Making time in Mandurah
Mandurah is a thriving coastal holiday settlement located roughly 70 km south of Perth, on Australia’s breathtaking West Coast. The region has a great deal to offer locals and holiday makers alike, by way of accommodation, exciting activities, food, wine and fantastic local hospitality, and as such, was voted one of the world’s most liveable cities in 2011. International tourists visiting Mandurah should consequently prepare themselves for the holiday experience of a lifetime.
Things to See and Do in and Around Mandurah
Holiday makers, who choose to stay in Mandurah, will be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to see and do. Some of the most popular holiday activities offered in the region are: crabbing, surfing, swimming, dolphin and whale watching, fishing and diving, in addition to some amazing terrestrial day trip opportunities.
Crabbing in Mandurah
Holiday makers interested in great seafood will be in heaven in Mandurah during the summerautumn months, as the area is home to the Blue Manna crab, which is considered to be a culinary delicacy. Adventurous travellers can consequently head out with one of the various fishingcrabbing charters in the region, or hire a boat and go in search of their very own Blue Manna crab to cook at their holiday home; or they can stop in at one of the numerous local restaurants for an amazing crab feast.
Holiday makers lucky enough to be in Mandurah from March 16th to March 18th (2012) can also partake in the annual Mandurah Crab Festival and watch the associated world class skiing and wakeboarding competitions. The Crab Festival includes market stalls, cooking demonstrations, musical performances, art competitions, extreme sports displays, and of course crabs. Travellers can even purchase fresh crabs to cook themselves, and enjoy with a cold glass of wine on the balcony of their holiday villa.
Hitting the Water
Holiday makers interested in something a little more action packed than crabbing will also find what they’re looking for in Mandurah, as the coast is dotted with fantastic swimming, surfing and diving spots. The Mandjar Bay foreshore, which is located within walking distance of most holiday accommodation in Mandurah, is a great place for swimming, with swimmers also often treated to a dolphin sighting or two.
Surfers in comparison need only go a little further north to access some of the greatest surf breaks Australia has to offer, such as Singleton, Golden Bay and Secret Harbour beaches. These beaches have some of the most consistent surf in the country however; holiday makers unhappy with these breaks can also try numerous others, all within close proximity to Mandurah.
Avid divers staying in Mandurah are also spoilt for choice when it comes to dive sites, with numerous reefs and wrecks strewn along the coastline. Some of the most popular dive sites in the vicinity of Mandurah are Bouvard Reef and James Service Reef, although many dive companies also visit sites north and south of Mandurah, such as the Carnac Island reefs.
Day Trips from Mandurah
Holiday makers, who are not interested in getting wet, need not despair, as there are numerous fantastic day trip opportunities surrounding Mandurah such as the city of Rockingham, which is located approximately 30 km north of Mandurah. Rockingham and gives travellers the chance to see some great native wildlife, such as dolphins, penguins and sea lions, although the best part of this experience for many sea sickness sufferers is that this can all be accomplished from dry land. Holiday makers are also guaranteed some great photos to take back to their holiday home with them.
The Ideal Climate for Visitors
Mandurah experiences picture perfect beach weather most of the year, although the winter months are often quite wet. Travellers are however, guaranteed great accommodation, exciting activities and delicious food and wine, regardless of when they choose to visit the region. Holiday makers who frequent Mandurah during the tourist ‘off-season’ are also often treated to holiday deals and activities, which are not offered during ‘peak season’, such as whale watching.
Travelling to Mandurah from the UK
Travelling to Mandurah from the UK is a relatively simple process, as numerous airlines such as Emirates, Qantas and British Airways offer flights to Perth departing both Heathrow and London City Airports. Once in Perth holiday makers need only travel roughly 70 km south, through the stunning West Australian countryside, in order to reach their beautiful Mandurah coastal holiday home.