Mandurah - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located 72 km south of Perth, Mandurah is the capital of the Peel Region and
sometimes referred to as the gateway to the South West. Mandurah is a thriving
regional city for residents and a major seaside resort enjoyed by visitors from
around the world. With a relaxed atmosphere and
boasting some of the best waterways in Australia, you can experience a
variety of water activities including swimming, cruising, waterskiing, fishing
With many of the cultural buildings set around the blue-green
waters of Mandjar Bay, at night the bay is alive with people enjoy a barbeque or
dining at one of the many restaurants and cafes.
From Mandjar Bay, Peel Inlet
leads into the Harvey Estuary. Peel Inlet is fed by the Murray and Serpentine
Rivers, whilst Harvey Estuary is fed by Harvey River. There is also the amazing
engineering feat of the deep-water Dawsville Channel, which links the Inlet to
the Indian Ocean.
Mandurah is also a key point in a chain of lakes and
estuaries stretching from Perth in the north, to Bunbury in the south. It is a
region that provides expanses of open water habitat for over 100,000 waterbirds,
that include the Creery Wetlands located in the Peel Inlet region.
As well as offering world-class marina and a vibrant
cosmopolitan lifestyle, Mandurah has many annual events such as the Crab Fest,
Mandurah Ocean Marina Boat and Fishing Show, Stretch Arts and Community Festival
and Mandurah International Opera Festival.
The name Mandurah derives from the
Aboriginal word mandja meaning the meeting place.
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attractions, tours, local maps and other information.
Lot 7 Husband Rd, BARRAGUP WA 6210
Ph: 08 9534
9079 Fax: 08 9534 9719
Located just out of Mandurah, this wonderful village, is set amongst 2
acres of landscaped gardens. Named after the oldest continually
inhabited town of Abingdon in Oxfordshire, UK. A number of buildings
have been recreated in miniature including Abingdon County Hall, Church
of St Nics and the Old Anchor Inn.
Lot 3, Caponi Rd, BARRAGUP WA 6210 Ph: 08 9581 2738 Mobile: 0407 207 448
Blazing flower beds, musical streams, peace and tranquillity, shady
glades, exotic plants, meandering paths, a garden lovers delight, their
own resident horticulturist, fascinating cati and succulent display and
a wheel chair friendly environment. Includes
cafe and caters for garden weddings, functions and B&B accommodation.
Located on the north-eastern side of
Peel Inlet the Creery Wetlands Nature Reserve provides walk trails and viewing
platforms from which to enjoy and explore the fascinating environment. The
Creery Wetlands are an important habitat for waterbirds, including 22 species of
migratory shorebirds. The reserve is also home to a population of Quendas, a
Erskine Nature Trail
This is a 6 km return
walk, that will take about 2 hours. With access from Mandurah Quays or
from Glandart Court, Erskine, this is a great trail for bike ride or
walk. Skirting the Peel Inlet, you are surrounded by flora, fauna and
water. There are boardwalks over wetlands with the abundance of bird
Halls Head Trail
This walk has spectacular
views as it follows the Indian Ocean. There are boardwalk sections and
seating, with access to the many beaches along the way. Dolphins are
often seen during the walk, with the track leading to the mouth of the
Estuary and on to the Old Mandurah Bridge. A easy to medium 6 km walk,
accessed from Boardwalk Boulevard. Although accessible for wheelchair
and pram, there are some steep hills to negotiate.
Providing world-class marina facility, that include a
mixture of facilities from marine, tourist, retail and residential.
There are a number of public open space, including foreshore areas,
boardwalks, headland viewing points, landscaped streets and plazzas.
Sanctuary Drv, PINJARRA WA 6208 Ph: 08 9531 4322
Peel Zoo is a privately funded zoo and wildlife sanctuary. Said to be the best
boutique zoo in Australia, a visit will be a unique and personal experience. The
difference between Peel Zoo and other zoos is the "Hands On Experience" you'll
get when you visit us. We offer more than just walking past enclosures. When you
come to Peel Zoo, the awesome team of Volunteers will ensure you have a great
time, every time.
Breeding animals is one of the key concern, such as with the Tasmanian Devil
breeding programme. This is a vitally important project, as the species is
endangered in the wild because of an in incurrable facial tumour disease. The
efforts here is hoped to contribute to the long term future of the Tassie Devil.