relaxed by nature
Mandurah, Australia’s Top Tourism Town 2023 and less than an hour from Perth, is set against a backdrop of magnificent beaches and an estuary twice the size of Sydney Harbour. Originally known as Mandjoogoordap, Mandurah means ‘meeting place of the heart’. Enjoy waterways for days, explore wetlands of international importance, discover the largest thrombolite reef in the southern hemisphere and meet our playful dolphins. In Mandurah – relaxed by nature.
Mandurah is home to Perth’s best beaches, with clear water, soft sand and private spaces to hideaway! These are some of the best natural playgrounds for you and the whole family. Plus, you won’t be short on activities. Mandurah hosts plenty of free and affordable adventures all year round. From fishing and seafood tours, houseboat stays, e-bike tours and more… Make your next holiday one to remember by staying in Mandurah.
Giants of Mandurah
Thomas Dambo’s Giants of Mandurah are here and will be in situ for several years!
The ‘Giants of Mandurah’ is a free outdoor exhibition celebrating the extraordinary beauty and natural assets, of Mandurah’s waterways, wetlands, bushland and wildlife.
You can see these larger-than-life, whimsical wooden sculptures in five secret locations around Mandurah.
Image: Santi Ikto by Thomas Dambo, Giants of Mandurah, 2022. Photo by Duncan Wright, image courtesy of FORM Building a State of Creativity
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top things to do in mandurah
Mandurah is known for its beautiful waterways and relaxed holiday atmosphere. Mandurah’s canals, winding rivers, pretty lakes and 134 km² of calm inland waterways make it the ideal destination to enjoy all kinds of activities on or near the water. Whether you want to see the sights from the Mandurah Estuary, discover a favourite with fresh eyes or explore the natural beauty of the region, here’s more than a few suggestions of amazing things to do when you come to experience Mandurah.
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Scooping for blue swimmer crabs, that are native to Mandurah, is another favourite pastime for many visitors and locals alike.
Explore and enjoy the serenity at the Peel-Yalgorup Wetland System where thousands of migratory birds visit every year.
Just out of Mandurah is the Yalgorup National Park which includes 10 coastal lakes and wetlands. It’s home to thousands of migrating birds and Lake Clifton, which has the longest thrombolite reef in the Southern Hemisphere.
Our Signature Events
Mandurah christmas lights
Experience the magic of Christmas with Mandurah’s annual Christmas light tours and cruises. With the spectacular waterways and canal houses, residents of the area celebrate the season by dressing up their home’s exterior in Christmas lights. Every year, more than 200 homes come alive to impress the locals and those visiting the city. Best enjoyed by boat, sail across the canal by night as the stunning lights glow up the evening.
Held annually on the 3rd weekend in March, The Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest is one of the largest and most anticipated community events in regional Western Australia attracting over 100,000 local and foreign visitors. Celebrating the Blue Manna Crab that’s native to the Mandurah region, join the city for this beloved tradition of live music, performances, children’s entertainment, competitions, cooking demonstrations, celebrities, aquatic fun and more… just make sure you save your appetite – the crabs are delicious!
Guide to Mandurah!
Mandurah is the ultimate aquatic and nature playground. Trip planning and experience making is easy with our destination information guide.