The centre of an aquatic holiday area about 80km south of Perth, Mandurah sits on the shores of the huge Peel Inlet into which the waters of three rivers flow - the Serpentine, the Murray, and the Harvey. The inlet opens into the Indian Ocean so the fishing are constantly on the bite, providing consistent catches from the Mandurah Estuary bridge, from the bay and the Harvey estuary, from the Serpentine River and out to sea. The crabbing in and around the inlet can be very rewarding, too. There are loads of picnic and barbecuing spots, lovely bush walks, abundant birdlife on the waterways, and quite a few decent beaches nearby, especially Hall’s Head, just over the estuary bridge. In fact, there are some 75 kilometres of coastline to enjoy in and around the township and, inland, the region boasts some of Western Australia's finest jarrah forests. Serpentine Falls National Park, the Serpentine Dam and the historic town of Jarrahdale provide a scenic alternative if you want a break from the surf and sand. At Gooralong there’s a brook with beautiful waterfalls, walking trails and camping, picnicking and barbecuing areas.