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Four Days in Mandurah

It’s never been easier to enjoy a mini break in Mandurah with the whole family.

Whether you’re first time visitors or familiar friends, Mandurah welcomes you with open arms. Being an hour’s drive south of Perth this seaside town is close enough to be an easy day out and diverse enough for a mini-break or holiday away. Let us inspire you to experience 4 days in Mandurah full of family fun and lasting memories.

Seashells Mandurah

A beachfront location plus an outdoor swimming pool with an infinity edge, what more could you want?!  Seashells Mandurah ticks all the boxes for an easy and relaxing escape with an absolute beach front location and humming marina. The 4.5 -star luxury apartments and beach villas provide a home away from home with fully equipped kitchen and laundry, spacious living area, weekly housekeeping and more. Located on the shores of Comet Bay, overlooking the Indian Ocean on one side and Dolphin Quay in the Mandurah Ocean Marina on the other you will be spoilt with views.

Seashells Mandurah Mandurah 4 day itinerary

Accommodation

Mandurah Houseboats

Take your holiday home with you by hiring a fully equipped houseboat with Mandurah Houseboats. Enjoy the waterways for days, cruising the estuary and Murray River, fishing, crabbing or just relaxing on the deck as you enjoy the spectacular views. With public jetties situated throughout the Mandurah region you have plenty of opportunity to dock and explore Mandurah.

Mandurah Houseboats 4 day Mandurah itinerary

Accommodation

Dolphin Quay Apartments

Set amongst the impressive Mandurah Ocean Marina beside a protected swimming beach complete with a kids playground, you won’t have to travel too far to keep the kids entertained. These fully self-contained apartments are 2 bedroom, two bathroom with a fully equipped kitchen and laundry. With a balcony that overlooks the Marina you will be feeling relaxed in no time at Dolphin Quay Apartments.

Dolphin Quay Apartments Mandurah 4 day itinerary

Accommodation

Morning

Less than an hour from Perth by car or train, arrive in Mandurah ready to start your family getaway!

Are the kids itching to get moving after your short drive? Take them over to the Western Foreshore and test their skills at Mandurah’s Skate Park. With three zones for different skill levels, a basketball half court, grassed areas, a nature play space and plenty of shade, you could easily spend all day here.

Mandurah Skate Park

Family Fun

Lunch

After stretching the legs at the Western Foreshore, your family adventure begins on a floating donut, yep you read that right. Be your own captain and take the family for a float around the beautiful Mandurah Ocean Marina and Venetian Canals. Enjoy 360-degree views on your very own eco-friendly, donut shaped floating BBQ Boat. Bring your own barbecue lunch or take advantage of their grazing platter made fresh for your arrival. No boat licence required.

Mandurah BBQ Boats Mandurah 4 day itinerary

Eat & Drink

Afternoon

Once you’ve returned to land, it’s time to go on a journey with Goolamwiin. Head to Martin’s Tank and swap stories learning about Kerry and Trevor’s experience growing up on an Aboriginal reserve. On this tour explore the bush looking for bush tucker and medicine plants, participate in traditional dance and share stories over a campfire afternoon tea.

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Cultural Experiences

Evening

Head back to Mandurah’s City Centre and settle into your new home for the next few days. After a busy day it’s time for dinner. Enjoy delicious woodfire pizzas and a beverage overlooking the water at Boundary Island Brewery. Don’t worry there are plenty of kid options and a playground so the kids can get rid of any last bits of energy.

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Eat & Drink

Breakfast

Start the morning by the water with breakfast at Lily Paris located in Dolphin Quay in the Mandurah Ocean Marina. Grab a coffee and pastry or toasties and stroll around the Dolphin Quay indoor markets and boutique shops.

Lily Paris Mandurah 4 day itinerary

Eat & Drink

Cruisy Morning

Hop on board the Tourist Fun Train in Dolphin Quay and journey over to the Eastern Foreshore. The Big Toot is the only road licensed, trackless train in Australia. With 10 stations you can get on and off as you please.

Tourist Fun Train Mandurah

Family Fun

Fun Morning

Say ahoy and board Mandurah’s very own custom built Pirate Ship. Departing from the Eastern Foreshore, enjoy a 45min cruise and venture through the inland waterways and canals on a fun pirate adventure for all ages. Come dressed as your favourite pirate, steer the pirate wheel, ring the bell and shoot the water cannons. Don’t forget to look out for our resident dolphins along the way.

