Places to visit near Mandurah and Rockingham
1) Less than a hours drive is Perth’s amazing Kings Park botanical gardens are well worth seeing, the tree and bushes in the park reflect the plants from most of Western Australia, there are several long walks interspersed by cafes and areas to sit and reflect. From the hilltop in the park, there are magnificent views of the Swan River and the canning river.
2) Serpentine Falls, less than an hour and a half hour drive from Rockingham or Mandurah, these falls are located at an ancient Aboriginal meeting place in the Darling Range, there are many walks from the car park including one to view the Serpentine falls, take your food and refreshment with you as there are no shops or cafes. There are however barbecues so you can have a sausage sizzle and clean toilets. Grey Kangaroos often visit the picnic grounds and watch visitors eating their picnics. It is best not to feed the wildlife.
3) Margaret River is just a 2 hours Drive from Mandurah or Rockingham. This area of Western Australia has amazing beaches with some of the best surf waves in Australia. If you are lucky you will see Kangaroos and dolphins. Margaret River has lovely quaint restaurants, pubs, and cafes.