Things To Do in Mandurah

Holiday, Stay and Play!

Mandurah, Western Australia’s most populous regional city, has beautiful beaches and an estuary twice the size of Sydney Harbour. Mandurah is a city on the southwest coast of Western Australia and it is situated approximately 75 kilometers south of the state capital, Perth. Mandurah is the state’s second-largest city. 

Mandurah is a convenient day trip, romantic weekend retreat, or family vacation location, located less than an hour from Perth by vehicle or train. It is a fantastic holiday destination for the whole family, with limitless miles of pristine coastline, tree-lined roads, grassed picnic spaces, plenty of attractions, and safe swimming beaches. There are many modern canal developments and options for cafes, restaurants and marina, all at an overall slow pace.

Noongar Six Seasons in Western Australia

  • Birak (December – January)
  • Bunuru (February – March)
  • Djeran (April – May)
  • Makuru (June – July)
  • Djilba (August – September)
  • Kambarang (October – November)

Birak (December-January)

Rainfall decreases, and the arrival of warm weather is more noticeable during the Birak season. During the afternoons, sea breezes from the southwest help keep the temperatures mild. It’s also the perfect time for the young frogs to finish their change into maturity as the temperatures rise and the rainfall decreases.

Bunuru (February-March)

During Bunuru, the temperatures are at their highest, and there is little to no rainfall. To take advantage of the favorable weather conditions along the coast, rivers, and estuaries, this has historically been and continues to be a terrific season for living and fishing. As a result, freshwater foods and seafood account for a significant portion of the diet at this time of year.

Djeran (April-May)

During the Djeran season, there is a respite from the extreme heat. The arrival of cold evenings, which bring a dewy presence in the early mornings, is a significant signal of the shift in season. The wind direction and strength will shift with the seasons, with gentle breezes often blowing from southerly directions throughout the summer.

Makuru (June-July)

In the southwest, Makuru has the coldest and wettest months of the year. It used to be an excellent time to move away from the coast because the wind started to move to the west and south. This brought cold weather, rain, and sometimes snow to the peaks of the Stirling and Porongurup Ranges.

Djilba (August-September)

In Djilba, the weather is in the midst of a transitional period, with some freezing and clear days interspersed with warmer, rainier, and windier days, with the odd bright day thrown in for good measure. This marks the beginning of the gigantic blossoming explosion in the South West each year. This begins with yellow-flowering plants such as acacias. 

Kambarang (October-November)

Kambarang, also known as the season of birth, begins in earnest in October as we move towards the autumnal harvest. Wildflowers and increasing temperatures throughout this season, which lasts from October to November and is the fifth season on the Noongar calendar, are abundant.

Mandurah Tours

Visit Fremantle (Freo), a major and vibrant port in Western Australia, widely known for its convict and maritime history.

Mandurah – Awesome Estuary Tour (60 Minutes)
Mandurah – Extreme Open Ocean Tour
Mandurah Canal Cruise & Caversham Wild Life Park (Optional Lunch)
Penguin Island & Mandurah Canal Cruise
Mandurah Canals & Dolphin Watch Tour
Mandurah Dolphins, Chocolate & Fremantle Tour
Dolphin & Scenic Marine Cruise
The Pirate Cruise
Murray River Lunch Cruise
Magical Christmas Lights Cruise – Tickets for Boat 1
Magical Christmas Lights Cruise – Tickets for Boat 2
Catch and Eat Crab Tour
Hillarys – Ocean Blast Tour (60 Minutes) 
Dolphin Island Adventure
Hillarys – Ocean Blast Tour (30 Minutes)
Z*ARCHIVED* Sunset Cruise

Rockingham Tours

Swim with Wild Dolphins (meet the boat in Rockingham) 
Swim with Wild Dolphins (including Perth CBD & Burswood Crown Hotel transfers)
Dolphin Swim Tour – A Lifetime Experience
Penguin Island Adventure Tour 

Top Ten Things To Do in Mandurah

1. Innovation in Action-Manuka Life

This program will provide you with an opportunity to learn about botany, plant breeding, and the significance of the Manuka plant (Leptospermum). A discussion with Paul Callander, Managing Director of ManukaLife, about their plant breeding initiative and why he feels the Peel region is the best area for agricultural innovation will take place.

Part of “Innovation in Action,” a six-part video series that highlights local organizations advancing their fields via the use of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) principles, is STEM. The event will include a short video about ManukaLife’s plantation, a Q & A session, and the opportunity to socialize while enjoying complimentary food and beverages. RSVP to this event on Eventbrite.

You should attend this event if you are interested in botany, agriculture, nutrition, or just appreciate learning new things in a relaxed environment.

