted them. The Memorial is surrounded by New Zealand Christmas trees, the red blossoms a powerful reminder of the sacrifice of war. It also features rows of Rosemary, known to grow wild in the hills of Gallipoli.
Location: Western Foreshore, near Mandurah Skate Park, Mandurah
Mandurah’s traditional name ‘Mandjoogoordap’ means ‘meeting place of the heart’. The 8-metre-tall ‘Meeting Place’ artwork reflects Mandurah’s identity and celebrates the connection people have to the Old Bridge, the estuary and the waterways. It’s more than a physical piece of beauty too, it offers a completely immersive experience with LED lighting, sound design as well as seating with reclaimed jarrah timber from the Old Mandurah Bridge.
Originally built in 1894, then rebuilt in 1954 and then completely replaced and opened in 2017, the Mandurah Bridge on Old Coast Road is an iconic local landmark and traffic bridge across the estuary. There is a strong tradition of fishing under the bridge which started when timber platforms were constructed in the 1890’s and remains to this day as one of the most renowned crabbing locations in Perth. The current bridge is lit up at night in different colours which makes it popular for Instagram snaps.
Named by Bindjareb Boodja Traditional Owners, the unique circular estuary pool Kwillena Gabi aptly translates to “Dolphin Waters” – because you’re quite likely to encounter some of the local wildlife while you’re there! Though the pool makes for a fantastic insta-shot even without their appearance.
Mandurah was known as Mandjoogoordap in Noongar language, which translates as ‘meeting place of the heart’. After European settlement, the name was adapted to Mandurah. No visit to Mandurah is complete without a photo in the aluminium heart sculpture which was designed by local artist Gary Aitken.
Stingray point is a small, grassy reserve with sweeping views of the estuary across Mandjar Bay. A large Morton Bay fig tree and the stunning backdrop of the Mandurah Bridge and Eastern Foreshore makes it a popular location for wedding ceremonies and Instagram snaps. There is also a restored gazebo and jetty which makes for some picturesque photographs.
Location: Cnr Marco Polo Drive/The Lido, Mandurah Ocean Marina
Venetian Canals in Western Australia! This alone is reason enough to take a snap but they also look pretty. You’ll find these lovely European-inspired canals with their luxury apartments throughout much of the city.
Location: Between Ormsby Terrace and Keith Holmes Reserve
The colours that make up this colourful walkway have been chosen by locals, inspired by their connections to Mandurah. Artist Will Clark of Blank Walls has created the most vibrant of paths, linking Mandjar Square to Mandurah Ocean Marina in just 250 steps.
Discover plenty of great walking and hiking trails just waiting to be explored.
Hiking & Walking Trails
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Do you also know this feeling when you need to get away from it all, when it’s time to get out of that box that is the office, the home, or the car, and take a walk or a hike? Well, we’ve got plenty of great walking and hiking trails here in Mandurah and the Peel Region, just waiting for you to be explored.
With its vast waterways, long stretches of coastline, abundance of nature parks and reserves, what better way to explore than on a trail? And there is no shortage to choose from. As a bonus, most of them won’t cost you a cent.
Mandurah Nature Walking Trails
Halls Head Coastal Trail
Location: Halls Head (Mandurah) | Distance: 12 km | Duration: 2 hours | Difficulty: Moderate
The Halls Head Coastal Path is a fantastic coastal walk along a paved shared path with sweeping views out across the Indian ocean. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash. Find out more.
Nature Walk Trail at Len Howard Conservation Park
Location: Len Howard Conservation Park, Erskine | Distance: 6 km (return) Duration: 2 hours
A short, easy nature track looping around the wetlands, this trail offers bird watching spots and is connected to a reserve that’s perfect for a picnic.
From the carpark at the end of Glendart Ct, the short trail will take you to a bird hide just 2km away. The trail is partly comprised of a boardwalk over the glistening wetlands. Find out more.
Joseph and Dulcie Nannup Trail
Location: Greenfields | Distance: 4 km | Duration: 1-3 hours
The Joseph and Dulcie Nannup trail is a scenic, four kilometre (8km return) family friendly walk along the Serpentine River from Goegrup Lake to the Pinjarra Road bridge. Find out more.
A popular bird watching and picnic spot, Island Point Reserve also offers short walks able to be taken on by young and old.
You can walk the short loop of 2.3 km, or the longer 3.3 km, around the gorgeous wilderness of the wetlands. Find out more.
