Mandurah Destination Guide
Just an hour south of Perth, Mandurah showcases stunning beaches, world-class natural beauty, an abundance of wildlife and so much more.
The cosmopolitan city of Mandurah, set against the beautiful Indian Ocean and surrounded by inland waterways with an estuary twice the size of Sydney Harbour, offers award-winning waterfront dining, aquatic adventures, a vibrant arts and culture scene, high-quality golf courses, and plenty of places to shop.
For the travelling golfer, Mandurah is the gateway to the incredible courses that make up Western Australia’s famous golf coast with The Cut, Secret Harbour, Meadow Springs and Mandurah Country Club all located nearby.
THINGS TO DO IN MANDURAH
Cruise through the Mandurah’s famous waterways
As mentioned earlier, Mandurah is famous for its vast inland waterways that span over 134 square kilometres. The city also calls itself the modern-day Venice with its charming canals guaranteed to give you a little slice of Italy.
No trip to Mandurah is complete without bumping into at least one of the 150 bottlenose dolphins. In fact it is home to the healthiest population of dolphins in the country! You will be sure to see them playing around while on the water.
Of course, the best way to explore the beautiful waterways and canals is by cruising them by boat. Non-golfers on our Margaret River golf tour will hop on Mandurah Cruises and get a chance to meet the local wildlife and discover the stunning Peel-Harvey estuary.
Discover the stories from one of the oldest surviving cultures on earth
The Bindjareb people of Noongor nation were the first people of the region. Before Mandurah, they called this place Mandjoogoordap which translates to “meeting place of the heart”.
The stories, traditions and secrets of the Bindjareb people are extraordinary. How they were able to find food sources, medicinal properties in plants, and how they preserved these natural resources for future generations will blow your mind.
Non-golfing partners at the Mandurah Masters will get to understand all the knowledge the first people of Mandjoogoordap passed down through the generations as well as hear cultural stories from little known places of interest.
Taste the region’s unique craft beers and boutique wines
If you’re heading down south to Margaret River, the Peel region will give you a taste of just what is to come with several quality craft breweries and boutique wineries to wet your whistle.
You don’t have to hit all seven venues on the trail, you can select the ones that entice you and enjoy the day at your own pace. If you are interested, check out Mandurah Wine Tours they will make sure you get to each stop and bring you back all in one piece.
Snap up the atmosphere at the Mandurah Crab Festival
For the last 20 years in March, the Mandurah Crab Festival has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors to an annual celebration of crustacean.
For crab lovers, this is crab heaven. You will enjoy the freshest, local produce in the area, and boy is it tasty. If you like to think of yourself as somewhat of a crab connoisseur, you won’t be disappointed just be sure you try to region’s signature blue manna crab!
If crabs aren’t your thing, there are plenty of unique local epicurean experiences that will tantalise your tastebuds too. You can also walk around and find art displays, awesome activations, waterskiing shows and live music.