Climbing & Treetop Adventures

Swoop, swing and fly your way through a thrilling day on a flying fox or treetop adventure that will make even the biggest adrenaline junkie jealous.

Climbing & Treetop Adventures

Challenge yourself on a
Climbing & Treetop Adventure

Swoop, swing and fly your way through a thrilling day on a flying fox or treetop adventure that will make even the biggest adrenaline junkie jealous. Soar through the air and experience flying…if only for a short time with ziplining or enjoy the adventure of a high ropes course.
Fast, fun and exhilarating, our climbing and treetop adventures are experiences you’ll never forget.

Trees Adventure Lane Poole Park

At Trees Adventure in Dwellingup you can experience the iconic Australian bush like never before. Climb, weave and fly through the tree tops on self-guided rope courses that are built around the beautiful Pine and Jarrah trees of Nanga Mill Campground, with exhilarating views as you flying fox through the treetops or quickly stop to catch your breath in the middle of one of our suspended bridges! This obstacle course is the adventure you’ve been waiting for. There is even an airborne skateboard!

Dare Adventures

Dare Adventures in Dwellingup and the Fairbridge Village Adventure Course in Pinjarra are outdoor adventure camps with a range of activities especially for kids.

Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing

Or get a grip at Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing where you’ll find many challenges including 40 top ropes, great bouldering cave, slack line, climbing club, circus and aerial classes.

It’s a great way to get fit, all while having fun in a safe and friendly environment.

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Water Adventures

Experience Mandurah to its fullest on these adrenaline pumping water activities. You’ll be spoilt for choice.

Water Adventures

Thrilling fun
on the water

Experience Mandurah to its fullest on these adrenaline pumping water activities. You’ll be spoilt for choice.

 

Dolphin Island Adventure

Take a 1.5 hour ride on Mandurah Cruises’ high-speed vessel and see Mandurah’s amazing dolphins up close playing and diving through the water around you on this adventurous dolphin tour.

Cross the expansive Peel-Harvey Estuary – the largest estuary system in Western Australia’s South West and cruise through the Dawesville Cut – a man-made channel between the Peel-Harvey Estuary and the Indian Ocean – for an open-water adventure cruise along our stunning coastline.

Learn interesting facts and stories about Mandurah’s dolphins and the region with live commentary from their knowledgeable tour guides.

Jet Ski Tour

The Estuary is a safe location to enjoy the thrills of riding a jet ski. This surely will get your adrenaline pumping! You can hire jet skis in Mandurah as well as Dawesville with Stag Watersports so you won’t have to go far for your jet ski adventure.

Fishing & Seafood Tours

A fishing or seafood tour is a great adventure. Journey out to the Indian Ocean on Mandurah Cruises’ Wild Seafood Adventure and help to pull baited crayfish pots, before enjoying your hard work with a delicious barbecue lunch cooked on board by a chef on board. Enjoy your day out on the water as you cruise the calm estuary waters. And don’t forget to get your crayfish selfie taken! 

Or book a fishing charter providing you fishing lessons so you can catch your own dinner. 

Mandurah Cruises offers fishing charters from Mandurah and Port Bouvard Charters from Port Bouvard marina for experienced and novice fishers.

Houseboat Adventure

Have you ever considered spending your holiday or weekend getaway on the water? Sounds like a great adventure, doesn’t it?

Less than an hour’s drive from Perth you can hire one of the many different Mandurah Houseboats from 3 different pick up locations around the city. These houseboats are fully equipped with bedrooms, bathrooms, hot water showers, a kitchen; basically everything you’d want from your holiday home! The only difference is that you can take this holiday home with you! 

You can completely unwind and take in the views while slowly meandering down the Estuary or Murray River before finding an idyllic and secluded hideaway spot at night to drop your anchor. 

But you won’t be completely alone; you’ll probably get some company of the many waterbirds and dolphins you’ll find in the Peel Harvey Estuary.

And you don’t need a skippers ticket to drive these boats.