Walking Trails in the wider Peel region
Pinjarra Heritage Walk Trail
Location: Pinjarra. Distance: 1.2km
A fun track that crosses the Pinjarra suspension bridge, this walk takes you not just over the Murray River and its surrounding bushland but also through the historic town itself – making it a good choice for those not as keen for full-on bushwalking.
As the name suggests, this walk takes you across the rocky terrain of Kitty’s Gorge, following the Serpentine River to eventually bring you to the falls.
The story goes that Kitty was actually a cow who wandered away and was found months later down the gorge. Don’t be like Kitty. Prepare yourself for a five-hour walk of moderate difficulty, with some uneven ground and steep stretches of track.
From here, you can also access Baldwin’s Bluff, which is about 6km all up and offers extended views from the bluff.
What better way to experience the region’s culinary delights and wineries than by someone else driving?
Culinary Tours & Experiences
Indulge your taste buds by experiencing the region’s culinary delights.
Go on a gourmet adventure on Mandurah’s waterways with Mandurah Cruises. Indulge in morning tea infused with traditional herbs and spices from Bindi Bindi Dreaming on the Dreamtime Cruise, lunch on the Murray River on the Fish & Chips cruise or toast a fabulous day on a Sundowner Cruise, as you enjoy live music and fish and chips against the backdrop of a golden sunset.
Mandurah Cruises also run special cruises where you can enjoy a decadent high tea, with the first course served on board and the second course at Catch 22 Restaurant at Dolphin Quay in Mandurah’s Ocean Marina.
Have a fun day out and go on a tour with Kaleidoscope Tours. Choose from romantic, winery and brewery tours, botanic tours, cruise & tour experiences as well as family tours and tours to Busselton and the Ferguson Valley. Kaleidoscope can also customise tours to your needs.
Enjoy a memorable, fun-filled day with a comfortable scenic drive to a variety of awesome venues.
Eco BBQ Boats
With Eco BBQ Boats you can enjoy 360 views while dining on the water. Guide you and your friends around Mandurah’s calm waterways on a 6 or 10-seater circular boat while cooking a barbecue on board.
Hotham Valley Railway
Step back in time and dine on a vintage train with the Hotham Valley Railway in Dwellingup. The Etmilyn Diner Train runs every Friday and Saturday night, serving five course meals as it slowly journeys through the forest.
Bindjareb Park in Pinjarra holds Six Season Dinners throughout the year, with each one celebrating and serving bush tucker for the current season in the Noongar calendar. You’ll also be provided with insights into the Noongar six seasons.
Experience the landscape whilst pedalling your trusted two-wheeler the best cycling trails.
Mountain Biking & Cycling
Explore Mandurah’s best
If you love a good trail, Mandurah has plenty of them for you to enjoy. Tracks and trails provide an excellent way to take in the natural and man-made surroundings and are also a great way to keep fit and healthy while nurturing the body as well as the mind.
There are many cycling trails to choose from that vary in difficulty, but are sure to guide you through the most scenic places.
Hire an e-bike from The Bike Kiosk at the Mandurah Visitor Centre and tour Mandurah, within the city or along the coast on family-friendly cycling paths.
Mandurah Cycle Trails
1. Bridge Loop Ride
Location: Mandurah. Distance: 10km
You get to see the beauty of Mandjar Bay from both sides with 10km ride. Start at the Mandurah Visitor Centre and use our trail notes to discover the rich history of Mandurah along the way.
Stop at Samphire Cove, Sutton’s Homestead, Hall’s Cottage and the 3d art installation when you return to the visitor centre.
Allow approximately an hour of riding time for this picturesque bicycle trail and more to stop and admire the views along the way.
See highlights of Mandurah including the popular Mandurah Ocean Marina, and stop for a selfie at The Frame or at the Blue Gatehouse with a 3d art Pelican. There’s even a giant Rock Lobster to say g’day to, look out for it on your peddle into the marina.
Get out there and away from it all by mountain bike* to find all sorts of adventures.
*Mountain biking is a potentially dangerous activity. It should only be undertaken with a full understanding of all the inherent risks. Please consider your skill level and experience before choosing a trail. As mountain biking can be dangerous it is advised that you download the Emergency+ App before your next ride.
Murray Valley Trails
Location: Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup
This 35-kilometre network of purpose-built single-track MTB trails offers you a stunning experience through Lane Poole Reserve. With a variety of trail types and styles, the Murray Valley mountain bike trails have something for everyone.
