Best Deals For Seniors In Mandurah

Escape to Mandurah and discover the best experiences for seniors in a city that never gets old. With a focus on affordability and accessibility, Mandurah is ideal for seniors looking for a relaxing holiday, a place to visit with the family or a comfortable weekend trip. With a wide range of activities offered at a discounted rate for seniors, Mandurah has become a popular destination for everyone to explore and enjoy.

Best Deals For Seniors In Mandurah

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Escape to Mandurah and discover the best experiences for seniors in a city that never gets old. With a focus on affordability and accessibility, Mandurah is ideal for seniors looking for a relaxing holiday, a place to visit with the family or a comfortable weekend trip. With a wide range of activities offered at a discounted rate for seniors, Mandurah has become a popular destination for everyone to explore and enjoy.

From scenic walks along the coast to relaxing water activities, Mandurah is a popular destination for seniors looking to make the most out of their retirement years. With special discounts for pensioners across both land and water activities, there are plenty of affordable and enjoyable activities in Mandurah, no matter what kind of weekend you’re planning.

Senior-Friendly Activities

Mandurah Cruises

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Murray River Lunch Cruise | image courtesy of Mandurah Cruises

Mandurah Cruises offers a unique and enjoyable way to explore the Murray River near Mandurah. With several different experiences to choose from, you’ll want to browse their offerings and find the best cruise to suit your preferences.

Running Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the popular 3-hour Murray River Lunch Cruise includes a delicious two-course lunch for you to enjoy whilst taking in the scenic views of the river. With comfortable seating, easy boarding and a calm river, this activity is perfect for seniors looking for a leisurely and scenic experience. The knowledgeable staff and informative commentary about the local area will also provide an educational aspect to the cruise. On the backdrop of the stunning Murray River, watch dolphins play in the water, admire the diverse birdlife and take in the surrounding wetlands. 

If you’re an animal lover, running daily is the Dolphin Cruise & Views. This tour runs for 1 hour, exploring the incredible waterways that are home to around 90 dolphins relaxing, playing and feeding. Plus, every tour includes the Dolphin Guarantee, where if you don’t spot a dolphin (which is rarely the case) which gives you unlimited returns until you spot the beloved aquatic mammals. 

Giants of Mandurah Tours

Santi Ikto Giant by Thomas DamboPhoto by Duncan Wright image courtesy of FORM Building a State of Creativity
Image: Santi Ikto Giant by Thomas Dambo | Photo by Duncan Wright | image courtesy of FORM Building a State of Creativity

No matter your age, the Giants Of Mandurah always amaze and delight with their impressive structures and marvellous creativity. From the curious mind of the world’s leading recycle artist Thomas Dambo, each sculpture is made from scrap wood and second-hand materials such as plastic and cardboard. Denmark-born, we feel proud to be able to offer such an incredible art installation throughout the city.

Whether you prefer to tour by bike, by boat,  or by coach with Kaleidoscope Tours, Zion Coach Tours or Ready2Roll Charters —we’ve ensured there is a tour available for everyone! Regardless of which tour you choose, you’re guaranteed to have a marvellous time. Just make sure you don’t forget the camera, there are some fantastic scenes you’ll want to capture.

Guided Tours

Salt and Bush Eco Tours Guided Nature Tours
Salt and Bush Eco Tours

Mandurah boasts an abundance of beautiful naturescapes and wildlife. National parks, rivers, wetlands, coves and waterways—if you’re visiting Mandurah, exploring these stunning landscapes is simply a must and there’s no better way than with a guided nature tour.

Salt and Bush Eco Tours provide custom-guided nature experiences from the bushland to the salty waterways in and around the Peel region. Winning Australia’s Top Tour Guide Award (2022), Salt and Bush provide professional naturalist walking tours, kayak adventures, bird-watching explorations and geology tours. Discover all of their offerings here on their website. 

Art Safari Walk with Downunder Discoveries in Mandurah
Art Walk with Dowunder Discoveries

Discover Mandurah’s artistic wonders on Downunder Discoveries’ ArtSafari Walking Tour, available at a discounted rate for seniors. Explore vibrant streets and hidden gems with ease. Join us on Thursdays & Saturdays for an enriching experience.

Tourist Fun Train

Big Toot Tourist Fun Train Mandurah
Big Toot | Tourist Fun Train Mandurah

Toot toot! All aboard the Tourist Fun Train, Australia’s only road licensed trackless train! Choose between the Big Toot (60 minute tour) or the Mini Toot (15 minutes) and take a seat on the bright green train as you spot some of Mandurah’s most iconic attractions. Fun for both seniors and little ones, this is a great option for grandparents taking the grandchildren out. Senior, children and family special pricing is available. 

Amaze Miniature Park

Amaze Miniature Park Mandurah
Amaze Miniature Park

A unique must-see attraction featuring a sprawling display of 70 miniature buildings, model trains as well as family-friendly activities such as mini golf, a playground, yard games and pedal cars. Amaze Miniature Park showcases intricate miniature models that are made to scale and meticulously crafted to offer a highly detailed and realistic representation of the subjects. Stop by to marvel at the miniature creations or, bring the grandchildren for a whole day of activities. Concession rates are available.

*Please note: Amaze Miniature Park is currently closed for maintenance and reopens on 1st March 2024.

Eat, Drink & Dine

It wouldn’t be a trip to Mandurah without experiencing the delicious culinary delights found in cafes, restaurants and hotels across the city. Whether it’s savouring fresh seafood dishes, indulging in delicious local cuisine, or trying some of the latest food trends, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Mandurah’s vibrant food scene.

Peel Alehouse

A local favourite of Halls Head, Peel Alehouse caters to seniors by providing a separate menu with discounted prices. Choose from locally sourced Fish & Chips, Salt & Pepper Squid, Seafood Basket or the Lambs Fry & Bacon. With a Bistro and a Sports Bar, choose to enjoy a romantic meal with your better half or, enjoy a pint whilst you watch a game. Located off Old Coast Road and close by the lakes of Collins Pool and the Halls Head coastline, make sure you stop by this iconic for lunch or dinner.

Friar Tucks

Dubbed as “Mandurah’s Home of Irish Hospitality” the traditional Irish family-run restaurant know how to make you feel welcome. As you walk into the interior you’ll instantly feel relaxed with the cosy Irish charm oozing from the decor, wooden tables, pints of Guinness and crowd-pleasing menu (including Pork Bangers and Mash, Dublin Brie and Traditional Irish Soda Bread baked in-house). With a special discounted menu for seniors, this is a popular destination for those looking for a comfortable spot to relax from the day’s activities.

The Cut Tavern

With stunning views of the Dawesville Channel, The Cut Tavern is the ideal spot for lunch or dinner to take in the glorious views of the water. Boasting an impressive food, beer and wine menu, pop by during the week to take advantage of their daily dining specials. On Monday they serve up their mouth-watering Bourbon Ribs, Tuesdays is Steak Day, Wednesdays are for schnitties, Thursdays are for burger and steak sandwiches and Fridays are for digging into fish & chips. 

Murphy’s Irish Pub

Murphy’s Irish Pub is a lively and inviting destination for seniors looking for a fun and relaxed dining experience. The pub is known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor seating, weekly events, sports screening, live music and great views overlooking Mandjar Bay. We recommend taking advantage of their tempting daily deals and chef specials. 

Mandurah Seniors Centre

Indulge in a wide variety of specials at the Mandurah Senior’s Dining Room. For just $12 (for members) and $17 (for non-members), savor a 2-course meal featuring a main dish and dessert, along with a hot cup of tea or coffee. Custom-made meals are also available from 8.30am to 1.30pm. The dining room is located at 41 Ormsby Terrace and provides ample parking spaces for members.

Ravenswood Hotel

Where great value meets great flavour, The Ravenswood Hotel provides delicious dining experiences for seniors every day for both lunch and dinner. At only $16.50 enjoy a satisfying meal accompanied by a refreshing beverage as you take in the stunning views of the Murray River. Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch, a leisurely dinner, or a place to relax with the family, the Ravenswood Hotel is the perfect choice for seniors seeking great food at an affordable price.

Affordable and Memorable Experiences for the Golden Years

Mandurah is the perfect destination for seniors seeking a balance of peace and excitement, all at an affordable price. With an array of discounts and savings available through seniorscard.wa.gov, it’s easy to discover hidden treasures and budget-friendly options in this city. From lodging, and comfortable accommodations to shopping in retail stores, indulging in baked treats and coffee, taking scenic cruises, and even getting pampered with haircuts—Mandurah is brimming with opportunities for seniors to enjoy an economical yet memorable experience.

Get ready to put your senior card to good use, because Mandurah is calling your name! If you’re unsure where to start, chat with our local experts at the Mandurah Visitor Centre who will help you build an itinerary that caters to your holiday. 

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New things to see and do in Mandurah

The city has changed, with new developments, dining spots, and experiences. Explore all new things to see and do in Mandurah!

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Discover all the new things to see and do in Mandurah.

Mandurah offers far more than the iconic dolphins, crabs, and fish & chips that it’s known for. The city has changed, with new developments, dining spots, and experiences. Stay in the loop with the latest and come explore what’s new in Mandurah!

Whether you’re looking to reconnect with nature, embark on a unique biking tour, or indulge in delectable eats and sips, Mandurah has something new and exciting for everyone. Let’s dive into the latest offerings that are making waves in our picturesque city.

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Mandurah Murray River Cruises

Explore Mandurah Murray River Cruises offering private boat charters for up to 10 people. Enjoy leisurely Murray River Cruises, captivating Sunset Cruises or thrilling Dolphin Cruises.

With pick-up points at Sandy Cove Tavern and Jettys Bar & Grill, it’s perfect for lunch or dinner outings.

Customise your experience with Private Cruises. Relax onboard with provided ice and esky or bring your own snacks and drinks.

Experience serenity on the water with Mandurah Murray River Cruises.

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Enjoy a private cruise with Mandurah Murray River Cruises

Giants & Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise

Experience Mandurah’s charm and natural beauty with Mandurah Cruises’ Giant & Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise. Exclusive views of Thomas Dambo’s Giant ‘Seba’s Song’ await, visible only from the water. Encounter wild dolphins and birdlife in this new delightful 2-hour cruise creating lasting memories along Mandurah’s beautiful shores.

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Mandurah Cruises' Giant & Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise
Mandurah Cruises' Giant & Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise

Art Safari Walking Tour

Embark on an Art Safari Walking Tour in Mandurah guided by Downunder Discoveries’ Eco Certified Tour Guides.

Explore vibrant streets and laneways with captivating murals, sculptures, and graffiti. Suitable for all ages and wheelchair accessible. Join Dowunder Discoveries to uncover the city’s artistic treasures and cultural heritage.

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Go on an Art Safari Walk in Mandurah

Discover with Down Under Discoveries – Where nature meets adventure

Discover Down Under Discoveries, a family-owned gem, invites you to immerse yourself in the wild wonders of Mandurah.

With kayak tours, nature walks, and hikes, they’re here to shake up your routine and help you reconnect with nature for your overall well-being.

Join them for an unforgettable experience filled with joy, laughter, and happiness in Mandurah’s great outdoors.

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Creery Wetlands in Mandurah
Creery Wetlands, Mandurah | Image credit: Down Under Discoveries

Peel Produce Peddle – New E-Bike Tour

Calling all lovers of “paddock to plate,” thrill-seekers, farmers’ market wanderers, and nature enthusiasts!

