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MandurahAustralia

Explore the coastal and inland waterways of this large picturesque city in Western Australia and see lots of marine and land wildlife.

Mandurah is Western Australia’s second-largest city, a place where water is the centre of activities. The seaside destination is known for its beaches and vast network of inland waterways. Travel along rivers and lakes by canoe, dive under the Indian Ocean and go on a cruise to see dolphins. Away from the marine environment are swathes of native bush and a rich mix of cultural activities.

Mandurah has about 130 square kilometres (50 square miles) of estuary and inland waterways. Rent a kayak or canoe for a trip along one of the region's seven canoe trails. If you want to travel through water at greater speeds, go whitewater rafting and Jet Skiing.

Spend a relaxing day at the beach. Among the popular options are Silver Sands Beach and Halls Head Beach. Take a dip in the Indian Ocean and if you’re in luck, you may spot dolphins close to the shore. For the best chance of seeing the marine mammals, go on a dolphin cruise. Venture into Mandurah’s underwater world on a scuba diving or snorkeling expedition.

Mandurah is also a popular fishing and crabbing destination. A good time to catch blue swimmer crabs that the area is famous for is in late summer. In March, join in the festivities of Crabfest where you can sample lots of seafood.

A pleasant way to experience the city’s laid-back coastal vibe is at Dolphin Quay. Stroll along boardwalks, enjoying views of the ocean. Browse the marina’s market and gift stores and dine in a waterfront restaurant.

For cultural activities, visit the Mandurah Community Museum to learn about the Bindjareb, the first people to inhabit the area. In the evening, reserve a seat for a show at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.

Outside Mandurah, hike, bike or take a four-wheel drive tour through native bush. Go bird spotting at Austin Bay Nature Reserve and see more wildlife at Peel Zoo.

Reach Mandurah by flying into its airport, which receives daily flights from Perth, the state capital. Let the city excite you with its beaches, marine life and scenic waterways.

Where to stay in Mandurah

Silver Sands Beach, always a beautiful beach.

Silver Sands

Visitors to Silver Sands like its beaches and restaurants, and Silver Sands Beach is a sight worth a stop.

Silver Sands
Disclaimer: I'm not exactly sure of the location of this photo. We charted a helicopter in White Gum Valley and spent about 8 hours flying along the coast to Albany. We stopped to refuel a couple of times but were mostly over rugged coastline and outback the whole flight. It was amazing! If you have the means, I highly recommend it!

Wannanup

You'll enjoy the beaches and restaurants in Wannanup. You might want to make time for a stop at Dawesville Channel or Bathing Area.

Wannanup
Not very nice often you see 3 Ospreys sitting in a tree! Great Conservation park to come for a walk, lots of birds.

Erskine

You might appreciate the restaurants and spas in Erskine, and if you're interested in seeing more of the area, Halls Head Beach and Mandurah Performing Arts Center are just a few notable stops.

Erskine

Top Hotels in Mandurah

Seashells Mandurah
Seashells Mandurah
4.5 out of 5
16 Dolphin Drive, Mandurah, WA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $131 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

Located in Mandurah, this beachfront apartment building is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Mandurah Performing Arts Center, Family Bathing ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (772 reviews)

"Great facilities, kitchen and utensils all spotless. Free movies were a bonus and view was lovely. Very close to restaurants, cafes and things to do, makes for a relaxing time."…"

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

Seashells Mandurah
The Sebel Mandurah
The Sebel Mandurah
4 out of 5
1 Marco Polo Drive, Mandurah, WA
The price is $103 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Located in Mandurah, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mandurah Performing Arts Center and Family Bathing area. Silver Sands Beach and Mandurah ...

4.4/5Excellent! (969 reviews)

"So close to everything. The rooms were so clean, comfy and the view was amazing. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Especially Marta. Thankyou for a wonderful experience."…"

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

The Sebel Mandurah
Atrium Resort Hotel
Atrium Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5
65 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah, WA
The price is $93 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

Located in Mandurah, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Mandurah Performing Arts Center and Family Bathing area. Silver Sands Beach and Mandurah Community ...

3.7/5Good! (986 reviews)

"Nice place bed comfy included in price continental breakfast indoor heated spa and pool"…"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020

Atrium Resort Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Mandurah

Seashells Mandurah
Seashells Mandurah
4.5 out of 5
16 Dolphin Drive, Mandurah, WA
The price is $131 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 4

Located in Mandurah, this beachfront apartment building is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Mandurah Performing Arts Center, Family Bathing ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (772 reviews)

"Great facilities, kitchen and utensils all spotless. Free movies were a bonus and view was lovely. Very close to restaurants, cafes and things to do, makes for a relaxing time."…"

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

Seashells Mandurah
Dolphin Quay Apartments
Dolphin Quay Apartments
4.5 out of 5
1 The Palladio, Mandurah, WA
The price is $110 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27

Located in Mandurah, this luxury apartment building is steps from Family Bathing area and Mandurah Performing Arts Center. Silver Sands Beach and Mandurah Community ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (888 reviews)

"My partner and I had a lovely weekend vacation here. The marina view was lovely, good restaurants downstairs on the boardwalk. The staff were very helpful and friendly."…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dolphin Quay Apartments
C Mandurah Resort
C Mandurah Resort
4 out of 5
20 Apollo Place, Halls Head, WA
The price is $102 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

Located in Halls Head, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of King's Carnival and Mandurah Community Museum. Samphire Cove Reserve and Mandurah Performing ...

4/5Very Good! (429 reviews)

"Overall is very good. It is very convenient for family/friends weekend relaxing. We will come back again."…"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

C Mandurah Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Mandurah

Silver Sands Beach
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Silver Sands Beach

If a restful vacation is part of your travel plans, Silver Sands Beach might be the perfect place to seek out during your trip to Perth. Make some time to visit the shops while you're in the area.

Top things to do in Mandurah

Mandurah Canals Cruise in Search of Dolphins
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Mandurah Canals Cruise in Search of Dolphins

$89
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Pirate Ship Cruise
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Pirate Ship Cruise

$17
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Mandurah Dolphin & Scenic Marine Cruise
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Mandurah Dolphin & Scenic Marine Cruise

$23
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Half-Day Murray River Cruise
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Half-Day Murray River Cruise

$63
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Beginner 2.5 Hour Kiteboarding Lesson
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Beginner 2.5 Hour Kiteboarding Lesson

$160
Per adult
Busselton and scenic drive full day tour
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Busselton and scenic drive full day tour

$124
Per adult

Cities near Mandurah

Perth featuring general coastal views, a high rise building and skyline

Perth