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Destination guide

A peaceful and carefree escape just south of Perth

Set on the southwest coast of Western Australia, the city of Mandurah offers a peaceful and carefree escape, about an hour south of Perth. Whether you head to the nearby national parks, or stay along the coast, you'll find plenty to see and do in and around Mandurah. Be sure to visit the dolphins that swim off the coast of the foreshore, which stretches around Mandjar Bay. Once you start browsing Mandurah vacation rentals, it'll be easy to envision yourself sitting back at a waterfront cafe, bar or restaurant, lounging among the locals.

Things to do

Where natural beauty is the star of the show

Mandurah offers a handful of cultural spots worth seeing, including the West Coast Motor Museum and the Mandurah Community Museum. This locally run spot features exhibits on the Peel-Harvey Estuary and the history of the region. But aside from these local institutions, natural beauty is the main attraction in Mandurah. Visit Yalgorup National Park to the south, or Helena National Park to the north, and you'll find tons of hiking and cycling trails, and birdwatching spots. If the kids need a day of fun, take them to the Just 4 Fun Aqua Park, overlooking Mandjar Bay.

Activities

A charming waterfront spot, full of personality

Mandurah thrives on the water. For prime dolphin watching, don't miss Halls Head Beach, which plays host to a large resident population. Closer to Mandjar Bay, you'll find charming streets that, come summer, welcome festivals, street performers and art shows along the shore. Stroll or cycle down the tree-lined paths winding through the centre of Mandurah, stopping for a bite to eat or a cuppa at any charming spot that lures you in. Fishing and crabbing are popular pastimes in Mandurah, so you're likely to find a stellar meal no matter where you stop.

Weather

Expect a warm Aussie welcome all through the year

August through December is dry season along Western Australia's coast, complete with plenty of brilliant sunshine. As this is also the shoulder season, it's an ideal time to avoid crowded beaches and high prices. Summers in Western Australia make for perfect beach weather, but the town is more crowded and rates for Mandurah vacation rentals tend to go up. A brief wet season usually rolls in from May through June, and winters can be cold, windy and grey, so keep this in mind if you're dreaming of nonstop beach weather.

Natural highlights

Gorgeous sandy beaches, stretching for miles and miles

Mandurah is known for the Peel-Harvey Estuary, featuring beautiful wildlife and migratory waterbirds. The surrounding national parks also showcase endless natural beauty, including Yalgorup National Park. Be sure to pay a visit to the rare thrombolites. These rock-like microorganisms can be spotted at Lake Clifton. The town also boasts gorgeous and well-groomed sandy beaches, each with a different draw. Visit the dog-friendly beaches at Silver Sands and find tide pools that make the area an ideal spot for the kids to splash around. Another option is the equally dog-friendly Halls Head, which is also perfect for surfing lessons.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Mandurah

The nearest airport is in Perth, WA (PER), located 43.1 mi (69.4 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Mandurah Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Mandurah?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 293 holiday rentals around Mandurah. From 206 holiday houses to 33 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Mandurah is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Mandurah?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Mandurah. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Mandurah Performing Arts Center: 368 holiday rentals
  • Mandurah Community Museum: 368 holiday rentals
  • Mandurah Station: 369 holiday rentals
  • Mandurah Visitor Centre: 372 holiday rentals
  • XY Body Treatments Mandurah: 370 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mandurah listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Mandurah?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 206 Houses in Mandurah. Our other popular types of Mandurah holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 33 holiday houses
  • Villas: 16 holiday houses
  • Chalets: 2 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Mandurah?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 55 holiday homes with pool available in Mandurah. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.