Accessibility In Mandurah

We’re proud to say that Mandurah is WA’s most accessible-friendly city, winning the top honour award at the 2020/21 Most Accessible Community in WA (MAWCWA) Awards.

Accessibility In Mandurah

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The city of Mandurah is dedicated to providing an accessible and inclusive environment for everyone. We strongly believe that as many spaces as possible should be accessible regardless of people’s abilities. With so many fun things to see and do in Mandurah, we’ve compiled a list of the best accessible-friendly activities awaiting in Mandurah.

Living with a disability brings up many challenges, with accessing spaces being one of the major issues individuals face. Simply getting around a city can present issues that many may not have considered.

With 1 in 6 people in Australia living with a disability and approximately 411,500 people with disability living in Western Australia, there’s a strong need to improve their wellbeing and available opportunities.

We’re proud to say that Mandurah is WA’s most accessible-friendly city, winning the top honour award at the 2020/21 Most Accessible Community in WA (MAWCWA) Awards. Additionally, we have partnered with Spinal Life Australia and have many tourism products and experiences reviewed on their website.

From accommodation to activities to eating and drinking—Mandurah provides easy access. Discover more below.

Accommodation

If you’re looking for a place to stay in Mandurah that’s accessible-friendly, you’ll find there are plenty of great options that will meet your needs in Mandurah.

Dolphin Quay Apartments

Offering apartment-style luxury accommodation overlooking the impressive Mandurah Ocean Marina are the comfortable Dolphin Quay Apartments. This is a great spot for those looking for a more casual accommodation experience in an ideal location. Only a 6-minute walk from shops and restaurants, everything you need is within a close radius. Chat with the team at Dolphin Quay Apartments to find a room to match your needs.

Accessible places Dolphin-Quay-Apartments
Accessible places Dolphin-Quay-Apartments

Mandurah Houseboats

Mandurah Houseboats offers WA’s very first purpose-built commercial houseboat charter vessel specifically designed for disabled or mobility-restricted guests. Called “Emily Louise,” the houseboat offers a unique experience for people living with disability, offering features including a ramp to ensure easy entry, a wheelchair-friendly wide central corridor and a bathroom with a wheel-in shower. Importantly, the helm position has been specifically designed so that wheelchair users are not limited to being passengers but can actively participate and steer the boat.

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Accessible places Mandurah-Houseboats

Mandurah Ocean Marina Chalets

Close to some of Mandurah’s best sites (50 metres to safe beach, 70 metres to Oceanic Bar & Grill and 5 minutes to the foreshore) yet, still maintaining a peaceful and quiet serenity—Mandurah Ocean Marina Chalets offers accessible and cosy accommodation at an affordable price. With a wide selection of chalets to choose from, contact the staff before booking to ensure they pick the best stay for your visit.

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Accessible places Mandurah-Ocean-Marina-Chalets

Seashells Mandurah

Seashells Mandurah understands guests living with disability and offers an accessible reception, spacious and reduced mobility facilities and friendly and helpful staff to assist with any requirements. Seashells Mandurah ticks all of the boxes; located on the shores of Comet Bay, soak up the sun as you take in the impressive views from their outdoor seating area.

Accessible places Seashells-Mandurah
Accessible places Seashells-Mandurah

The Sebel

The Sebel caters for all guests with spacious rooms, a wheel-in shower, wide doors, low power switches, ramps for easy access to the terrace or balcony, lift access to all rooms and more. The hotel offers three Superior King Rooms and one accessible Superior Water View King Room. Contact the team directly on +61 8 9512 8300 or email h8767@accor.com if you would like to book accessible accommodation.

Accessible places The-Sebel
Accessible places The-Sebel

Activities

Mandurah offers a wide range of accessibility-friendly outdoor and indoor activities for everyone to enjoy. From the beautiful naturescapes, the stunning beaches and the art-rich streets—come and explore Mandurah’s offerings.

The Bike Kiosk

Located nearby the Mandurah Visitor Centre is The Bike Kiosk. With friendly and knowledgeable staff, the team at The Bike Kiosk give detailed descriptions on each bike, e-bike or e-scooter to ensure customers feel confident on their chosen bike. Although the shop isn’t spacious, they showcase all bikes/scooters are displayed outside the store to browse. If you have any questions, the team are eager to help.

Accessible places The-Bike-Kiosk
Accessible places The-Bike-Kiosk

Flip Out

With a 5-star rating on Accessible Australia, Flip Out provides an inclusive space for all guests. Two parking bays are available with pram ramp included, tactile is throughout the venue, ramp (slightly uphill) at the entrance, reception bench is low, comfortable standard tables, disabled toilet with railing on both sides and great communication and service from staff. Plus, Flip Out offer special sensory-friendly sessions! Flip Out offers a comfortable venue for all guests, book your session beforehand to secure your spot.

