Sunsets in Mandurah

11 of the Best Ways to Experience a Mandurah Sky Show 

Mandurah, with its tranquil waterways, picturesque beaches, and stunning vistas, is a haven for sunset fans. As the sun dips below the horizon, painting the sky with a palette of vibrant hues, Mandurah has so many spots to sit back and admire the view.  Whether you’re a seasoned photographer seeking the perfect shot or simply looking to finish off your day in style, Mandurah has some of the most breathtaking sunset spots to offer. Here are 11 of our favourite ways to experience a Mandurah sunset.

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  1. With sandy feet and salty skin at the beach

With 60-kilometres of coastline and endless stretches of white sand beaches, Mandurah boasts a range of picturesque beaches to witness nature’s grand finale. Our top picks to watch the sun dip below the horizon include Avalon Beach, Town Beach, Blue Bay Beach and Halls Head Beach.  Whether you choose to stroll along the shore or simply sit back and soak in the scenery, these beaches promise an unforgettable sunset experience. 

Photo by Karen Read
  1. Alongside the Giants of Mandurah 

This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the infamous and whimsical sculptures – the Giants of Mandurah. Designed by world-renowned Danish artist Thomas Dambo, these larger-than-life sculptures celebrate the importance of protecting the natural world and are free to view. For a stunning combination of the gorgeous skyline and the Giants,  check out ‘Seba’s Song’ and ‘Santi Ikto’ at sunset. 

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  1. On-board a Mandurah Sunset Cruise 

There’s no better way to catch nature’s nightly show than on board our Sunset Cruise. On Saturday evenings (between January and April), you can watch the sun go down on a scenic cruise through Mandurah’s picturesque inland waterways, set against a beautiful golden sunset. From exploring the charming canal homes, to embarking on a journey into the Peel Harvey estuary and the Mandurah Marina whilst looking for resident dolphins. You’ll be treated to unforgettable memories against the backdrop of Mandurah’s picturesque waterfront as the sky lights up with a kaleidoscope of colours. 

Sunset Cruise with Mandurah Cruise
  1. At the iconic Jetty at Dawesville 

Located on the Peel-Harvey Estuary in Dawesville you’ll find a wooden jetty which is well-beloved by amateur and professional photographers. Be sure to pop by to witness this tranquil estuary and the sun glow across the water as the sun dips below the horizon. You’ll also see people fishing and enjoying an evening stroll along this iconic spot.

  1. The Lake Clifton Thrombolites 

Whilst a lot of people head to Mandurah to see our resident dolphins or the Giants of Mandurah, don’t forget to check out one of Mandurah’s oldest attractions – the Lake Clifton Thromobolites. 

Found at Yalgorup National Park, the thrombolite reef at Clifton is a gorgeous spot to enjoy at any time of the day. We however recommend catching a sunset with the Thrombolites in the foreground: these extremely rare rock-life structures which are believed to be one of the first life forms on earth and date back to about 570 million years.  You can view them from above on a boardwalk over the lake (and hot tip, between January to May is the best time to see them, when the water levels are low).

Photo by Michael Goh
  1. Mandurah’s Cycle Trails

If you’re a fan of trails Mandurah has plenty for you to enjoy a front-row seat to nature’s nightly spectacle. Choose from different cycle trails to enjoy a plethora of vantage points to watch the sun dip below the horizon.  From seeing highlights such as Doddis Beach and Falcon Bay there are plenty of stops to witness the sky come alive with vibrant colours. If you don’t have a bike, you can hire an e-bike from The Bike Kiosk at the Mandurah Visitor Centre and tour Mandurah, within the city or along the coast on family-friendly cycling paths. 

  1. Mandurah Bridge 

Originally constructed in 1894, the Mandurah Bridge on Old Coast Road is an iconic local landmark and traffic bridge across the estuary. Head for a stroll along the bridge at sunset to see the sun and colours reflect off the water and the bridge light up the night sky in different colours. While here, you might also spot locals fishing under the bridge which is regarded as one of the most renowned crabbing locations in Perth. 

  1. Kwillena Gabi Estuary Pool 

Dive into the beauty of Kwillena Gabi Pool, a unique circular estuary pool that’s making a splash in Mandurah. Named by the Bindjareb Boodja Traditional Owners, Kwillena Gabi aptly translates to “Dolphin Waters” – reflecting it’s location as a top location to spot the local wildlife. The pool makes for the perfect spot to wind down your day in Mandurah as you watch sun go down and if you’re lucky spot a pod of dolphins. 

Dolphins on the Peel-Harvey Estuary
  1. The Heart 

Did you know that Mandurah was known as  Mandjoogoordap in Noongar language, which translates as ‘meeting place of the heart?’ After European settlement, the name was adapted to Mandurah.  While visiting Mandurah it’s customary to grab a photo in the silver metal heart sculpture on Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore. We’d recommend strolling along here to catch the sunset on the waterfront and check out the market stalls, shops, cafes and restaurants. 

  1. Stingray Point 

If you’re looking for one of the most picturesque views to enjoy a sunset in Mandurah you’ll need to add Stingray Point to your list. This small, grassy reserve boasts sweeping views of the estuary across Mandjar Bay and is must-see spot to watch a sunset. For those interested in grabbing a picturesque sunset photo, you’ll want to check out the restored gazebo and jetty as the sun goes down. 

  1. Venetian Canals Mandurah 

Get transported to Europe by paying a visit to the Venetian Canals in Western Australia. You can find these European-inspired canals amidst luxury apartments throughout most of the city. This spot is best enjoyed at sunset with the golden glow of the sun reflecting off the water and the charming buildings. 

Want unique views of Mandurah’s canals and picturesque inland waterways? Hop on a Mandurah Sunset cruise on Saturday night (January-April) or Floating Bar Cruise on Friday Night (January to May).

Mandurah’s sunset spots are as diverse as they are mesmerizing, offering something for everyone to enjoy. So, grab your camera, embrace the moment, and let the beauty of Mandurah’s sunsets leave you spellbound.

Sunset Cruise with Mandurah Cruises

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