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Venetian Canal Walk at Mandurah

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by Harry F (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer living in Perth. I enjoy gardening and films. I have appeared in several local short films.
Published July 3rd 2016
Walk through venetian canals close to home
This beautiful walk through the Venetian style canals behind Mandurah Ocean Marina, takes only 20 minutes to walk the 1200 metres. Or you can take your time and enjoy the sights.

Starting point at the Vistitors Centre


Starting at the Mandurah Visitors Centre, on Mandurah Terrace at the eastern foreshore of Manjar Bay, you pass by several food places before walking onto the wooden boardwalk. In front of you, is the Performing Arts Centre and also a departure point for canal cruises.

Passing by the Performing Arts Centre


Following the paved path around to Stingray Point you notice a wall of locks, in front of the Sebel Hotel. This site was originally where the popular Peninsula Hotel stood before a fire in 2003 totally destroyed the iconic hotel, which was the second hotel built in the Mandurah area. Only the Pavilion Jetty survived and is a great spot to sit and appreciate the beauty of this point, which is also a important resting site for the local waterbirds including Little Black Comorants and the White Faced Herons.

Love locks on the fence


Passing the Stingray floating pontoon, which has wheelchair access, you might be lucky enough to see comorants spreading their wings out to dry. Turning at the sign at Galileo Loop you cross the first footbridge, where you can view both sides of the canal and admire the expensive looking apartments.

Typical canal bridge in this residential area


Continue over the second footbridge and you come to another wooden boardwalk with several restaurants to choose from for a meal.

End of canal


Passing the little beach which is safe for little children to swim and a large playground area for them to enjoy, continue walking over a high pedestrian bridge where you have now arrived at the indoor market and main restaurant area of Dolphin Quay. This market is open 7 days a week.

End of walk


If you are still energetic after your meal or coffee, then continue walking straight ahead to the end of the marina. You can return to the visitors centre straight through the Keith Holmes Reserve at the childrens playground.
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Why? To enjoy beautiful walk along canals
When: Anytime of the year
Where: Mandurah eastern foreshore
Cost: free
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