See the shipwreck of the Norwegian vessel the Mandalay, at beautiful Mandalay Beach near Walpole in the south. The ship was wrecked there in 1911 and when the tide is low you can see parts of it exposed from the beach. There’s an interpretive display which tells you more about the wreck.
This stretch of coastline also offers great views of Chatham Island which looms out of the water three kilometres offshore. Fishing is popular at Mandalay Beach, but even if you don’t fish, a visit is worth it for the spectacular views of the Southern Ocean.
Mandalay Beach is about a 20 minute drive west of Walpole. There’s a walk trail to the beach.
It takes around five and a half hours to drive to Walpole from Perth.