A palette of experiences: Plein Air Down Under Festival in Mandurah

French for open air, ‘plein air’ painting is all about capturing the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject outdoors. And that’s exactly what the Plein Air Down Under Outdoor Painting Festival sets out to do.

Plein Air Down Under Festival in Mandurah

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Love to paint? Why not take it ‘plein air’!
French for open air, ‘plein air’ painting is all about capturing the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject outdoors. And that’s exactly what the Plein Air Down Under Outdoor Painting Festival sets out to do.

Western Australia’s largest outdoor painting festival returns this year during the September long weekend (23-25 September), providing a unique opportunity for artists to share their love of painting outdoors amongst the magnificent surrounds of Mandurah’s town centre, cultural precinct and the historic town of Pinjarra.

But you don’t have to be a Vincent Van Gogh to enjoy what’s on offer. Whatever your age or level of artistic skills – there’s something for everyone – spectators and art collectors alike.

What’s on at the festival hub

The Mandurah Performing Arts Centre is where it all comes together. It’s where you can view exhibited works, sign up for workshops, watch various painting demonstrations with guest artists and in the evening, switch off and kick back with live music.

On Saturday 23rd September, the Lotterywest Demo Zone on the Eastern Foreshore will also be buzzing with a series of free hands-on painting demonstrations. Never tried painting with watercolours? See how easy it is to get started with award-winning artist Amanda Brett.

Be sure to check out the full line-up of free events across the weekend.

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Want to register as an artist?

All artists who register to paint at the Plein Air Down Under Outdoor Painting Festival can enter two paintings into the exhibition to be held at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. Judges will be awarding artwork across various categories and there’s a prize pool of over $12,000 up for grabs.

Head to the festival website to register.

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There’s artwork to inspire you everywhere you go

Wherever you go in Mandurah, you’ll be immersed in the arts. Continuing outdoors, you’ll stumble upon some of the most creative artworks along Mandurah’s Instagram Trail

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Follow the Mandurah Instagram Trail to find this hungry pelican by artist Jenny McCracken

Thomas Dambo’s famous Giants are still calling Mandurah home, and with the mild weather in play, it’s the perfect opportunity to head further out and explore the Giants of Mandurah

Yaburgurt Winjan Cirkelstone by Thomas Dambo, Coodanup Foreshore
Yaburgurt Winjan Cirkelstone by Thomas Dambo, Coodanup Foreshore

Visit the Mandurah Visitor Centre to get started, choose the Giants you’d like to visit and embark on your self-guided expedition. Don’t forget to check out the amazing ‘Welcome to Country’ mural by artists Peta & Corey Ugle and the 3D Augmented Reality experience that brings the artwork to life by telling the Aboriginal creation story of Mandurah’s vast waterways.

3D Augmented Reality Experience at the Mandurah Visitor Centre
Come to the Mandurah Visitor Centre to enjoy a 3D Augmented Reality experience.

Leave your car at the hotel and hire an e-bike or e-scooter, or jump on a ‘Ride the Giants’ e-bike tour. You can also take a cruise with Soulmate Charters to visit the Giant ‘Seba’s Song’ – which is best viewed from the water. See all Giants of Mandurah tours here.

Seba's Song Giant by Thomas Dambo
Seba's Song Giant by Thomas Dambo

If you need a change of pace, head indoors and visit some of Mandurah’s colourful art spaces and galleries.

Black Stump Art Gallery in Mandurah
Black Stump Gallery by Emma Blyth, Mandurah

Where to venture beyond the festival

When you feel like taking a break from all the action on land, change up the scenery and hit the open water. If you’d like to see dolphins in the wild and up close, jump on a boat tour or cruise through Mandurah’s waterways and estuaries. It’s home to more than 100 Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphins – the largest population in WA. And if you’re exploring with little feet in tow, the Pirate Ship Mandurah is an absolute must! 

For more ideas on where to go and what to do, check out our top 10 things to do in Mandurah.

