How the Locals like it – Purri Gould

The three best things about living in Mandurah are the water, the water and the water!

How the locals like it

Purri Gould,
Owner Groundswell
Drivethru Coffee

I lived around Mandurah as a teenager and the coastal, surfing lifestyle really became a part of who I am. I don’t think that’s anything that will ever change.

Purri Gould

As a young adult I spent seven years in the mid-west USA and it was a real culture shock to be so landlocked and experiencing snow and freezing grey skies. I met my wife over there and on the second date I gave her fair warning saying, “I’m going back to Australia someday”. 

Our romance blossomed and the rest is history. Luckily she agreed to come home with me. We have three children and have lived in Golden Bay for the past 10 years. We all absolutely love it here. 

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Running a business and having a young family keeps me pretty busy but the best thing about this part of the world is still the surfing and kite surfing and I get out there as often as I can. Geary’s Beach in Falcon would have to be one of my favourite places in the world.

It’s also hard to go past everything Mandurah’s waterways have to offer when it comes to quality family time. Apart from the phenomenal beaches, the estuary and foreshore offer so many activities. 

The thing that really gets me about this area is we have legit stuff here – everything a visitor could want and there’s no reason to travel too far. 

I’ve had a coffee roasting business, Frothin’ Coffee for around five years and in 2018 I took a leap of faith and helped my Mum, Lynne Gould, open her coffee business, Groundswell Drivethru on Pinjarra Road. 

The response has been fantastic with local coffee lovers and the local business community being really supportive. People might be surprised by the number of people around town who really know their coffee. We’re proud to offer a genuinely good product that has a uniqueness and a lot of passion and love put into it. I think Groundswell is a good example of how Mandurah is continuing to evolve and change and become even more attractive for visitors. I’m just a big fan of Mandurah and I can’t wait to see more visitors drop in for a coffee as time goes on.

THE GOULD’S HOLIDAY AT HOME

One of the most fun family holidays we have had was just a few kilometres from home at Seashells Resort. We did all the touristy things and it was the coolest little break. I highly recommend it.

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How the Locals like it – Ivan Zoranic

The three best things about living in Mandurah are the water, the water and the water!

How the locals like it

Ivan Zoranic,
Captain, Mandurah
Cruises

The three best things about living in Mandurah are the water, the water and the water! My family used to holiday here when I was a kid, fishing and crabbing, and when my stepdad got a job at Alcoa in 1972, we were happy to grab the chance to move here permanently.

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My grandad was a cray fisherman out of Safety Bay and I grew up with salt water in my veins, helping him out whenever I got the chance. High school wasn’t really for me and I left early. I went and joined my grandad on his boat and have worked around boats and fishing ever since.

I’m a captain with Mandurah Cruises and spend my days taking tourists out for a genuine cray fishing experience. We take the pots out and set them, then we welcome our visitors on board and take them out and let them pull the pots and collect the catch. The crays are cooked on board and served with other fresh, local seafood as we cruise the waterways around Mandurah.

Our visitors learn so much about the region’s waterways, the lobster industry and the crustaceans themselves. The feedback is always overwhelmingly positive. I’m seeing a big jump in the number of tourists enjoying Mandurah, many of them from China. They seem to really appreciate our natural attractions and big open spaces. 

Whether you’re here for a day or a week, from an hour away or half a world away, there’s so much for people to do. I’ve seen some big changes since 1972 when the population was just 6000 (or 6001 as someone graffitied on the welcome sign as they drove into town). 

This place has a lot going for it. The hills are just 18 kilometres away, you’ve got the ocean and the estuary at your front door and more recent additions like Dolphin Quay at the marina and the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre give people more things to do.

It will be no surprise to anyone though that my favourite day in Mandurah is any day I’m out on my boat fishing. I’ve never had to buy seafood and I never plan to.

IVAN’S TOP SPOTS 

  • Fishing If you have access to a boat, Five Fathom Bank, just off the coast between Mandurah and Dawesville. From the beach, White Hills in Bouvard, where I’ve even seen people land dhufish. 
  • Crabbing My favourite spot is just off Southern Estuary Road at the very southern end of the Peel Harvey Estuary, by the mouth of the Harvey River. It has a nice barbecue area too. Make sure you use a good bait such as fish heads.

