Mandurah, WA, Australia
City of Mandurah, Western Australia
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Mandurah is a city in Western Australia located approximately 72 km. (45 miles) south of the state capital, Perth .
Mandurah is the fastest-growing regional city in Australia, and is also the largest city in Western Australia outside Perth. The city grew from isolated holiday communities along the shores of the Peel-Harvey Estuary. Mandurah's connection with the Perth CBD has been strengthened with the opening of the Perth-Mandurah railway line.
The city centre foreshore is home to a variety of wildlife including dolphins, pelicans and an abundance of marine life, including the blue manna crab which has become synonymous with the area.
The city welcomes thousands of tourists every year, including many international visitors. Mandurah is famous for its protected waterways, superb beaches and excellent boating and fishing activities. The City of Mandurah holds a nationally significant arts festival in April each year, called the 'Stretch' festival.