The attraction of Mandurah ~ ‘a water wonderland and cultural gem’

Caravan World Magazine feature story by Julia D’Orazio

Mandurah, Western Australia. Once a sleepy fishing village on the outer edge of Perth, it’s now an alluring and thriving tourist destination in its very own right.

In a recent feature story in Caravan World magazine, acclaimed travel writer Julia D’Orazio discovers the attraction of Mandurah and describes what makes it so enticing for local and visiting tourists.

Western Australia’s coastal city is bound by nature with vast waterways, soaring jarrah lands, calm beaches, autumn-coloured wetlands and rare rock-like thrombolites. Its cute mascot, the Indo-Pacific dolphin, animates the city’s charm.

Julia D’Orazio, Caravan world magazine

During Julia’s Mandurah stay, a highlight was her journey on WA’s most history-rich river, aboard Mandurah Cruises’ half-day Murray River Lunch Cruise.

We had a chance to step back in time to visit Coopers Mill. Accessible only by boat, the far-flung heritage-listed stone windmill at the tip of Cooleenup Island dates to 1846 and is a striking reminder of the area’s agricultural legacy.

Julia D’Orazio, Caravan world magazine

Click below to read about Julia’s Mandurah adventure or to view the full cruise collection on offer with Mandurah Cruises.