Where to find
your next unique
Mandurah is a pretty seaside town and home to many unique and interesting spots that make the perfect Instagram photo. From natural attractions to man-made Venetian Canals, Mandurah is an Instagrammer’s paradise. For the culture and art enthusiasts, check out Mandurah’s Art Trails.
Originally built in 1894, then rebuilt in 1954 and then completely replaced and opened in 2017, the Mandurah Bridge on Old Coast Road is an iconic local landmark and traffic bridge across the estuary. There is a strong tradition of fishing under the bridge which started when timber platforms were constructed in the 1890’s and remains to this day as one of the most renowned crabbing locations in Perth. The current bridge is lit up at night in different colours which makes it popular for Instagram snaps.
Stingray point is a small, grassy reserve with sweeping views of the estuary across Mandjar Bay. A large Morton Bay fig tree and the stunning backdrop of the Mandurah Bridge and Eastern Foreshore makes it a popular location for wedding ceremonies and Instagram snaps. There is also a restored gazebo and jetty which makes for some picturesque photographs.
With 60 kilometres of coastline and its stretches of white sand beaches, Mandurah is a delight for any photographer and Instagrammer. Favourite locations are Blue Bay Beach, Town Beach, Avalon Beach and the staircases at Halls Head Beach.
Being a wetland of international importance, the Creery Wetlands are not only an important sanctuary and habitat for both resident and migratory wetland birds but also a great location to capture the calm and serene vibe of the place.
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.
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.
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 the larger-than-life, colourful and 3D art pieces along the Mandurah Foreshore and into Dolphin Quay. Don’t forget to tag @visitmandurah and #visitmandurah to share your snaps with us.
Blue Swimmer Crab – 3D Art Painting
Location: East end of Mandurah Bridge, corner of Pinjarra Road and Mandurah Terrace
Definitely the safest and one of the most fun ways to pose with Mandurah’s famous blue swimmer crabs. This interactive street art was created by Australia’s most highly awarded pavement artist Jenny McCracken. Take a photo from the footprint for the best 3D effect.
Floral Swinging Mural
Location: Tuckey Lane (Between 5 and 8 Mandurah Terrace)
Thanks to the community-run organisation Shape Mandurah, this laneway was transformed into a Mandurah Instagram hotspot. Don’t forget to get your photo taken here.
Location: Eastern Foreshore
Mandurah was known as Mandjoogoordap in Noongar language, which translates as ‘meeting place of the heart’. After European settlement, the name was adapted to Mandurah. No visit to Mandurah is complete without a photo in the aluminium heart sculpture which was designed by local artist Gary Aitken.
Marine Wildlife 3D Art Pavement Painting
Location: In front of the Mandurah Visitor Centre, 75 Mandurah Terrace
A remarkable depiction of Mandurah’s abundant marine wildlife seen jumping out from the pavement. Take a pic from the right spot and share your pic of this masterpiece created by 3D pavement artist Jenny McCracken. Don’t forget to hashtag #visitmandurah
Location: Boardwalk, near Mandurah Boat Hire, Ormsby Terrace
Designed by local artist Gary Aitken in 2005, this aluminium sculpture encourages you to interact by framing your view.
Colours of Mandurah
Location: Between Ormsby Terrace and Keith Holmes Reserve
The colours that make up this colourful walkway have been chosen by locals, inspired by their connections to Mandurah. Artist Will Clark of Blank Walls has created the most vibrant of paths, linking Mandjar Square to Mandurah Ocean Marina in just 250 steps.
Seafood Nation – 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.