Mandurah, the focal point of the Peel region, is a coastal city characterised by the popular Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary. One hour drive on the new Freeway - 72 kilometres south of Perth
, the capital city of Western Australia
The City of Mandurah
's administrative area covers 173.5 square kilometres and forms a narrow, curving band less than ten kilometres wide.
Bordered by the Indian Ocean to the west, it is dominated by waterways and known for its good fishing, crabbing and prawning.
Take a tour on a cruise boat to completely appreciate this area and its plentiful wildlife. You can even enjoy a close encounter with the local wild bottlenose dolphins, both in and out of the water.
While in Mandurah visit the New Ocean Marina (see web pages for details)
be sure to sample the seafood, a glass of local wine or one of the many productions at the new
Performing Arts Centre, Gallery and Theatre
There are restaurants
to wine and dine at - many with ocean views, and a wide variety of holiday accommodation
to choose from including novelty houseboats on the Murray River
The shopping is also great from Smart Street Mall to the Mandurah Forum and many places inbetween and further apart. Mandurah is well serviced with Retailers and Businesses
Another attraction on offer along the Holiday Coast is the 'Golf Coast'
where you can enjoy a game of golf on one of three world-renowned courses. The Kennedy Bay
course, designed by Ian Baker-Finch
and Secret Harbour Golf Links
course, designed by Graham Marsh
are both 18-hole, links-style courses that are well worth a visit. Another popular course, the Meadow Springs Country Club
, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jnr
, was opened in 1990. A huge drawcard with international visitors, this course is rated third in Western Australia and is one of the top 10 resort courses in the country.
In the past 15 years Mandurah has grown from a Shire with a population of 12,700 to a City of over 85,000 (2010 figures).
From a small holiday, fishing and retirement town, Mandurah has grown into the largest and fastest growing regional city in Western Australia.
Visitors to the City and Peel Region can enjoy a variety of holiday accommodation
options and holiday or cultural activities that stretch from the Indian Ocean to the Darling Escarpment.
Famous for its protected waters, excellent beaches, superb fishing and crabbing, international golf facilities and mediterranean climate of warm summers and mild winters,
the City of Mandurah
promotes an ideal lifestyle and visitor destination.