Tickets: events.humanitix.com/innovation-in-action-manuka-life 

Location: Make Place, 17/38 Mandurah Tce, Mandurah, Australia

2. See The Mandurah Foreshore By Train

Ride the Foreshore Express to the heart of the city and the popular eastern foreshore in just under an hour! The picturesque views and the convenient hop-on feature will be a fascinating experience for the whole family.

3. Superheroes-Pub Quiz

What’s on in Perth pubs this weekend, live entertainment?
There are more than $200 in bar cards available for grabs, as well as more than $100 in heroic spot prizes.

Do you know who Bruce Wayne is and who Clark Kent is? Which superhero team do you prefer: Marvel or DC? Do you have any idea who the true Avenger is?

In 2022, the Superheros Quiz Night will culminate in our monthly themed quiz evenings, which will be held every month. Meet at Murphy’s on Tuesday, December 7 at 7.30 pm to form a team and compete in a fun game! Book your table on their website (be sure to include any notes you’re taking for the quiz! ), or call us at 9535-2666 to make a reservation. Tables of any size are available, ranging from 1–10 players. You may even make use of your small team members. Guests of all ages are invited to attend as long as they are accompanied by a legal guardian. There are more than $200 in bar cards available for grabs, as well as more than $100 in heroic spot prizes.

Furthermore, it is completely free to participate!

4. Mandurah ‘Christie Crawl’

It’s time to get into the holiday mood by sampling delectable cuisine and drinks from the area at four different locations with a group of your closest friends. For the price of one $60 ticket, you’ll be able to visit four different places and sample four different types of wonderful food and beverages!

Besides that, your ticket includes a whistle-stop tour of the must-see Christmas Lights Trail that lights up the heart of the City Centre.

Ticket Price: $60 plus booking fee

pj O'brien's sydney
Minutes from Mandurah City centre, the Oyster Bar boasts harbour side views, overlooking the prestigious Mandurah Ocean Marina. The Oyster Bar is fast becoming an institution that attracts oyster lovers from all over the world

Begin your lovely summer evening at The Oyster Bar, located in the gorgeous Marina and home to one of our best local waterside bars. Afterward, cross the pedestrian bridge to the recently built Broadwalk @ DQ, which has a large fresh fish and meat menu. Take a brief journey on the tourist fun train down the beachfront before arriving at Bar Therapy, where you can enjoy more fun and magnificent views. To conclude, we will be staying at The Brighton Hotel, only a few doors down from where we started.

Tickets: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mandurah-chrissie-crawl-tickets

Location: The Oyster Bar Mandurah, The Palladio, Mandurah, Australia

5. Abingdon Miniature Village (Amaze Miniature Park)

The small buildings of this family attraction are designed in the English style.
The small buildings of this family attraction are designed in the English style.

Amaze Miniature Park is a must-see for all ages. Prepare yourself to discover a hidden garden, hedge maze, playground, and circular mazes. Be amazed at this miniature park made of an extensive display of model miniature railways and buildings.  

The miniature structures are exact replicas of popular historical buildings from various parts of the world.  The structures of Shakespeare’s birthplace and Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, amongst mills, diesel and steam trains, lakes, gardens and farmhouses, are popular features.  

For more information, please visit: amazeminiaturepark.com.au

6. Mandurah Foreshore and Inner City Heritage Walk

The free walking tour gets you through the centuries-old buildings, such as Sutton’s Tea Rooms, Turley House, and many more. 

7. Mandurah Ocean Marina

The Mandurah Ocean Marina is an aquatic playground with stunning beaches, piazzas, parks, and boardwalks.

8. Orchard, Aussie Farm & Mandurah Day Tour

Enjoy a full-day tour to Raeburn Orchard, where you’ll discover great-tasting fruits and full-bloom greeneries while also getting a dose of an authentic Australian farm.

9. Mandurah Dolphin Cruise

Your captain will take you through a network of canals lined with lovely residences as you glide through the world-class tranquil inland waterways of Mandurah.

10. Bushwalk Through Some National Parks

Nature enthusiasts will find plenty to keep them occupied further inland, with a plethora of wonderful walking and hiking trails dotted across the region.

Our Top Picks For Things to do in Mandurah for Kids

Things to do in Mandurah for Kids

Have fun at Mandurah Eastern Foreshore

There is a playground for the kids, and parents can watch them from the picnic tables (shaded). You can grill some meat at the free barbecues and if you feel like catching a movie, the Boardwalk precinct is at the northern end. The Dolphin Quay is just a short walk away from the precinct.

Go to Dolphin Quay

The Dolphin Quay marina offers a lovely walk, and plenty of shops and restaurants. The kids can stroll along with you, eat some delicious food and even buy a few precious gifts for themselves. 

Have a fun beach day at Silver Sands Beach

The white sandy beach is flat during low tide. It is not too massive, and the waves are stable. The kids can run amok, dig sand, stalk crabs and collect seashells.