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Cruising the Mandurah Canals in Halls Head | image courtesy: Mandurah Cruises

Explore a different kind of palate

When you’ve run your paint palette dry and worked up an appetite, there’s no shortage of places to eat in Mandurah. Our top picks include breakfast at Wood and Stone Café, a relaxing lunch that lingers into the afternoon at Boundary Island Brewery and a dinner to share at Flics Kitchen

Boundary Island Brewery
Boundary Island Brewery

Mandurah’s restaurants are always cooking up great vibes no matter where you go. From popular local haunts Brewvino and The Pen to the iconic flavours of Redmanna on the waterfront – you’ll be spoilt for choice. There are so many great places to eat and drink in Mandurah. Just be sure to book ahead and reserve your table to avoid disappointment!

The Peninsula Bar & Restaurant
The Peninsula Bar & Restaurant

Where to stay in Mandurah

If you like to stay close to all the action of the festival, you’re in luck! Some of the best accommodation in Mandurah is centrally located for your convenience. The Sebel Mandurah and Dolphin Quay Apartments are footsteps away from popular attractions and dining options.

Venture a little further along the coast and Seashells Mandurah and C Mandurah Resort & Serviced Apartments have all the facilities you need for a relaxing stay by the water.

Check out all Mandurah accommodation here.

Seashells Resort Mandurah
Seashells Resort Mandurah

And if you don’t want to leave the pooch behind, there’s plenty of pet-friendly accommodation options and experiences.

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Walking along the Mandurah Estuary in Falcon

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Mandurah’s Dark Corners 2023

Explore Mandurah’s forgotten histories and folklore on this spooky historic walking tour along Mandurah’s Eastern foreshore, running selected weekends in July.

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A very different historic walking tour

Experience Mandurah’s beautiful Eastern Foreshore from a new perspective, in this spooky heritage walking tour. This event was a booked-out success at the Mandurah Arts Festival in 2022 and Visit Mandurah is delighted to be reviving it for the Winter holiday season.

Mandurah’s Dark Corners illuminates the past, using new technologies of projection-mapping and augmented reality to enhance the oldest of art forms; the ghost story. Featuring local stories, collected from local archives and the Mandurah community, Dark Corners is a beautiful and immersive experience uncovering the historic tales that haunt us still.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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.

Hire a wheelchair-friendly houseboat to explore Mandurah's vast waterways

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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The Mandurah Visitor Centre is the first Visitor Centre in Western Australia that has joined the Hidden Disability Sunflower to improve customer service to visitors with non-visible disabilities, and to ensure they feel welcome when they visit.

HDS RGBThe Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme exists to help those with disabilities that are not immediately obvious such as autism, chronic pain, dementia, anxiety, visual or hearing impairment. In Australia, 1 in 5 people are said to have a disability and 85% of these are hidden. Wearing the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower discreetly indicates to people around the wearer including staff, colleagues and health professionals that they need additional support, help or a little more time.

The Giants of Mandurah

Come on an extraordinary quest as you go hunting for the Giants of Mandurah.  This magical adventure will take you into some of Mandurah’s most iconic landscapes and breathtaking scenery. However, the Giants of Mandurah is an outdoor walking trail experience, and each of the sculpture’s locations in natural settings feature different levels of access.

The Mandurah Visitor Centre will be able to help you to find out which Giants would be the most accessible one for you. The Bike Kiosk Mandurah hires out an electric wheelchair which is popular with older people, pregnant women and people carrying injuries who want to see the Giants. The Bike Kiosk will lift the electric wheelchair into your boot before you  drive out to the carparks at the Giant trail heads.

One of the most accessible Giants of Mandurah is Yaburgurt Cirkelstone along Coodanup Foreshore

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.

The Bike Kiosk is also hiring out an electric wheelchair which is useful for all sorts of mobility issues.

Hire an electric wheelchair from The Bike Kiosk Mandurah

Wheelchair Hire

Wheelchairs are also available to hire from these two local chemists by the day or on a weekly basis:

Mandurah Central Pharmacy, 10 Scholl Street, Mandurah
Phone: (08) 9535 1017

Terry White Chemist, 16  Scholl Street, Mandurah
Phone (08) 9535 2222

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.

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Midway Sensory Room

Midway offers a serene and controlled environment in their Sensory Room, inviting individuals with special needs to enjoy sensory-based activities while self-regulating. For those with flexible core funding in their NDIS Plan, it’s worth noting that it may cover the cost of booking a session in the Sensory Room.

Midway Sensory Room Mandurah
Midway Sensory Room in Mandurah

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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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.