Scuba Diving

If you’re an experienced and passionate scuba diver, check out Bouvard Reef, between Bouvard and Preston Beach, that has a diversity of marine life and reef fish. The James Service Reef has a shipwreck that creates a wonderful manmade reef. It lies approximately 8 kilometres north west of the Mandurah Estuary.

White Water Rafting

Gear up and head down to the Murray River for a remarkable day of white water rafting with Dwellingup Adventures – take in the amazing views during a gentle paddle, and feel your heart hammer as you rough the rapids.

Looking for a day of hands-on excitement and exhilarating rafting rides? Then, this is perfect for you.

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Fishing & Crabbing

Mandurah is renowned for its seafood and fantastic fishing.

Fishing & Crabbing

Mandurah is renowned
for its seafood and
fantastic fishing.

The Mandurah fishery is also the first joint recreational and commercial fishery that received the international tick for sustainable fishing and quality from the Marine Stewartship Council in 2016.

This means that both the commercial and recreational fishers of Mandurah are showing the world how sustainable fishing should be done. Something we’re very proud of, so we hope you follow the rules and guidelines too when you go out to catch yourself dinner.

Fishing

Fish for herring, sand whiting, bream, cobbler, tailor or garfish in the Mandurah Estuary. In season you can fish for salmon and tailor on the beach, and the Dawesville Cut is the best place to catch King George whiting.

You can also catch trout and redfin all year in Lake Navarino (also called Waroona Dam) and Drakesbrook Weir in Waroona. If you love some black bream, mulloway and whiting, Murray River is a great spot to try your luck. Upstream, the river has been stocked up with trout. At Preston Beach, fish for whiting, herring, skippy and salmon (when they run) straight from the beach.

A licence is required for freshwater and boat fishing and you can obtain it via fish.wa.gov.au. Fishing gear is available for hire in Mandurah.

Seafood and Fishing Tours

Learn tips and tricks from the pros and get access to the best spots to catch seafood on a tour.

On Mandurah Cruises’ Wild Seafood Adventure you’ll journey out to the Indian Ocean and help haul in crayfish pots, before enjoying the rewards of your labour with a delicious barbecue lunch with local wines, served on board as you cruise the calm estuary waters.

Mandurah Cruises also offers 2 hour, half day and full day fishing charters, which include fishing lessons so you can cast out for a dhufish, snapper, samson or baldchin groper.

Port Bouvard Charters offers full day fishing charters from Port Bouvard marina for experienced and novice fishers.

If you’d prefer to go out fishing by yourself, boats and fishing gear can be hired from Mandurah Boat and Bike Hire.

Crabbing

Mandurah is well-known for its blue swimmer crabs and excellent crabbing.

Crabbing season opens on December 1st, just as the weather warms up for summer. By January the Peel-Harvey Estuary is swimming with full size crabs ready to be caught.

Early morning or evening is the best time to catch them and you can go crabbing from a boat, a jetty using drop nets, or wade into the shallows with long-handled scoop nets.

Rules for crabbing

You don’t need a licence to catch crabs, however they can only be caught from 1st December to 31st August and there are minimum size and bag limit regulations.

The minimum size limit is 127mm. The size of a crab is measured from the tips of its spikes across the widest part of the shell. Measure accurately using a crab gauge available from the Mandurah Visitor Centre and fishing tackle shops.

Keeping undersize crabs or egg-carrying (‘berried’) females is illegal and you could be fined up to $5,000. These crabs must be returned to the water immediately, before attempting to catch another crab.

The bag limit in the Mandurah area is 10 crabs per person per day. You must not catch crabs for anyone else. A bag limit of 20 crabs per boat per day applies.

If you use a powered boat to fish for crabs or to reach your fishing location, at least one person on board needs a Recreational Fishing from Boat Licence (RFBL), available for purchase from the Department of Fisheries.

See full details on crabbing rules in the Mandurah area here.

Best Locations

You’re more likely to catch full size crabs in January, and early morning and evening are the best times, when crabs come into the shallows.