Get ready for a very special ride with The Bike Kiosk and Peel Produce Markets‘ newest tour, the Peel Produce Peddle.

Zip around on cool e-bikes, soaking in the best of WA’s farm goodies, all in one great adventure. The fun kicks off early – because mornings are made for this stuff, especially in summer.

Start and finish at The Bike Kiosk, pedal through awesome spots like Doddi’s Beach, Seascapes Trail, check out one of Thomas Dambo’s  Giants of Mandurah, and cruise by the man-made Dawesville Channel.

Oh, and did we mention the pitstop for a mouthwatering brekkie and a market stroll in Dawesville? Plus, bag yourself a free 3-piece, vine-ripened, take-home produce treat.

The journey back is a wildlife bonanza, hosted by the sprawling Peel Inlet – think crab hunters, pelicans, osprey, and if you’re lucky, cute western grey kangaroos. It’s the ride, the bites, and the sights all rolled into one wicked Mandurah adventure!

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Juice ship at Peel Produce Market
Juice ship at Peel Produce Market

FlyOnE Sustainable Aviation – Electric Flight Adventure

Experience the future of aviation with FlyOnE Sustainable Aviation.

Fly electric in Mandurah and Perth with renewable energy-fuelled electric aircraft. Offering scenic trial introductory flights and pilot training, this new era in aviation is cost-effective, comfortable, and eco-friendly. Join the flight school or try a trial introductory flight to witness the magic of flying electric!

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Augmented Reality Experience at Yaburgurt Memorial

Step into an Augmented Reality (AR) experience to learn about the significance of the ‘Yaburgurt Memorial’, dedicated to the local Aboriginal leader ‘Yaburgurt’. Uncover the symbolism behind the six glass panels and discover the layers of meaning within the Yaburgurt Memorial.

Let the AR experience guide you in understanding the broader message of the artwork and how it serves as a reminder of our interconnectedness.

Keep an eye out for the pavement decals around the artwork, scan the QR code, and follow the prompts for an immersive exploration.

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Yaburgurt Memorial at Mandjar Square, Mandurah

Everclime – Make an Impact, Unlock Discounts

Discover a whole new dimension to your Mandurah experience with the Mandurah Visitor Centre‘s exciting collaboration with Everclime.

This innovative partnership allows you to access exclusive discounts from local businesses while contributing to impactful projects in the Mandurah and Peel region.

Everclime’s inaugural support goes towards the Estuary Guardians of Mandurah community project.

By participating, you not only enjoy special savings but also become an integral part of the ongoing environmental efforts.

Everclime is dedicated to integrating impactful actions seamlessly into our daily lives, emphasizing transparency in fund allocation for environmental causes.

Seize this unique opportunity, unlock exclusive discounts, and actively contribute to meaningful local projects. Visit the Mandurah Visitor Centre today and get started!

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New Eats and Sips

Wedgetail Brewing Co. – Mandurah’s New Craft Beer Addition

Get ready to elevate your craft beer experience at Wedgetail Brewing Co., the latest gem in Mandurah’s brewing scene.

This West Australian-owned and operated craft brewery is a haven for beer lovers seeking top-notch brews. Wedgetail takes pride in crafting a diverse range of traditionally brewed, high-quality beers, showcasing their mastery with a Pilsner, Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, and Double Red Ale.

Wedgetail is all about keeping it real and keeping it delicious. So, round up your crew and make your way to Wedgetail Brewing for a laid-back hangout, great tunes, and beers that are downright awesome.

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Image: Wedgetail Brewing Co.

Betty’s Burgers – Beach-inspired Delights

For a taste of summer, check out Betty’s Burgers, the retro beach-inspired chain that has landed in Mandurah.

Serving the freshest and juiciest burgers, Betty’s Burgers is the go-to spot for mouth-watering classics. Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in these delectable offerings, as Mandurah hosts the only Betty’s Burgers outside of Perth’s CBD.

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Bellini Italian – Waterside Dining Extravaganza

Experience Italian cuisine on the water at Bellini Italian, nestled in the beautiful Dolphin Quay.

Fully licensed to serve cocktails, beer on tap, and Italian and Australian wines, Bellini Italian showcases Western Australia’s fresh produce in traditional and modern dishes. Enjoy a culinary journey with stunning waterfront views.

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A palette of experiences: Plein Air Down Under Festival in Mandurah

French for open air, ‘plein air’ painting is all about capturing the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject outdoors. And that’s exactly what the Plein Air Down Under Outdoor Painting Festival sets out to do.

Plein Air Down Under Festival in Mandurah

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Love to paint? Why not take it ‘plein air’!
French for open air, ‘plein air’ painting is all about capturing the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject outdoors. And that’s exactly what the Plein Air Down Under Outdoor Painting Festival sets out to do.

Western Australia’s largest outdoor painting festival returns this year during the September long weekend (23-25 September), providing a unique opportunity for artists to share their love of painting outdoors amongst the magnificent surrounds of Mandurah’s town centre, cultural precinct and the historic town of Pinjarra.

But you don’t have to be a Vincent Van Gogh to enjoy what’s on offer. Whatever your age or level of artistic skills – there’s something for everyone – spectators and art collectors alike.

What’s on at the festival hub

The Mandurah Performing Arts Centre is where it all comes together. It’s where you can view exhibited works, sign up for workshops, watch various painting demonstrations with guest artists and in the evening, switch off and kick back with live music.

On Saturday 23rd September, the Lotterywest Demo Zone on the Eastern Foreshore will also be buzzing with a series of free hands-on painting demonstrations. Never tried painting with watercolours? See how easy it is to get started with award-winning artist Amanda Brett.

Be sure to check out the full line-up of free events across the weekend.

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Want to register as an artist?

All artists who register to paint at the Plein Air Down Under Outdoor Painting Festival can enter two paintings into the exhibition to be held at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. Judges will be awarding artwork across various categories and there’s a prize pool of over $12,000 up for grabs.

Head to the festival website to register.

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There’s artwork to inspire you everywhere you go

Wherever you go in Mandurah, you’ll be immersed in the arts. Continuing outdoors, you’ll stumble upon some of the most creative artworks along Mandurah’s Instagram Trail

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Follow the Mandurah Instagram Trail to find this hungry pelican by artist Jenny McCracken

Thomas Dambo’s famous Giants are still calling Mandurah home, and with the mild weather in play, it’s the perfect opportunity to head further out and explore the Giants of Mandurah

Yaburgurt Winjan Cirkelstone by Thomas Dambo, Coodanup Foreshore
Yaburgurt Winjan Cirkelstone by Thomas Dambo, Coodanup Foreshore

Visit the Mandurah Visitor Centre to get started, choose the Giants you’d like to visit and embark on your self-guided expedition. Don’t forget to check out the amazing ‘Welcome to Country’ mural by artists Peta & Corey Ugle and the 3D Augmented Reality experience that brings the artwork to life by telling the Aboriginal creation story of Mandurah’s vast waterways.

3D Augmented Reality Experience at the Mandurah Visitor Centre
Come to the Mandurah Visitor Centre to enjoy a 3D Augmented Reality experience.

Leave your car at the hotel and hire an e-bike or e-scooter, or jump on a ‘Ride the Giants’ e-bike tour. You can also take a cruise with Mandurah Cruises to visit the Giant ‘Seba’s Song’ – which is best viewed from the water. See all Giants of Mandurah tours here.

Seba's Song Giant by Thomas Dambo
Seba's Song Giant by Thomas Dambo

If you need a change of pace, head indoors and visit some of Mandurah’s colourful art spaces and galleries.

Black Stump Art Gallery in Mandurah
Black Stump Gallery by Emma Blyth, Mandurah

Where to venture beyond the festival

When you feel like taking a break from all the action on land, change up the scenery and hit the open water. If you’d like to see dolphins in the wild and up close, jump on a boat tour or cruise through Mandurah’s waterways and estuaries. It’s home to more than 100 Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphins – the largest population in WA. And if you’re exploring with little feet in tow, the Pirate Ship Mandurah is an absolute must! 

For more ideas on where to go and what to do, check out our top 10 things to do in Mandurah.

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Cruising the Mandurah Canals in Halls Head | image courtesy: Mandurah Cruises

Explore a different kind of palate

When you’ve run your paint palette dry and worked up an appetite, there’s no shortage of places to eat in Mandurah. Our top picks include breakfast at Wood and Stone Café, a relaxing lunch that lingers into the afternoon at Boundary Island Brewery and a dinner to share at Flics Kitchen

Boundary Island Brewery
Boundary Island Brewery

Mandurah’s restaurants are always cooking up great vibes no matter where you go. From popular local haunts Brewvino and The Pen to the iconic flavours of Redmanna on the waterfront – you’ll be spoilt for choice. There are so many great places to eat and drink in Mandurah. Just be sure to book ahead and reserve your table to avoid disappointment!

The Peninsula Bar & Restaurant
The Peninsula Bar & Restaurant

Where to stay in Mandurah

If you like to stay close to all the action of the festival, you’re in luck! Some of the best accommodation in Mandurah is centrally located for your convenience. The Sebel Mandurah and Dolphin Quay Apartments are footsteps away from popular attractions and dining options.

Venture a little further along the coast and Seashells Mandurah and C Mandurah Resort & Serviced Apartments have all the facilities you need for a relaxing stay by the water.

Check out all Mandurah accommodation here.

Seashells Resort Mandurah
Seashells Resort Mandurah

And if you don’t want to leave the pooch behind, there’s plenty of pet-friendly accommodation options and experiences.

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Walking along the Mandurah Estuary in Falcon

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A Family Day in Mandurah for only $100

Have the best day ever in Mandurah for only $100 with these fun family-friendly activities!

A Family Day in Mandurah for only $100

A Family Day out in Mandurah on a Budget

Have the best day ever in Mandurah for only $100 with these fun family-friendly activities! Whether your family are looking for an outdoor adventure, are massive foodies or, you’re a bunch of beach bums – Mandurah is full of exciting activities to make your day out a memorable one.

From the morning to the evening, Mandurah has your entire day sorted with family-fun activities that will cost you $100 or less for the entire day! Having fun on your family holiday doesn’t need to be expensive. Here, we’ve picked out our favourite ideas to keep you and the kiddos entertained from breakfast to dinner.

Idea 1: Amaze-ing Adventure

Begin your morning with a stroll around the Peel Produce Market. Hosted every Saturday morning rain, hail or shine, pick up local produce, jams, cheeses and baked goods that will make for a delicious lunch later on. All goodies are made locally, meaning it’s all high quality, delicious and affordable. 

Peel Produce Market Dawesville
Peel Produce Market Dawesville

Take your packed lunch and head on an adventure to Amaze Miniature Park! The park offers a Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children) for $50, plus under 3 years old are FREE. 

Admission to Amaze Miniature Park also includes unlimited mini golf, hedge maze, scale model trains, lego exhibition and playground offering hours of fun for the family. Enjoy the packed lunch at the beautiful picnic area at Amaze Miniature Park and soak up the quality time with your little ones. 

Amaze Miniature Park
Amaze Miniature Park

Head back into town to explore the Instagram trail and 3D artworks. This is the perfect way to discover the city and appreciate its wonderful art and culture. 

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3D pelican at blue gatehouse at Mandurah Ocean Marina

After the walk, spoil your youngsters with a visit to one of the many playgrounds in Mandurah! Sprinkled throughout the city, there’s the Caterpillar Park, Adventurescape Playground as well as Mandurah’s iconic Skatepark for those with a board or bike. Sit back and relax whilst your children play. 

