Mandurah has experience hyper growth in recent years, to become the fast growing regional city in Australia, and has often been high on the list as one of the best places to live in the world.
Feel like getting away from it all? Then house boating around the Harvey Estuary, Peel Inlet and Murray River is the place to be. Meander along at your own pace taking time out to fish, crab or have a swim. View Mandurah's luxury canal homes as you cruise the scenic Marina, Peel Inlet and Murray River. Pull up at any number of jetty's and take nature walks along paths specially constructed so you can interact with nature while not disturbing it. Pull in at the Ravie Hotel for a delicious lunch or dinner on the banks of the river. All houseboats come equipped for most water activities, and are able to sleep up to several people. Keep you eye on the bow waves of the boat, because you likely to see some dolphins who have decided to hitch a ride with you. It's the ultimate way to kick back and relax!
Mandurah is surrounded by some of the best beaches on the West Coast of Australia. Halls Head has ideal family swimming beaches and exciting surf locations such as at Blue Bay. The shoreline has plenty of luch grassy areas, bar-b-ques, children's playgrounds and kiosks. Mandurah is a waterski and wake boarders paradise. North of the Mandurah City is Silver Sands, which is a long stretch of surfing beach, where you can organize pre-booked surfing lessons for people of all ages. Surfing schools supply equipment for you try something you have always wanted to do.
Experience skydiving from 14,000 feet and check out the spectacular aerial view of Mandurah and surrounds. Discover waterways by hiring out a canoe or kayak or try white water rafting over rapids. While your out and about in the area, have a go at paintball, or venture out dirt bike riding or horse riding on trails. Bring your own boat or jet ski down for some action on the water. Try scuba diving around the many shipwrecks in the area (PADI certification is available).
Mandurah is famous for its Blue Manna crabs, which is evident by their annual Channel Seven Crab Fest. There are 3 ways to go crabbing in Mandurah. You can hire a houseboat which can be catered to include crabbing gear, and chase crabs along the Mandurah waterways. There are pontoon style boats and dinghys also for hire that seat up to 6 people, and drop nets as you meander the canals and estuary. If walking the lengths of the estuary knee deep in water is more your style, crabbing gear can be hired from various locations around the Mandurah foreshore.
18 Dec 2015