Here are our tips for some good places to go crabbing:
  • Mandjar Bay
  • Mandurah Estuary
  • The Peel Inlet-Harvey Estuary by Boundary Island
  • Sticks Channel
  • Mandurah Estuary Bridge
  • Dawesville Cut

Our Tip: Visit the Mandurah Visitor Centre before heading out and ask if there are any new good spots this crabbing season.

Please check: Some areas around Mandurah are protected nature reserves and off-limits for crabbing all year around. Look out for signs before you start crabbing to make sure it is an approved area.

How to clean & prepare a blue manna crab

Now you’ve caught some nice full-sized crabs, but what to do next to be able to enjoy them?

Well, here you go:
  1. Ensure your crabs are dormant by putting them into the freezer for about 20 minutes.
  2. Turn the crab over.
  3. Pull the triangular flap down.
  4. Pull the triangular flap away from the body of the crab.
  5. Ensure that the triangular flap and attached underside of the crab are completely removed from the main body of the crab.
  6. Remove the grey gills of the crab.
  7. Scoop out the insides of the crab.
  8. Once you have washed your crab under freshwater it’s ready to use and cook.

It’s best to cook crabs a few hours after they’ve been caught, as they usually die quickly. Bring crabs to the boil in salted water, then simmer for 5-6 minutes (longer for more crabs). Once cooked, place in cool water. Serve with bread, lemon, vinegar or seafood sauce.

Crabbing Tours

Are you looking for a crabbing adventure but need some advice from the experts? No worries, we have you covered.

Mandurah Cruises will take you crabbing on their customised crabbing vessel where you can try your hand at “scooping” for Mandurah’s famous crabs in the shallow waters of the Peel Inlet. They will steam cook the crabs aboard and even throw some crabs on the BBQ. Sounds like a perfect day out, doesn’t it?

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Skydiving & Scenic Flights

Feel the ultimate rush with a skydive or scenic flight and tick this experience off your Mandurah bucket list. Experience the thrill of a lifetime that you will never forget.

Skydiving & Scenic Flights

Get the ultimate
bird’s eye view

Feel the ultimate rush with a skydive or scenic flight and tick this experience off your Mandurah bucket list.

Experience the thrill of a lifetime that you will never forget.

WA Skydiving Academy

Book a Mandurah beach or Pinjarra tandem sky dive with WA Skydiving Academy. They offer jumps of up to 15,000ft – the absolute highest you can go in Australia, with at least 67 seconds of freefall.

A tandem skydive is by far the most popular method of entering into the world of skydiving. It only requires a 20 minute brief by one of WA Skydiving Academy’s highly experienced Tandem Masters before having a harness fitted snugly and venturing off to the plane. Enjoy the ride up in the aircraft before exiting at an altitude of your choice whilst securely attached to your Tandem Master. 

Experience the sensation of freefall, let your instructor do all the work as you travel at more than 200 km/hr through the air. Once under parachute take the opportunity to learn some aerial skills, or to simply lay back, enjoy the view, feel the wind and savour the exhilarating taste of adrenalin as you get flown back down to earth. Even the faint hearted have no excuse.

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Royal Aero Club of WA

Discover a hidden gem of Mandurah and the Peel Region when you fly with Royal Aero Club of WA at Murrayfield Aerodrome. Located 15 minutes from the heart of Mandurah, Murrayfield boasts a recreational flying atmosphere and guarantees the best views of Mandurah and the Peel Region. Get the ultimate bird’s eye view on one of their Mandurah Scenic Flights for up to 3 people and let their knowledgeable pilots point out the local landmarks and places not to miss.

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Golf

With several immaculately kept, superbly designed courses set in spectacular locations, the Mandurah region is a golfing holiday dream and is sure to excite and challenge golfers of all abilities.

Golf in Mandurah

Play Western
Australia’s Golf
Coast

With several immaculately kept, superbly designed courses set in spectacular locations, the Mandurah region is a golfing holiday dream and is sure to excite and challenge golfers of all abilities.

With so many courses in or near Mandurah it is easy to play a few over one weekend. In one day, you could be teeing off by the ocean in the morning and then in the afternoon watch kangaroos graze as you play on fairways surrounded by bushlands.