Watch the dolphins play aboard Mandurah Cruises' wheelchair-friendly vessel

Pirate Ship

The Pirate Ship Mandurah is a family-friendly, fun-filled way to explore Mandurah’s waterways. It is best suited to those with milder mobility impairments or other disabilities.

The route to the boat is wheelchair accessible, but boarding requires you to step over a small ledge. However, there is a rail to hold and friendly pirates to assist!

Once on board there is only bench seating, and all wheelchairs, prams etc., must be folded and stored.

The tour is 45 minutes, on calm waters, so you need to be able to sit independently with good balance. The Pirate Ship also offer free tickets for carers on selected cruises.

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Mandurah Aquatic Centre

Mandurah’s Aquatic & Recreation Centre (MARC) is committed to ensuring inclusivity for all its visitors, offering a range of accessible features for both aquatics and fitness enthusiasts.

The center has invested in accessible swimming pools with ramps and chair lifts, making it easier for individuals with mobility challenges to enjoy the water. Additionally, their fitness facilities include accessible workout equipment and facilities.

To explore the full list of accessibility features, please refer to the MARC’s detailed Accessibility Flyer, which provides comprehensive information on all the inclusive amenities and services available at the center. Your journey to an accessible and active lifestyle begins here.

Escape Squad

Book your epic escape room adventure with Escape Squad. There are three rooms to choose from ranging in difficulty from easy to medium and hard.

One of the three rooms – The ‘Schools Out’ escape room – is entirely wheelchair accessible. Further, all hallways, toilets and waiting rooms are wheelchair accessible. ACROD parking is available and carers are not charged if they are with a client.

Escape Squad aim to accommodate every one of every ability, but to do that they need a little bit of information to make sure they are capable and prepared.

If someone in your group has extra needs please contact the Escape Squad team prior to your booking.

Accessible Beaches

Visiting some of Mandurah’s best and most popular beaches is a pastime people of all abilities want to enjoy.

To improve beach access, the City of Mandurah has installed beach matting at selected beaches and provides beach wheelchairs and walkers for hire. Beach matting is in place during September until May (dependent on weather and storm surges).

A Hippocampe beach wheelchair, track & trail beach wheelchair and beach walker are available free for community use.

Accessible Beaches

  • Madora Bay Beach


    • Beach Matting
    • Walking Paths
    • Disabled Parking
    • Disabled Toilets & Shower
    • Playground
    • Barbecue
    • Accessible Picnic Facilities
    • Sun Shelter

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  • Orion Reserve Beach


    • Beach Matting
    • Walking Paths
    • Disabled Parking
    • Disabled Toilets

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  • Town Beach


    • Beach Matting
    • Walking Paths
    • Disabled Parking
    • Disabled Toilets & Shower
    • Picnic Facilities

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  • Swimmers Beach


    • Beach Matting
    • Walking Paths
    • Disabled Parking
    • Disabled Toilets & Shower
    • Accessible Picnic Facilities
    • Playground
    • Barbecue
    • Sun Shelter

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Free Hire Services

  • Hippocampe Beach Wheelchair Hire


    • Has tyres to suit different terrains
    • Weighs just 17kgs
    • Is fully collapsible and transportable in most vehicles
    • Dimensions 140x55x55(cm)
    • Quick assembly (about 5 minutes without any tool)
    • View the All-Terrain/Folding Beach Wheelchair instructional video
    • Hippocampe user manual


    Free to hire:

    Bookings can be made by completing an application at the Mandurah Ocean Marina Chalets – where pickup and dropoff details will be provided.

    • Address – 6 The Lido, Mandurah
    • Phone – 9535 8173
    • Email  – chalets@marinachalets.com.au
    • Office Hours: 8am to 6pm, 7 days a week

  • Track and Trail Beach Wheelchair


    • A versatile beach wheelchair and all-terrain wheelchair.
    • No tools required to dismantle or assemble for transport
    • Swing away /removable armrests for ease of transfer
    • Wheel combinations to suit a variety of terrains
    • Easy to use braking system
    • For images of the Track and Trail wheelchair – view photo gallery
    • Track and Trail user manual


    Free to hire:

    Bookings can be made by completing an application at the Mandurah Ocean Marina Chalets – where pickup and dropoff details will be provided.