Catch thrilling rides at the King Carnival

Nestled cozily in the Mandurah Estuary, King Carnival is a god sent to keep the kids amused. There are plenty of rides, an entertainment arcade and mini-golf for the adults.  

Watch dolphins on Mandurah cruises

Catching glimpses of frolicking, cheerful dolphins will be a treat for kids and parents. Mandurah Cruises offer 1 hour and 15-minute dolphin cruises. You can watch wild dolphins play, eat and simply swim about in their natural habitat, but that is not all. You will probably catch glimpses of blue swimmer crabs and western rock lobsters too. You can have all the fun whilst being completely safe and secure.

Things To Do In Mandurah This Winter

Mandurah In Winter

Mandurah is a winter wonderland with regards to its fascinating activities and events. From hiking, exploring, cruising to sipping marvellous wines, it certainly comes fully equipped with many options to relax and have fun.

Ice Skating In Mandurah

Ice Skating

Love skating? The Mandurah Ice Skating Rink is a great indoor winter activity, especially during the month of July. Whether you are new to ice skating or a professional, there is something for everyone. And to finish it off, there’s even an ice slide! This magical winter wonderland is a must-see for the whole family.

Smart Street Mall

Enjoy many free games at Smart Street Mall and it is suitable for all ages. Come and fall in love with your favourite childhood game again. There is a range of shops, food and entertainment to choose from.

Houseboat Holiday 

Locally owned Mandurah houseboats can be rented at the scenic Mandurah Ocean Marina and Ravenswood along the Murray River. Available in a variety of sizes, it can sleep 4 to 10 people and is perfect for visiting friends or enjoying a winter family adventure on the river.

Murray River

Murray River

While enjoying a feast, enjoy the contrasting landscape of Mandurah and travel on a Mandurah cruise from the city center to the wetlands to find wild birds on the Murray River.

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Comprised of the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, Boardwalk Theater and The Fishtrap Theater. This center is an icon for the performing arts in the Peel Region.  The center hosts various performances such as children’s shows, international arts, comedy and theater.  Sweeping views over the Mandjar Bay and City Center, retreat areas and a spring tarkette-floor dance studio are its assets.

For more information, please visit: www.manpac.com.au

Other Exciting Things to do in Mandurah

Mandurah Things to do
In terms of geology, much of Mandurah lies on the dune systems which dominate South Western WA’s coastline, progressively grading towards the Swan Coastal Plain as one travels inland. The area has infertile soils due to the dunes being rather sandy, having poor water retention qualities.

Listen to the Secret Sounds of the City

Come the second Wednesday of every month, Secret Sounds of the City hosts live local music. There is a mildly thrilling catch. The location is always a secret, but you can book your ticket online. They’ll send a text to your phone on the day of the event to reveal the location, and a welcome drink is part of the package.

Check Out the Pipers Inn 

The Pipers Inn serves comforting Scottish-style food. Their Big Yin Breakfast is the perfect hangover cure. On Wednesdays, all beer only cost $7, including Tennent’s Lager from Glasgow. They host an open mic night every 1st and 3rd of the month.

Take a Drive Towards Midway Farmstall

Midway Farmstall is a small family-owned business that specialises in cattle and sheep farming and, in addition to this, they have teamed up with local producers to bring you a variety of bakery goods and much more! You can beat the ensuing winter blues with grass-fed beef, Pinjarra pie and piping hot coffee and also, stock up on local jams and relishes, bread, cakes, Kwongan honey, pickles, hot sauce and farm eggs. You can also buy dog treats here as well. The children can see the animals and there is plenty of space for the kids and pooches to blow off steam. 

Mandurah Business hub

Mandurah’s main business hub is situated on the Mandurah Estuary, which serves as an exit point for the Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary. The name, ‘Mandurah’, meaning ‘meeting place’ or ‘trading place’ was derived from Nyungar, the language of Australian aborigines.

Mandurah has a Mediterranean climate

Mandurah has a typical Mediterranean climate similar to Perth, with hot dry summers and mild wet winters. It possesses a variety of tourist attractions, especially based around the water. It is a major fishing and crabbing area in Western Australia. There is a plethora of exciting things to do in Mandurah, the following are some of the best activities and attractions you can experience in Mandurah.

Dolphin Quay:

Things to do in Mandurah
Visit Mandurah and meet the intelligent locals

Dolphin Quay at the Mandurah Ocean Marina, 40 minutes from Perth, is a perfect day out for the whole family. It is all about delicious food, old-fashioned service, unique gift ideas, and live music all within a fun holiday atmosphere. Stunning views overlooking the ocean provide the perfect backdrop for the many restaurants, specialty stores, and market-style shopping.

Be spoiled at the Dolphin Quay by indulging yourself in fine dining, shopping, live music etc. as well as lazily passing your time at the beach.  Stunning views overlooking the ocean provide the perfect backdrop for everything.