The Cut

Teetering on the edge of the Indian Ocean, this is the state’s ‘must play’ golf course. It’s a true links layout played over spectacular rolling dunes with dramatic coastal views from many of its 18 internationally recognised holes. Don’t just play golf, experience The Cut!

The Cut Golf Course Mandurah
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Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club

This course has proudly hosted seven Western Australian Opens and is your chance to experience immaculate fairways gently meandering through towering tuart trees. Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club’s course is a highly regarded test which is also very playable.

Meadow Springs Golf and Country Club Mandurah
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Mandurah Country Club

This incredible course enjoys an elevated location to offer superbly challenging golf through a parkland setting with majestic trees keeping it interesting all the way. Do not miss your opportunity to play this hidden gem. Expect to see plenty of kangaroos during the course of a round as a feature of Mandurah Country Club’s golf course is the resident kangaroo population of about 50 that are visible on all parts of the course.

Mandurah Golf and Country Club
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Pinjarra Golf Club

Dating back to 1912, this historically impressive course offers you a fantastic day of play. Hone your skills on the practice fairways, take lessons with a golf pro, or simply soak up the charming scenery at Pinjarra Golf Club.

Secret Harbour Golf Links
Secret Harbour Golf Links

Secret Harbour Golf Links

This award winning, 18-hole golf course, designed by golfer Graham Marsh reflects the style of the traditional Scottish courses such as Muirfield, Turnberry and St Andrews. To all golfers who are used to tree lined parkland courses this will present a totally new and exciting challenge, and one to be savoured. Secret Harbour Golf Links is a unique golf course with couch grass fairways, second cut fescue grass and beautiful bent grass greens. The fully stocked pro shop is a member of Australia’s biggest on course buying group saving golfers money.

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Beaches & Surfing

Mandurah’s pristine, uncrowded beaches are playgrounds for all ages and interests.

Beaches & Surfing

Mandurah’s pristine,
uncrowded beaches are
playgrounds for all ages
and interests.

Whether you’re after a family-friendly day by the seaside, a stroll along the shore spotting shells and marine creatures or an epic surf spot, Mandurah has it all. Here are some of our top picks.

Falcon Bay, Falcon

This beautiful bay on Spinaway Parade in Falcon is much loved by the locals. Northern facing and protected from southerly winds, it’s perfect to spend all day swimming and relaxing by the water.

It also has shady grassed areas, picnic tables, BBQs, a playground and toilet/shower facilities and the popular Falcon Bay Beach Cafe’ nearby selling everything from coffee and cake to a delicious, filling lunch with views across the ocean.

The calm waters make it a great spot for paddlers too. It also has a reef area ideal for exploring or snorkelling at high tide and a pontoon offshore in summertime.

Our tip: if you are keen to learn to Stand Up Paddle Board or surf, Star Surf has you covered, offering lessons at Falcon Bay and other nearby beaches.

Click here to get directions.

 

Town Beach

Town Beach and Seashells are beautiful beaches popular with everyone from young families to groups of friends hanging out.

Supervised by Surf Life Saving teams on the weekends, it is the perfect place to spend a summer day with safe swimming, cafes and restaurants within walking distance and a number of undercover shades on the sand.

Just a few metres back from the beach behind the car park are toilet facilities, BBQs and a playground, making it a winning spot for a day in the sun or a picnic with the family.

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Pyramids Beach, Dawesville

Popular with locals and tourists, this Dawesville beach boasts pumping swell and plenty of exciting beach activities almost all year round.

Patrolled by the Port Bouvard Surf Life Saving Club, this spot is always busy with surfers, swimmers and body boarders for good reason.

There is plenty of parking, public toilets/showers and shelters as well as a path weaving through the dunes along the 1.4km stretch of beach which is ideal for walkers and cyclists.

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Lido Beach, Dolphin Quay

Also known as Marina South Harbour Beach, this man-made swimming area is perfect for kids and families.

With plenty of sand to play with, a huge shelter to stay away from the sun’s rays, Lido Beach is especially fun for the little ones.