Location: Shire of Murray | Distance: 11km | Duration: 1-2 hours | Difficulty: More Difficult
Located between Pinjarra and Dwellingup, Turner Hill mountain bike trail is an intermediate trail with numerous steep sections and lots of harder obstacles. In addition to the 11 km main loop, there is a 5 km shortcut as well as Tiny Turner, a 1.1 km easy-rated (green level) loop.
Undulating mixture of pea gravel and hard packed soil fire roads and single track (predominantly single track). No torturous climbs nor supersonic descents. A purpose built XC circuit with some technical obstacles, switchbacks, some jumps and a see-saw! Find out more
The ‘Giants of Mandurah‘ by world-renowned Danish artist Thomas Dambo is Mandurah’s latest attraction and first of its kind in Australia.
These wooden sculptures are protectors of the environment and cleverly hidden around Mandurah in a free-to-view interactive outdoor exhibition that requires you to find them, following a trail of clues.
If you’re heading out on a Giant Hunt, don’t forget to pop into the award-winning Mandurah Visitor Centre (voted best in the State in 2022) for your map and clues. If you’d prefer to have some company (and a little help) when going on your Giant adventure, you can choose from a selection of guided boat, coach and e-bike tours!
Mandurah is popping right now with so many more big reasons to visit. There’s an array of exciting experiences around Mandurah for you to explore. From the thrill-seekers to the kickback and relaxers, Mandurah has got you covered.
With an abundance of unspoilt wetlands, the beauty and serenity of the outlying bushland will provide you with a renewed sense of calm.
Over a hundred wild bottlenose dolphins call Mandurah home, so you are sure to see them showing off as they dart across the waves. Mandurah is also home to many native birds, kangaroos, emus and possums. We’ve pulled together your Mandurah nature bucket list.
Mandurah Caravan & Tourist Park is a 4 STAR family operated tourist park with family friendly facilities include a water slide and heated pool.
Mandurah Coastal Holiday Park
Mandurah Coastal Holiday Park – located 500m from the beach, the central location means everything is nearby, including Mandurah Foreshore and Dolphin Quay Marina hospitality and tourism precincts.
Miami Holiday Park
Miami Holiday Park – is the ultimate ‘uncomplicated’ caravan and camping
destination with direct access to the Peel-Harvey Estuary, walk/cycle trails, and local beaches.
Twin Waters is a quiet shady park nestled between Melros Beach and the Estuary, only a 20-minute drive from the Mandurah city centre.
Camping Spots in the surrounds
You can camp right on the riverbank in the heart of Pinjarra or Boddington, on the foothills of the Darling Ranges in Serpentine, amongst towering trees in Dwellingup or lakeside at Herron Point near Pinjarra and Lake Navarino in Waroona.
Camping in a national park or reserve is a great way to connect with nature.
Instant relaxation is guaranteed at Lane Poole Reserve. You’ll just love this national park with nine different campgrounds within the reserve providing a range of facilities. Fees apply and a park pass is required to enter the national park. Except for Nanga Mill and Nanga Townsite, booking in advance is required.
Marrinup Townsite near Dwellingup is suitable for tents, has toilet facilities and is pet friendly. Camping fees apply and booking in advance is not possible.
Martin Tank Campground
Unwind and connect with nature at this beautiful campground near Preston Beach, right on the banks of Martins Tank Lake. The campsites at Martins Tank Campground are suitable for tents, campervans, camper trailers and caravans. Fees apply and you must book in advance.
Mandurah – Corner Hackett and Sholl Street
Pinjarra – Pinjarra Williams Road, adjacent to the heritage train station
Waroona – Millar Street, town oval
Boddington – Wuraming Avenue
RV friendly Towns
Pinjarra – 24 hrs (all year)
Waroona Oval, Preston Beach – 24 hrs (May to October – subject to change)
The natural beauty of Mandurah and the Peel region offers lots of outdoor adventures for families.
The natural beauty of Mandurah and the Peel region offers lots of outdoor adventures for families.
Explore the Wetlands
The internationally significant Yalgorup Wetlands System is a habitat for a vast number of birds, animals, and plant species. Explore and spot wildlife by the many walking trails, reserves, and viewing platforms. Many places also have information signs to help children learn about this vital eco-system. Find out more.
Exploring Mandurah’s spectacular waterways is something the whole family will enjoy. Join a cruise with Mandurah Cruises and learn all about the marine environment as you tour the canals, estuary and wetlands.