  • Lido Beach

Let your kids spend a joyful day at the Lido Beach, also known as “The Children’s Beach”.  Let them have fun on the pontoon with slides.

  • Dolphin Quay Markets

Shop till you drop at the Dolphin Quay Markets on the Mandurah Marina.  Treat yourself to a wonderful purchase or find the perfect gift for your loved ones.

  • Dolphin Quay Restaurants

Treat your family to a delicious meal at one of the restaurants overlooking the Dolphin Quay.  

Silver Sands Beach:

Silver Sands Beach is a blend of kilometers of pristine coastline, perfect swimming spots, and even a couple of notorious surf spots, including the Fourth Groin. Boasting clean sand, safe and calm waters, Silver Sands Beach is simply amazing.

Halls Head Beach:

Very clean and often quiet, with epic ocean views, this little heaven named Halls Head Beach is an awesome spot for snorkeling. 

King Carnival:

Situated on the scenic and lovely Mandurah Estuary, King Carnival is one of the oldest and historical amusement sites in the state of Westen Australia. It offers a wide variety of rides and features containing an amusement arcade providing hours of entertainment.

Creery Wetlands Nature Reserve:

The 29-hectare nature reserve is a fascinating and enjoyable environment to explore birds and wildlife. It is made of a series of connected boardwalks and pathways with informative signage. You may even enjoy a relaxing stroll by the estuary.

Mandurah Community Museum:

A visit to Mandurah would not be complete without seeing Mandurah Community Museum. Its displays run from the aboriginal history through to the present day. Rare and unique items from the first settlers have been kept for display coupled with interactive exhibits that will bring life to the dead past.

Things To Do In Mandurah In Spring

Dolphin Watching and Scenic Canal Cruise

Marvel at the adorable bottle-nose dolphins engaging in fun and frolic, as you glide through the calm inland waterways and estuary.  Observe the abundance of bird life ranging from the massive pelicans to the tiniest of birds.  Admire the network of canals lined with beautiful homes.

Serpentine and Jarrahdale

Be surrounded by beautiful scenery, and sip world-class wine sitting next to a gentle waterfall.  Explore the forests of the Serpentine Jarrahdale region and spot wildlife and wildflowers.  Pursue the many mountain bikes or walking trails to engage with nature.

Fun Arts And Craft Things To Do In Mandurah

Immerse yourself in the rich history and thriving arts and culture scene of the region. Discover Aboriginal stories and traditions, pioneering history, local arts and crafts, talented artists, stirring performances and exciting events.

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

The Mandurah Performing Arts Centre is one of Australia’s premier regional performing and visual arts centres and is among the things to do in Mandurah in Mandurah Art and Craft. It is designed around magnificent glassed foyer areas which offer waterfront views and includes the 800-seat Boardwalk Theatre, the 144-seat Fishtrap Theatre and the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery. The Centre presents a diverse range of live theatre, drama, dance, music and comedy shows, including local, state and national performances.

Public Art

Mandurah is filled with incredible public art, but not all of it is as obvious as the silver metal heart sculpture on Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore. Hidden down laneways, on the pavement or on the facades of buildings, artworks are all around us in Mandurah.

1. Stained Glass Window

Artist: Cottage Leadlighting

Located inside the Mandurah Visitor Centre, this artwork is a depiction of the Wagyl, or Rainbow Serpent, that controls the balance of water, guards the sacred landscapes and is shown surrounded by Mandurah’s aquatic flora and fauna.

2. Marine Wildlife 3D Illusion Painting

Artist: Jenny McCracken

It is a remarkable depiction of Mandurah’s abundant marine wildlife jumps out from the pavement in front of the Mandurah Visitor Centre. This 3D illusion painting was created by 3D pavement artist Jenny McCracken and is among the things to do in Mandurah in Mandurah Art and Craft.

3. Snakes And Ladders

Artist: Lesley King & Dudley Park & Riverside Primary Schools & Community

Step onto a mosaic of the Snakes and Ladders game with playing instructions on hand-made tiles surrounding the installation near the Eastern Foreshore playground.

4. Bonu -Wongie – Message  Stick

Artist: John Kelly & Coral Lowry

Two hands holding a message stick represents the invitation from the Winjan Aboriginal Community to the City of Mandurah to work together.

5. Himvanta

Artist: Pornchal & Th’awan

The Himvanta Forest of the Himalayas is inhabited by beautiful Kinnaree. These half-bird, half-women are renowned for their singing and dancing.

6. Arty Bike Rack

Artist: Gary Aitken

This sculpture is also a functioning public bike rack with cyclists invited  to contribute by securing their bike to the decorative wheels.

7. You’ve Got Mail

Artist: Claire Bailey

In 1887 telegraph lines reached Mandurah and reduced the isolation of early settlers for whom The Post and Telegraph Office was an important meeting centre.

