Life on Land’s Edge | The Bowerbird Collective in Concert

From the creators of Where Song Began ( Limelight Magazine) & Songs of Disappearance (#2 on the ARIA Charts), this performance will take you on an epic journey alongside migratory birds as they connect continents and cultures. A cinematic concert experience, Life on Land’s Edge draws on art, science, and music from across the ages. Spectacular footage and soundscapes set the scene for two of Australia’s most adventurous musicians. Be immersed in one of nature’s greatest stories.
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“Spectacular… There isn’t enough space to provide adequate praise” – Limelight Magazine
“It moved me to tears… I left feeling I had been sung to by the country” – Audience member
“…a work of art… a transfixing soundscape” – Sounds Like Sydney
Winner: 2022 Independent Arts Foundation Award for Innovation
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About the performers: Simone Slattery (violin/vocals, PhD, Churchill Fellow) and Anthony Albrecht (cello, The Juilliard School) are internationally renowned musicians, specializing on both period and modern instruments, and founded the Bowerbird Collective in 2017 to make art for nature.

The 60-minute performance is followed by a Q&A.
For more information visit www.bowerbirdcollective.org

Concert Program:
Simone Slattery – Invisible Connections (2020)*
Philip Glass – Opening (1981)
Anne Cawrse – Sanctuary (2021)*
Chris Williams – (Codex) on the Flight of Birds (2021)*
Corrina Bonshek – Far Eastern Curlew Lament (2021)*
Corrina Bonshek – Between Sea and Sky (excerpt, 2022)*
Anne Cawrse – Ruddy Turnstone (excerpt, 2021)*
Dai Fujikura – Star Compass (2020)
Gambirra Illume – Wind Birds (2022)*
Vivaldi – Violin Concerto “per Chiareta” in B flat major RV 372a, Andante (c.1720)
Simone Slattery – The Godwit and Curlew (2020)*
* New Commission

Pampering Weekend Getaway

Once you discover the luxurious experiences Mandurah has to offer… you’ll be booking your stay asap. Choose to visit solo, with your partner or on a girls weekender—the choice is yours in Mandurah. Browse through the many pampering weekend activities below and find the perfect trip for you.

Pampering Weekend Getaway

It’s time you snuck away from the hustle and bustle and spoil yourself with a weekend of pampering!

Life gets busy. There’s the grind of work, keeping up with chores and the daily challenge (and enjoyment) of raising children! With so many things going on, it’s important you take time for yourself and indulge in some well-deserved relaxation.

Life’s too short to not pamper yourself. Once you discover the luxurious experiences Mandurah has to offer… you’ll be booking your stay asap.

Choose to visit solo, with your partner or on a girls weekender—the choice is yours in Mandurah. Browse through the many pampering weekend activities below and find the perfect trip for you.

Beauty & Wellness Operators

When you’re in the mood to completely relax and unwind, visiting a beauty spa never fails to offer a decadent and rejuvenating experience. Massage, face masks, manicures, pedicures and more! Visiting a beauty operator is the perfect way to escape from the responsibilities of the day-to-day and immerse yourself in paradise.

Mi Bella Beauty Spa

Mi Bella Beauty Spa is a local Mandurah favourite offering everything from waxing and tinting, nails, massage, lash lifts and facials. Owned and operated by a group of passionate and professional women—the Mi Bella team knows how to make you feel like a royalty.

Mi Bella Beauty Spa

Boutique Massage Studios

Reduce stress, release tension and find tranquility with a massage at Mandurah’s Boutique Massage Studios. Choose from deep tissue, remedial massage, relaxation massage or a pregnancy massage. With over 15 years experience, the studio will take you to another dimension of relaxation.

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Eco Spa

Awarded Best Day Spa in Australia & Best Eco Salon at the Australian Beauty Industry Awards 2021, Mandurah’s Eco Spa provides a little pocket of paradise along the coast on Dolphin Drive. Promising organic and natural products, a welcoming space to unwind and professional services and treatments—it’s time you found peace with Eco Spa.

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Eco Spa Mandurah

Mandurah Mobile Massage

Experience a professional massage from the comfort of your own home with the Mandurah Mobile Massage. Available for one or for couples, the Mobile Massage is a 5-star service that brings pampering to you! Browse their long list of services to find the perfect package for your needs.

