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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.

Top hotels in Mandurah

The Sebel Mandurah
The Sebel Mandurah
4 out of 5
1 Marco Polo Drive, Mandurah, WA
The price is AU$179 per night from 2 Dec. to 3 Dec.

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! (966 reviews)

"Very friendly staff - hotel very clean and good location"…"

Reviewed on 26 Oct. 2020

The Sebel Mandurah
Atrium Resort Hotel
Atrium Resort Hotel
3.5 out of 5
65 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah, WA
The price is AU$165 per night from 2 Dec. to 3 Dec.

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! (992 reviews)

"It was a relaxing stay for me and my friend. Staff was friendly. Hope to return for another stay when I am in Mandurah."…"

Reviewed on 28 Aug. 2020

Atrium Resort Hotel
Seashells Mandurah
Seashells Mandurah
4.5 out of 5
16 Dolphin Drive, Mandurah, WA
The price is AU$235 per night from 2 Dec. to 3 Dec.

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

4.6/5Exceptional! (777 reviews)

"Glad to have twin beds made available was able to park car where i could see it from balcany spa bath was a surprise and kitchenet. Laundry too wad able to checkout out a hour later no extra cost. Free movies to watch. Disapointed the comolimentery wine wasnt red as i had requested and wasnt vacumed ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov. 2020

Seashells Mandurah
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.

Holiday Rentals in Mandurah

Seashells Mandurah
Seashells Mandurah
4.5 out of 5
16 Dolphin Drive, Mandurah, WA
The price is AU$235 per night from 2 Dec. to 3 Dec.

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

4.6/5Exceptional! (777 reviews)

"Glad to have twin beds made available was able to park car where i could see it from balcany spa bath was a surprise and kitchenet. Laundry too wad able to checkout out a hour later no extra cost. Free movies to watch. Disapointed the comolimentery wine wasnt red as i had requested and wasnt vacumed ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Nov. 2020

Seashells Mandurah
C Mandurah Resort
C Mandurah Resort
4 out of 5
20 Apollo Place, Halls Head, WA
The price is AU$177 per night from 2 Dec. to 3 Dec.

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! (431 reviews)

"Great resort. Loved it! Nice surroundings and great walking around the canals. Excellent bakery near by."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2020

C Mandurah Resort
Sea Side 508
Sea Side 508
3.5 out of 5
16 Dolphin Drive, Mandurah, WA
The price is AU$1,608 per night from 27 Dec. to 28 Dec.

Located in Mandurah, this beach apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Mandurah Performing Arts Center, Family Bathing area, and Silver Sands Beach. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (10 reviews)

"Lovely spot with amazing views of the coastline. Really enjoyed staying in this apartment."…"

Reviewed on 3 Feb. 2020

Sea Side 508
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.

Top activities in Mandurah

Reviews of Mandurah

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Top Destination

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3 - Okay 7.664233576642336%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 Mar. 2020

We had a great relaxing time away thank you

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

8 Mar. 2020

Beautiful and relaxing scenery enjoyed local venues.

4/5 - Good

AGuest

14 Feb. 2020

An ideal location for a relaxing water based holiday.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

5 Feb. 2020

Has lots of restaurants and bars , movies , sightseeing, location

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

27 Jan. 2020

Been a while since I have visited Mandurah. It certainly has changed... I hope to return soon

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

19 Jan. 2020

A great place to visit

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