8. Lady Bananas

Artist: Lady Bananas & Ladie Poise & Pore

This series of contemporary urban murals wrap round the building to form a colorful, engaging and eye catching modern artwork.

9. Abc

Artist: Anne Neil

Based on a line drawing of books and pencils, this cast work commemorates the opening of Mandurah’s first government school in 1900.

10. The Guardian

Artist: Celestin Hutchinson

Located outside the Mandurah Community Museum, this mural tells the story of the creation of the estuary, the lifeblood of the Bindjareb people.

11. Leviathan

Artist: Jerome Davenport, Blank Walls

Designed by Joe Wilson in 1915 in the nearby Agricultural Hall, the Leviathan only made eight voyages before disaster struck. The boat filled with water and sand when rough weather set in, ending her life only 2kms from when she was built at Soldier’s Cove. This artwork can be found outside the Mandurah Community Museum.

12. Blue Swimmer Crab – 3D Illusion Painting

Artist: Jenny McCracken

Definitely the safest and one of the most fun ways to pose with Mandurah’s famous blue swimmer crabs. Walk across the Mandurah Bridge to view this interactive street art that was created by Australia’s most highly awarded pavement artist Jenny McCracken. Take a photo from the footprint for the best 3D effect.

13. War Memorial

Artist: Hames Sharley

It is a place of reflection and tribute to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Inspired by the poem, ‘At the Going Down of the Sun’.

14. Spring Swing

Artist: Tahnee Kelland

Thanks to the community-run organisation Shape Mandurah this laneway was transformed into a Mandurah Instagram hotspot. Head to Tuckey’s Lane and don’t forget to get your photo taken here.

15. THE HEART

Artist: Gary Aitken 

Mandurah was known as Mandjoogoordap in Noongar language, which translates as ‘meeting place of the heart’. After European settlement the name was adapted to Mandurah. No visit to Mandurah is complete without a photo in the aluminium heart sculpture which was designed by local artist Gary Aitken.

16. SPRING SWING

Artist: Tahnee Kelland

Thanks to the community-run organisation Shape Mandurah this laneway was transformed into a Mandurah Instagram hotspot. Head to Tuckey’s Lane and don’t forget to get your photo taken here. 

17. THE DROVER’S DOG

Artist: Claire Bailey 

This work represents one of many drover’s dogs that would have been left outside the inn while their owners quenched their thirst inside. 

18. SWIMMING IN THE SHADE OF DAYS GONE

Artist: Jahne Rees & Rob McCulloch

Elevated on jarrah poles, the aluminium canopy reflects the movement of water and marine life and casts interesting shadows on the pavement below.

19. THE THREE VESSELS OF HOPE 

Artist: Claire Bailey 

These bronze works on recycled jetty pylons evoke the idea of life’s journey and the challenges it presents to all of us.

20. THE FISHERMAN 

Artist: Mary Knott 

This fisherman has real character and was created to acknowledge the beginning of the canned fishing industry along the estuary in the 1880s.

Trail 2 – Follow the dark blue trail

1. Yaburgurt Memorial 

Artist: Peter Farmer & Little Rhino Designs

Yaburgurt Winjan was a significant Bindjareb Noongar elder. This beautiful  artwork, which represents the six seasons, was created with community to commemorate the centenary of Yaburgurt’s passing.

2. Frame

Artist: Gary Aitken

Designed by local artist Gary Aitken in 2005, this aluminium sculpture encourages you to interact by framing your view.

3. Connection

Artist: Bridget Norton

Honouring the spirit of the site’s traditional owners and the Osprey these totems acknowledge the significance of the site as an ancient meeting place.

4. Water Girl

Artist: Coral Lowry

This large and elevated sculptural work depicts a little girl with her hair flying and playing in the waves.

5. Water Boy

Artist: Coral Lowry

The ‘brother’ of Water Girl, this large sculpture shows a young boy standing in the ocean and pointing at something in the distance.

6. The Gull

Artist: Carl MacMillan

This fantasy, open decked, planked dinghy style boat with its port rail lower than starboard side creates the impression of being beached. This artwork is regularly taken over by children playing on it.

7. Pelican – 3D Art Illusion

Artist: Jenny McCracken

An adult pelican can eat up to 1.8 kilograms of fish per day and  this one is particularly hungry and doesn’t like to share. Go to the viewpoint on the ground, get creative here and snap a fun pic.

8. Adrift II

Artist: Carl MacMillan

This impressive aluminum sculpture depicts a rowing boat adrift on a stormy ocean with large fish swimming underneath.

9. James Service Wreck 

Artists: Gary Aitken, Richard Foulds, Kahil Aitken, Jarrad Steward

The suite of sculptures depicts wreckage washed up weeks after a dreadful storm in July 1878.