The Pirate Ship Mandurah 4 day Mandurah itinerary

Family Fun

Active Morning

Stretch those legs back on land and help to tire out the kids with your pedal power. Explore Mandurah’s Foreshore and surrounds on an e-bike (or e-scooter) from The Bike Kiosk. Unsure where to go? No problem, drop into the Mandurah Visitor Centre and pick up a cycle map or follow the Instagram Trail and get snapping.

The Bike Kiosk Mandurah 4 day itinerary

Adventure & Sports

Lunch

Whilst on your bikes, venture over to Dolphin Quay for lunch at Maneki Sushii. Choose from delicious sushi rolls, bento boxes and more. Oh, and did we mention the head chef used to work at Nobu, Crown Perth.

Maneki Sushi Mandurah

Eat & Drink

Afternoon

Cycling can be hard so on your return to The Bike Kiosk treat the kids (and yourself ) to an ice cream at Simmos. Their udderlicious flavours delight locals and holidaymakers of all ages. Take a load off and relax at your accommodation before heading out to dinner.

Simmos Ice Cream Mandurah

Eat & Drink

Evening

Wood and Stone, located on the Eastern Foreshore is a family-owned business with six generations of family history in Mandurah and the Peel region. They are all about good quality food and drinks. From burgers to pasta or choose from their bites ranges to share. And don’t worry there’s a kid’s menu with options to satisfy the fussiest of eaters.

Wood Stone cafe

Eat & Drink

Breakfast

Before your morning activities fuel up with breakfast at Mataya Eatery. Our menu favourites include acai bowls, warm bagels, bacon and eggs from happy local hens and of course killer coffee.

Mataya Eatery 4 day Mandurah itinerary

Eat & Drink

Morning

Start the day feeling Zen with Be Yoga while your partner takes the kids for a splash in the Estuary Pool.  Enjoy 75mins of relaxation by combining traditional yoga practices with SUP boarding. Whether you are experienced or not these classes cater for all. Take some deep breaths and find your inner peace, setting yourself up for the day. Meanwhile the kids can let out their energy in the Estuary Pool, located on the Eastern Foreshore. The circular pool named Kwillena Gabi Pool means ‘dolphin waters’ and is a family-friendly space to play.

Beyoga 4 day Mandurah itinerary

Aquatic & Coastal

Lunch

Take to the waters for lunch with Mandurah Cruises Crab Lunch Cruise. Cruise to Boundary Island and try your hand at scooping for blue swimmer crabs or join a guided tour for a walk or simply relax on the beach taking in the beautiful scenery and observing the diverse wildlife. Back on board dine on a delicious Mandurah-style lunch including blue swimmer crab, salad and fresh bread. Anchoring up at Fairbridge Bank the kids (and adults) will have a chance to jump in for another swim and slide down the waterslide.

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Aquatic & Coastal

Afternoon

Back on dry land, it’s time to head a little further south and learn about ancient living rock formations called Thromoblites. Let Sebastian and Jamie from Salt and Bush Eco Tours take you on a journey back through time and learn about how these 2000-year- old formations were formed and the significant role they play in our ecosystem.

Thrombolites 4 day Mandurah itinerary

Nature & Wildlife

Evening

On your way back to Mandurah, stop off at Melros Reserve and watch the kangaroos grazing and enjoying the last of the evening sun.

Melros Beach Reserve

Nature & Wildlife

Dinner

After a big day of exploring, head to Sharky’s and enjoy fish and chips by the water before you head back to your accommodation for the night.

Sunset Sharkys Mandurah

Eat & Drink

Breakfast

After checking out of your accommodation a great spot to fuel up for the day is Café Moka. Think smashed avo, big breakfast, and plenty of options for the little ones.

Cafe MOKA Mandurah

Eat & Drink

Morning Fun

Challenge the kids to a game of Disc Golf. Located on the Western Foreshore, Disc Golf is played with similar rules to traditional golf with the aim to complete the course in the least number of throws. Discs and scorecards can be borrowed from the Mandurah Visitor Centre.

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Family Fun

Morning Exploration

Head to Creery Wetlands where you will find Sarah from Ways to Nature. Get up close and personal with Mandurah’s samphire saltmarshes and wander through diverse habitats spotting waterbirds and other wildlife along the way.

Creery Wetlands Mandurah 4 day itinerary

Nature & Wildlife

Lunch

Stop off at Nourishing the Soul Cafe and indulge in delicious healthy meals or a decadent piece of cake before you hit the road back home.

Nourishing the Soul Cafe Mandurah

Nature & Wildlife