The first people to have inhabited the region were the Bindjareb people of the Noongar Nation, who named the locality Mandjoogoordap (now Mandurah), which translates as ‘meeting place of the heart’. Today, the Peel Region is made up of the City of Mandurah and surrounding Shires of Serpentine Jarrahdale, Murray, Waroona and Boddington.
Mandurah is Western Australia’s (WA) largest and fastest growing regional city and is set against a backdrop of magnificent beaches and an estuary twice the size of Sydney Harbour.
With new tourism experiences complementing its superb natural assets, significant redevelopment and recently being recognised as WA’s 2017 Top Tourism Town, Mandurah has come of age. The city offers award-winning waterfront dining, aquatic adventures, world- class golf courses and plenty of places to shop.
Mandurah is only an hour south of Perth, making it an easy destination for a day trip or longer stay.
It is also the perfect starting point to explore the wider Peel Region. In an easy half hour drive, you will discover beautiful wineries, winding waterways, charming country eateries, rolling green hills and tiny timber towns nestled amid the forest.
There are so many unique experiences you can easily spend a week or more exploring Perth’s natural adventure playground.
Mandurah is less than an hour’s drive from Perth via the Kwinana Freeway, exiting at Mandjoogoordap Drive. Alternatively, take the more leisurely inland scenic route, travelling the South Western Highway.
Transperth’s Mandurah Line provides a regular fast train service between Perth and Mandurah. There are two departure stations in central Perth, the underground and Elizabeth Quay, The journey takes just under an hour, departing every 10 to 15 minutes.
For a different rail journey, consider taking the scenic inland route aboard the TransWA Australind, stopping at six locations in the Peel Region.
transperth.wa.gov.au Public transport times and locations
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transport.wa.gov.au Recreational boating rules and information
Many of Mandurah’s attractions are in or around the city centre making them easily accessible. The city is very walkable, with good paths, open spaces and waterside boardwalks. To explore further afield you can hire a car, taxi or join a guided tour.
Several car rental companies have vehicles for pickup in Mandurah.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT BUSES
The Transperth bus 588 or 589 runs between Mandurah Train Station and the city. Your train ticket allows free journey on buses until time detailed on your ticket expires. Other public transport buses run throughout Mandurah.
Mandurah Taxis operate services from the Mandurah Train Station and can take you anywhere in and around the region. They also offer personalised tourist charter and executive car services. Call the 24 hour phone number 13 13 30 to book.
Speak to the experts at a local visitor centre. They can help with maps, bookings and provide local knowledge.
Mandurah Visitor Centre
75 Mandurah Tce, Mandurah
T: +61 (0)8 9550 3999
Monday-Sunday 9.00am - 5.00pm
(except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday)
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