Coastal Bliss Yoga & Wellness

Relaxation is guaranteed at this boutique yoga studio on the Mandurah foreshore, with a spectacular view of the park and water. Join one of Coastal Bliss’ teacher-led yoga classes, private yoga classes, or massage therapy.

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Coastal Bliss Yoga & Wellness

Comfort Food

The key to a truly indulgent weekend is making sure you have delicious foods to eat and enjoy. And, if you’re visiting Mandurah we have some good news for you! Mandurah is renowned for its restaurants with plenty of mouth-watering and nourishing spots to keep you feeling satisfied and spoiled. Be warned… if you continue reading… you will get hungry.

Wild Seafood Experience

Enjoy the sea breeze as you relax on a luxury Mandurah boat cruise and enjoy a 7-course degustation of freshly caught seafood. With guidance from the crew, haul in your very own Western Rock Lobster (crayfish). The on-board private chef will then prepare your freshly-caught seafood on the boat for you to eat. It doesn’t get fresher than that!

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Dining experiences

If you’re looking to grab a bite to eat, you won’t be stuck on options. Breakfast, lunch and dinner—there’s a local restaurant offering a menu designed to impress and delight. From the  delicious meals and craft beers at Boundary Island Brewery or Wood & Stone, the many degustation events at Flics Kitchen, the rotating menu of beer, wine and spirits at Brewvino and many, many more!

Wood Stone cafe

Accommodation

So you have your beauty care booked in and your dinner reservations sorted, now all you need is the accommodation! When you are out and about, you want to come back to accommodation that continues to pamper and relax. Make your getaway perfect by booking one of these stunning locations in Mandurah.

Port Mandurah Canals Luxury Guest House

Let us paint you a picture… you slowly awake to the sun rising, you hear the sounds of water rippling and you open your blinds to the awe inspiring waterways of the Mandurah estuary. This can all be made possible when staying at the popular Port Mandurah Canals Luxury Guest House. Situated right on the best canal in Mandurah, you’ll need to book early to secure your spot. 

Port Mandurah Luxury Guest House

Bali@Avalon

You can’t help but feel at peace when you’re staying at this Balinese-styled bed and breakfast. Providing everything you need for a luxurious getaway from a heated swimming pool, sauna, spa and gazebo—you’ll never want to leave your room when staying at the Bali @ Avalon B&B.

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Sebel Mandurah

The Sebel Mandurah is a 4.5 star waterfront hotel, designed to impress with views overlooking the picturesque scene of Mandjar Bay at The Point. Choose from a wide selection of beautifully appointed guestrooms, spa suites and apartments with private balconies as well as the choice of water or canal vistas.

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Seashells Mandurah

With the ocean and marina right on your doorstep, it’s hard to resist booking your stay at Seashells Mandurah. Described as a home away from home with a fully equipped kitchen, living area, big cosy bed and all of the features to make you feel comfortable—this is a great choice for those who enjoy the familiarity of home without the worry of chores and clean up. 

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C Mandurah Resort

Situated beside Mandurah’s canals, the C Mandurah Resort is a popular choice for solo stays, couple getaways or family holidays. With the choice of open plan studios nestled beside the park, apartments overlooking the water or rooms to cater to a whole family—there’s truly something for everyone.

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Marina View Chalets

Marina View Chalets is the perfect place to escape from the busyness of the day-to-day. Wake up to the incredible serenity of the magnificent Port Bouvard Marina, only a few minutes south of Mandurah on the Dawesville Channel. Take a stroll along the water, keep an eye out on the local dolphins and enjoy fresh seafood for dinner.

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Dolphin Quay Apartments

Dolphin Quay Apartments is Mandurah’s newest apartment style luxury accommodation. Situated on the internationally recognised Ocean Marina, the apartments offer beautiful modern suites with the option of a view overlooking the beach. Located within walking distance of some of Mandurah’s best  restaurants and of course the stunning waterside, you can spend your weekend soaking up the sea breeze as you stroll to each spot.