With Mandurah’s many beautiful beaches, it’s essential that your family make time to visit the seaside. The hardest bit will be deciding which beach to go to – there’s simply so many to choose from! Falcon Bay, Town Beach, Pyramids Beach, Lido Beach and more. Rally the family together and visit some of the best beach spots in WA. 

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Town Beach, Mandurah

As dinner rolls around, pop by one of the great fish and chip shops in Mandurah. For an affordable seafood feast, we recommend Foreshore Fish & Chips, Halls Head Fish and Chips, Smiley Joe’s Fish and Chip Shop, Ginger Groper Blue Bay Fish & Chips, Sharky’s Fish & Chips… the options are endless.  

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Mandurah Ocean Marina

I scream, you scream, we all scream – for ice cream! Make your kiddies jump for joy with a delicious scoop of ice cream from WA’s renowned Simmos ice cream or the local Cool Eats. The perfect way to finish off a fantastic day. 

Idea 2: Explore, Eat & Repeat

All aboard on an adventure in Mandurah! 

Pack up some homemade sandwiches and head on an excursion to the Pirate Ship Cruise

Whilst the parents can admire the stunning views on the 45 minute scenic cruise, the children will be entertained with the interactive pirates. For a family-deal of $75, it’s a bargain for the whole family. Just make sure you keep an eye out for the many Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphins that play in Mandurah’s waterways. 

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Pirate Cruise, Mandurah

Alternatively, the Mandurah Cruises’ Dolphin Cruise and Views offer an incredible  and interactive water experience as you cruise the Mandurah canals and estuary and spot the wonderful dolphins splashing beside the boat. The kids will have a ball watching a western rock lobster catch demonstration and seeing this iconic creature up close. Mandurah Cruises’ offer a Family Pass (2 adults & 2 children or, 1 adult & 3 children) at $79 including dolphin guarantee. 

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Dolphin Cruise & Views | Image courtesy of Mandurah Cruises

After the cruise, book a spot for your family on Mandurah’s Little Toot train, which takes passengers on a fun journey along the Eastern Foreshore for only $25 for the whole family! The Tourist Fun Train never fails to excite the kids and impress the parents. 

Exploring Mandurah's Eastern Foreshore aboard the Mini Toot
Exploring Mandurah's Eastern Foreshore aboard the Mini Toot

Take it easy after the day’s activities and find a spot to watch the sunset at an insta-worthy location in Mandurah. 

If you’re looking to update your family album or snap a picture to post on Instagram, Mandurah’s sunsets are guaranteed to deliver breathtaking backdrops. From the Mandurah Bridge to Stingray Point and The Lake Clifton Thrombolites – your family album will never look so good.  

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Lake Clifton Thrombolites

As bellies begin to growl for dinner, we recommend making use of the great BBQ spots

You can find BBQ facilities at most reserves in Mandurah. Some of the best spots are the Eastern Foreshore Reserve, Dawesville Foreshore Reserve, Caterpillar Playground, Falcon Bay and Henry Sutton Grove. Grab some delicious snags from the local butcher and enjoy a sausage and bun on the grass.

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Falcon Bay Beach

Affordable family adventures

Who said family activities had to be costly? Not us! 

Choose how much (or how little) you spend on your holiday without having to sacrifice on activities. Here in Mandurah, there’s plenty of free and affordable activities that will keep the kids entertained. 

Looking for more affordable and free activities? Check out our blogs  Visiting Mandurah On A Budget and A day in Mandurah as a couple for only $100.

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Winter Weekend in Mandurah: Keep the Kids Entertained Indoors!

Experience the ultimate winter weekend in Mandurah with adventure, creativity, and relaxation for the whole family.

Winter Weekend in Mandurah

Being active this winter has never been so easy!

As the colder months settle in and winter takes hold, finding indoor winter activities for kids becomes a top priority for many families. If you’re looking for a destination that offers the perfect blend of adventure, creativity and relaxation, look no further than Mandurah.
Located just an hour’s drive south of Perth, Mandurah is a fantastic winter getaway that promises a memorable and fun-filled weekend for the whole family. Whilst many parents in Perth begin to wonder about what to do when it rains, for families in Mandurah – you’ll soon discover there’s endless sites, experiences and adventures awaiting you and your kids. In fact, the next time it rains, your family will be excited!
In this blog, we give you a complete guide to entertaining the family over a weekend. From food and drink to the main attractions – your winter weekend is sorted.

Day 1 – jump, play and make memories!

Begin your day with breakfast

The secret to a great day of fun activities begins with breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day and a good breakfast will give the family enough energy to take on the day’s activities

Mandurah boasts a wide variety of cafes offering all kinds of breakfast options to cater to your family’s preferences. Book a table at one of the many cosy cafes including Mataya Eatery, Frisky Deer, Coffee Cove or Nourishing The Soul. A special mention to Wood & Stone Cafe for their award-winning breakfast, receiving ‘Best Breakfast’ at the 2022 WA Gold Plate Awards. 

There’s so many popular cafes to choose from in Mandurah, with each cafe offering warm and comfortable indoor seating. Sip on your warm beverages and enjoy each other’s company before making your way to the day’s next activity. 

Breakfast at Wood and Stone Cafe Mandurah
Breakfast at Wood and Stone Cafe, Mandurah

Now it’s time to play

With the family fueled with a good meal, it’s time to burn off breakfast with a visit to one of the many exciting indoor activity centres in Mandurah.

For the kids who enjoy to bounce, run and play – they’re in for a treat! Choose between Inflatable World, Flip Out Mandurah Indoor Trampoline Park or the Giggle Zone BOORN Playcentre, each offering a unique and exciting experience for the little ones of the family.

Inflatable World in Mandurah is a colourful inflatable playground for kids to bounce, jump and run amongst the safety of soft and squishy cushioning. Flip Out is a trampoline park with the floor covered with trampolines as well as ninja courses for the big and little kids. And, for the youngest members of the family (under 8 year-olds) the Giggle Zone provides a fun and engaging activity space with toys and courses designed specifically for development.

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Flip Out Trampoline Park, Mandurah

The Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre offers an exciting and adventurous indoor activity for kids. Shielded from the chilly weather, kids can scale artificial rock walls, enhancing their agility and strength while having a blast. Whether they’re beginners or seasoned climbers, the centre provides a safe and supervised environment for all skill levels. It’s a perfect way to keep the little ones entertained and active during the winter months in Mandurah.

The Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre is another great option for the family, offering activities for the whole family no matter the age. Choose to have a splash in the indoor leisure pool with the impressive kids’ water playground or relax in the wellness centre’s spa or sauna. With indoor heating, the family can pretend the weather is warm when the outside is cold.

No matter which experience you choose, each space offers an array of indoor activities for the kids to play. Plus, most centres have an indoor cafe for the parents to get their caffeine fix too. It’s a win-win for everyone. 

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Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre

Warm pastries for a cold day

Following the fun and active adventure, bellies will begin growling for lunch! This will give the perfect opportunity to visit one of the many delicious bakeries in Mandurah.

Stop by Miami Bakehouse,or ‘The Corner Bakehouse for a freshly baked pie or pastry that’s guaranteed to warm you up when the weather is cold. With plenty of options to choose from, the kids, teens and adults will be spoiled for choice!

The Corner Bakehouse
The Corner Bakehouse, Mandurah

Complete your day with the cinema

With a day spent out and about with the family, find relaxation in the comfort of Mandurah’s local Reading Cinemas.

When the weather turns cold and wet, the cinema provides a cosy sanctuary to enjoy the latest family films. With screenings available at various times throughout the evening, families can easily find a movie and showtime that suits the kid’s schedule.

After the film, everyone is sure to be happily exhausted, having shared laughter and memorable moments throughout the day and in front of the big screen. It’s the perfect way to complete day 1 of your winter weekend in Mandurah!

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Reading Cinemas Mandurah

Day 2 – collaborate, get creative and eat cake!

Escape the rain

Once the kids have eaten breakfast and you’ve finished your coffee, take the family for an exciting adventure at the Escape Squad Mandurah. Located indoors, families can escape from the rain by heading to an escape room.

The Escape Squad is Mandurah’s premier escape rooms, with each room offering a unique challenge of puzzles that your group must solve together in order to find your way out of the room. With different themes and difficulty levels, the escape rooms are a great activity to engage the whole family.

Work together, enjoy the fun and celebrate solving the puzzles and connecting the clues to escape. It’s a great bonding experience for the family that gets the little and the big kids working together.

Coffee and cake

Celebrate the family’s teamwork with a slice of cake and a hot drink at one of the many inviting indoor cafes in Mandurah.

Whether it’s a smooth hot chocolate, a frothy babycino or a strong flat white – there’s a wide selection of cafes in Mandurah that know how to warm you up with a delicious brew.

For the coffee lovers, Harvey Grinds is renowned for their impressive display of coffee beans each with their own mouth watering flavour notes. Plus, they’ve got plenty of freshly made sandwiches, cakes and pastries to curb the kid’s hunger.

Find a table, enjoy your hot beverage and cherish the moment with the kids.

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Harvey Grinds Mandurah

Stimulate creativity

After indulging in a delightful coffee and cake, continue the day of exploration by visiting the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. The Arts Centre is a fantastic place for the whole family, offering a great variety of entertainment that caters to all ages.

Once inside, families can immerse themselves in the world of theatre, dance, and music, enjoying the performances that will stimulate everyone’s imaginations. The Arts Centre also provides a range of engaging programs and workshops specifically designed for children, offering hands-on experiences that nurture creativity.

To ensure you don’t miss out on the diverse array of activities available, be sure to check their website for what’s on before planning your visit.

Finish the day with a family dinner

Once you’ve completed your day of activities, the last thing you’ll want to do is to cook! Allow one of the many family-friendly restaurants in Mandurah to cook for you and your kids with a delicious and affordable feast.

When choosing where to dine, you’ll discover that there’s a long-list of restaurants to cater to the little and big foodies of the family. Wood & Stone, Cobblers Tavern, Boundary Island Brewery, and The Peninsula are just some of the restaurants that offer great options for adults as well as a menu just for kids.

Relax and unwind in the comfortable seating, appreciate the restaurant’s heating and cherish the conversations reminiscing about the weekend’s activities – a family dinner is the perfect way to complete your winter weekend’s activities.

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The Peninsula Bar and Restaurant Mandurah

Kid-Friendly Activities for a Winter Weekend in Mandurah

Next time the weather turns grey, choose one (or all!) of these fun, indoor and family-friendly activities in Mandurah. Who would have thought that entertaining the kids on a winter’s day would be so easy.

Mandurah’s indoor activity centres offer endless fun with bouncing trampolines, inflatable obstacle courses, and ninja courses. For a more relaxed experience, the local cinema showcases the latest family films, providing a cosy space to enjoy a light-hearted story on the big screen. And for those seeking a thrilling challenge, escape rooms offer an immersive experience where families can work together to solve puzzles and uncover mysteries.

Although the weather might be wet and miserable, Mandurah truly shines as a year-round destination, offering joy and excitement no matter the forecast. Next time it begins to rain, embrace the chilly weather and embark on a winter adventure in Mandurah. Enjoying quality family time is a breeze all year round.

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When the weather takes a turn and the skies open up, many retreat to their homes to escape the rain. However, Mandurah provides many exciting indoor activities that will keep you not only dry but entertained! In this blog, we cover the many activities and attractions that captivate locals and visitors alike during the cooler season. Get your rain jackets ready, we’re heading on an adventure.