On the Pirate Ship Mandurah cruise, kids can dress up as pirates, steer the wheel, ring the bell and look through a telescope. Find out more.
Kids can experience the thrill of catching their own dinner fishing from the estuary, beach, or on a fishing charter. Mandurah Cruises, Port Bouvard Fishing Charters, and Skills2Fish offer tours and clinics to teach kids how to fish. In season you can go scooping for blue swimmer crabs in the shallow waters of the estuary.
Mandurah Tourist Fun Train in the City Centre is a fun way to tour Mandurah. The child-sized Mini Toot runs along the Eastern Foreshore and the Big Toot is a hop-on/hop-off tour for all ages. Purchase tickets at the Mandurah Visitor Centre or when boarding the train.
The Hotham Valley Tourist Railway in Dwellingup will take you on a journey back in time on the historic Steam Ranger (Sunday, May – October) or through the forest on the open-air carriages of the Forest Train (Saturday, Sunday and public holidays all year).
Cycling & E-Scooter
Cycling is a great and easy way to get out and explore with the kids. Mandurah has good cycle paths around the city centre, marina and along the coast. Hire an e-bike or e-scooter from The Bike Kiosk to explore Mandurah.
About a 45 minute drive from Mandurah, there are also family-friendly forest cycle trails. Dwellingup Adventures offers bikes for hire as well as guided tours.
Skate Parks & BMX Tracks
Skateboarding, scooter and bike riding are great ways to get outdoors and get active. Kids of all ages can test their skills and have fun at Mandurah’s skate and BMX parks which include multiple features to challenge riders and boarders alike.
Mandurah (Bill Bowler) Skate Park, Leighton Pl, Halls Head
Falcon Skate and BMX Park 3 Flame Street, Falcon
Pinjarra Skate Park Roe Avenue, Pinjarra
Mandurah BMX Track Milgar Street Reserve, Mandurah
Duverney Reserve Skate and BMX Zone 221-239 Wanjeep Street, Coodanup
Experience Mandurah’s diverse range of nature experiences.
Natural Attractions & Tours
Discover a diverse range of nature experiences in the Mandurah region
The Mandurah region boasts a wealth of protected waterways, national parks, nature reserves and nature parks. See our top choices of what to explore on your next visit!
SALT AND BUSH ECO TOURS
Salt and Bush Eco Tours speciality bird, wildlife and nature trips can be land or water-based (from foot peddled kayaks) along the Ramsar protected wetlands of the Peel Harvey Estuary and Yalgorup Lakes – a truly unique way to be relaxed by nature.
August marks the approximate start of the Djilba the Noongar season, where the bush bursts into yellows and whites with many acacia species in flower. We also start to see the emergence of more variety of native orchids which is a highlight on our wildflower tours.
Find the best wildflower locations in the Peel Region on a guided private wildflower tour. Locate a diversity of beautiful flora and learn about how they thrive. Professional Naturalist guides will take you on a wonderful wildflower sojourn. To view wild flower tour options click here.
Stretching from south of Mandurah to Preston Beach, the park is known for its ten elongated lakes, beautiful tuart and peppermint woodlands and the ancient thrombolite reef at Lake Clifton. The park provides visitors panoramic views of the beaches, dunes and lakes, walking trails and picnic spots. It is home to a variety of native animals, birds and wildflowers that are prolific in season.
The 29-hectare nature reserve has a series of connected boardwalks and pathways with informative signage and bird-watching areas. Whether you are interested in birds, wildlife or just enjoy a stroll by the estuary, the area is a fascinating and enjoyable environment to explore.
Best known for the waterfall that cascades over a sheer granite rock face, the park abounds with scenic beauty and is a sanctuary for an array of plants and animals. It is a great place for bushwalks or a picnic by the falls.
The Murray River meandering through towering jarrah forest and valleys make this reserve, just outside of Dwellingup, an enchanting place to visit. Covering more than 55,000 hectares, the park offers plenty of space and options for a range of outdoor activities. Stay overnight at one of the many campsites or pack a picnic and enjoy a day trip exploring this stunning location.
Situated on the shores of Harvey Estuary, the reserve provides a lovely sheltered beach for swimming or bird watching and bush trails to wander. Salt and Bush Eco Tours offer a 2-hour walk around the area, where you can be guided for 3.5km and discover and share natures’ stories that exist in this amazing global biodiversity hotspot.