    • Address – 6 The Lido, Mandurah
    • Phone – 9535 8173
    • Email  – chalets@marinachalets.com.au
    • Office Hours: 8am to 6pm, 7 days a week

  • Beach Walker


    • The Beach Walker provides stability to individuals in walking on sandy beaches and rough terrain and it is lightweight and portable.
    • The beach walker has four large beach wheels making it possible to use on sand.
    • Hand brake with locking mechanism
    • Folding padded seat
    • Seat width: 47cm
    • Seat height from ground: 59cm
    • Adjustable handlebar height range: 83-96cm
    • Weight: 8.2kg
    • View a video of the beach walker.
    • Download beach walker product sheet

    Note: The maximum weight limit for the chair and walker is 130kg.


    Free to hire:

    Bookings can be made by completing an application at the Mandurah Ocean Marina Chalets – where pickup and dropoff details will be provided.

    • Address – 6 The Lido, Mandurah
    • Phone – 9535 8173
    • Email  – chalets@marinachalets.com.au
    • Office Hours: 8am to 6pm, 7 days a week

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Swimmers Beach at Mandurah Ocean Marina

Accessible Parks

The City of Mandurah wants everyone to enjoy Mandurah’s beautiful outdoor spaces and many of the City’s parks are accessible and inclusive for people with disability.

There’s plenty of opportunity for everyone to have fun and explore!

Accessible play equipment includes musical instruments, sensory seeking and sensory avoidance equipment, nature play, soft fall rubber ground surfaces, accessible swings and carousels.

There is even a roller table at Treecreeper Way Park which provides sensory support through the application of deep-muscle pressure from the steel rollers and enclosed areas at both Caterpillar Park and Koolaanga Waabiny Playground. Download your flyer of accessible parks in Mandurah here.

Find out more about accessible facilities and services in Mandurah here.

To access reviews of local parks, and to share your experiences, download Spinal Life’s Accessible Australia mobile app or visit www.accessibleaustralia.com.au

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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.

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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.

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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 Transport

When it comes to accessible transport in Mandurah, you’ll find a range of operators dedicated to making your journey inclusive and comfortable for everyone. Here are a few standout options for accessible transportation in the area:

Zion Coach Services – Accessible Bus Charters

Zion Coach Services offers a remarkable solution for accessible bus charters in Mandurah. Travelers can embark on a journey of comfort aboard their spacious, air-conditioned, and wheelchair-accessible bus. This bus is designed with flexibility in mind, offering seating configurations for either 47 seated passengers or 45 seated passengers with one wheelchair bay. Zion Coach Services ensures that passengers with mobility needs can explore Mandurah without any hindrance.

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Zion Coach Services' Accessible Bus

High Rollers Bus Charters

High Rollers Bus Charters is a pioneering wheelchair-access charter bus service that covers Mandurah and its surroundings. They are committed to providing convenient and accessible transportation solutions for individuals with mobility needs, guaranteeing a comfortable and safe journey. High Rollers Bus Charters’ mission is to empower those facing mobility challenges to engage with their communities without any limitations. Their services and vehicles have been meticulously designed to meet the unique requirements of passengers with mobility concerns.

Wheelchair Accessible Charter Buses: High Rollers Bus Charters boasts a fleet of state-of-the-art charter buses fully equipped to accommodate passengers using wheelchairs or mobility aids. These vehicles are maintained to the highest standards, ensuring a safe and comfortable trip for all passengers. Key features include:

  1. Lift or Ramp Accessibility: High Rollers’ buses are equipped with either hydraulic lifts or ramps, facilitating seamless boarding and disembarking for passengers with wheelchairs or mobility aids.
  2. Ample Space: Dedicated areas within the bus are designed to provide sufficient room for maneuverability and securement, ensuring passengers in wheelchairs can travel in comfort.
  3. Safety and Security: The company prioritizes passenger safety, with advanced wheelchair restraint systems in place to keep passengers secure during the journey.
  4. Friendly and Trained Staff: High Rollers Bus Charters’ professional and friendly drivers are extensively trained to provide excellent customer service and assist passengers with specific needs.

Black and White Cabs

For those seeking wheelchair-accessible taxi services in Mandurah and its vicinity, Black & White Cabs are the Department of Transport’s dedicated service. They have a substantial fleet of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) catering to Perth and the Peel/Pinjarra areas. Their specialization extends to group and event transport, and they can also coordinate airport transfers. It’s worth noting that interstate visitors with the equivalent of the WA Taxi User Subsidy Scheme in their home state may be eligible for interstate vouchers that provide discounts for travel in WA.