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How the Locals like it – Rhys Williams

I’ve lived in Mandurah since I was eight but even before then the family would visit my grandparents at Preston Beach every second weekend.

How the locals like it

Rhys Williams,
Mayor City of
Mandurah

I’ve lived in Mandurah since I was eight but even before then the family would visit my grandparents at Preston Beach every second weekend. They still have that house and I still love to visit.

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Mandurah represents everything about the way I want to live – going down the beach for a snorkel, scuba dive, fish or surf, and hanging out with friends in the outdoors. Being Mayor means I have to travel a lot but every time I come home, I realise this is exactly where I want to be. 

The most special thing about Mandurah is the fact that while it’s grown and changed, it still retains that special sense of community.

Mandurah has always been a significant place in WA; everyone seems to have a story about crabbing or fishing here. Now we are also telling a new story of culture, food and excellent tourism experiences, but it magically retains that ‘second gear’ feel despite only being one hour away from Perth. Anyone can come down for the day, a weekend or the school holidays. There’s plenty to do.

We have an emerging cultural scene with world class shows and exhibitions at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, beautiful places to eat, great festivals and events happening year round, an evolving economy and business innovation with little start-ups in every corner. 

When people learn I’m the Mayor of Mandurah, the first thing they talk about is how beautiful the estuary and coastline are. They talk about the abundance of wildlife and beautiful nature experiences. There’s a real buzz about this place and it’s on the cusp of being WA’s next best thing.

WHERE DOES THE MAYOR CHILLOUT? 

  • Avalon Beach in Falcon – the best beach in Mandurah
  • Dwellingup – for the farmers market and nature

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Craft Beer & Wine Trail

Craft Beer & Wine Trail

Discover quality, unique craft beers and wine on this great trail through the Peel region.

If discovering quality, unique craft beers and wine is at the top of your holiday ‘to do’ list, the Peel Region Craft Beer and Wine Trail makes it easy for you. Featuring seven of the region’s best beer and wine offerings, the trail provides an authentically local experience to be enjoyed at your own pace, with an easy to read and helpful map showing you the way. Plus, show the trail brochure at each venue or check in on your phone for some great deals (check each business for deals offered). Read about each venue below and download the trail brochure here.

Three Rivers Brewing Company

A family owned, urban brewery that uses only the finest ingredients and traditional brewing methods (no filtering pasteurization or additives), offering great beer to take-away or enjoy in the tap room. Special offer buy one tasting flight/get one free. 

Three Rivers Brewing Company

Eat & Drink

Peel Estate Wines

The largest and oldest winery in the region (est 1973), this magnificent vineyard is nestled between protected wetlands and tuart forest. Producing an extensive range of quality red, white, rosé, sparkling and fortified wines available for tasting at the cellar door every day. Visitors are invited to bring a picnic or cook a barbecue while enjoying the award-winning wines in beautiful country surrounds. View vintage in action from Jan–March and a summer music series on select Sundays. Special offer 10% off 6 bottle purchase.

Peel Estate Wines

Eat & Drink

White Lakes Brewing

A state-of-the art brewery, with an awarded range of brews, overlooking the beautiful Lake Walyungup. Enjoy a meal at the Vernon Arms tavern next door or while away a sunny afternoon on the Brewhouse deck. Special offer buy one, get one free beer tasting tray.

White Lakes Brewing

Eat & Drink

King Road Brewing Co.

A proud family owned and operated brewery set on 90 acres of rural farmland, offering a family friendly, vibrant atmosphere that optimises the area’s rural character and charm. It’s a location that provides freedom for the kids to run and play whilst you kick back, relax and enjoy the delicious food and beverages.

King Road Brewing Co

Eat & Drink

Millbrook Winery

Nestled deep in the forest, Millbrook Winery is simply breath-taking. Enjoy lunch in the award-winning restaurant or share a picnic hamper on the banks of the sparkling lake. Both are created using delicious estate-grown produce. Sample the range of Millbrook wines in the tasting room and discover why these highly-awarded wines have such a loyal following. Special offer extra 5% off wine from the tasting room for Club members (join free).