10. Adrift I

Artist: Carl MacMillan

This follows Adrift II and presents the boat in a calm sea offering a different perspective to the viewer.

11. Steel Sculpture

This modern sculpture in steel soars skywards to create a dramatic spectacle and is donated to the City of Mandurah.

12. All In This Together

Artist: Carol Nicolson

This surreal piece features ceramic hand-made tiled fish with human heads spiraling around an abandoned stormwater pipe.

13. Should You Pass Through The Sea I Will Be With You

Artist: Gary Aitken

Located outside the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, this sculpture commemorates a 1959 tragedy when a boat carrying six Perth nuns overturned and only two survived.

14. Love

Artist: Gary Aitken

Created for Stretch Arts Festival in 2008, this sculpture playfully spells out the word Love.

Art Marx Gallery

Press Release
Published Date: 25th May 2022
Contact Information: Tracey–Ann Morris, Gallery Director and Owner -0423148300
Headline: Art collectables that make a mark

For a brief period, Art Marx Gallery in the historic west end of Fremantle is showcasing well-known Australian art as well as a rare print by Pablo Picasso as part of the ‘Art Marx Gallery Collection’.

From Saturday 28th May to Sunday 5th June, Art Marx Gallery will be exhibiting collectable artworks by famous Australian artists such as Charles Blackman, Elizabeth Durack, John Olsen, Brett Whiteley, John Coburn, Emanuel Raft, John Wolseley, Robert Birch, Sieglinde Battley and more.

Stars of the exhibition include a rare print by Pablo Picasso, one of the most famous artists in the world. Another rare print from the ‘godfather’ of Art Deco – Erte, will also be available.

Modern artists like Charles Blackman, Brett Whiteley, John Olsen and John Coburn are well-known icons in our Australian culture.

Each of the pieces on display is a part of the extraordinary moments in these artists’ lives. They come from private collections, making a rare appearance with some for sale.
The painting by Elizabeth Durack is an exceptional Western Australian historical post–war piece about returning to Broome after World War II and the threat of Japanese invasion in Broome and the northwest of our state.

A letter by Elizabeth will be on display to provide context to this historical event, often forgotten about in our W.A history. Even the wood it was painted on has historical significance.

The print by Brett Whiteley was created when he was not known in Europe and part of a trip to London to establish himself in the U.K. John Coburn’s work includes part of the design for the tapestry in the Sydney Opera House. The piece by Erte is towards the end of his life, capturing an incredible reflection of his life.

While some artists have passed on and left an incredible legacy, some are still practicing, like Sieglinde Battley and Robert Birch. Their works can be found in National Galleries, international collections and many private collections around the globe.

Whether you are starting an art collection, investing more in your art collection or would just like to see these works that have shaped history and modern culture, don’t miss this rare opportunity, it is accessible for a short time only.

Restaurants in Mandurah

Mandurah is yet another local getaway from the grinding demands of Perth city life.  The large resident population of Dolphins and beach recreation are good reasons for you to plan a trip to Mandurah.  Most importantly, the elegant waterfront dining experiences of Mandurah will make your stay memorable.  Here are some suggestions for you while you are in Mandurah;

Cicerello’s Fish ‘n’ Chips

Founded by fishing pioneers in 1903, Cicerello’s is committed to providing the ultimate seafood experience in Mandurah.  Traditional menu, private marine aquariums and foreshore dining experience are the special features of this iconic eatery.  Choose from a wide variety of options such as traditional fish ‘n’ chips, premium grilled fish, local seafood including crayfish, crabs, prawns etc.

Address:  2/73, Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah, WA 6210, Australia. 

Phone: 61 8 9535 9777

Website: www.cicerellos.com.au/mandurah/

Redmanna Waterfront Restaurant

Walk into a restaurant that is bright and modern with a warm friendly atmosphere.  Dine in a beautiful waterfront setting of the eastern foreshore near the Old Bridge.  The floor-to-ceiling glass windows ensure unobstructed stunning views of the Mandjar Bay between the Peel Estuary and the Indian Ocean.  Enjoy the excellent food, sun, boats and dolphins swimming by.    

Address: 5/9, Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah, WA 6210, Australia.

Phone: 61 8 9581 1248

Website: redmanna.com.au/

Dragon Palace Mandurah

Satiate your cravings for exotic flavours and taste at this exquisite authentic Cantonese restaurant, located at Mandurah Forum Shopping Centre.  Dragon Palace is a great place to dine with family and friends or have a night of Karaoke fun.  Indulge in a range of seasonal seafood special dishes and Dim Sum with the perfect accompaniment of wine.

Address: Shop R 002, Mandurah Forum, 330, Pinjarra Road, Mandurah,  WA 6210, Australia.