Things to do on a rainy day in Mandurah

WHEN IT RAINS, MANDURAH STILL SHINES

When the weather takes a turn and the skies open up, many retreat to their homes to escape the rain. However, Mandurah provides many exciting indoor activities that will keep you not only dry but entertained! In this blog, we cover the many activities and attractions that captivate locals and visitors alike during the cooler season. Get your rain jackets ready, we’re heading on an adventure.

When it begins to sprinkle, you don’t have to stay at home, Mandurah offers a great selection of indoor activities. From cosy cafes to inviting art galleries to family-friendly indoor adventures and tranquil escapes, this guide will provide you with a wide selection of activities to make the most of your rainy day in Mandurah. Don’t let the weather dampen your spirits, embrace the opportunity to delve into the city’s attractions and experiences that will beat the weather. It’s time to explore.

Here’s how to embrace the rain in Mandurah

Take a cruise

Rain, hail or shine–a cruise always offers an exciting experience complemented with beautiful views.

Cruise along the tranquil waters, marvelling at the cascade of charming waterfront homes. As you venture further, you’ll reach the Peel Inlet and the estuary, where the landscape transforms into a haven of natural wonders.

The true stars of the show are Mandurah’s very own Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins, which proudly call these waterways home. Mandurah is home to WA’s largest residential population of Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins. Rain is no obstacle for the dolphins, watch them playing, eating, and resting in their natural habitat and discover the beauty of Mandurah’s amazing waterways and wetlands.

Please ask the Mandurah Visitor Centre for details on the cost and availability of the cruises or book direct with Mandurah Cruises.

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Dolphin Cruise & Views | Image courtesy of Mandurah Cruises

Escape Squad

Step into a world of mystery, puzzles and teamwork at Mandurah’s themed escape rooms. Themes vary from attempting to escape from detention in a school classroom to nuclear disasters to retrieving a relic for a prince, and many more! Themes rotate, head to their website to see their current adventures

Escape rooms are a great activity for friend groups, the family or as a team building exercise for the workplace. Whilst the rain pitter patters outside, retreat to the Escape Squad where your problem-solving skills will be challenged, your creativity ignited and your imagination stimulated. It’s the perfect way to have fun and stay dry when the rainy weather intensifies.

Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre

No matter your skill level, from novice to seasoned climber, Mandurah’s Indoor Rock Climbing Centre offers a great range of activities suitable for all ages and abilities. There’s bouldering, rock climbing, aerial classes, ninja training, top rope as well as classes for kids and adults. There’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Whilst the rocks outside might be too wet to climb, the indoor centre provides a safe and dry space to climb, explore and have fun. All the necessary equipment, including chalk, shoes, and harnesses, is readily available at the centre, allowing you to focus solely on the experience. Just come dressed in comfortable exercise attire, bring your drink bottle and socks, and prepare for an unforgettable adventure within the welcoming walls of Mandurah’s Indoor Rock Climbing Centre.

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Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre

Trampoline Park

When the weather begins to sprinkle and you’re looking to retreat from the rain, head to Mandurah’s indoor trampoline park Flip Out to bounce, soar, and flip through the air with your friends and family

Indoor trampoline parks provide a safe and exhilarating environment for all ages, where you can unleash your inner acrobat and experience the joy of weightlessness. The trampolines offer a soft and springy surface that encourages you to leap higher and perform impressive manoeuvres. From jumping into foam pits to playing trampoline dodgeball or testing your skills on the ninja warrior course, there’s no shortage of excitement.

Join the family on the trampolines or watch from the sidelines as your little ones laugh and play–Flip Out is a fun-filled day out that is the perfect antidote to a gloomy day.

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Flip Out Mandurah Trampoline Park

Reading Cinemas

Whilst the weather is rainy and cold, escape to the cosy warmth of Mandurah’s Reading Cinema to eat freshly popped and buttery popcorn as you watch the latest film

Nestled along Mandurah’s iconic boardwalk (7 James Service Place), Reading Cinemas Mandurah stands as a premier destination for movie enthusiasts. Immerse yourself in a captivating cinematic experience in 1 of the 6 state-of-the-art theatres, which boast expansive wall-to-wall screens, immersive digital sound, and cutting-edge Dolby Digital 3D projection. Indulge in the ultimate comfort of stadium seating and luxurious armchairs as you embark on a journey through the latest first-release movies in both 2D and captivating Dolby Digital 3D. For those seeking a touch of nostalgia, enjoy a selection of arcade-style video games before or after your film.

Don’t forget to visit the candy bar before your movie, with enticing and cost-saving deals that offer great value, you’ll be able to spoil the family (and you) with your favourite cinema treats. Did someone say Popcorn and Maltesers?

Game On

Game On Mandurah is a great place to seek refuge on a rainy day in Mandurah. It’s here where hobbies, gaming and delicious food unite for family fun! Dive into comfy booths, gaming tables, and funky purple walls.

Connect over interactive games like MTG and Warhammer. Enjoy mouthwatering hotdogs, burgers and sweet treats at their in-store diner.

With one of the best barristas in Mandurah, it’s a winning combo! Don’t miss out on the fun – visit Game On for a memorable experience.

Black Stump Gallery

Art galleries provide the perfect environment for a rainy day, with Mandurah boasting a great selection of art galleries that showcase the unique talents of Australian artists

Located within the Mandurah Visitor Centre, the Black Stump Gallery curated by local artist Emma Blyth showcases her unique artworks and gifts available for purchase. Emma Blyth’s creations are a true reflection of her deep admiration for the awe-inspiring beauty and vibrant hues found in the Australian outback and remote coastlines. Through her art, she brings the essence of Australia to life, showcasing the bold and vivid landscapes unique to the outback and coastlines.

As the weather begins to sprinkle, find refuge within the mesmerising space of Black Stump Gallery. As you admire each artwork, listen to the soft sounds of rain drops falling. It’s a cosy and intimate atmosphere that’s hard to match

Open 7 days a week from 9am – 4pm.

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Black Stump Art Gallery, Mandurah

Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery

Located at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on the backdrop of the picturesque Mandjar Bay, the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery offers free exhibitions on display throughout the year. The gallery presents around 10 diverse exhibitions each year featuring contemporary, indigenous, historical, traditional, design and sculptural artworks

Additionally, the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre Foyer Galleries serve as a platform for emerging artists, providing an opportunity for them to showcase their talents and gain exposure. A visit to the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery not only provides respite from the rain but also invites you on an immersive journey that will ignite your creativity and deepen your appreciation for the arts

Open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. To see their latest exhibitions visit their website here or talk with our team at Visit Mandurah for more information.

Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM)

Following the theme of art exhibitions, the Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM) is another gallery in Mandurah that boasts exciting and unique art pieces. Located within the Mandurah CBD, adjacent to the CASM Workshop Space (63 Ormsby Terrace), CASM supports exhibition development and partnerships with artists, arts organisations and communities by providing low cost rental spaces, a diverse workshop program and information services for artists

CASM provides a platform to assist recent graduates and emerging artists navigate early exhibition experiences. Additionally, the gallery supports established artists presenting a body of work that is new and experimental in relation to their normal practice

CASM’s annual exhibition program features eight diverse art exhibitions and events. Open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm. To see the latest exhibitions visit the CASM website here or talk with our team at Visit Mandurah for more information.

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Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM)

Two Muddy Men

When the weather rains, it’s time to get creative! Challenge yourself by getting your hands stuck in mud with a pottery class at Two Muddy Men. Run by instructor Isaac, you’ll be guided by an experienced potter who creates large water sculptures and sculptural homewares. Although you might not be able to make a large water sculpture on your first visit, the instructor will guide you through the class, teaching you how to make simple to intermediate designs

With group workshops, private classes, venco wheels and 3 – 6 week courses–choose a casual class or commit to the complete 6 week course to keep you busy throughout winter. All skills levels are welcome, with the instructor moulding the class to the students’ abilities.

Book your course online. Early bookings are encouraged as spots tend to fill up quickly.

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Two Muddy Men, Mandurah

Edenvale Heritage Precinct

The Edenvale Heritage Precinct (1 George St, Pinjarra) presents a collection of beautifully preserved heritage buildings that now serve as a space for Museums, Art Galleries, Tea Rooms and Retail shops. Visiting Edenvale alone offers a whole day of activities. Plus, with different events depending on the season, be sure to check the Murray River website to see what’s on

As the rain sprinkles, take in the beautiful ambiance of the gorgeous buildings complemented by the moody skies and romantic rain. Remember to take your umbrella as you stroll from one site to the next, retreating to the warm interiors

Ensure to book your spot at the Edenvale Heritage Tea Rooms to enjoy premium Devonshire tea (open 7 days a week from 10am to 3pm), the perfect beverage for when the weather is cooler.

Kaleidoscope Tours – Winery Tour

There’s just something about a sip of red wine on a wet and wintery day that feels cosy and relaxing. Kaleidoscope Tours has captured this sensory delight by offering one of Mandurah’s most popular wine tours during the cooler months.

Guests can choose a half or full day winery tour. On the full day tour, guests will visit three wineries with tastings and an included lunch provided by Jarrahdale Tavern, Redcliffe. On the half day tour, guests will visit a few wineries with no lunch included. Regardless of the tour you include, you’re guaranteed an impressive tour as you travel along the scenic route, admiring the beauty of the surrounding vineyards

Book your tour via their website. Please note: tours must have a minimum of 4 people to go ahead.

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Winery Tour with Kaleidoscope Tours

Craft Beer & Wine Tour

Craft beer and bespoke wine is immense in Mandurah. With WA’s ideal growing conditions, there are plenty of craft beers to try and wineries to visit in the Peel region

The Mandurah Visitor Centre staff would be happy to provide you with a copy of the Craft Beer & Wine Trail map and guide, allowing you to create an adventure that works for you. Take a short drive to taste some of the Peel region’s impressive handmade craft beers, award winning wines and delicious local produce

For more details please refer to our page on the craft beer and wine trail in Mandurah.

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Boundary Island Brewery, Mandurah | Peel Craft Beer & Wine Trail

Mandurah Forum

There’s no better excuse than rainy weather to visit Mandurah Forum for a dose of retail therapy

Mandurah Forum is a single level, major regional shopping centre. The Forum is a premium fashion mall including more than 155 specialty stores as well as Australian favourites; David Jones, Big W, Kmart, Target, Coles and Woolworths. Whether you’re looking for clothes, toys, electronics or gifts–there’s plenty of shops to browse

When you’ve worked up your appetite walking from shop to shop, stop by one of the many food stalls to enjoy a bite to eat. There’s the fresh food hall, a large indoor/outdoor food court and a casual alfresco dining precinct. Discuss your purchases over a cuppa as you hide from the rain outside.

Open 8am-6pm on Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat. Open 8am-9pm on Thu & 8am-5pm on Sundays.

Dolphin Quay Markets

Where delicious food, great service, unique gifts and live music come together to provide a fun holiday atmosphere along the waterways of the stunning and picturesque marina

Whether the day is bright and sunny or grey and rainy–Dolphin Quay is a beautiful location to spend the day out with the family. Walk from shop to shop admiring the rain fall over the water as you explore the offerings from the great selection of retailers

When lunch time rolls around, take your pick from the delicious dining options. From tapas and wine to coffee and cake to satisfying meals, there’s plenty to choose from for filling and tasty bites to eat

Open 9am – 5pm, Monday – Sunday.