Millbrook Winery

Eat & Drink

Drakesbrook Fine Wines

A family owned and operated vineyard with a focus on premium quality, alternative and emerging varieties including Savagnin, Vermentino, Malbec, Sangiovese and Tempranillo to name a few. The cellar door overlooks a beautiful lake where you are invited to bring your own picnic. The winery is consistently rated 4/5 stars by James Halliday in his annual Australian Wine Companion. Special offer 10% off 6 bottle purchase or 20% off a mixed dozen.

Drakesbrook Fine Wines

Eat & Drink

Skipworth Wine Company

A multi award winning boutique winery, located on the edge of the Darling Scarp, offering picturesque views through the abundant jarrah and karri trees on the property across to the coast. Enjoy comprehensive wine tastings with winemaker/owner Kim Skipworth.

Skipworth Wine Company

Eat & Drink

For other culinary experiences in Mandurah and the Peel Region, click here.

For more food and wine trails in Western Australia go to trailswa.com.au.

Aboriginal History & Culture

Learn from the Bindjareb people of the Noongar nation.

Aboriginal History & Culture

Learn about the
Bindjareb people
of the Noongar
Nation

Kaya Wandjoo, nidja Bindjareb Noongar Kaadadjan (hello, welcome and learn from the Bindjareb people of the Noongar nation).

The first people of the region were the Bindjareb people of the Noongar Nation, who named the locality Mandjoogoordap (now Mandurah) which translates to ‘meeting place of the heart’. You can learn the stories, secrets and traditions of one of the oldest surviving cultures in earth on an Aboriginal history and culture tour, at significant sites and art galleries.

Artworks

Mandurah Eastern Foreshore – the curved design of the seawall reflects the shapes of the Wagyl, a major spirit of Noongar people. Central to their beliefs and customs, the Wagyl is a snake or rainbow serpent recognised by Noongar as the giver of life, maintaining all fresh water sources.

Mandurah Bridge – on the wall at the western end of the bridge’s footpath is a welcome to country written in Noongar dialect.

Bonu-Wongie – Message Stick – located on Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore, this sculpture represents the invitation from the Winjan Aboriginal Community to the City of Mandurah to work together.

Bindjareb Fishing Site – located on Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore, this site highlights the cultural significance of the waterways for the local Aboriginal people.

Yaburgurt Memorial – located on Mandjar Square, this memorial celebrates and commemorates the life of the Aboriginal leader Yaburgurt, also known as George Winjan, a survivor of the Pinjarra Massacre of 1834. The artwork consists of a spherical shape with tall glass panels that represent the six Noongar seasons as well as highlighting Mandurah’s Aboriginal ancient and contemporary aspects of life and culture.

Connection at Stingray Bay – this steel sculpture honours the spirit of the site’s traditional owners and its significance as an ancient meeting place.

Seascapes Walkway – located in Halls Head, this 3 km footpath from Halls Head to Falcon features interpretive signs with information on native species and the traditional Aboriginal use of plants and animals.

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Tours & Experiences

Manjoogoordap Dreaming

Let George Walley take you on a journey through Mandurah or the region’s bushland and waterways. Hear Dreamtime stories and visit significant sites and learn about bush tucker on a walking, boat cruise or bus tour, departing from Mandurah. Find out more.

 

Goolamwiin

Learn about the Noongar people, discover bush tucker and medicinal plants, hear storytelling and get hands on with Aboriginal tools on these Aboriginal cultural bush tours and overnight camping experiences, departing from Mandurah. Find out more.

 

Kaarak Dreaming

Step into the Dreamtime, learn about ancient dreaming stories and join in a yarning circle. Be guided on an ancient Dreaming Trail bush walk in Dwellingup while learning about traditional hunting. Find out more.

 

Bindjareb Park

This 22ha nature sanctuary in Pinjarra is home to native wildlife including rare bird species such as the red-tailed black cockatoo. When visiting, you can join a tour to learn about the bush, local Dreamtime stories and taste bush tucker. Tours run every Saturday at 10am and bookings are essential. Bindjareb Park also holds Six Season dinners throughout the year. Find out more.

 

Forest Heritage Centre

At Forest Heritage Centre in Dwellingup you can learn about the Aboriginal six seasons, traditional nutrition and listen to Dreamtime stories with Aboriginal Elders as you make and eat a damper and kangaroo supper.

 

Mandurah Community Museum

The Mandurah Community Museum has a well-established oral history program with one of its main focuses being the collection of stories and life histories of Aboriginal people in the Peel region.

