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Mandurah Visitor Centre

T: 61 8 9550 3999
75 Mandurah Tce, Mandurah

Waroona Visitor Centre

T: 61 8 973 31506
37 South West Highway, Waroona

Pinjarra Visitor Centre

T: 61 8 9531 1438
Cnr George & Henry Street, Pinjarra

Dwellingup Visitor Centre

T: 61 8 9538 1108
Marrinup Street, Dwellingup

WA Visitor Centre

T: 61 8 9483 1111
1300 361 35 (Toll free in Australia)
55 William Street, Perth

Mandurah and Peel

Mandurah and Peel

For a weekend getaway or day trip from Perth look no further than the Mandurah and Peel region...

Located less than an hour south of Perth, the Peel region is an easy destination to access by taking a short train trip on the Mandurah Line rail service or by car on the new Forest Highway.

Stretching from the white sands and blue waters of the coast to the rugged terrain of the Darling Scarp, the region offers a wide range of activities from exploring vast waterways and national parks, to visiting wineries and bush walking along trails through the vast Jarrah Forests. The region encompasses Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Murray (including Pinjarra and Dwellingup), Boddington, Waroona and Mandurah - each with unique characteristics and attractions.

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So much to do, so close to home... no matter what kind of getaway you enjoy, Mandurah and the Peel region is full of experiences to lift your spirits - find them all here!
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Experience this...

  • RIDE the Foreshore Express to the heart of the city and the popular eastern foreshore.
  • VISIT Dolphin Quay at the beautiful Mandurah Ocean Marina.
  • TAKE a cruise around the canals and estuary - keep an eye out for dolphins!
  • ENJOY a range of fantastic nature and wildlife experiences.
  • PLAY a round of golf at one of the world class golf courses in the region.
  • EXPLORE the beautiful state forests and national parks in the Peel region.
  • TAKE a paddle by canoe or kayak along the winding Murray River.
  • FOLLOW a section of the Bibbulmun Track or Munda Biddi Bike Trail.
  • TRY fishing for trout or marron and camp overnight.
  • VISIT the wineries, antique shops and galleries in the quaint townships.
  • VISIT Yalgorup National Park to see the amazing Thrombolite living fossils. 

Explore Mandurah's waterways

Mandurah is the perfect place to base yourself and take daytrips out to explore the Peel region. Over recent years, Mandurah has grown from a small seaside town into a lively and cosmopolitan city and is famed for its beautiful waterways and relaxed holiday atmosphere. The waterways provide endless activities such as fishing, swimming, crabbing, waterskiing and no trip to Mandurah would be complete without a boat cruise on the vast, silken waters of the estuary.

There are several boating options available from chartering your own pontoon to hiring a house boat. Or you could join a cruise through the award winning canals – be sure to keep an eye out for the wild bottle-nosed dolphins, regular visitors to the Mandurah waterway. On a cruise of the canals, you can see how the other half live as you journey past multi million dollar mansions, some of which are just holiday homes!

Dolphin Quay and the world class Mandurah Ocean Marina offer excellent boating facilities and are home to a range of luxury pleasure craft, recreational and commercial fishing vessels, undercovermarkets and upmarket restaurants as well as offering spectacular views of the Venetian style canals, exclusive townhouses and million dollar vessels.

With plenty of attractions including an aquatic fun park, carnival and free space to run around, the kids will love Mandurah. Tree lined walkways, grassed picnic areas and safe swimming beaches make it a perfect destination for the whole family.

Food, wine & culture

A fantastic array of restaurants can be found along the waterfront, catering for all styles of taste and budget. Why not indulge in seafood fresh from Mandurah's waters; be sure to try some of the sweet crab meat for which Mandurah is so renowned.

The state-of-the-art Mandurah Performing Arts Centre is a distinctive feature overlooking the waters of Mandjar Bay and showcases a wide range of local, national and international creative talent. Local galleries can also be found along the foreshore and the Mandurah Art Gallery always has a busy exhibition calendar of touring and local artists.

Mandurah and Peel markets

  • Jarrahdale Country Markets
  • Mundijong Markets & Auctions
  • Mandurah Boardwalk Farmers Markets
  • Boddington Community Markets
  • Mandjar Markets
  • Peel Farmers Market
  • Turner Cottage Country Markets

Serpentine & Jarrahdale

North east of Mandurah, the Serpentine-Jarrahdale Shire forms the northern part of Peel region and offers some breathtaking scenery within the many forests, parks, rivers and other natural attractions. The Serpentine National Park features lovely forests which also harbour a wealth of walking tracks. Serpentine Falls is a favourite picnic destination. With its cool emerald coloured waters surrounded by rocks, the falls are a perfect place to wile away a lazy afternoon.

Jarrahdale, the local town was originally established as a milling town. In town you can enjoy lunch at the local pub or enjoy delicious afternoon tea at one of the cafes that line the main street, view historical buildings and explore the arts and crafts galleries. A number of wineries can also be found just outside of town.