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Dolphin Quay Markets

Whizz Pop Candy Shop

If the wet weather has got you down, a visit to Whizz Pop Candy Shop is guaranteed to cure those rainy day blues. Featuring a wide range of quality sweets from the UK, the US as well as iconic treats home to WA, there’s something to satisfy every sweet tooth

Products vary from not only chocolates and lollies but also ice cream, crisps, hot sauces and drinks. Daim bars, Cadbury chocolates, boiled sweets, fudge, honeycomb and more! There’s many delicious surprises waiting for you at Mandurah’s beloved candy shop.

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Beauty and Wellness

Escape from the wet weather by treating yourself to a wellness experience in Mandurah. From getting your nails painted, indulging in a massage, relaxing with a facial or taking a yoga class–there’s plenty of activities to choose from that will leave you feeling appreciative and happy in the gloomy weather

To explore the wide range of beauty and wellness businesses in Mandurah, visit our blog here, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

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Bringing joy to gloomy weather in Mandurah

No matter the weather, Mandurah is abundant with fun activities for the whole family. With the city’s array of exciting indoor activities, such as visiting art galleries, enjoying cinematic experiences, or exploring vibrant shopping districts, Mandurah offers a respite from the rain and transforms grey skies into opportunities for adventure and excitement. The next time it begins to sprinkle, keep these activities in mind, and you’ll be happy it rained!

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Giants: Where to Eat & Drink

As you journey through these remarkable sculptures, take a moment to relax at the local cafes, restaurants, and bars.

Where to Eat & Drink close to the Giants

Our best picks for eating & drinking around the Mandurah Giants

The Giants of Mandurah, created by the renowned Danish artist Thomas Dambo, are a must-see for anyone visiting the beautiful coastal city of Mandurah. These towering sculptures are made entirely from recycled materials, making them a testament to sustainable art. However, exploring these impressive installations can be quite an adventure, and you’ll want to refuel along the way.

We’ve compiled a list of the best places to eat and drink around Thomas Dambo’s Mandurah Giants. Whether you’re in the mood for a hearty meal, a refreshing beverage, or a sweet treat, we’ve got you covered. Pack your appetite and let’s dive into the delicious delights of Mandurah!

Best Places To Eat And Drink

As you set out to explore the Mandurah Giants, be sure to take note of the fantastic selection of cafes, restaurants, and bars in the area. With a variety of delicious options available, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to refuel and recharge as you move from one Giant to the next. To make the most of your visit, be sure to check the opening hours of each venue and plan your meals accordingly.

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Santi Ikto by Thomas Dambo, Giants of Mandurah

To begin your adventure, you’ll head to the Mandurah Visitor Centre where you can pick up your map and the clues to each Giant location. Once everyone is ready, you’ll head to the first Giant – Santi Ikto (fun fact: all Giants are named with inspiration after people Thomas Dambo knows).

With the trail starting at Calypso Road near Halls Head you’ll be delighted to discover that there’s a great selection of places to grab a bite for breakfast or lunch.

Spill the Beans at Seascapes

Address: 6/141 Boardwalk Blvd, Halls Head.

Open: Mon – Sun, 7am to 4pm.

A cosy café with plenty of spots to sit indoors and outdoors, this is a great place for breakfast for the whole family. Situated close to the coast, enjoy the fresh ocean breeze as you sip on your cappuccino. Be sure to check out Spill the Beans’ changing daily specials that are available for lunch.

TODS Café

Address: 19/11 Halls Head Parade, Halls Head.

Open:  Mon – Sun, 7am to 5pm.

With 2 locations in Mandurah (Mandurah Terrace & Halls Head Parade) TODS Café has become a well-known spot in the city. The Halls Head café is located right beside the water, allowing customers to enjoy their breakfast, lunch and/or coffee whilst overlooking the Indian Ocean. With an all-day breakfast, lunch menu, selection of toasted sandwiches and wraps as well as a kids menu—there’s something for everyone at TODS. 

Nori 

Address: 14 Guava Way, Halls Head.

Open: Mon – Sat, 11.30am to 2.30pm & 5pm to 8pm Closed Sunday.

Nori is offering an Asian fusion menu for lunch and dinner at the shopping mall Halls Head Central. Boasting a fresh and filling menu of sashimi, sushi and bento boxes, Nori’s a great choice for those looking for a tasty and filling meal. Plus, their presentation makes them a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.

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Seba’s Song by Thomas Dambo, Giants of Mandurah

Once you’ve met Santi Ikto, you’ll begin your adventure to the second Giant on the map, Seba’s Song. With the trail starting at Estuary Place at Wannanup, take in the beautiful estuary views as you get closer and closer to the next Giant.

Reward yourself for finding Seba’s Song with a delicious treat from one of the nearby cafes or restaurants.

Café Coast Waterfront Restaurant

Address: 45 Rees Pl, Wannanup WA 6210

Open: Monday, 9.30am to 3pm.

Tuesday – Friday, 9.30am to 8.30pm.

Sat & Sun, 8.30am to 9pm.

Take in the impressive coastal views by visiting the nearby Café Coast Waterfront Restaurant. With waterside dining, you can admire this beautiful spot as you enjoy a hearty breakfast or a delicious lunch, there’s also a special kids menu for the little ones. The restaurant’s welcoming atmosphere and friendly service make it a must-visit spot for those exploring the area.

La Belle Patisserie & High Tea House

Address: 2 Village Mews, Wannanup.

Open: Sat & Sun, 7am to 3pm.

Mon-Fri, 7am to 2pm.

La Belle meaning, “the beautiful,” this patisserie and high tea house lives up to its name. Presenting an impressive range of croissants, pastries, flans, sweet and savoury crepes, baguettes and sandwiches, spoil yourself to a decadent array of French-inspired snacks to keep you energised for the rest of your trip. Pop in for a bite, or book a high tea experience in advance, either way you won’t be disappointed.

Friar Tuck’s Irish Bar/Restaurant

Address: 6 Rees Place, Wannanup.

Open: Mon-Sun, 11.30am to 10pm.

One of Mandurah’s favourite Irish pubs, Friar Tuck’s is an ideal spot to enjoy a satisfying and filling meal washed down with a beverage. If you’re unsure when you’ll finish admiring Seba’s Song, not to worry, the venue’s spacious 100 seater restaurant allows for walk-ins at any time. Warm, welcoming and quintessentially Irish, Friar Tuck’s is a family-friendly spot that you’ll look forward to in your itinerary.

The Cut Tavern

Address: 9 Rod Court, Wannanup.

Open: Mon-Sun, 10am to 11pm.

Located by the picturesque Dawesville Channel, The Cut Tavern offers more than just stunning views. This popular establishment serves up delicious lunch and dinner options, as well as drinks and a kids’ menu. Plus, visitors can take advantage of tempting specials that run Monday through Friday. An ideal place to relax as you explore Mandurah’s Giants.

Falcon Bay Beach Café

Address: 11 Spinaway Parade, Falcon.

Open: Sat & Sun, 7am to 5pm.

Mon-Fri, 7am to 3pm.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this family-run cafe ensures every meal delights and satisfies with locally sourced ingredients, mouth-watering flavours and portions that are sure to satiate. A relaxed atmosphere located at Falcon Bay Beach visitors are welcome to pop in for a takeaway coffee as you head to the next Giant or, stay for a big meal and enjoy the rest. 

Miami Bakehouse Falcon

Address: 609 Old Coast Rd, Falcon.

Open: Sat, 6am to 4.45pm & Sun, 6.15am to 4pm.

Mon-Fri, 6.15am to 4.45pm.

One of Mandurah’s favourite bakeries, Miami Bakehouse offers a full dine-in and takeaway menu featuring all of the bakery favourites. From the WA Stirling Ranges Angus Beef to their award-winning Classic Steak Pies, and who could forget their sensational Vegan Pasties—if you need a quick and satisfying bite, Miami Bakehouse are here to serve. 

Cobblers Tavern

Address: 629 Old Coast Rd, Falcon.

Open: Mon-Sun, 11.30am to 12am.

A warm and inviting space, Cobblers Tavern has built a reputation for hearty meals, attentive staff and a lively atmosphere. Gluten free, vegetarian and kid’s meals are all available, offering a scrumptious dish for every member of the family. With Happy Hour running from 4.30pm – 5.30pm, Monday to Friday the over 18s can enjoy a glass of beer or wine whilst the kids strategise the next Giant trail.

Yaburgurt Cirkelstone by Thomas Dambo photo courtesy of FORM
Image courtesy of FORM Building a State of Creativity

Say a GIANT hello to Yaburgurt Cirkelstone – the much anticipated addition to the Giants of Mandurah.

You can find Yaburgurt Cirkelstone along the Coodanup foreshore, right near where his much-loved little sister Vivi Cirkelstone once stood.

Located on the land of the Bindjareb Noongar people, this new Giant has been named in consultation with Bindjareb Elders, and in honour of a respected Elder from Mandurah – Yaburgurt (George) Winjan.

Nourishing the Soul Café

Address: 40 Darwin Terrace, Dudley Park.

Open: Mon-Sun, 7.00am to 3pm.

Once you’ve marvelled at the incredible work by artist Thomas Dambo and the local volunteers, savour the experience by stopping by Nourishing the Soul Café. Boasting a delicious array of sandwiches, cakes, scones, quiches, pies and drinks—enjoy a bite and a sip over a good chat with fellow explorers.

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Little Lui by Thomas Dambo | Giants of Mandurah

Starting at Lake Valley Drive in Lakelands, Little Lui is the next Giant to find! Hiding amongst the open bush, beside Mandurah’s wetlands, explorers will be in for a treat when they come to the 4m high Giant.

Be sure to tighten those shoe laces and put on some sunscreen, although it’s an easy stroll, the round trip for Little Lui totals 3.6km. Stop by one of the local cafes before or after your walk to keep you and the family energised.

Chalk & Bees

Address:  Delray Lp, Madora Bay. At the Seaside Park, Madora Bay Mandurah.

Open:  Tue-Fri, 6.30am – 12pm.

Sat, 7am – 11am & Sun, 8am – 11am.

Directly opposite Lakelands Shopping centre in the new Seaside Estate, Chalk & Bees is a food van specialising in delicious gluten free food and drinks. Featuring a delectable menu of toasties, bagels, acai bowls and sweet and savoury toasts—grab a bite as you head on your walk or tuck into a sandwich after your visit to Little Lui. 

Isle of Lace

Address: Lake Valley Drive, Lakelands.

Open:  Mon-Fri, 6am to 11am

Sat, 8am to 12pm (*availability subject to change due to appearance at events )

Sun, closed.

A 2 minute drive from Lake Valley Drive and parked at Black Swan Lake, is the Isle Of Lace coffee and food van. Coffee and community is the Isle of Lace’s bread and butter. Anyone in the area knows this is the go-to spot for a bite to eat and a fresh cup of coffee. If you’re visiting on the weekend, be sure to check their socials to make sure they’ll be at the site.

Secret Giant Jyttes Hytte by Thomas DamboPhoto by Duncan Wright image courtesy of FORM Building a State of Creativity
Secret Giant Jyttes Hytte by Thomas Dambo,Photo by Duncan Wright, image courtesy of FORM Building a State of Creativity

Last, but not least, we have the top secret giant: Jyttes Hytte.

To complete your adventure, head back to the Mandurah Visitor Centre with all of your symbols and put them in the special code-breaker.

Only then you will discover where Jyttes Hytte is hiding! 