Accessible places Flip-Out
Accessible places Flip-Out

Mandurah Visitor Centre

Mandurah Visitor Centre provides a comfortable environment for all guests to visit and access. There are 2 accessible parking bays on each side of the building, curb access, accessible toilets with hoist and rails, automatic open doors for access to the visitor centre, low bench height at reception, wide aisles, quiet seating area and welcoming and inclusive staff. The Mandurah Visitor Centre is here to provide help to all visitors.

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Accessible places Mandurah-Visitor-Centre

Mandurah Boat Charters

With ramped access along the jetty, ramp access from jetty to boat, a helpful and accommodating captain there to assist during the journey and space on the boat to move comfortably—Mandurah Boat Charters are here to provide a scenic and relaxing experience for all. Call the company beforehand to ensure the boat is prepared for your trip.

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Accessible places Mandurah-Boat-Charters

Mandurah Cruises

Mandurah Cruises provide a wheelchair-accessible vessel, allowing ease of access for all guests. Call the company beforehand if you require wheelchair access and the helpful and accommodating staff will ensure all needs and requirements are catered for. Travel through the canals and admire the stunning views as you relax.

Accessible places Mandurah-Cruises
Accessible places Mandurah-Cruises

Pirate Ship

Wheelchair is accessible onto the Pirate Ship, and with seating and railing available, this is suitable for individuals with mobility impairments. Although the ship doesn’t offer wheelchair access on the boat, there is assistance to fold up and store wheelchairs for those who are able to sit down and enjoy the scenic cruise.

Accessible places Pirate-Ship
Accessible places Pirate-Ship

Ways to Nature

Organised by local zoologist Sarah Way, Ways To Nature offer guided walks that can be customised for wheelchair users. These customised walks offer unique experiences, showcasing the beautiful reserves of Mandurah’s Peel-Yalgorup Wetlands and beyond. Accessible pathing and seating is available throughout the walk with the option for regular rests.

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Accessible places Ways-to-Nature-(2)

Eating & Drinking

If you’re looking to wine and dine in Mandurah, you will be spoiled with many accessible-friendly options. From a morning brew to a delicious brunch to an impressive seafood dinner—there’s plenty of options in Mandurah.

Mataya Eatery

Mataya Eatery boasts 5 stars on Accessible Australia, with a thoughtfully designed interior and an extensive menu that will make your mouth water! Mataya Eatery offers a ramp with a good decline down to the shop. The venue entrance is flat with decently sized doorways (wheelchair can fit through with ease). There’s an accessible bathroom, accessible parking (only 100 meters away) and good height of tables and counter. It’s no wonder why Mataya Eatery has been awarded 5 stars.

Accessible places Mataya-Eatery
Accessible places Mataya-Eatery

The Peninsula

Offering cosy indoor seating, scenic outdoor spots and not to mention a beer garden—The Pen is a great place to enjoy lunch or dinner. There’s curbing and a concrete ramp upon entry with the main door left open for easy entry/exiting. Within the venue, there’s plenty of comfortable seating options as well as enough space to move around on a wheelchair with small ramps throughout interior. Bathrooms are accessibility-friendly with handrails and the mirror is at a good height.

Accessible places The-Peninsula
Accessible places The-Peninsula

Wood and Stone Cafe

Open for breakfast and lunch, Wood and Stone cafe is a go-to for Mandurah locals and visitors. There’s a good selection of indoor and outdoor seating, with tables at a comfortable height to fit a wheelchair underneath and plenty of space to manoeuvre within the interior too. There’s parking across the road and easy access via the bustling street of Mandurah. Wood and Stone cafe is cosy, delicious and welcoming option for all customers.

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Accessible places Wood-and-Stone-Cafe

WA’s Most Accessible City

The City of Mandurah is dedicated to providing an inclusive, welcoming and safe place for all guests regardless of abilities. By offering ramps instead of stairs throughout the streets, providing plenty of lighting, offering inclusive and fun activities, and offering support and resources from the Visitor Centre, Mandurah is committed to offering an enjoyable experience for everyone.

Check out the reviews on accessible tourism offerings on the Accessible Australia page.

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For any questions regarding accessibility, please contact the Visitor Centre, download your accessibility leaflet below or send us an email.

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Giants of Mandurah Tours

Enjoy an active, fun-filled day on our guided tours of Thomas Dambo’s amazing Giants.

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Wandjoo Wandjoo Bindjareb Nyungar Boodja – Welcome to Bindjareb Noongar Country!

