Suburb Spotlight - Mindarie

13 Dec 2019

Perth’s Northern expansion has yielded some impressive development especially along its coastline. However, few locations have become as recognisable or popular as Mindarie. While it was an instant sales success when being established in 1998, its profile as a community and entertainment hub has increased dramatically over the past decade or so. Mindarie Marina is home to several bars, restaurants, and a three-story hotel, while its surrounding areas have increased in population and subsequently ended up with far more options for both leisure and everyday living.

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Taking a closer look at the Marina, you’ll find the perfect balance of fun and relaxation. Businesses such as The Boat and Indian Ocean Brewing Co double as both exciting, vibrant places to get a drink and enjoy the nightlife, or a destination for a casual bite to eat earlier in the evening. The Marina Hotel also isn’t just for tourists; their stylish suites and villas overlooking the Marina are perfect for a romantic weekend getaway while taking advantage of other locations along the boardwalk. Lastly, what’s the point of a Marina if you’re not exploring the waters as well! Kayak, paddleboard and boat hire will have you setting off on the pristine ocean waters in no time.

As mentioned, there’s plenty that lies beyond the Marina these days as well. The surrounding coastline alone is a dream for the adventurous. Just south lies Claytons beach; an unpatrolled beach that’s popular among experienced surfers, while just 9km north of the Marina is a common spot for divers with the Alkimos shipwreck just off the coast. Despite all these options, day to day living obviously remains at the forefront of the areas planning. Adjacent to Mindarie just off Marmion Avenue is the large Ocean Keys Shopping Centre in Clarkson, and education is as close as can be with Mindarie Primary School catering to the entire suburb, while multiple public and private options are available for secondary schooling. Thanks to the construction of the Joondalup train line, public transport access to Mindarie is also incredibly easy with its proximity to Clarkson station. The 481 and 482 buses from the station serve the entire suburb while the 481 deviates via the Marina on weekends!
 

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