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Escape to relaxation in Mandurah

Holidays are a necessary luxury that everyone deserves to experience throughout the year. In fact, studies have found that taking regular holidays even increases your lifespan! Now, if that doesn’t offer incentive to book a trip, we don’t know what will.

Although booking a week-long holiday can be time-costly for many, weekend getaways are a perfect option for the busy bees who need to unwind. We recommend booking off Friday and/or Monday and spending a couple of days getting pampered by Mandurah. With our stunning coastline, incredible seafood restaurants and an overall welcoming and relaxed community—you’ll feel calmer as soon as you arrive.

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Retail Therapy in Mandurah

Need a good dose of retail therapy? Look no further. Stroll through the streets of Mandurah and explore the many shops, galleries and forums.

Retail Therapy in Mandurah

Boutique stores, handmade crockery, art galleries and locally made honey.

Need a good dose of retail therapy? Look no further. Stroll through the streets of Mandurah and explore the many shops, galleries and forums. Embracing the talents of the local community, shopping in Mandurah always surprises and delights, sharing stories through gifts, objects and even food! Mandurah offers unique and wonderful shopping experiences for everyone! Grab your tote bags, we’re going shopping.

Shopping in Mandurah

Everyone loves a good shop (they don’t call it retail therapy for nothing!) especially when those shops showcase the work of local artisans, Australian-made gifts and artwork inspired by WA’s naturescape. Here’s our insider-tips on where to shop when you’re in Mandurah. 

The Whizz Pop Candy Shop

Be the favourite parent by taking your little ones to Whizz Pop Candy Shop! Explore their shelves of delicious lollies, candies, chocolates and more. With bright colours, yummy sweets and jolly staff members—you’ll even enjoy the childlike fun the shop sparks! Plus, they even have fresh locally-sourced gelato (we recommend the double scoop). A sweet time for the whole family that’s for sure.

Broome Staircase Designs

Everyone deserves to enjoy the finer things in life… and what could be finer than a pearl necklace from Broome Staircase Designs. Showcasing the incredible work of designer Julia Prynne, you’ll feel like royalty browsing these exquisite pieces. Taking inspiration from nature, Julia’s jewellery often features the Boab Tree tree of life engraved into the face of many pieces and, of course, the Broome pearls are at the forefront of each design. 

Broome Staircase Designs Mandurah

Peel Pottery

Owned and operated by the incredibly talented ceramicist Murray, Peel Pottery has been providing beautiful ceramics for over 35 years. Candle holders, chip ‘n’ dips, bowls and more, there’s nothing quite like a ceramic made from the legendary Murray. Browse the Instagram page to see their latest events & markets. 

Frisky Deer

Frisky Deer is a thoughtful and beautiful shop that you could quite easily spend hours browsing. Linen clothing, ceramic planters and beach shell photo frames sums up nicely the coastal vibes of the store. With their cafe attached, we recommend going during breakfast or lunch for a cappuccino and a bite to eat.

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Frisky Deer Homewares & Clothing Boutique in Mandurah

The Junction

Home to over 28 WA small businesses in the heart of Mandurah, The Junction is the go-to spot for both locals and tourists. Spend the day shopping and stroll over to the popular restaurant Flics Kitchen afterwards, a day well spent if you ask us!

Mandurah Forum

When you’re looking to shop ‘til you drop, Mandurah Forum is the place to be. Whether you’re looking for clothing, beauty, toys for the kids or electronics—there’s something for everyone at Mandurah Forum with more than 155 specialty stores. Rally the family up because no one will want to miss out on this trip.

Drakesbrook Antiques & Collectables

Located in Waroona, Drakesbrook Antiques is only a short drive away from Mandurah’s city, and it’s worth every kilometer. Beginning in 1995, Drakesbrook has grown into a renowned spot for shoppers, collectors or simply the curious. Be warned, it’s easy to get lost in their shelves with the wide array of quirky and exciting treasures.

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Drakesbrook Antiques & Collectables in Waroona

Art galleries

Rain, hail or shine—no matter the weather, exploring Mandurah’s plethora of art is guaranteed to impress. Admire the sheer talent of visual artists, enjoy the creativity of street installations or even ponder the beauty of the incredible beach sunsets. Art flows through Mandurah, offering great wonderment to the city.