It also adjoins Keith Holmes Reserve with playgrounds, BBQ’s and all day parking, making it a top destination in Mandurah for a picnic and day of adventure.

As if it couldn’t get any better, it is also within walking distance of the Marina with plenty of restaurants, cafes and markets just minutes away.

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Blue Bay, Halls Head

This little slice of heaven in Halls Head is less protected but is an awesome spot for snorkelling, just metres from the shore.

Very clean and often quiet, there are plenty of rock pools to explore when the tide is out and there are always epic ocean views.

With plenty of parking and toilet/shower facilities at Blue Bay, it’s a great day out. Don’t forget to pack the sunscreen and the umbrellas because there is no shade here.

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Doddies Beach, Halls Head

A protected bay with a cafe, plenty of parking, playgrounds, shade, grass and BBQ facilities, Doddies Beach is a popular spot on a summer day for good reason.

Although it can be subject to collecting some seaweed from time to time, it is usually always good for swimming with calm waters.

Jet skis and boats can pull up not too far from Doddies Beach making it a great place for a day on the water!

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Village Beach, Wannanup

Another man-made beach, this Wannanup spot is easy to find by turning off Old Coast Road onto Northport Boulevard and then turning onto Batavia Avenue at the end of Northport Boulevard.

Technically not the ocean but estuary waters, this sheltered spot is perfect for the little ones with a large, sandy shore and safe swimming but is also an ideal location for paddling and stand up paddle boarding.

There is a grassy park right next to the beach with playgrounds, showers, BBQ’s and parking, making it another perfect spot for a day out or a picnic lunch.

Bonus points: this spot has great canal views.

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Silversands Beach, Silversands

If you’re looking for kilometres of pristine coastline, perfect swimming spots and even a couple of challenging surf spots including Fourth Groin, look no further than Silversands Beach.

Boasting clean sand, safe and calm waters and plenty of opportunities for the perfect Instagram photo, Silversands Beach is one of the best.

Take a casual stroll along the shore, join the many locals working out, take a dip in the water or enjoy the incredible sunsets that kiss the horizon goodnight along the coastline.

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Madora Bay Beach, Madora Bay

This idyllic beach is popular for beach fishing, a beautiful stroll or watching the sunset.

With a pristine coastline and often uncrowded, Madora Bay has brand new viewing platforms to take in all that Mandurah’s oceans have to offer.

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Seascapes Beach, Halls Head

Not as good for swimming but you will find some spots along the coast without reef for a refreshing dip.

Seascapes Beach is great for a stroll along the shore with the dogs as there is plenty of sand to run around on.

There are plenty of rock pools with cool marine creatures to explore during low tide all the way along Seascapes Beach.

With Pirate Park close by and plenty of restaurants including Spill the Beans cafe for breakfast or enjoy pizza or fish and chips as the sun goes down. Seascapes Beach has everything for the perfect summer day by the water.

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Top 10 Adventure Activities in Mandurah

For the adventure traveller, the Mandurah region is a playground of exciting activities guaranteed to get your heart pumping.

Top 10 Adventure Activities in Mandurah

Adventure Activities
in Mandurah

For the adventure traveller, the Mandurah region is a playground of exciting activities guaranteed to get your heart pumping. Whether it’s on the water, in the forest or up in the air, there’s plenty of thrills for you to enjoy.

1. Tee off from WA’s Golf Coast

With so many courses in or near Mandurah, it is easy to play a few over one weekend. In one day, you could be teeing off by the ocean in the morning and then in the afternoon, watch kangaroos graze as you play on fairways surrounded by bushlands. Find out more here.

 

2. Get your heart pumping on a jet-ski tour

For those seeking to explore with some adrenaline-fuelled fun, ride the waves of the ocean or speed along the Peel Inlet on a jet-ski with Stag Watersports.

 

3. Take a hike on a bush or coastal trail

Get active exploring the outdoors. Whether you’ve only got an hour or all day or want a hike or a stroll there is a trail to suit you. Check out our top picks of hiking and bike trails here or pick up your trail guides and maps from your local visitor centre.

