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7 Things You Might Not Have Known About Madora Bay

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Let’s dive into the laid-back vibes of Madora Bay – a coastal haven just a stone’s throw away from Mandurah. Whether you’re a local looking to spice up your routine or a curious traveller on the lookout for your next adventure, Madora Bay and the Peel Region have some cool stories to share. Let’s explore these seven little-known nuggets about Madora Bay.

1. Name Game:

Back in 1960, Madora Bay started its journey as the “Madora Beach Estate.” The name is a mashup of ‘Mandora’ from a Kimberley pastoral station and ‘Chadora,’ a railway siding near Dwellingup. Fast forward to 1990, and a little tweak happened – ‘Madora’ became the star of the show, transforming into the breezy ‘Madora Bay’ we know today.

2. The Peel Region Stroll:

Situated just south of Perth, Madora Bay sits pretty between the city hustle and the charming Mandurah. The Peel Settlement Scheme kicked off in the early 1800s, shaping the area’s history. Today, Madora Bay keeps that beachside vibe alive, making it a perfect spot for a seaside life.

3. Hall’s Cottage:

Take a short drive to Mandurah, and you’ll stumble upon Hall’s Cottage, a historical gem built in 1833. Henry Edward Hall, a trailblazer in the local fishing scene, crafted this limestone beauty. Now a museum, it’s like a time machine offering a sneak peek into Mandurah’s past. Visit Hall’s Cottage on Sunday’s between 10am – 3pm.

Hall's Cottage

4. Sutton’s Farm Story:

The Suttons, were Irish pioneers that arrived in the region in 1840. They helped shaped the region’s growth, from owning ferries and inns to establishing a thriving dairy farm that stood as a testament to community spirit and heritage until the late 1940s. Their legacy, echoing in Madora Bay today, unfolds a rich tapestry of resilience and commitment to community values that continues to inspire generations.

5. Telethon Homes Hub:

Madora Bay was the proud host of Telethon Homes in 2022 and 2023, thanks to Satterley and the local builders. Every brick laid contributed to WA’s biggest children’s charity, Telethon. That’s community spirit at its finest!

Telethon Home slab with Fat Cat and children from Madora Bay Primary School

6. Giants of Mandurah:

For the art lovers, The City of Mandurah flaunts its ‘Giants.’ These whimsical sculptures bring streets to life. Keep an eye out, and you might spot one near Madora Bay. Little Lui, we’re looking at you, sitting pretty at 96 Marlee Rd, Parklands WA 6180.

7. Mandurah Instagram Trail:

Want your Insta feed to scream ‘wow’? Madora Bay is your starting point for the Mandurah Instagram Trail. Street art, waterways, and picturesque spots – each location offers a unique backdrop for your photo escapades.

In a nutshell, Madora Bay is where nature, history, and a tight-knit community throw a fantastic party. Whether you’re snapping pics on the Mandurah Instagram Trail or saying hi to the Giants of Mandurah, there’s magic waiting to be uncovered. This coastal gem is Western Australia’s pride, and visiting it is like hitting the jackpot of natural beauty and local charm. So, pack your bags, grab your sense of adventure, and let Madora Bay work its enchantment on you!

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