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Mandurah, located just south of Perth, is the second largest city in Western Australia. It has a population of 86,000 people (2012 estimate).

Guide to Mandurah Hotels

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Mandurah, Western Australia
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More on Mandurah

The area around Mandurah was the traditional home of the Noongar people who called the area Mandjar, translated roughly as "meeting place". One of the earliest Europeans to set foot in the area was settler Thomas Peel, who arrived in 1829. He was to take up a land grant in the Swan River Colony.

Peel arrived to take up his land grant a month late, by which time his original grant has expired. Nonetheless he proceeded to establishe a settlement to the south of the Swan River colony and called it Clarence - in present-day Woodman Point. A host of misadventures forced him to abandon Clarence, ande he relocated, along with his fellow settlers to Mandjar, which was renamed Mandurah.

Mandurah began a slow growth until the late 20th century, when a change in lifestyle and recreational expectation turned it into a tourist destination for nature-related recreation. The well-preserved coastal waters of Mandurah is home to dolphins, pelicans and myriad forms of marine life. Today natural and man-made attractions make Mandurah a popular getaway for residents and visitors to Perth.

Mandurah Station, on opening day
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Visiting Mandurah

Take the Kwinana Freeway (Route 2) from Perth to reach Mandurah.

Places of Interest in Mandurah

  1. Australian Sailing Museum
    Museum incorporating the America's Cup Museum, traces the history of recreational sailing in Australia. Address: 22 Ormsby Terrace Mandurah WA 6210; Phone: 08 9534 7256

  2. Dolphin Quay
    Food and beverage precinct within the Mandurah Ocean Marina. It has a wide selection of restaurants, cafés and specialty outlets.

  3. Fairbridge Village
    Recreation village with 25 English style cottages. It offers a variety of recreational activities and sports.

  4. Just 4 Fun Aqua Park
    Water theme park and family recreation area. Phone: +61 0422 439 008

  5. Mandurah Community Museum
    Museum preserving the history and keepsakes of Mandurah through photographs and artifacts. Address: 22 Ormsby Terrace Mandurah WA 6210; Phone: Tel: 08 9550 3680

  6. Peel Zoo
    Zoo named after Mandurah founder Thomas Peel is located on a natural wetland area. It is home to 150 species of animals.