 

4. Breathe in salty air cruising the coast in a 4WD

Mandurah is the closest place to Perth you can drive right on the beach! Let your vehicle feel the sand between its tyres, stop and have a swim, cook lunch on the beach and do a spot of fishing. Preston Beach, White Hills Beach and Tim’s Thicket are the best spots to go. 

Before entering the track you will have to lower your tyres’ pressure to prevent getting bogged in the sand. Please also pay attention to the tide and turn back if the tide is coming in.

Keep in mind that 4WDing is prohibited in the dunes and is only permitted on the beach and that no other vehicles are allowed including dirt bikes, 4 wheelers or buggies.

 

5. Use your paddle power to explore the vast waterways

With rivers, estuaries, lakes, canals and 60km of coastline, there are so many waterways you can explore by canoe, kayak or paddleboard. Find out more here.

 

6. Zip, jump and slide through the forest on a mountain bike

Get out there and away from it all by bicycle or mountain bike to explore and find all sorts of adventures. From top to bottom Mandurah and the Peel Region has all sorts of great tracks. Find out more.

 

7. Enjoy high-speed thrills on a Dolphin Adventure Cruise

Mandurah Cruises’ Dolphin Island Adventure not only gets you close to Mandurah’s wild dolphins, you will also cross the expansive Peel Inlet and cruise through the Dawesville Cut in the high-speed vessel.

 

8. Take to the skies on a scenic flight or sky-dive

Take to the skies with the Royal Aero Club of WA or for the ultimate in sky-high adventure, book a Mandurah beach or Pinjarra tandem sky dive with WA Skydiving Academy.

 

9. Journey into nature on a camping trip

On the beach, deep in the bush or lakeside, you’ll find the ideal spot for your next camping adventure in Mandurah and the Peel Region. Find out more here.

 

10. Ride the waves at one of the many surf spots

With 60km of coastline there are plenty of options for you if you seek some waves. Pyramids, Tim’s Thicket and Avalon Point are the best spots for surfers and most beaches have man-made groins that create smaller waves for boogie-boarding. Find out more here.

 

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School Holiday Activities

Give your kids the opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills and have adventures over the school holidays.

School Holiday Activities

Keep your kids entertained
these school holidays

Give your kids the opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills and have adventures over the school holidays.

Discover the Birds of Mandurah with Salt and Bush Eco Tours

Discover the Birds of Mandurah with Salt and Bush Eco Tours

This is a great way to introduce children to the wonderful world of birds.

Starting at the Mandurah Visitor Centre, take a FREE guided nature birdwatching walk to discover the different species of birds that love the Mandurah Waterways.

Guides from Salt and Bush Eco Tours will help your children to discover more about our local birdlife with a fun birdwatching walk along the foreshore.

Bookings are essential as places are limited. Find out more!

Nocturnal Bush Walk Tours

Discover what happens in the bush after the sun goes down.

The family will love an evening walking tour – complete with head torches and commentary to find amazing nocturnal wildlife like possums, owls, frogs, and quenda.

Visit Salt and Bush Eco Tours for more details.

Go dolphin spotting

Kids Cruise $2* when you book the Mandurah Cruises‘ $68 family pass. 

Take the family on a fun-filled adventure. Meet Mandurah’s playful wild dolphins, watch a western rock lobster catch demonstration and see this iconic creature up close, spot pelicans, ospreys & swans on the wetlands, explore the city’s illustrious canals. Kids – help the Captain drive from the junior captain’s helm and adults – help yourself to FREE coffee & tea.

The Dolphin & Scenic Marine Cruise departs daily at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm and with the $68 family pass!

Mandurah Dolphin and Scenic Canal Cruise School Holidays

Mandurah Party Bus – Kids Parties

A Fun & Entertaining Adventure!

Mandurah Party Bus Children’s Parties are designed with Fun as a Priority! Kid parties cater for all children with a wide range of themes and activities to ensure a memorable day!

Two hour fun on the run kids’ party is the best party idea ever: no mess for the parents to clean up, plus kid-friendly host and experienced party planner.