Black Stump Gallery

Located within the Mandurah Visitor Centre, the Black Stump Gallery Mandurah 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.

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Emma Blyth at her Blackstump Gallery located inside the Mandurah Visitor Centre

Featured Wood Gallery & Museum

Owner John Ablett has spent more than 25 years sourcing an eclectic range of antiques, each with a focus on his great love of woodwork. Combining his Australian heritage (dating back to the 1840s) and working with local Noongars (depicting their 50,000 year old culture), the Wood Gallery & Museum presents WA’s greatest wood artifacts and treasures.  

Terrace Art Framers

If you’re purchasing a new piece of artwork, it only makes sense to purchase a new art frame to match. Mandurah’s Terrace Art Framers have become the preferred picture framers for photographers, artists and painters across Western Australia. Family run and operated, they’ll make your picture perfect by fitting a frame to your particular artwork. 

Markets

If you’re visiting Mandurah, the markets are a must! Exploring markets is a great way to discover local artisans, hear their stories and show your appreciation for the community. With a wide range of shopping, activities and live entertainment—you’ll want to make sure you pop by Mandurah over a weekend to experience the fun. 

Peel Produce Markets

The Peel Produce Markets are a beautiful community market, shining the light on the local offerings made by the locals themselves. Hosted every Saturday 8am – 12PM, enjoy the local produce stalls, hot breakfasts, coffee, fresh juices and live music. 

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Juice stall at Peel Produce Market, Dawesville

Mandjar Markets

Located on the picturesque Eastern Foreshore under the shady trees, the Mandjar Markets are renowned as Mandurah’s premier waterfront markets. Trading every Sunday 9AM – 3PM (from October – April), prepare yourself for arts and crafts, homemade foods and even pony rides! There’s lots to experience when visiting the markets in Mandurah. 

There’s something for everyone

Exploring Mandurah’s shops alone offers a whole weekend of entertainment. With many items made by the locals in the community, Mandurah’s shopping offers something unique, curious and stimulating. Accommodating to all budgets big and small, there’s truly something for everyone when you need a dose of retail therapy.  

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Pet-friendly accommodation & experiences

Worried about leaving the pooch at home whilst you’re on holiday? With Mandurah’s many pet-friendly accommodation options and fun activities, now you don’t have to! Bring your four-legged companion on the holiday with you.

Pet-friendly accommodation and experiences

Pet-friendly accommodation and experiences in Mandurah

Worried about leaving the pooch at home whilst you’re on holiday? With Mandurah’s many pet-friendly accommodation options and fun activities, now you don’t have to! Bring your four-legged companion on the holiday with you.

If you can’t bear the thought of holidaying without your furry friend, Mandurah has plenty of comfortable accommodation options and exciting activities to cater to the whole family… including your canine! Get your paws on these great deals.

Pet-friendly accommodation

Mandurah Coastal Holiday Park

Mandurah’s renowned Coastal Holiday Park is located only 500 meters from the glorious beachside. With Silver Sands Dog Beach and Halls Head Dog Beach only a short drive away, a few rounds of fetch on the sand is essential (just don’t forget the tennis ball). The Holiday Park boasts a great range of pet-friendly cabins and beach shacks, perfectly suited to keep the family and your pets happy and relaxed.

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Image: Mandurah Coastal Holiday Park

Twin Waters Caravan Park

Nestled between Melros Beach and the Estuary, this is an ideal getaway location for your family (pet included!) What makes this spot particularly special is the fantastic location. Within a 5 minute radius of the accommodation is the Cut Golf Course, Lawn Bowling Club, plenty of restaurants and two supermarkets. With everything you need in walking distance, there will be endless opportunities to sneak in walkies throughout your day. To book your stay, simply get in touch with the caravan park and they’ll make sure your pet needs are catered for.

Mandurah Caravan & Tourist Park

If you really want to treat your pup, take them to Mandurah Caravan & Tourist Park! Upon arrival you’ll receive a pet ‘Welcome Pack’ which includes lots of goodies for you and your companion. In addition, the accommodation is central to many dog-friendly parks and beaches. Take a walk, sniff out the area and arrive at one of the nearby spots. Pet accommodation may require a $50 bond that is redeemable (with conditions) at the end of your stay.

