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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.