Sitting pretty: Giant deck chair installed on Mandurah foreshore for fun photo backdrop

Visit Mandurah chair Anita Kane with Norm Taylor, Kevin Atkins, John Boulton, Kevin van der Burg and Allan Lewis from Mandurah Men's Shed. Photo: Supplied.
Visit Mandurah chair Anita Kane with Norm Taylor, Kevin Atkins, John Boulton, Kevin van der Burg and Allan Lewis from Mandurah Men's Shed. Photo: Supplied.

Mandurah is 'sitting pretty' with a brand new giant deck chair on the eastern foreshore for a perfect Insta pic.

The latest attraction is another step in Visit Mandurah's vision to make the city more attractive to social media users.

The Mandurah Men's Shed were commissioned to make the chair - which now sits in a prime position overlooking the estuary.

Mandurah's famous Moreton Bay fig tree creates the perfect backdrop for an Instagram photo, so don't forget to hashtag #visitmandurah.

Visit Mandurah general manager, Anita Kane, said the project follows the success of the 3D art installations commissioned in November last year.

"The pavement paintings by Jenny McCracken were a real crowd-pleaser with locals and visitors alike posting photos of themselves with the interactive scenes," she said.

"The same thinking is behind the giant deck chair - it will draw people to a gorgeous part of town where they can sit, relax and have a bit of fun with something that's out of the ordinary.

"The chair has the Visit Mandurah hashtag prominently displayed to encourage people to snap a photo and upload it to social media."

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Ms Kane praised the work of the Mandurah Men's Shed in making the chair.

"The local Men's Shed produced a great product for us at an extremely reasonable price and were such a joy to deal with," she said.

"It's a fantastic organisation and I hope we can work together again in the future."

Ms Kane said social media and hashtags where just one small, yet important, part of encouraging more people to travel to Mandurah.

"It's really valuable when people share their positive experiences online because they are genuine and their family, friends and followers know that," she said.

"For locals, it helps instill a sense of pride and place in this beautiful city we call home."

Got a photo in front of the chair? Send it to us by emailing editor@mandurahmail.com.au to be featured on our Instagram!