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
your next unique
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 the larger-than-life, colourful and 3D art pieces along the Mandurah Foreshore and into Dolphin Quay. Don’t forget to tag @visitmandurah and #visitmandurah to share your snaps with us.
Blue Swimmer Crab – 3D Art Painting
Location: East end of Mandurah Bridge, corner of Pinjarra Road and Mandurah Terrace
Definitely the safest and one of the most fun ways to pose with Mandurah’s famous blue swimmer crabs. This interactive street art was created by Australia’s most highly awarded pavement artist Jenny McCracken. Take a photo from the footprint for the best 3D effect.
Floral Swinging Mural
Location: Tuckey Lane (Between 5 and 8 Mandurah Terrace)
Thanks to the community-run organisation Shape Mandurah, this laneway was transformed into a Mandurah Instagram hotspot. Don’t forget to get your photo taken here.
Location: Eastern Foreshore
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.
Marine Wildlife 3D Art Pavement Painting
Location: In front of the Mandurah Visitor Centre, 75 Mandurah Terrace
A remarkable depiction of Mandurah’s abundant marine wildlife seen jumping out from the pavement. Take a pic from the right spot and share your pic of this masterpiece created by 3D pavement artist Jenny McCracken. Don’t forget to hashtag #visitmandurah
Location: Boardwalk, near Mandurah Boat Hire, Ormsby Terrace
Designed by local artist Gary Aitken in 2005, this aluminium sculpture encourages you to interact by framing your view.
Colours of Mandurah
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
great walking and
hiking trails waiting
to be explored
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, and the home, and 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.
Mandurah and Peel Region’s Top Walking Trails
It might not be the quickest way to get around, but in the famous words of a Mr Ferris Bueller: life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
So slow down as you walk one of these idyllic tracks – while smelling those roses, as ordered, you’ll also find yourself coming across gorges, dense forests, wetlands and suspended bridges to hike up the excitement on these trails.
Please note to check https://parks.dpaw.wa.gov.au/ for updates on track conditions for those in national state parks before you put your sneakers on.
1. Kitty’s Gorge Walk.
Location: Jarrahdale. Distance: 14km return
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.
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.
For the more enthusiastic hiker, a longer walk along the Erskine Walk Trail of approximately 6km and a two-hour return is also available.
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.
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
forest tracks and
Exploring those winding forest tracks or traipsing across suspension bridges really can only be done on foot, but you just can’t see the same breadth of landscape than when pedalling your trusted two-wheeler across Mandurah and the Peel region’s best cycling trails.
Get out there and away from it all by bicycle or mountain bike to explore and find all sorts of adventures. As mountain biking can be dangerous it is advised that you download the Emergency+ App before your next ride.
Hire an eBike from The Bike Kiosk at the Mandurah Visitor Centre and tour Mandurah, along the coast or in the forest on family friendly cycling paths.
There are many cycling trails to choose from that vary in difficulty, but are sure to guide you through the most scenic places.
1. Bridges Ride
Location: Mandurah. Distance: 4.5km.
One of the best ways to soak in all Mandurah has to offer, this 4.5km ride takes you around foreshore and canals, before taking you out to nearby Samphire wetlands.
On your 90 minute ride you will also come across Sutton Farm on Old Coast Road, a heritage listed site dating back to the 1860s.
2. 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.
New to the Peel region is the Murray Valley Trails, 3 purpose-built downhill mountain bike trails are open and ready for action.
These are the first of over 25km planned trails for the Murray Valley network – a real coup for the region and caters for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders.
While the longest trail is 2.3km and for beginner riders – the moderate trail Boom Boom at 1.4km and advance trail Bam Bam at 1.3km definitely pack a punch that will challenge the most confident of riders.
7. Turner Hill Trail
Location: Turner Hill. Distance: 11km
Located between Pinjarra and Dwellingup, this track is strictly for off-road bikes.
The trail is marked as moderately difficult and will take one to three hours to complete.
However, there’s also a 5km short cut, and a much easier 1.1km loop for the kids (or the less confident biker).
8. Langford Park
Location: Jarrahdale. Distance: 22km
If it’s pure off-road or mountain biking you’re after, this is one of the most popular spots in the state to kick up some dirt.
There are a whole bunch of trails, the longest of which is 17km long, with options for beginner to advanced riders.
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 Spots near Mandurah
Camping in a national park or reserve is a great way to connect with nature. The campgrounds in the region, which are either on a first-come, first-served bases or booked in advance via https://parkstaybookings.dbca.wa.gov.au include:
Lane Poole Reserve
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.
Martins 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.
Pinjarra, Waroona Oval (May to Oct only), Preston Beach and Drakesbrook Weir
Free Dump Points are available in: Mandurah, Pinjarra, Waroona and Boddington.
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.