Pinjarra & Dwellingup

Pinjarra and Dwellingup situated in the Shire of Murray are also beautiful places to visit and boast a range of adventure activities. Resting on the banks of the tranquil Murray River, Pinjarra is one of the oldest established towns in Western Australia. With its rich grazing lands and thick forests of Jarrah trees the town quickly became known as a centre for dairy, cattle farming and timber. The area is also becoming increasingly celebrated as the horse capital of Western Australia.

Bridle trails ribbon the nearby forests, and surveying the area on horseback is a remarkable way to get back to nature. If you prefer walking, the Pinjarra Heritage Walk Trail skirts the Murray River and is a fascinating way to view the region. 23km further inland resides the evergreen forested township of Dwellingup. Here you can take to the Murray River's swollen winter rapids by raft or sedately canoe down its slower moving segments.

Dwellingup is a popular camping destination and you can also hike, cycle or horse ride along the area’s many trails. The long-distance walking trail, the Bibbulmun Track, runs through the middle of town and the Hotham Valley Tourist Railway haunts the town every weekend throughout the year and is a magical way to see the tall timbers of the ancient forests.

Waroona

Located on the South Western Highway, the character township of Waroona lies between forest, farmland, lakes and sea. The town itself has grown over the years to encompass cafes, fine examples of colonial architecture, antique shops and art galleries and is particularly well known for Lake Navarino and the Waroona Dam where thrill seekers from far and wide come to water-ski, canoe or fish.

Yalgorup National Park also falls under the shire of Waroona's jurisdiction and covers an area of over 12,000 hectares. The park contains 11 coastal lakes and wetlands which are home to hundreds of migrating birds, some of which have travelled thousands of kilometres to breed and recuperate amongst the areas rich eco systems. The park also boasts several stands of rare Tuart trees and some of the first living creatures on earth - the captivating Thrombolite living fossils. Preston Beach at the southern end of the park is a superb location for four-wheel driving, swimming, picnicking or fishing from its pristine white sandy shores.

Adventure activities

Graced with endless stretches of pristine coastline, there are plenty of places to go swimming and surfing right on Mandurah's doorstep. There are also numerous limestone reefs offering a diverse variety of fish which makes Mandurah an ideal spot for divers to get below the surface and enjoy the deep blue sea. Thanks to a mild Mediterranean climate, water temperatures are moderate all year round and the area is protected from any major boating or shipping channels.

Those looking for something more high action can skydive onto a Mandurah beach or land in the magnificent Pinjarra countryside. Tackling the white water rapids in Dwellingup and hiring a jet ski in the Mandurah Estuary are also popular local activities to get the adrenaline pumping!

For those wanting to explore the great outdoors there are an excellent selection of walk and bike trails throughout Mandurah that meander alongside the river, by the estuary and along the ocean's shores.  Check out a list of top trails in Mandurah and Peel below.

Mandurah & Peel Trails

  • King Jarrah Track
  • Halls Head Coastal Walk
  • Erskine Nature Trail
  • Marrinup Falls Walk Trail
  • Tullis Bridge Trail
  • Ranford Pool Walk Trail
  • Waroona Nature Trails
  • Inglehope Arboretum Nature Trail
  • Tullis Bridge Rail Trail

Serpentine & Jarrahdale Trails

  • Kitty's Gorge Walk Trail
  • Byford Hills Walk Trail
  • Serpentine Falls - The Falls Walk Trail
  • Mundlimup Trail and Loop
  • Jarrahdale Heritage Railway Walk Trail
  • Baldwins Bluff Nature Trail

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Mandurah and Peel accommodation

Mandurah and Peel accommodation

Mandurah is the perfect place to base yourself when exploring stunning forests of the Peel region and waterways of Mandurah. Great for an overnight stay or long weekend.
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Mandurah and Peel attractions

Mandurah and Peel attractions

Mandurah has plenty of great attractions for the whole family to enjoy from the Performing Arts Centre and bakehouse to the aqua park and top restaurants.
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Mandurah and Peel tours

Mandurah and Peel tours

There are so many fantastic tours to choose from in Mandurah and Peel - cruise the canals, swim with dolphins, windsurfing and paddle boarding and kayaking.
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Mandurah and Peel self-drive

Mandurah self-drive

Enjoy a relaxing day trip to the seaside city of Mandurah. Have lunch at one of the many cafés on the foreshore, or join a cruise through the canals – you may even spot some dolphins!
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Peel self drive

Peel Region self-drive

Explore the forests, wineries, heritage and natural attractions of the Peel region visiting Serpentine, Jarrahdale, Pinjarra, the Hotham Valley Railway and more.
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Marradong Country

Marradong Country

Spread along the shores of several rivers, Marradong Country unites the three shires of Boddington, Wandering and Williams offering visitors a peaceful escape from the hectic city pace.
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