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Significant Sites

The Peel Yalgorup Wetlands have special significance for the Noongar people as important sources of food and water, used for ceremonial purposes and are part of the dreaming and their natural beliefs. Whilst all waterways are important to the Noongar people, some significant Aboriginal heritage sites include campsites at the Serpentine River mouth and Island Point and a ceremonial site at Egg Island. Please respect the cultural significance of these sites.

Bilya Country Story Trail© is an interactive trail map that details 13 important sites to commemorate places of historical and cultural interest to the Mandurah Bindjareb community. Please respect the cultural significance of these sites.

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Best Picnic Spots

A picnic offers an immersive, relaxed vibe amongst nature that can be combined with a little exploring to make the most of your outing.

Best Picnic Spots

Best Picnic
Spots

Enjoying a good meal outdoors is what the Mandurah life is all about. A picnic offers an immersive, relaxed vibe amongst nature that can be combined with a little exploring to make the most of your outing.

Our picnic spots in Mandurah and surrounds offer unique experiences to go with those picturesque views, like hanging out with kangaroos or spotting some dolphins. Pack a picnic and stay awhile at these top picnic spots.

Mandurah Eastern Foreshore

The Mandurah Eastern Foreshore is popular for picnics and BBQs with locals and visitors alike. Shady trees provide shelter and overlooking Mandjar Bay, you have a good chance to spot some dolphins while you enjoy your outdoor picnic or family barbecue.

Estuary Road

Take the Scenic Drive along Estuary Road in Dawesville and choose from the many beautiful picnic shelters with BBQs overlooking the estuary.

Falcon Bay Beach

Falcon Bay is protected from the southwest sea breeze in summer. There’s a reef point great for snorkelling and surfing. The grass playground and BBQ area have recently been refurbished and come with beautiful views of the bay. Bring your own picnic or barbecue or get some takeaway from the nearby Falcon Bay Beach Café.

Doddies Beach

Doddies Beach is a great beach for kids with ample shade and is equipped with BBQs and picnic shelters overlooking the beach, making it an ideal setting for BBQs and family gatherings.

Keith Holmes Reserve (The Lido, Mandurah)

The Mandurah locals love to go to Keith Holmes Reserve for family gatherings, BBQs and picnics. There’s plenty of room for children to play, a grassed area, BBQs and picnic shelters as well as a man-made beach close-by. A footbridge leads over to the Mandurah Ocean Marina where you find lots of waterside cafes, restaurants and takeaway options.

Drakesbrook Weir

Beautiful spot in Waroona, only a 40 minute drive inland from Mandurah, with sandy beach, lawn, shaded tables and free barbecues.

North Dandalup Dam

Spend a day out in nature. One of the secret spots the locals don’t want you to know about is the North Dandalup Dam. The dam was constructed in 1994 and is the newest dam serving Perth, set in the North Dandalup River.

Enjoy the coastal views from the lookout, have a picnic at the recreation lake  or use the barbecues for a nice family meal! Don’t forget to bring some beach games or a ball for the little ones – there is plenty of room for entertainment around here!

Serpentine Falls

Enjoy a picnic or barbecue amongst shady trees by the waterfall at Serpentine National Park. The tame kangaroos might join you as well but please keep a distance and don’t feed them.

Cantwell Park

Located in Pinjarra, Cantwell Park is a beautiful and picturesque picnic spot right on the banks of the Murray River.

Purchase a picnic hamper to dine in the grounds at Millbrook Winery or bring your own to enjoy by the lake at Drakesbrook Fine Wines or by the vines at Peel Estate Winery.

Coopers Mill

On Coolenup Island, accessible only by boat, has a lovely picnic spot by the 170 year old mill.

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Historical Buildings & Museums

Learn about Mandurah and the Peel Region’s pioneering history

Historical Buildings & Museums

Discover the Historical
Buildings & Museums

Learn about Mandurah and the Peel Region’s pioneering history and experience extraordinary stories of pioneering settlers, local characters and significant sites.

