Mandurah Travel Guide

Mandurah is a major urban centre in Western Australia. Situated just 72 kilometres south of Perth, Mandurah is easy to reach via car, train, or bus.

While Mandurah is a busy urban centre, its surrounding areas offers plenty of opportunities for relaxation. You will be amazed when you see Mandurah’s pristine beaches and waterways. You will also be impressed by the lovely national parks and natural areas near Mandurah. These natural locations support a wide variety of seabirds and marine creatures.

History

In addition to stunning natural views, Mandurah offers a large amount of historical information. Mandurah has been the traditional homeland of the Bibbulmun people for thousands of years, and it was not discovered by Europeans until the 19th century. In the early 19th century, Thomas Peel founded Mandurah with a crew of workmen. After its establishment, Mandurah became a major centre for industrial pursuits. Today, the city receives most of its income from tourism, construction, and retail.

Things to see and do in Mandurah

Due to its close proximity to several amazing wilderness areas, Mandurah is often viewed as the gateway to the South West. Launch your journey by visiting Yalgorup National Park. Yalgorup National Park is situated on the western end of the Swan Coastal Plain, so you will experience a world of wetlands. The area has 10 lakes that will impress you with their sparkling waters and clean shores.

This area of Western Australia has been an important area for the Aboriginal people for thousands of years. In fact, Yalgorup means ‘the place of lakes’ in the local language of Noongar. This national park is a popular location for tourists, but you will be able to enjoy an isolated adventure due to the park’s size. With an area of 131 square-kilometres, Mandurah is a massive place with seemingly limitless opportunities for exploration.

When you visit Yalgorup National Park, keep an eye out for western grey kangaroos and echidna. Bushwalkers have also encountered brush-tailed possums, brush wallabies, and bandicoots. Regardless of the places you explore within the park, you will see a plethora of unique birds. Yalgorup is one of the most important bird sanctuaries in Australia, and you may see black swans, kingfishers, waterfowl, and parrots.

For a truly rewarding bird-watching adventure, visit Lake Clifton. In addition to a diverse community of birds, Lake Clifton is filled with beautiful formations of thrombolites. Thromboloites are unique rock-like structures that are created by rare microorganisms.

Finish your lovely tour of Mandurah by going to Whitehills Beach. Whitehills Beach is a famous beach that offers opportunities for 4WD off-road adventures. After an exhilarating drive on the beach, listen to the sounds of waves crashing on the shore while you read your favourite novel.

Climate conditions

Mandurah has pleasant conditions throughout most of the year. Due to its Mediterranean climate, the average monthly temperatures range from 9 to 30 degrees. The area receives approximately 875 millimetres of annual rainfall. If you visit Mandurah during the summer months, you should expect hot and dry conditions. Winter weather patterns usually bring mild and wet conditions.