With these dedicated operators, accessible tourism in Mandurah becomes an open invitation for everyone to explore the beauty and attractions of this stunning coastal destination without limitations or barriers. Your journey is about to get even more memorable and accessible.

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.


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

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Aboriginal History & Culture

Learn from the Bindjareb people of the Noongar nation.

Aboriginal History & Culture

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Bindjareb people
of the Noongar

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.


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.

Eastern Foreshore Seawall Mandurah
Mandurah Eastern Foreshore

Mandurah Bridge – on the wall at the Eastern end of the bridge’s footpath is a welcome to country written in Noongar dialect. You’ll find the English translation on the Western end of the bridge’s footpath.

Mandurah Bridge
Mandurah Bridge

Welcome to Country Mural – As you meander around Mandurah, you’ll come to notice many Aboriginal art pieces and sculptures, such as the magnificent ‘Welcome to Country’ mural on the wall of the Mandurah Visitor Centre. The artwork by artists Peta and Corey Ugle tells the Aboriginal story of how Mandurah’s vast waterways were created.

Welcome to Country Mural at the Mandurah Visitor Centre
Welcome to Country Mural at the Mandurah Visitor Centre

3D Augmented Reality – Come to the Mandurah Visitor Centre to enjoy a 3D Augmented Reality experience that brings the amazing ‘Welcome to Country’ mural by artists Peta & Corey Ugle to life and tells the Aboriginal  story of how Mandurah’s vast waterways were created.

Augmented Reality Experience at the Mandurah Visitor Centre
Augmented Reality Experience at the Mandurah Visitor Centre

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.

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.

Yaburgurt Memorial in Mandurah
Yaburgurt Memorial at Mandjar Square (outside the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre)

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

Artwork 'Connection' at Stingray Point, Mandurah
Artwork 'Connection' at Stingray Point, Mandurah

Winjan’s Camp – Located at Yaburgurt Kaaleepga Reserve in Halls Head, this monument commemorates the memory of George Winjan, who was also known as Yaburgurt. He was an Aboriginal leader and a survivor of the tragic Pinjarra Massacre of 1834. The monument harks back to the time when Winjan established his camp in close proximity to this location. He and fellow Noongar people frequently chose this area as a camping ground, extending along the estuary’s edge during a period when the landscape was entirely covered in wilderness. This was a peaceful place where they could camp and also engage in employment opportunities presented by the incoming settlers.

Winjan's Camp in Halls Head, Mandurah
Winjan's Camp located at Yaburgurt Kaaleepga Reserve on McLarty Rd in Halls Head

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Mandjoogoordap Dreaming Tours
Lake Clifton Thrombolites | Image courtesy of Tourism WA

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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

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 – 3pm.
Closed Monday, Saturday & Sunday (open by appointment booking)

Location: 3 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah


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


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


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

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, led by local artist Emma Blyth, proudly showcases a selection of Western Australian artists and a diverse range of Australian-made art gifts and souvenirs.

Her vibrant collection of distinctive artworks is a testament to the stunning beauty and colors of the Australian outback and remote coastlines. Emma Blyth’s deep affection for Australia shines through in her remarkable pieces.

Black Stump Gallery Mandurah
Black Stump Gallery Mandurah

Suzy Galloway Art

Step into a world of mesmerizing colours as Suzy Galloway’s paintings evoke a profound connection to the natural beauty of Mandurah. The Australian Artist creates bright, quirky, happy artworks mostly Acrylic on canvas in the Gallery and Studio which is located in a 1950s shop in Mandurah.

Visit Suzy Galloway Art and immerse yourself in a captivating artistic journey that celebrates the essence of Mandurah’s soul through the eyes of a talented local artist.

The Gallery is within walking distance from the main foreshore attractions, eateries and the Mandurah Estuary bridge. Parking is available at the back of the store. The bus stops out the front.

Suzy Galloway Gallery Mandurah
Suzy Galloway Art, Mandurah

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.

CASM - Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah
Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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’.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.


Image: Lisa Watson Photography

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: Mandjar Square (near Mandurah Performing Arts Centre)

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!