Mandurah Community Museum – Closed until further notice for renovations

Get a fascinating glimpse into Mandurah’s rich history and learn about significant people, places and events. Back in 1898, the museum was a schoolroom, later becoming the town’s police station. Both the schoolroom and the cells can still be seen today. The Mandurah Community Museum features photographs, objects and more information about Mandurah’s journey from pre-settlement through to its development as a quiet holiday town into the city we know today. Entry is by gold coin donation. Open Tuesdays – Fridays, 10am – 4pm and Saturdays – Sundays, 11am – 3pm.

Location: 3 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah

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Halls Cottage

Built in the early 1830’s by Henry Edward Hall who was the first person to develop a fishing industry in the Mandurah district, this limestone cottage was one of the first pioneering dwellings in the state and is now a museum of local history. Open Sundays from 10am – 3pm.

Location: Leighton Place, Halls Head

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Edenvale Homestead

This beautiful heritage precinct in Pinjarra includes a heritage rose garden, the McLarty family homestead and other historical buildings.

Location: 2 Henry Street, Pinjarra

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Dwellingup History and Visitor Information Centre

The Dwellingup History and Visitor Information Centre houses a fully restored Mack fire truck and a unique collection of historical items.

Location: 4 Marrinup Street, Dwellingup

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Waroona Historical Museum

Located in the former Road Board building, the Waroona Historical Museum has plenty of information and historic objects about Waroona.

Location: Corner Millar Street & South West Highway, Waroona

The Old Post Office Museum Jarrahdale

Located in Jarrahdale, only a 40 minute drive from Mandurah, the Old Post Office Museum features information on the historic timber town Jarrahdale once was.

Location: 631 Jarrahdale Road, Jarrahdale

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Enjoy Fresh Local Seafood

Mandurah has a 100-year history as a seafood centre in Western Australia. It is home to an abundance of crabs, lobsters, crayfish and many other mouth-watering delicacies.

Enjoy fresh local Seafood

Enjoy Local Seafood
at its best

Mandurah has a 100-year history as a seafood centre in Western Australia. It is home to an abundance of crabs, lobsters, crayfish and many other mouth-watering delicacies.

Here’s where you can enjoy fresh Mandurah seafood.

Mandurah Cruises Wild Seafood Experience

Nothing tastes better than fresh seafood – especially when you catch it yourself and someone cooks it for you! Enjoy an unforgettable Wild Seafood Experience which is a seafood lunch cruise with a difference. Catch, learn, indulge and enjoy Western Rock Lobster (or ‘crayfish’, as it is commonly known in Australia). Book your seafood adventure with Mandurah Cruises at 73 Mandurah Terrace.

Wattsies Place

If you’re looking for fresh, sustainable, locally caught seafood to cook yourself, Wattsies Place is the place to go. Fishing in Mandurah since early 1890’s began with Alfred Loton Watts and wife Ester Watts (Nee Morfitt). Wattsies Place began trading approximately 46 years ago under a tree in the front yard of John & Diane’s house, since then the business has grown and prospered as Mandurah’s reputation for fresh seafood has spread. Visit Wattsies Place at 2299 Old Coast Road or pre-order via phone or email.

Flics Kitchen

Flics Kitchen is a purveyor of pushing the boundaries using unusual ingredients and bringing excitement into the Mandurah restaurant scene. Cured and torched Mandurah Mullet or Blue Manna Crab Croquettes are just some of the great local seafood options on their menu. You’ll find Flics Kitchen at 3/16 Mandurah Terrace.

Redmanna Waterfront Restaurant

Being Mandurah’s most awarded restaurant, Redmanna is known for its local seafood including blue manna crabs, crayfish, prawns, scallops, WA line caught red emperor and prime cut Stirling Ranges beef. Check out their delicious menu and beverage list at 5/9 Mandurah Terrace.

Samudera Artisan Food & Bakehouse

Passionate about local Mandurah seafood, Samudera Artisan Food & Bakehouse are working with a fifth generation Mandurah fishing family to bring locally caught fresh Mandurah seafood to their extensive lunch and dinner menu. Everything at Samudera is made fresh every day. Come and indulge your taste buds at Samudera at 29 Mandurah Terrace.

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What started as a humble fishing town over 100 years ago, the thriving city of Mandurah is now well-renowned for its superb seafood.

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Art Galleries

In Mandurah we’re not only relaxed by nature but also inspired by it.

Art Galleries

Discover our Mandurah
Art Galleries

Nature has always had a leading role as a source of inspiration for visual artists, so it’s not surprising that in Mandurah we’re not only relaxed by nature but also inspired by it.