Reasons to choose Mandurah Children’s Party Bus Hire :

  • All staff WWCC accredited
  • Interactive Party Themes
  • Experienced Party Designer
  • Child-Friendly Host

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The Mandurah Pirate Cruise

Venture through Mandurah’s inland waterways and canals on a fun pirate adventure for children and adults of all ages.

You can steer the pirate wheel, ring the bell, dress up as a pirate on board Mandurah’s very own Pirate Ship while enjoying the scenery and spotting dolphins.

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Flip Out

Take your kids for a bounce at Flip Out Mandurah next school holidays! Make sure to book online to secure your session.

Flip Out Mandurah
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Get the Kids lost

Amaze Miniature Park has a hedge and circular maze and extensively landscaped gardens to explore. Take a self-guided tour past the ornamental lake and miniature steam and diesel trains, canals, locks and barges to the town of Abington, the oldest continually inhabited town in England. After strolling through the garden, treat yourself to an ice cream, cold refreshment or coffee from the kiosk.

Burn some energy

South Yunderup’s Adventurescape, is a giant adventure playground and a place for the entire family. Your kids will enjoy climbing atop a 9 metre windmill tower, zipping on a flying fox or playing with Pickles the Pig.

Being one of the favourite playgrounds with the Mandurah locals, Quarry Adventure Park in Meadow Springs has something for all ages with BBQs, viewing platforms, toddler and adventure playgrounds, bike paths and a grass area to kick the footy.

Mandurah’s King Carnival boasts 18-hole mini golf, rides, trampolines, arcade games and water slides.

Or everyone can enjoy inflatable fun at the Indoor Inflatable World.

Adventurescape-Playground

Have a wheely good time

Explore and be active with the kids on a bike ride. In Mandurah there are excellent cycle paths along the coast and Mandurah Foreshore, around Peel Inlet and into Dolphin Marina. There are many places to stop for a drink or bite to eat along the way too. Bikes and helmets can be hired from Mandurah Boat and Bike Hire, with cycle guide maps also provided.

If you want to go bush, the Marrinup Cycle Trail on the outskirts of Dwellingup is a family friendly cross-country loop travelling through Jarrah forest. Or explore Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup, on mountain bikes with Dwellingup Adventures.

Cycling in Mandurah

Be a zookeeper 4 A Day

Are your children wildlife enthusiasts? Great, did you know they can be a professional zookeeper for a day at Ranger Red’s Zoo and experience first-hand handling and feeding the animals? They will learn how over 100 species of birds and animals are cared for and get up close to Tasmanian Devils, koalas, kangaroos, snakes, ferrets, lizards and a variety of bird species. Learn more about the Zookeeper 4 A Day program.

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Take a train trip

If your children love trains, a train ride on Mandurah’s Mini Toot, the children’s sized Tourist Fun Train, or on board the Hotham Valley Tourist Train in Dwellingup will make for a fantastic day trip away from Perth.

Hotham-Valley-Steam-Train Dwellingup
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Satisfy your bored teenager

It’s the first day of the holidays and your teens are already saying they are bored? 

At Trees Adventure in Dwellingup, they can challenge themselves on West Australia’s first tree ropes course offering nine different levels and over 20 flying foxes. If they cannot get enough of climbing, head to Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre for some more action. 

If your kids love skateboarding, they will enjoy the skate parks at Halls Park Mandurah and in Jarrahdale, Serpentine and Mundijong. 

Water maniacs can hire a kayak, paddle board or jet ski. For more adrenaline fuelled fun, cruise on Mandurah Cruises’ Spirit of Adventure high-speed vessel on the Dolphin Adventure Cruise. Or take the whole family white water rafting with Dwellingup Adventures.

Animal lovers can enjoy a scenic trail ride at Waroona’s Langford Hill Riding Farm, set in the beautiful Darling Ranges. It conducts riding lessons every second Saturday and week-long residential camps for children every school holidays. Langford Riding Farm has quiet and experienced horses and ponies to cater for all riders from the age of six upwards. 

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