Enjoy a relaxing day trip to the seaside city of Mandurah.

Start your journey from the city, heading south on the Kwinana Freeway. Take the exit at Mandjoogoordap Drive, and then turn right onto Pinjarra Road to the Mandurah Foreshore.

Have lunch at one of the many cafés on the foreshore, or join a cruise through the canals viewing the million dollar homes - you may even spot some dolphins! Or if you're around from November to April, you can try your hand at catching some of Mandurah's famous crabs in the shallow waters of the Peel Inlet.

Chill out in a coffee shop or enjoy fish and chips at the Dolphin Quay Marina, and check out an exhibit at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. For something a little different why not hire an eco BBQ boat!

Jump back in the car and head further south along Old Coast Road, travelling past the Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary, until you come to the Yalgorup National Park. This park is home to 11 coastal lakes and wetlands, hundreds of migrating birds, rare Tuart Trees and the most fascinating of them all – the Thrombolite living fossils – some of the first living formations on Earth!

After all your exploring you can either travel back to Perth along the Forrest Highway, or head back to Mandurah and stay the night in a resort overlooking the ocean or canals. You'll find plenty of options for dinner and can then enjoy a relaxing trip back to Perth the following morning.

Perth Drive Trails, Swan Valley

Perth Self Drive Trials

There's nothing like taking a drive to explore a city and it's surrounds - you'll find so much to see along the way, and even somewhere to spend the night.

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Plan your trip to Mandurah and Peel

Find the top accommodation, attractions, tours and things to do in Mandurah and Peel to help plan your trip.

The Sebel Mandurah, Mandurah and Peel

Mandurah and Peel accommodation

Mandurah is the perfect place to base yourself when exploring stunning forests of the Peel region and waterways of Mandurah. Great for an overnight stay or long weekend.

Mandurah Cruises, Mandurah and Peel

Mandurah and Peel tours

Exploring Mandurah's magical waterways on a canal cruise, try your hand at crabbing in the shallow waters of the Peel Inlet or enjoy a lunch cruise on the Murray River.

The Cut Golf Course, Mandurah and Peel

Mandurah and Peel attractions

Mandurah has plenty of great attractions for the whole family to enjoy from a performing arts centre to a golf course.

Millbrook Winery, Jarrahdale

Mandurah and Peel food and drink

From an award-winning bake house to stunning vineyards the Mandurah and Peel region is a food and wine lovers dream.

Mandurah Forum Shopping Centre, Mandurah

Mandurah and Peel shopping

As well as plenty of small boutique shops selling local wares, Mandurah and Peel boasts a large shopping centre.

Eco BBQ Boats

Mandurah and Peel hire

Whether you're after a bus, jet ski or BBQ Boat, you'll find it for hire in Mandurah and Peel.

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