There’s a very passionate and vibrant art community in Mandurah and quite a few art galleries for you to visit.

Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery

Located at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery has free exhibitions on display throughout the year. It presents around 10 diverse exhibitions each year featuring contemporary, indigenous, historical, traditional, design and sculptural artworks. The Mandurah Performing Arts Centre Foyer Galleries represent emerging and early career artists.

Black Stump Gallery

Located within the Mandurah Visitor Centre, the Black Stump Gallery by local artist Emma Blyth showcases her unique artworks and gifts available for purchase. Emma Blyth’s colourful art has been inspired by the amazing beauty and colours of the Australian outback and remote coastlines and her love of Australia really shines through in her amazing pieces.

Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM)

Centrally located within the Mandurah City Centre and nestled on the picturesque Mandurah estuary, CASM supports exhibition development and partnerships with artists, arts organisations and communities by providing low cost rental spaces, a diverse workshop program and information services for artists. CASM provides a platform to assist recent graduates and emerging artists navigate early exhibition experiences. It also supports established artists presenting a body of work that is new and experimental in relation to their normal practice.

CASM’s annual exhibition program features eight diverse art exhibitions and events including:

  • A wide range of local artist groups
  • Youth artists
  • Solo artists
  • Touring exhibitions
  • City of Mandurah project exhibitions

Each exhibition features an opening launch and a free artist or curator talk.

To view upcoming exhibitions, please visit the exhibitions page.

Liveringa Gallery

Located at the Edenvale Homestead Precinct in Pinjarra, this gallery features artworks and sculptural pieces by the Murray Arts and Crafts Society.

Dwellingup Arts Collective

The Dwellingup Arts Collective, located in Pinjarra, displays a wide range of superb artworks, including artworks for sale from artists-in-residence.

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Mandurah Art Trails

Artworks are all around us in Mandurah and we’re going to help you find them.

Mandurah Art Trails

Discover the Art
Scene in Mandurah,
here’s where to
find them

Mandurah is filled with incredible public art but not all of it is as obvious as the silver metal heart sculpture on Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore. Hidden down laneways, on the pavement or on the facades of buildings, artworks are all around us in Mandurah and we’re going to help you find them.

Trail  1 – Follow the light blue trail

1. STAINED GLASS WINDOW
Artist: Cottage Leadlighting
Located inside the Mandurah Visitor Centre, this artwork is a depiction of the Wagyl, or Rainbow Serpent, that controls the balance of water, guards the sacred landscapes and is shown surrounded by Mandurah’s aquatic flora and fauna.

2. MARINE WILDLIFE 3D ILLUSION PAINTING
Artist: Jenny McCracken
A remarkable depiction of Mandurah’s abundant marine wildlife jumps out from the pavement in front of the Mandurah Visitor Centre. This 3D illusion painting was created by 3D pavement artist Jenny McCracken.

3. SNAKES AND LADDERS
Artist: Lesley King & Dudley Park & Riverside Primary Schools & Community
Step onto a mosaic of the Snakes and Ladders game with playing instructions on hand-made tiles surrounding the installation near the Eastern Foreshore playground.

4. BONU-WONGIE – MESSAGE STICK
Artist: John Kelly & Coral Lowry
Two hands holding a message stick represents the invitation from the Winjan Aboriginal Community to the City of Mandurah to work together.

5. HIMVANTA
Artist: Pornchal & Th’awan
The Himvanta Forest of the Himalayas is inhabited by beautiful Kinnaree. These half-bird, half-women are renowned for their singing and dancing.

6. ARTY BIKE RACK
Artist: Gary Aitken
This sculpture is also a functioning public bike rack with cyclists invited  to contribute by securing their bike to the decorative wheels.

7. YOU’VE GOT MAIL
Artist: Claire Bailey
In 1887 telegraph lines reached Mandurah and reduced the isolation of early settlers for whom The Post and Telegraph Office was an important
meeting centre.

8. LADY BANANAS
Artist: Lady Bananas & Ladie Poise & Pore
This series of contemporary urban murals wrap round the building to form a colourful, engaging and eye catching modern artwork.

9. ABC
Artist: Anne Neil
Based on a line drawing of books and pencils, this cast work commemorates the opening of Mandurah’s first government school in 1900.