Thorny Devil Brewery

Address: 185 Clifton Downs Rd, Herron.

Open: 

Wed-Sun, 10.30am to 4pm (lunch from 11am-3pm).

Celebrate the end of your journey with a visit to Thorny Devil Brewery. The over 18s can indulge in the brewery’s signature Giants Danish Pilsner, a handcrafted beer made in collaboration with Dambo himself. Meanwhile, the little ones can tuck into the brewery’s “Little Devils” menu. This is the ideal way to end a memorable day with the Mandurah Giants.

Eat, drink and explore with the Mandurah Giants

As you journey through these remarkable sculptures, take a moment to relax at the local cafes, restaurants, and bars. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a sit-down meal, the culinary options around the Mandurah Giants have something for everyone. So take a break from your adventure, indulge in some delicious food and drink, and appreciate the impressive beauty of the Mandurah Giants, with a coffee in hand.

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A Guide to Crab Fest Weekend

Crab Fest is Mandurah’s most significant event that attracts visitors from across the State, all keen to get a taste of the lifestyle, location, culture and—most importantly—the famous blue swimmer crabs that are unique to the region. Mark your calendars (18th & 19th March) and get ready to experience the best of Mandurah and the Peel region at Crab Fest.

Crab Fest: A Celebration Of Culture & Cuisine

A Guide to Crab Fest 2024

Crab Fest is Mandurah’s most significant event that attracts visitors from across the State, all keen to get a taste of the lifestyle, location, culture and—most importantly—the famous blue swimmer crabs that are unique to the region. The weekend-long event is full to the brim with fresh food, live performances, children’s entertainment, cooking demonstrations, celebrities and more! Mark your calendars (16th & 17th March) and get ready to experience the best of Mandurah and the Peel region at Crab Fest.

Mandurah’s highlight event is set to take place on 16th & 17th March 2024. Held annually on the 3rd weekend in March in the beautiful coastal city of Mandurah, Crab Fest is a true feast for the senses, offering a wide range of activities for all ages to enjoy.
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With the tasty Blue Swimmer Crab a local speciality around the shores of Mandurah, you can get your claws on plenty of fresh, regional shellfish products to enjoy alongside the Peel’s best brewers and wineries, plus pop-up food stalls for every taste.

While the name might suggest a focus solely on crabs, this year’s event promises a diverse range of activities to delight visitors of all ages.

Get ready for electrifying performances on the Main Stage featuring headline acts like The Potbelleez and Pacific Avenue, ensuring the festival atmosphere is nothing short of sensational. But that’s not all – from family-friendly entertainment to dedicated Children’s Stage performances, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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Get your taste buds tingling and your aprons ready because Crab Fest 2024 is bringing the heat to the Spudshed Cooking Stage, hosted by the one and only Mix94.5’s Pete Curulli! Get ready to be entertained and educated as a great lineup of celebrity chefs sizzle, stir, and serve up a storm.

From sassy seafood dishes to tantalizing treats, you’ll be drooling over the delicious creations and picking up insider cooking tips along the way. Whether you’re a kitchen novice or a seasoned chef, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the Spudshed Cooking Stage.

So, grab a front-row seat, bring your appetite, and let’s turn up the heat on this culinary adventure with Pete Curulli and friends

Read more about everything Crab Fest on the Crab Fest website.

While the festival itself is free, there are also ticketed events available for those looking for a more exclusive experience. 

Getting to Crab Fest is easy. Catch the train to Mandurah. FREE shuttle buses running all weekend will meet you and bring you to the heart of the festival.

More experiences on Crab Fest weekend

There’s so much to do at the festival but also in and around Mandurah during the Crab Fest weekend. Explore further to discover the activities you’ll want to include in your itinerary. 

Pirate Ship $15 Crab Fest Cruises

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The Pirate Ship Mandurah

Join ‘Pete Blackbeard’ and his buckos at Pirate Ship Mandurah for a 30-minute cruise during Crab Fest weekend. Kids can dress as pirates, steer the wheel, ring the bell and fire water cannons.

Or jump aboard the ‘White Pearl’, a skippered luxury charter seating up to 19 passengers. Cruise around Mandurah’s waterways for 30 minutes for only $15 pp.

Purchase your tickets on board the ship departing from the jetty out the front of ‘The Bay Cafe’ on the Eastern Foreshore, opposite 9 Mandurah Terrace.

Soulmate Charters Mandurah Crab Fest Cruise

Crack a Crab at Crab Fest

Get ready for a taste sensation like no other at Wood and Stone Cafe‘s special event during Crab Fest. Led by their talented Head Chef Luke Bathis, this hands-on experience is not only delicious but loads of fun too!

Discover the secrets of cracking, peeling, and savoring cooked crab like a seasoned pro. With two huge Shark Bay Blue Manna Crabs included, along with a refreshing pint of King Road Brewing Co. beer or cider, and fresh baked sourdough bread & sauces, you’re in for a treat!

Hurry and secure your spot for just $59 per person. But act fast – spaces are limited! And don’t worry about leaving the little ones behind; this activity is kid-friendly, perfect for ages 7 and up. Have a cracking good time at Wood and Stone Cafe!

King Carnival

If you’re looking for a way to truly excite and delight your kiddies, a stop at the King Carnival is a must during Crab Fest. At King Carnival, there will be all of your favourite carnival rides and games (including the clowns), fun and delicious show bags (starting from $5) as well as the Mandurah Ferris Wheel glowing in all of its glory. A great way to work up an appetite before lunch.

Escape the crowds

As much as we love the liveliness of Crab Fest, we also understand that some prefer to escape the crowds and find a quieter activity. For those who prefer the latter, there are plenty of quiet activities to enjoy during the festival too. 

Kaleidoscope Tours

Kaleidoscope Tours

Kaleidoscope Tours is the perfect opportunity for families, couples and groups of friends to experience a more exclusive and intimate experience in Mandurah during the Crab Fest weekend. For families, book a Giants of Mandurah Tour and marvel at the impressive Thomas Dambo sculptures. For groups of 4 or more, choose the Winery Tour and enjoy a few samples of local wines as you learn about the wine-making process. With knowledgeable guides and a focus on creating unforgettable memories, Kaleidoscope Tours is a must-do activity during the Crab Fest weekend.

Choose your tour here.

Amaze Miniature Park

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Lose yourself in the wonderful miniature world at Amaze Miniature Park. With 70 miniature replicas of well-known historic buildings, you and your little kids will feel like giants as you admire the intricate details of the models. Not to mention, the Park provides a whole day of fun with mazes, mini golf, lego and more. Pack a lunch or purchase from the cafe and you’ll be ready for a whole afternoon of activities at the one location.

Ranger Red’s Zoo

Ranger Reds Zoo

Located on the banks of the Murray River in Pinjarra, Ranger Red’s Zoo is a boutique zoo that offers a hans-on experience. This is perfect for animal lovers and for families who want their little ones to experience something different. Open 9 am – 5 pm over the weekend, it’s worth the ~15-minute drive outside of Mandurah for the visit.

Edenvale Heritage Tearooms

Located at the 130-year-old award-winning homestead, find respite at the Edenvale Heritage Tearooms. Although the charming building alone is a reason to visit, the delicious rustic food makes Edenvale Heritage Tearooms a sought-after destination for brunch, lunch and dessert. Open 8.30 am – 3 pm, we recommend booking in advance to secure your spot.

Dwellingup Treetops Adventure

Treetops Adventure Dwellingup

45 minutes from Mandurah, a thrilling adventure awaits in the midst of pine and jarrah trees at Dwellingup’s Treetops Adventure. Choose from a wide range of activities, including Tree Ropes Course, Zipcoasters, Mountain Bike hire and more. Activities cater to all age groups from 1-5yrs, 8-12yrs, teens, adults and the oldies. Get everyone involved and having fun at Dwellingup Treetops Adventure. 

Crab Fest weekend

Mandurah’s Crab Fest is a weekend of fun for everyone. Welcoming families, couples, groups and solo adventurers, if you’re looking for an exciting weekend away, this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for. Mark your calendars for the third weekend of March and start writing up your itinerary—Crab Fest is just around the corner!

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Accessibility In Mandurah

We’re proud to say that Mandurah is WA’s most accessible-friendly city, winning the top honour award at the 2020/21 Most Accessible Community in WA (MAWCWA) Awards.

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The city of Mandurah is dedicated to providing an accessible and inclusive environment for everyone. We strongly believe that as many spaces as possible should be accessible regardless of people’s abilities. With so many fun things to see and do in Mandurah, we’ve compiled a list of the best accessible-friendly activities awaiting in Mandurah.

Living with a disability brings up many challenges, with accessing spaces being one of the major issues individuals face. Simply getting around a city can present issues that many may not have considered.

With 1 in 6 people in Australia living with a disability and approximately 411,500 people with disability living in Western Australia, there’s a strong need to improve their wellbeing and available opportunities.

We’re proud to say that Mandurah is WA’s most accessible-friendly city, winning the top honour award at the 2022/2023 Most Accessible Community in WA (MAWCWA) Awards. Additionally, we have partnered with Spinal Life Australia and have many tourism products and experiences reviewed on their website.

From accommodation to activities to eating and drinking—Mandurah provides easy access. Discover more below.

Accommodation

If you’re looking for a place to stay in Mandurah that’s accessible-friendly, you’ll find there are plenty of great options that will meet your needs in Mandurah.

Dolphin Quay Apartments

Offering apartment-style luxury accommodation overlooking the impressive Mandurah Ocean Marina are the comfortable Dolphin Quay Apartments. This is a great spot for those looking for a more casual accommodation experience in an ideal location. Only a 6-minute walk from shops and restaurants, everything you need is within a close radius. Chat with the team at Dolphin Quay Apartments to find a room to match your needs.

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Mandurah Houseboats

Mandurah Houseboats offers WA’s very first purpose-built commercial houseboat charter vessel specifically designed for disabled or mobility-restricted guests. Called “Emily Louise,” the houseboat offers a unique experience for people living with disability, offering features including a ramp to ensure easy entry, a wheelchair-friendly wide central corridor and a bathroom with a wheel-in shower. Importantly, the helm position has been specifically designed so that wheelchair users are not limited to being passengers but can actively participate and steer the boat.

Hire a wheelchair-friendly houseboat to explore Mandurah's vast waterways

Mandurah Ocean Marina Chalets

Close to some of Mandurah’s best sites (50 metres to safe beach, 70 metres to Oceanic Bar & Grill and 5 minutes to the foreshore) yet, still maintaining a peaceful and quiet serenity—Mandurah Ocean Marina Chalets offers accessible and cosy accommodation at an affordable price. With a wide selection of chalets to choose from, contact the staff before booking to ensure they pick the best stay for your visit.

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Seashells Mandurah

Seashells Mandurah understands guests living with disability and offers an accessible reception, spacious and reduced mobility facilities and friendly and helpful staff to assist with any requirements. Seashells Mandurah ticks all of the boxes; located on the shores of Comet Bay, soak up the sun as you take in the impressive views from their outdoor seating area.

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The Sebel

The Sebel caters for all guests with spacious rooms, a wheel-in shower, wide doors, low power switches, ramps for easy access to the terrace or balcony, lift access to all rooms and more. The hotel offers three Superior King Rooms and one accessible Superior Water View King Room. Contact the team directly on +61 8 9512 8300 or email h8767@accor.com if you would like to book accessible accommodation.

