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Top Choice Modern Australian in Mandurah

Flic's Kitchen

Perfectly located to catch the afternoon sun, this recent opening infused with cosmopolitan cool has outdoor seating and a versatile menu covering breakfast, lunch and dinner. Highlights include corn hotcakes with c…
Bistro in Mandurah

Peninsula

There's been a pub on this spot since 1911, but 'The Pen's' latest 2016 reincarnation has turned it into a sleek 21st-century watering hole. Huge picture windows allow brilliant marine views from the restaurant serv…
Nature Reserve in Dwellingup

Forest Heritage Centre

Set within jarrah forest, this interesting rammed-earth building takes the shape of three interlinked gum leaves. Inside are displays about the forest's flora and fauna, and a shop that sells beautiful pieces crafte…
Cafe in Dwellingup

Blue Wren Cafe

Corrugated iron, hessian wall hangings and rustic timber combine at this cosy corner cafe offering stonking homemade sausage rolls and regular specials like pulled-pork pies. The well-made coffee is worthy of a flas…
Pub in Mandurah

Brighton Hotel

Watch the sun set over the estuary with a glass of wine, and return after 8pm at the weekend to move to the DJs. Decent meals for lunch and dinner complete the picture for a classic Aussie pub.
Winery in Jarrahdale & Serpentine National Park

Millbrook Winery

Has a tranquil setting overlooking a small lake. Bookings for lunch (mains $37 to $39) are recommended, especially at weekends. Old Chestnut Lane is signposted off Jarrahdale Rd.
Cafe in Mandurah

DPM Cafe

The best coffee in town is at this funky hole-in-the-wall place a short stroll from the estuary. Partner it with a toasted sourdough sandwich for a good-value lunch.
Nature Reserve in Dwellingup

Lane Pool Reserve

Lane Poole Reserve, on the banks of the Murray River, is a wonderful place to stop for a barbecue, picnic, bushwalk or (in summer, when the waters are calmer) swim. The best spots for swimming are Island Pool and ne…
Beach in Mandurah

Swimming Area

There's a designated, boat-free swimming area on the far side of the estuary, just north of Mandurah Bridge. Here dolphins have been known to swim up to kids for a frolic.
Japanese in Mandurah

Taku Japanese Kitchen

Located out of Mandurah's tourist glitz, this friendly family-run operation across the road from Mandurah's town beach turns out excellent tempura, sashimi and sushi.