Phone: 61 08 9584 8125

Website: www.dragonpalace.com.au/locationMandurah.html

Silk Thai Restaurant

Have an awesome Thai dining experience crafted through 20 years of know-how and tradition.  Taste the difference in a perfect mix of authentic Thai dishes and tasty creations at the Silk Thai Restaurant.  

Address: 52, Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah, WA 6210, Australia.

Phone: 61 08 9536 2373

Website: www.silkthai.com.au/

Pubs and Bars in Mandurah

Mandurah has some of the best dining out experiences in a relaxing and unique waterfront setting where dolphins engage in fun and frolic.  Further, Mandurah and the Peel Region are rich in award-winning pubs, bars and wine restaurants.  These venues are renowned for their idyllic setting, fine food, an extensive list of wines, beers, and live entertainment for you to choose from. 

Bar Therapy

Time spent together with friends and family at the Bar Therapy can be the best kind of therapy for you to de-stress and refresh yourself!  Relax and enjoy a great wine list, cider and beers at Mandurah’s happiest bar.  Located at a local landmark Tuckey House on Mandurah’s waterfront, this bar has launched the local’s night every Thursday to celebrate the best spot on earth to live in!

Address: 3, Mandurah’s Terrace, Mandurah, WA 6210, Australia

Phone: 61 8 9554 4740

Website:  www.bartherapy.com.au/

Brighton Hotel

Perched on the foreshore in the heart of the city, Brighton Hotel offers you great hospitality with unpretentious elegance.  Its internationally influenced fusion-style menu is sourced by local produce on a daily basis.  The Brighton Hotel offers you a delicious menu, cold brews and cocktails as well as sports and entertainment.  One of its recommended speciality is the Seafood Paella.  

Address: 10 – 12 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah, WA 6210, Australia.

Phone: 61 8 9534 8864

Website: www.facebook.com/brightonmandurah/

Oyster Bar

Overlooking the prestigious Mandurah Ocean Marina, the Oyster Bar boasts impeccable harbourside views.  The Oyster Bar attracts oyster lovers from all over the world, with its specialities of delicious fresh or grilled oysters and antipasto creations.  Have a memorable experience enjoying great wines, beers and spirits from a wide range to go with your choice morsels.  

Address: The Palladio, Dolphin Drive, Mandurah, WA 6210, Australia.

Phone: 61 8 9535 1880 

Website: www.oysterbar.com.au/mandurah/

Cafés in Mandurah

Mandurah is blessed with fresh, local produce from the land and ocean.  Excellent seafood, as well as other free-range, spray-free local produce, make up most of the local food scene.  Indulge in some of Mandurah’s best hospitality while you are here.  Here are some suggestions for you;

Falcon Bay Beach Café 

Spend a lazy afternoon at the outdoor seating area of Falcon Bay Beach Café, with delicious fish & chips and coffee.  Further, take full advantage of the BYO liquor licence and drop in with your favourite wine to go with the fish & chips.  Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner fresh from the kitchen at this beautiful beach location.  

Address: 11, Spinaway Parade, Falcon, WA 6210, Australia.

Phone: 61 8 9534 6610

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/falconbaybeachcafe/

Miami Bakehouse Café 

Spoil yourself with the legendary classic Australian sweet treats of the Miami Bakehouse Café.  Deciding what cake or slice to choose is so much fun during treat time at this café.  Further, find your West Australian gourmet Aussie pie from a wide variety of flavours.  Most importantly, delight yourself with the new unique gourmet pie flavour showcased in the “Pie of the Week”.

Address: Shop 3, 13 – 15, Rouse Road & Mandurah Road, Greenfields, WA 6210, Australia.

Phone: 61 8 9547 4341

Website:  www.miamibakehouse.com.au/opening-times-mandurah

Cool Eats

Indulge in freshly cooked food, such as fresh sandwiches, rolls, croissants, soup, salads, desserts and cakes, sourced from local produce.  Choose or combine from 18 different flavours of ice-cream.  Further, select from vegan, dairy-free or gluten-free products to cater to your specific tastes and requirements.  Indulge in the delicious Yahava Romeo No. 5 blend of coffee!

Address: 3/52, Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah, WA 6210, Australia.

Phone: 61 8 9522 2750

Website: cooleats.com.au/

Samudera Artisan Food and Bakehouse

Made from locally WA sourced produce, the Samudera has mouth-watering treats for you to get spoilt.  Being Mandurah foreshore’s newest restaurant, this café offers you on-the-spot freshly baked authentic French bread, cookies, melting moments, muffins, pies etc. 

Address: 29, Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah, WA 6210, Australia.