Mandjoogoordap, meaning ‘meeting place of the heart’ the original name of Mandurah given by traditional owners and custodians of the land – the Bindjareb Noongar people, have looked after the Djilba (estuary) for over 50,000 years.

Bindjareb Nyungar Country

Bindjareb Nyungar Country – How Mandurah’s waters came to be

Mandjoogoordap, meaning ‘meeting place of the heart’ the original name of Mandurah given by traditional owners and custodians of the land – the Bindjareb Nyungar people have looked after the Djilba (estuary) for over 50,000 years.

How Mandurah’s waters came to be is a fascinating First Nation creation story. Learn more about this Dreamtime story and how you can explore these stunning waterways today.

As depicted in Bindjareb Nyungar Elder and highly respected artist Gloria Keating’s painting, it begins with a terrible drought.

The Aboriginal people of Mandurah found there were no waterways, so they went to the beach where they danced and sung for the great Waugal (snake) to come out of the sea. She came and began to create the Peel inlet and estuary.

She found she was carrying eggs and rested in between the estuary until her eggs hatched. Too tired, she instructed her babies to do the rest of the work. She sent one to create the Serpentine River, one to produce the Murray River and one to make the Harvey River, which formed the unique shape of Mandurah today.

How you can experience the world’s oldest living culture

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There are many tours that explore the unique cultural heritage of Mandurah. Whether it’s a walking tour, overnight camping trip or a visit to Bindjareb Park in Pinjarra, you’ll learn about the Bindjareb Nyungar people and the places significant to them.

Include one or more of these tours on your next visit to Mandurah and the Peel region:

Thrombolites (Woggaal’s Noorook) tour

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Take a trip with Mandjoogoordap Dreaming, where you’ll go on an exciting walking tour around the Lake Clifton Thrombolites – the world’s oldest bacterial life form. This rare and endangered natural feature is also significant in local Aboriginal culture, represented in the Dreaming story of the Woggaal’s (Waugal’s) eggs. Tours to this remarkable site depart by bus from Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.

Goolamwiin overnight camping tour

Come on an unforgettable journey exploring Aboriginal culture with Goolamwiin. Go hunting for bush tucker, medicine plants and freshwater, before setting up camp for the night. Participate in Aboriginal dance and experience a cultural healing ceremony. Enjoy an authentic campfire dinner and learn more about the Nyungar people listening to Dreamtime stories under the stars.

Extending a Welcome to Country through art

As part of the renovations at the Mandurah Visitor Centre, we were excited to invite Bindjareb Boodja artists to submit artwork that reflects Bindjareb Boodja, its waterways, coastal location, local flora and fauna or cultural stories connected to the area.

The winning artwork by Peta & Corey Ugle is featuring as part of the decorative Welcome to Country’ design on the main wall of the refurbished Mandurah Visitor Centre reception area. This amazing mural was officially unveiled in December 2021 and is telling the Aboriginal story of our Mandjoogoordap (Mandurah).

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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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Historical Buildings & Museums

Learn about Mandurah and the Peel Region’s pioneering history

Historical Buildings & Museums

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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

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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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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Art Galleries

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

Art Galleries

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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

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Scene in Mandurah,
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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
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Insta-Worthy Spots

Mandurah is home to many unique and interesting spots that make the perfect Instagram photo.

Insta-Worthy Spots

Where to find
your next unique
and interesting
Instagram shot

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.

Mandurah Beaches

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.

 

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Creery Wetlands

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.

Jetty at Dawesville

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.

 

Image: Elektra Back Photography

The Lake Clifton Thrombolites

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.

 

Image: Michael Goh

Mandurah Instagram Trail

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.

Meeting Place

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.

Mandurah Bridge

Location: Cnr Pinjarra Rd/Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah

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.

 

Image: Dan Wilkins

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.

Kwillena Gabi Estuary Pool

Location: Eastern Foreshore, Mandurah

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.

The Heart

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.

The Frame

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.

Stingray Point

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.

Venetian Canals Mandurah

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.

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.

Boardwalk@DQ – Giant Marine Wildlife

Location: Dolphin Quay, Zephyr Mews, Mandurah Ocean Marina

Get your photo with a giant western rock lobster, shark, bottlenose dolphins or blue swimmer crabs at Dolphin Quay. It’s a fun way to spend time while your food is being cooked.

Pelican – 3D Art

Location: Dolphin Quay, corner Dolphin Drive and Spinnaker Quays

Did you know that an adult pelican may eat up to 1.8 kilograms of fish per day? Well, this one is particularly hungry and clearly doesn’t like to share! Get creative here and snap another fun pic.

It’ll be a great way to see more of Mandurah – and take memorable pics!