Relax on the coast

Mandurah, Western Australia’s largest regional city, 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’. Less than an hour from Perth by car or train, and only 30 minutes from the Murray Region, Mandurah is one of the major access cities to visit on the coast before making your way inland for an adventure weekend in Dwellingup.

Crabs & More Crabs!

The foreshore and estuaries in the Peel inlet are a haven for Blue Manna crabs. Mandurah is known for endless fun filled days with the family, scooping for these tasty favourites. Try crabbing from a boat, a jetty using drop nets, or wade into the shallows with long-handled scoop nets. Don't miss Crabfest; held every year in March.


Waterside living is one of the major attractions to Mandurah. Dolphins are regularly seen in the canals, diving and playing in front of luxury homes. The canals come to life every Christmas with a fantastic light show. A Christmas Lights Cruise is a great addition to summer holiday, and a memorable family tradition.

colourful events

As a major regional centre, Mandurah is bustling with events and live music throughout the year. Major sporting and arts events are held at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre and around the picturesque foreshore. A visit to Thomas Dambo's Giants of Mandurah, a free outdoor exhibition celebrating the extraordinary beauty and importance of protecting our natural world, is an absolute must. 

The best of both worlds

A getaway to the waterways of the Peel inlet is a relaxing break and easily accessible from Perth. You can find yourself miles away from the daily grind in just over an hour. For your next holiday, why not think about combining the coast and the forest in one adventure filled trip.  


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Quality time with the kids

Mandurah and the Murray Region are a match made for quality family time.  Check out these great ideas for your next family holiday.  Your kids will love you for it.

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