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Activities

Mandurah offers a wide range of accessibility-friendly outdoor and indoor activities for everyone to enjoy. From the beautiful naturescapes, the stunning beaches and the art-rich streets—come and explore Mandurah’s offerings.

Mandurah Visitor Centre

Mandurah Visitor Centre provides a comfortable environment for all guests to visit and access. There are 2 accessible parking bays on each side of the building, curb access, accessible toilets with hoist and rails, automatic open doors for access to the visitor centre, low bench height at reception, wide aisles, quiet seating area and welcoming and inclusive staff. The Mandurah Visitor Centre is here to provide help to all visitors.

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The Mandurah Visitor Centre is the first Visitor Centre in Western Australia that has joined the Hidden Disability Sunflower to improve customer service to visitors with non-visible disabilities, and to ensure they feel welcome when they visit.

HDS RGBThe Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme exists to help those with disabilities that are not immediately obvious such as autism, chronic pain, dementia, anxiety, visual or hearing impairment. In Australia, 1 in 5 people are said to have a disability and 85% of these are hidden. Wearing the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower discreetly indicates to people around the wearer including staff, colleagues and health professionals that they need additional support, help or a little more time.

The Giants of Mandurah

Come on an extraordinary quest as you go hunting for the Giants of Mandurah.  This magical adventure will take you into some of Mandurah’s most iconic landscapes and breathtaking scenery. However, the Giants of Mandurah is an outdoor walking trail experience, and each of the sculpture’s locations in natural settings feature different levels of access.

The Mandurah Visitor Centre will be able to help you to find out which Giants would be the most accessible one for you. The Bike Kiosk Mandurah hires out an electric wheelchair which is popular with older people, pregnant women and people carrying injuries who want to see the Giants. The Bike Kiosk will lift the electric wheelchair into your boot before you  drive out to the carparks at the Giant trail heads.

One of the most accessible Giants of Mandurah is Yaburgurt Cirkelstone along Coodanup Foreshore

The Bike Kiosk

Located nearby the Mandurah Visitor Centre is The Bike Kiosk. With friendly and knowledgeable staff, the team at The Bike Kiosk give detailed descriptions on each bike, e-bike or e-scooter to ensure customers feel confident on their chosen bike. Although the shop isn’t spacious, they showcase all bikes/scooters are displayed outside the store to browse. If you have any questions, the team are eager to help.

The Bike Kiosk is also hiring out an electric wheelchair which is useful for all sorts of mobility issues.

Hire an electric wheelchair from The Bike Kiosk Mandurah

Wheelchair Hire

Wheelchairs are also available to hire from these two local chemists by the day or on a weekly basis:

Mandurah Central Pharmacy, 10 Scholl Street, Mandurah
Phone: (08) 9535 1017

Terry White Chemist, 16  Scholl Street, Mandurah
Phone (08) 9535 2222

Flip Out

With a 5-star rating on Accessible Australia, Flip Out provides an inclusive space for all guests. Two parking bays are available with pram ramp included, tactile is throughout the venue, ramp (slightly uphill) at the entrance, reception bench is low, comfortable standard tables, disabled toilet with railing on both sides and great communication and service from staff. Plus, Flip Out offer special sensory-friendly sessions! Flip Out offers a comfortable venue for all guests, book your session beforehand to secure your spot.

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Midway Sensory Room

Midway offers a serene and controlled environment in their Sensory Room, inviting individuals with special needs to enjoy sensory-based activities while self-regulating. For those with flexible core funding in their NDIS Plan, it’s worth noting that it may cover the cost of booking a session in the Sensory Room.

Midway Sensory Room Mandurah
Midway Sensory Room in Mandurah

Mandurah Boat Charters

With ramped access along the jetty, ramp access from jetty to boat, a helpful and accommodating captain there to assist during the journey and space on the boat to move comfortably—Mandurah Boat Charters are here to provide a scenic and relaxing experience for all. Call the company beforehand to ensure the boat is prepared for your trip.

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Mandurah Cruises

Mandurah Cruises provide a wheelchair-accessible vessel, allowing ease of access for all guests. Call the company beforehand if you require wheelchair access and the helpful and accommodating staff will ensure all needs and requirements are catered for. Travel through the canals and admire the stunning views as you relax.

Watch the dolphins play aboard Mandurah Cruises' wheelchair-friendly vessel

Pirate Ship

The Pirate Ship Mandurah is a family-friendly, fun-filled way to explore Mandurah’s waterways. It is best suited to those with milder mobility impairments or other disabilities.

The route to the boat is wheelchair accessible, but boarding requires you to step over a small ledge. However, there is a rail to hold and friendly pirates to assist!

Once on board there is only bench seating, and all wheelchairs, prams etc., must be folded and stored.

The tour is 45 minutes, on calm waters, so you need to be able to sit independently with good balance. The Pirate Ship also offer free tickets for carers on selected cruises.

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Mandurah Aquatic Centre

Mandurah’s Aquatic & Recreation Centre (MARC) is committed to ensuring inclusivity for all its visitors, offering a range of accessible features for both aquatics and fitness enthusiasts.

The center has invested in accessible swimming pools with ramps and chair lifts, making it easier for individuals with mobility challenges to enjoy the water. Additionally, their fitness facilities include accessible workout equipment and facilities.

To explore the full list of accessibility features, please refer to the MARC’s detailed Accessibility Flyer, which provides comprehensive information on all the inclusive amenities and services available at the center. Your journey to an accessible and active lifestyle begins here.

Escape Squad

Book your epic escape room adventure with Escape Squad. There are three rooms to choose from ranging in difficulty from easy to medium and hard.

One of the three rooms – The ‘Schools Out’ escape room – is entirely wheelchair accessible. Further, all hallways, toilets and waiting rooms are wheelchair accessible. ACROD parking is available and carers are not charged if they are with a client.

Escape Squad aim to accommodate every one of every ability, but to do that they need a little bit of information to make sure they are capable and prepared.

If someone in your group has extra needs please contact the Escape Squad team prior to your booking.

Accessible Beaches

Visiting some of Mandurah’s best and most popular beaches is a pastime people of all abilities want to enjoy.

To improve beach access, the City of Mandurah has installed beach matting at selected beaches and provides beach wheelchairs and walkers for hire. Beach matting is in place during September until May (dependent on weather and storm surges).

A Hippocampe beach wheelchair, track & trail beach wheelchair and beach walker are available free for community use.

Accessible Beaches

  • Madora Bay Beach

    Facilities:

    • Beach Matting
    • Walking Paths
    • Disabled Parking
    • Disabled Toilets & Shower
    • Playground
    • Barbecue
    • Accessible Picnic Facilities
    • Sun Shelter

    Click here for map.

  • Orion Reserve Beach

    Facilities:

    • Beach Matting
    • Walking Paths
    • Disabled Parking
    • Disabled Toilets

    Click here for map.

  • Town Beach

    Facilities:

    • Beach Matting
    • Walking Paths
    • Disabled Parking
    • Disabled Toilets & Shower
    • Picnic Facilities

    Click here for map.

  • Swimmers Beach

    Facilities:

    • Beach Matting
    • Walking Paths
    • Disabled Parking
    • Disabled Toilets & Shower
    • Accessible Picnic Facilities
    • Playground
    • Barbecue
    • Sun Shelter

    Click here for map.

Free Hire Services

  • Hippocampe Beach Wheelchair Hire

    Features:

    • Has tyres to suit different terrains
    • Weighs just 17kgs
    • Is fully collapsible and transportable in most vehicles
    • Dimensions 140x55x55(cm)
    • Quick assembly (about 5 minutes without any tool)
    • View the All-Terrain/Folding Beach Wheelchair instructional video
    • Hippocampe user manual

     

    Free to hire:

    Bookings can be made by completing an application at the Mandurah Ocean Marina Chalets – where pickup and dropoff details will be provided.

    • Address – 6 The Lido, Mandurah
    • Phone – 9535 8173
    • Email  – chalets@marinachalets.com.au
    • Office Hours: 8am to 6pm, 7 days a week

  • Track and Trail Beach Wheelchair

    Features:

    • A versatile beach wheelchair and all-terrain wheelchair.
    • No tools required to dismantle or assemble for transport
    • Swing away /removable armrests for ease of transfer
    • Wheel combinations to suit a variety of terrains
    • Easy to use braking system
    • For images of the Track and Trail wheelchair – view photo gallery
    • Track and Trail user manual

     

    Free to hire:

    Bookings can be made by completing an application at the Mandurah Ocean Marina Chalets – where pickup and dropoff details will be provided.

    • Address – 6 The Lido, Mandurah
    • Phone – 9535 8173
    • Email  – chalets@marinachalets.com.au
    • Office Hours: 8am to 6pm, 7 days a week

  • Beach Walker

    Features:

    • The Beach Walker provides stability to individuals in walking on sandy beaches and rough terrain and it is lightweight and portable.
    • The beach walker has four large beach wheels making it possible to use on sand.
    • Hand brake with locking mechanism
    • Folding padded seat
    • Seat width: 47cm
    • Seat height from ground: 59cm
    • Adjustable handlebar height range: 83-96cm
    • Weight: 8.2kg
    • View a video of the beach walker.
    • Download beach walker product sheet

    Note: The maximum weight limit for the chair and walker is 130kg.

     

    Free to hire:

    Bookings can be made by completing an application at the Mandurah Ocean Marina Chalets – where pickup and dropoff details will be provided.

    • Address – 6 The Lido, Mandurah
    • Phone – 9535 8173
    • Email  – chalets@marinachalets.com.au
    • Office Hours: 8am to 6pm, 7 days a week

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Swimmers Beach at Mandurah Ocean Marina

All Abilities Paddle Launch

Located at Riverside Gardens, Greenfields, the All Abilities Paddle launch provides access to the Serpentine River and wider Ramsar-listed Peel-Harvey Estuary.

The platform features two custom slipways and special seating to facilitate safe access for all abilities paddlers and a seamless transition from wheelchairs to canoes.

Watch this instructional video on how to use the paddle launch:

Accessible Parks

The City of Mandurah wants everyone to enjoy Mandurah’s beautiful outdoor spaces and many of the City’s parks are accessible and inclusive for people with disability.

There’s plenty of opportunity for everyone to have fun and explore!

Accessible play equipment includes musical instruments, sensory seeking and sensory avoidance equipment, nature play, soft fall rubber ground surfaces, accessible swings and carousels.

There is even a roller table at Treecreeper Way Park which provides sensory support through the application of deep-muscle pressure from the steel rollers and enclosed areas at both Caterpillar Park and Koolaanga Waabiny Playground. Download your flyer of accessible parks in Mandurah here.

Find out more about accessible facilities and services in Mandurah here.

To access reviews of local parks, and to share your experiences, download Spinal Life’s Accessible Australia mobile app or visit www.accessibleaustralia.com.au

Accessible parks and play equipment Mandurah

Eating & Drinking

If you’re looking to wine and dine in Mandurah, you will be spoiled with many accessible-friendly options. From a morning brew to a delicious brunch to an impressive seafood dinner—there’s plenty of options in Mandurah.

Mataya Eatery

Mataya Eatery boasts 5 stars on Accessible Australia, with a thoughtfully designed interior and an extensive menu that will make your mouth water! Mataya Eatery offers a ramp with a good decline down to the shop. The venue entrance is flat with decently sized doorways (wheelchair can fit through with ease). There’s an accessible bathroom, accessible parking (only 100 meters away) and good height of tables and counter. It’s no wonder why Mataya Eatery has been awarded 5 stars.