Miami Holiday Park

The Miami Holiday Park is situated between the waterways of the Peel Estuary and the Indian Ocean, making it the ideal spot to kick back and relax as your pooch splashes about in the water. All pets are welcome at the Miami Holiday Park (Pet Policy applies) with the Park even featuring a dog washing station on site so you can keep your dog looking picture perfect for all of your Insta-photos.

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Image: Miami Holiday Park

Lane Poole Reserve

If you’re tired of seeing the “no dogs allowed” signage across different reserves, the Lane Poole Reserve aims to welcome pets into designated nature areas. The Reserve allows dogs in some areas whilst under control and on a leash. Although there are some natural areas that don’t permit domestic animals due to conservation reasons, there are still plenty of spots where you can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors with your pet!

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Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup

Mandurah Quay Resort

If you want to bring your pet on holiday but you don’t want to sacrifice luxury, with Mandurah Quay Resort you don’t have to! The Resort offers spacious villas to make you (and your pooch) feel indulged and pampered. Talk to the friendly team and they’ll arrange your $25 fee plus $200 pet bond. Situated on the beautiful Peel Inlet beach, you’ll be spoiled for choice for walks and day trips.

Pet-friendly activities

Mandurah Boat Hire

If you’re taking a trip with a Chihuahua, Maltese, Miniature Schnauzer or any small dog that doesn’t shed, you’re in luck – you can hop on a boat with your furry friend! Sail the Mandurah waterways with your little friend on your lap.

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Mandurah Boat Charters

Enjoy the crisp sea breeze alongside your pooch on one of the Mandurah Boat Charters! Similar to the boat hire, you’ll just have to make sure your pet is small, doesn’t shed and is under control (Terriers, we’re looking at you).

Mandurah Boat Charters

Dog Park Leslie Street

One of Mandurah’s most popular locations for a good game of fetch is the Leslie Street dog park. This is Mandurah’s first enclosed dog park, offering a space for dogs small and large to run free. Fresh green grass, beautiful trees and a communal space that welcomes all dogs – this is a great spot for you and your pooch to meet other travellers and locals in the Mandurah area. 

SUP & Kayak Hire

Depending on whether your dog enjoys the water, many pet owners take their pooch for a paddle! Now don’t say we didn’t warn you though… if you’re taking a SUP board out with your pup, it does require some extra balancing skills. Rent out a SUP or Kayak from Mandurah Boat Hire… good luck!

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Beach walks

A visit to Mandurah wouldn’t be complete without a long walk along the beach. Mandurah’s beaches are just too beautiful to miss! There are over 17 kms of coastline in Mandurah that allows for dogs to exercise off-lead. Plus, even more locations that allow for dogs to explore on lead. From Avoca Place in Madora Bay, to the Western end of Falcon Bay – there’s plenty of fantastic spots spread across Mandurah.

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Seascapes Beach | Image: Lisa Watson Photography

Estuary reserved walks

There are 26 reserves spread across Mandurah that allow your dog to run free off-lead. From Madora Bay, Lakelands, Dudley Park and Dawesville, take your dog for a run all over the city. Just make sure you pick up after your pup as it’s an offense to leave your poo behind. City of Mandurah offers free poo bags at many locations throughout the area. So stock up when you see the next station!

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Village Beach, Wannanup

Restaurants with outdoor seating

After all of your outdoor activities, make sure you dig into a good feed! Take your pup to one of the fantastic restaurants in Mandurah that offers pet-friendly outdoor dining. Tod’s Cafe, Flic’s Kitchen, Hummingbird, Wood & Stone, Catch22, Sharky’s, Dlight’s Café, Café Coast, Boardwalk@DQ, Nourishing the Soul Cafe… and more! These spots usually have a bowl of water available for pups too, if not just ask the staff and they’ll be happy to help!

Spoil your fur baby!

If you’re looking for your next holiday location, look no further! Mandurah welcomes all dogs (and humans), big and small. With plenty of stunning nature locations, places for walkies and spots to eat – it’s safe to say, you won’t be short on things to do with your pooch.

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