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Mandurah Travel Guide: 123 reviews and 282 photos

Australia Day on The Estuary

Mandurah was a small fishing town located 80 km south of Perth on possibly the best estuary and inlet in Australia. During the 1970's the first residential canal syatems were constructed and known as Waterside. Development was slow until during the 1990's the Port Mandurah residential canal system was promoted and now Mandurah boasts the best residential canal system in Australia. Luxury homes and boats abound, the Peel Inlet has 100 square kilometers of waterways with entrances to the Indian Ocean through Mandurah Estuary and the Dawesville Cut.
The small fishing town is now a thriving city having the largest population growth in Australia. People are drawn to Mandurah by its laid back lifestyle, magnificent waterways, pleasant weather, safe surf beaches and plentiful fishing and crabbing. The final canal developments, Mariners Cove, is nearing completion, however there is ample land left with either Indian Ocean or Peel Inlet views.

Entertainment In Mandurah

Mandurah is now a small city and has the infrastructure that comes with a city, in fact it has some facilities which other cities would be jealous of such as the Mandurah Arts Centre which has a theatre where visiting artists perform weekly. All water sports are well covered, all major football codes, Australian Rules Football, Rugby Union and Soccer are represented. Restaurants and shops abound, parklands and playcentres, festivals throughout the year such as Crab Fest draw tens of thousands of people to the district.

The Canals

The canals are a highlight and have attracted many people from Perth and country districts to live the relaxed canal lifestyle , some in retirement others willing to commute to their workplace.

  • Last visit to Mandurah: May 2008
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2011 at 4:59 AM

    Estuaries are always fascinating, and Mandurah sounds like the ideal place to experience one. I’m glad to hear that the Dawesville Cut has been such a success and improved the water quality, because it often happens that large-scale human intervention in the landscape has unintended negative consequences.

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2011 at 5:42 AM

    Mandurah seems to be an interesting place to visit and explore with great restaurants especially serving seafood due to its location at estuary and inlet. We have not been to Mandurah and certainly hope to visit this fishing town one day. ~ho & pang

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    Just like a modern day Venice with class. You have a wonderful presentation of the sites and homes here that show how people live and enjoy.

  • rachesuiphilippines's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2010 at 10:49 PM

    i like the beautiful clean canals with nice mansions standing alongside

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2010 at 5:17 AM

    The fishing, boating, and dolphins all look absolutely delightful. Madurah is quite the vacation spot. Nice page Mike!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2010 at 2:00 AM

    I didn't realize this was such an upmarket place! It reminds me of the Gold coast with all the expensive, huge homes. Nice page!

  • wrggrant's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2010 at 4:18 AM

    Mandurah looks like a good day trip from Perth. Let the train take the strain. Thanks for the recommendation

  • kokoryko's Profile Photo
    Nov 19, 2009 at 2:04 PM

    Great page, Mike ! I passed near Mandurah at least three times on the way south from Perth but never stopped ; if I’m back I have seafood reasons to stop and this place looks really nice, with all these canals.

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2009 at 2:43 PM

    Looks like a great place to relax. You were indeed lucky to see the wild dolphins up close and personal and having them pose for you ;-)

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2009 at 6:38 PM

    Well, you've certainly set the bar high for anyone else who wants to cover Mandurah! Well done.

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