Phone: 61 8 9535 2601

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SamuderaMandurah/

Wine and Wander

A selection of wine tastings at some of your favourite Mandurah venues is the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

There are numerous venues to choose from:

  • Brewvino Bar – Skigh Wines.
  • Flics Kitchen – Paul Nelson.
  • Mataya Eatery – Mad Fish Wines.
  • Oyster Bar Mandurah – Rosilyn Vineyard.
  • The Brighton Hotel – Claret and Co.
  • Wood and Stone Cafe – Ferngrove Wines.
  • The Stage Door Waterfront Restaurant – Millbrook Winery.
  • The Boardwalk @ DQ – Jilyara Winery.

Best Wineries In The Peel Region

PEEL ESTATE WINES

Peel Estate Wines has been an integral part of the Peel Region for over 40 years. In 1973, the first Shiraz vines were planted, followed by Chenin Blanc and Zinfandel in 1976, and Cabernet Sauvignon in 1979. Other varieties such as Chardonnay, Verdelho, Cabernet Franc and the traditional Portuguese Port Varieties were planted in 1980.

PEEL ESTATE WINES

Wines made on site

All wine at Peel Estate is made on site in the original architect designed colonial-style brick and timber winery, set in a magnificent environment dominated by Tuart trees.

Daily activities 

Visitors can observe the daily activities of the winery from the mezzanine tasting area or enjoy the tranquility of the spacious lawn area that includes BBQ facilities – perfect for picnics at Peel Estate Wines, which is among the best wineries in the Peel region.

Opening Hours: Open 10am to 5pm daily

Address: 290 Fletcher Road, Karnup Western Australia 6176

Telephone Local: (08) 9524 1221

International: +61 8 9524 1221

MILLBROOK WINERY

Millbrook is a boutique winery and restaurant in the historic town of Jarrahdale in Western Australia, 50 minutes south-east of Perth. The winery is located at the picturesque Chestnut Farm, a property that backs on to the Serpentine River and is nestled among jarrah forests, with stunning vistas of the rolling landscape.

Millbrook is a small boutique winery and recognized restaurant in Jarrahdale, Western Australia, about 50 minutes south of Perth.

History

The origins of Chestnut Farm date back to the 19th century. The original owner, Joseph Batt, planted an orchard and the first grapevines in 1865, providing fruit to the local timber-millers in Jarrahdale. In 1996, Chestnut Farm and Millbrook Winery were bought by Peter and Lee Fogarty, marking the family’s first entry into the wine business. 

State of the Art winery

In 2001, construction of the state-of-the-art winery was completed. It is now a stunning home to a modern winemaking facility, barrel halls, a tasting room and a restaurant. Incorporating both local stone and timber, Millbrook showcases the natural beauty and products of the Perth Hills region and is among the best wineries in the peel region.

Address: Old Chestnut Lane, Jarrahdale WA 6124 

Telephone: +61-8-9525 5796

How Do You Get To Mandurah From Perth

Just one hour from Perth is a gem of a city called Mandurah. Restaurant, fishing, shopping fun fares, resorts, grand hotels, beaches, homes and Caravan Park. 

By rail, there is a regular train from Perth central station directly to Mandurah. Plan your journey. If you need information, you can check www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Journey-Planner or call 13 62 13. Mandurah is also well connected by bus. There are also direct buses to Rockingham and Fremantle.

Great Motorway connection to the North and South West

There is a freeway to Mandurah and it takes just under 50 minutes to reach Mandurah from Perth by car. The freeway is called the Kwinana Freeway.

What Can You Do in Mandurah?

Caminging and caravaning in Mandurah
Enjoy Mandurah at your pace.

Mandurah Forum has just been expanded and now has over 300 retail outlets and restaurants. There are children’s entertainment activities, including a children’s rail train that takes them on a journey through the shopping center. There is an indoor food court close to the children’s play area, as well as an outdoor food section with some excellent restaurants.

Who is There?

  1. Big W
  2. Woolworth
  3. Coles
  4. Target
  5. David Jones
  6. Kmart

Massage services, Telecom, toy shops, hair dressers and much more.

Mandurah Foreshore

  1. Cafes
  2. Restaurants
  3. Pubs
  4. Hairdressers
  5. Hotels and motels
  6. Performing art center
  7. Cinema
  8. Boat ride
  9. King Carnival amusement arcades, mini gold, cafe

Staying in Mandurah

  1. Then visit the estuary, walk miles and miles along the coast, watch the locals catching crabs and enjoy the breathtaking view.
  2. Visit Pinjarra and enjoy this quaint little town which was once a Perth hum city in the days when the timber trade was big business.
  3. Move on to visit Rockingham and enjoy the excellent restaurants on its foreshore.
  4. Visit the old port city of Fremantle and Fremantle Prison and 
  5. Visit Dwellingup, take the tourist railway through ancient forests and sit by the banks of the River Murray.
  6. Enjoy Western Australian festivals.

Dwellingup takes the tourist railway through ancient forests and sit by the banks of the River Murray.

 

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