10. THE GUARDIAN
Artist: Celestin Hutchinson
Located outside the Mandurah Community Museum, this mural tells the story of the creation of the estuary, the lifeblood of the Bindjareb people.

11. LEVIATHAN
Artist: Jerome Davenport, Blank Walls
Designed by Joe Wilson in 1915 in the nearby Agricultural Hall, the Leviathan only made eight voyages before disaster struck. The boat filled with water and sand when rough weather set in, ending her life only 2kms from when she was built at Soldier’s Cove. This artwork can be found outside the Mandurah Community Museum.

12. BLUE SWIMMER CRAB – 3D ILLUSION PAINTING
Artist: Jenny McCracken
Definitely the safest and one of the most fun ways to pose with Mandurah’s famous blue swimmer crabs. Walk across the Mandurah Bridge to view this interactive street art that was created by Australia’s most highly awarded pavement artist Jenny McCracken. Take a photo from the footprint for the best 3D effect.

13. WAR MEMORIAL
Artist: Hames Sharley
A place of reflection and tribute to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Inspired by the poem, ‘At the Going Down of the Sun’.

14. SPRING SWING
Artist: Tahnee Kelland
Thanks to the community-run organisation Shape Mandurah this laneway was transformed into a Mandurah Instagram hotspot. Head to Tuckey’s Lane and don’t forget to get your photo taken here.

Trail 2 – Follow the dark blue trail

1. YABURGURT MEMORIAL
Artist: Peter Farmer & Little Rhino Designs
Yaburgurt Winjan was a significant Bindjareb Noongar elder. This
stunning artwork, which represents the six seasons, was created with
community to commemorate the centenary of Yaburgurt’s passing.
The project was funded through a Royalties for Regions grant.

2. FRAME
Artist: Gary Aitken
Designed by local artist Gary Aitken in 2005, this aluminium sculpture
encourages you to interact by framing your view.

3. CONNECTION
Artist: Bridget Norton
Honouring the spirit of the site’s traditional owners and the Osprey
these totems acknowledge the significance of the site as an ancient
meeting place.

4. WATER GIRL
Artist: Coral Lowry
This large and elevated sculptural work depicts a little girl with her
hair flying and playing in the waves.

5. WATER BOY
Artist: Coral Lowry
The ‘brother’ of Water Girl, this large sculpture shows a young boy
standing in the ocean and pointing at something in the distance.

6. THE GULL
Artist: Carl MacMillan
This fantasy, open decked, planked dinghy style boat with its port rail
lower than starboard side creates the impression of being beached.
This artwork is regularly taken over by children playing on it.

7. PELICAN – 3D ART ILLUSION
Artist: Jenny McCracken
Did you know that an adult pelican can eat up to 1.8 kilograms of fish per
day? Well, this one is particularly hungry and clearly doesn’t like to share!
Go to the viewpoint on the ground, get creative here and snap a fun pic.

8. ADRIFT II
Artist: Carl MacMillan
This impressive aluminium sculpture depicts a rowing boat adrift on a
stormy ocean with large fish swimming underneath.

9. JAMES SERVICE WRECK Artists: Gary Aitken, Richard Foulds, Kahil Aitken, Jarrad Steward
The suite of sculptures depicts wreckage washed up weeks after a
dreadful storm in July 1878.

10. ADRIFT I
Artist: Carl MacMillan
This follows Adrift II and presents the boat in a calm sea offering a
a different perspective to the viewer.

11. STEEL SCULPTURE
Donated to the City of Mandurah this modern sculpture in steel
soars skywards to create a dramatic spectacle.

12. ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
Artist: Carol Nicolson
This surreal piece features ceramic hand-made tiled fish with
human heads spiraling around an abandoned stormwater pipe.

13. SHOULD YOU PASS THROUGH THE SEA I WILL BE WITH YOU
Artist: Gary Aitken
Located outside the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, this
the sculpture commemorates a 1959 tragedy when a boat carrying six
Perth nuns overturned and only two survived.

14. LOVE
Artist: Gary Aitken
Created for Stretch Arts Festival in 2008, this sculpture playfully
spells out the word Love.

Mandurah Art Trail Map
Spend a day following an art trail and experience more of Mandurah – its history and culture.