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The Peninsula

Offering cosy indoor seating, scenic outdoor spots and not to mention a beer garden—The Pen is a great place to enjoy lunch or dinner. There’s curbing and a concrete ramp upon entry with the main door left open for easy entry/exiting. Within the venue, there’s plenty of comfortable seating options as well as enough space to move around on a wheelchair with small ramps throughout interior. Bathrooms are accessibility-friendly with handrails and the mirror is at a good height.

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Wood and Stone Cafe

Open for breakfast and lunch, Wood and Stone cafe is a go-to for Mandurah locals and visitors. There’s a good selection of indoor and outdoor seating, with tables at a comfortable height to fit a wheelchair underneath and plenty of space to manoeuvre within the interior too. There’s parking across the road and easy access via the bustling street of Mandurah. Wood and Stone cafe is cosy, delicious and welcoming option for all customers.

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Accessible Transport

When it comes to accessible transport in Mandurah, you’ll find a range of operators dedicated to making your journey inclusive and comfortable for everyone. Here are a few standout options for accessible transportation in the area:

Zion Coach Services – Accessible Bus Charters

Zion Coach Services offers a remarkable solution for accessible bus charters in Mandurah. Travelers can embark on a journey of comfort aboard their spacious, air-conditioned, and wheelchair-accessible bus. This bus is designed with flexibility in mind, offering seating configurations for either 47 seated passengers or 45 seated passengers with one wheelchair bay. Zion Coach Services ensures that passengers with mobility needs can explore Mandurah without any hindrance.

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Zion Coach Services' Accessible Bus

High Rollers Bus Charters

High Rollers Bus Charters is a pioneering wheelchair-access charter bus service that covers Mandurah and its surroundings. They are committed to providing convenient and accessible transportation solutions for individuals with mobility needs, guaranteeing a comfortable and safe journey. High Rollers Bus Charters’ mission is to empower those facing mobility challenges to engage with their communities without any limitations. Their services and vehicles have been meticulously designed to meet the unique requirements of passengers with mobility concerns.

Wheelchair Accessible Charter Buses: High Rollers Bus Charters boasts a fleet of state-of-the-art charter buses fully equipped to accommodate passengers using wheelchairs or mobility aids. These vehicles are maintained to the highest standards, ensuring a safe and comfortable trip for all passengers. Key features include:

  1. Lift or Ramp Accessibility: High Rollers’ buses are equipped with either hydraulic lifts or ramps, facilitating seamless boarding and disembarking for passengers with wheelchairs or mobility aids.
  2. Ample Space: Dedicated areas within the bus are designed to provide sufficient room for maneuverability and securement, ensuring passengers in wheelchairs can travel in comfort.
  3. Safety and Security: The company prioritizes passenger safety, with advanced wheelchair restraint systems in place to keep passengers secure during the journey.
  4. Friendly and Trained Staff: High Rollers Bus Charters’ professional and friendly drivers are extensively trained to provide excellent customer service and assist passengers with specific needs.

Black and White Cabs

For those seeking wheelchair-accessible taxi services in Mandurah and its vicinity, Black & White Cabs are the Department of Transport’s dedicated service. They have a substantial fleet of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) catering to Perth and the Peel/Pinjarra areas. Their specialization extends to group and event transport, and they can also coordinate airport transfers. It’s worth noting that interstate visitors with the equivalent of the WA Taxi User Subsidy Scheme in their home state may be eligible for interstate vouchers that provide discounts for travel in WA.

With these dedicated operators, accessible tourism in Mandurah becomes an open invitation for everyone to explore the beauty and attractions of this stunning coastal destination without limitations or barriers. Your journey is about to get even more memorable and accessible.

WA’s Most Accessible City

The City of Mandurah is dedicated to providing an inclusive, welcoming and safe place for all guests regardless of abilities. By offering ramps instead of stairs throughout the streets, providing plenty of lighting, offering inclusive and fun activities, and offering support and resources from the Visitor Centre, Mandurah is committed to offering an enjoyable experience for everyone.

Check out the reviews on accessible tourism offerings on the Accessible Australia page.

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For any questions regarding accessibility, please contact the Visitor Centre, download your accessibility leaflet below or send us an email.

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Popular Spots For Coffee & Cake

Looking for a cafe to enjoy a cuppa and a cake? Look no further than these popular spots to enjoy scrumptious sweets and treats. Work your way through this list and find out which one is your favourite.

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Looking for a cafe to enjoy a cuppa and a cake? 

Look no further than these popular spots to enjoy scrumptious sweets and treats.

Whether it be a delicious breakfast, an impressive morning tea or an afternoon pick-me-up—Mandurah is full to the brim with cafes and bakeries to keep you caffeinated and your sweet tooth satisfied.

Mandurah is home to cafes galore! 

Ensure you make a stop at one of these local favourites serving up delicious foods and quality coffee. Although there are plenty of cafes that serve great coffee, locals say these are the best spots to stop for a cappuccino and bite to eat. Work your way through this list and find out which one is your favourite.

Groundswell Drive Thru Coffee

Serving up Frothin’ Coffee and Australia’s iconic pies from Pinjarra Bakery—Groundswell Drive Thru could quite possibly be the best drive thru cafe you’ll ever experience. 

Alongside delicious lunch options, the team at Groundswell often bake fresh frittatas, muffins and cookies all in-house. If you’re feeling peckish then a stop at Groundswell is a must.

With the option to dine in or drive thru, we recommend popping in for a cuppa or, taking your takeaways to the nearby reserves overlooking the Mandurah estuary.

Groundswell Coffee Mandurah
Groundswell Drive Thru Coffee

Café MOKA 

Situated right on the boardwalk overlooking the beautiful Marina, Cafe Moka is a scenic (and delicious!) spot for a casual coffee or a hearty lunch. 

On top of providing an impressive all-day breakfast menu and seafood lunch, Cafe Moka has a full cabinet of homemade slices, cakes and sandwiches. Be warned, once you see their mouth-watering baked goods, it will be impossible to leave without having a spot of dessert.

Pair your food with a barista made coffee or one of their smoothies. There are even chinos available for your pooch!  

Cafe MOKA Mandurah
Cafe MOKA at Mandurah's Ocean Marina

TODS Café 

It’s hard to beat a location like TODS cafe. Located right on the waterfront, this is the perfect spot to relax with a coffee and soak up Mandurah’s great weather. 

You’ll be spoiled for choice with their all-day breakfast menu, wholesome lunch options and quality toasted sandwiches and wrap options. Fresh, filling and flavourful, you won’t go hungry at TODS cafe. 

With coffee beans from Brew Coffee Roasters, you always know you’re going to be served a premium coffee poured with specialty beans. You can even purchase the coffee beans to take home!

TODS Café
TODS Café

Mataya Eatery 

Created by locals for locals, Mataya Eatery is a community hub showcasing great coffee, food, gifts and good vibes, nestled in a pocket on Sholl St only one block away from the Mandurah foreshore. 

Mataya is a local favourite with the mission to create fresh, seasonal and wholesome food that delights the senses and satisfies your hunger. From bagels, hearty breakfast bowls, acai bowls, homemade baked goods and raw slices and not to mention their awesome coffee with beans from the roastery Will & Co.

Find a spot in their large courtyard out the front or within their funky interior. Mataya Eatery is a must-visit for visitors and locals.

Mataya Eatery
Mataya Eatery

DPM Café

Fantastic coffee, great service and delicious food—DPM Cafe is a hole in the wall cafe serving up classic breakfasts, grab and go snacks and perfectly poured coffee. 

Although they have a smaller menu compared to other cafes in Mandurah, each item is given great thought and attention. From their Dippy Eggs, Avo Smash, Cream Cheese Bagels or their assortment of Jaffles, there’s something for everyone at DPM Cafe!

Insider tip: be sure to check out the delicacies in their cabinet! Full to the brim with fresh sandwiches, croissants, slices and treats—you simply must grab one of these goodies to go with your coffee. 

DPM Cafe Mandurah
DPM Cafe Mandurah

Frisky Deer Interiors & Café

Indulge in outstanding coffee and incredibly delectable homemade cakes at Frisky Deer, all while finding inspiration within the charming space.

The team has a genuine passion for uncovering unique homemade gems, with a particular emphasis on showcasing Australian-made creations. Their collection of exquisite homewares, art, and furniture is sourced from various corners of the globe, carefully curated to grace their delightful paradise.

Frisky Deer Cafe in Mandurah
Frisky Deer, Mandurah

Coffee Cove Mandurah

Craving a good cup of coffee? Coffee Cove is here to deliver. Pouring Five Senses coffee beans, you’ll experience a flavour-packed brew with notes of milk chocolate, malt, praline and with a smooth, full body. Plus, they’ve just introduced their extra large takeaway size… they’re prepared to satisfy the biggest of caffeine cravings. 

As well as great coffee, this tuck shop cafe serves up satisfying toasties, tarts, wraps, salads and sweet treats. If you’re feeling a bit hangry, a stop at Coffee Cove is guaranteed to cure you. 

Coffee Cove Mandurah 1
Coffee Cove Mandurah

Harvey Grinds

For a satisfying sandwich and a coffee made perfect, Harvey Grinds will take care of you. 

One of the biggest draw cards for Harvey Grinds is hands down their wide array of coffee beans. Supplied by The Coffee Connection roastery, the different beans are displayed in hessian bags across the counter so you can explore the aromas and find your favourite. An immersive experience for avid coffee lovers!

To accompany your cuppa, choose from a cabinet full of big and stuffed sandwiches, paninis, croissants, and English muffins. Safe to say, Harvey Grinds knows how to make a sandwich. 

Harvey Grinds
Harvey Grinds

La Belle Patisserie & High Tea House

“La Belle” meaning “the beautiful” in French, is core to the patisserie’s ethos focusing on impressive French pastries, and a stunning French country interior. Everything about La Belle Patisserie & High Tea House makes you feel like royalty.

If you’re visiting the Patisserie, booking their high tea is a must. ​For $42.00 per person, you’ll be spoiled with four savoury snacks and three delicious desserts along with two rounds of tea or coffee. With all food prepared by the La Belle chefs, the high teas are a decadent experience for small or large groups.

La Belle Patisserie and High Tea House
La Belle Patisserie & High Tea House

Nourishing the Soul Café

Just as the name suggests, your soul will feel nourished after a visit to Nourishing the Soul Cafe. Catering to vegetarians and dietary requirements, their menu boasts a delicious selection of healthy and filling savoury foods and sweet goodies. 

Breakfast wraps and burgers, eggs your way, quiches, slices of lasagne and more! Treat yourself to a slice of one of the homemade cakes on the menu, ranging from Cinnamon Cake to Gluten Free Chocolate Cake as well as vegan options that you wouldn’t know are vegan! 

Located right on the cove, tuck into a big and hearty breakfast as you look out to the water. Outdoor and indoor seating available, this is a perfect spot to unwind and refeed. 

Nourishing the Soul Cafe Mandurah
Nourishing the Soul Cafe

Tree of Life Café

The Tree Of Life Cafe, where the atmosphere is welcoming and the food is fresh and delicious, it’s no wonder why this cafe is a popular spot for a casual lunch or a sophisticated high tea. 

Using seasonal and local ingredients to prepare French-inspired meals, you’ll always be spoiled with a unique and flavourful bite. From those classic breakfast foods, to fettuccine pasta, burgers and curry—you’ll always be surprised with their seasonally changing menu

The Cafe also hosts high teas for special events. If you have a birthday, a baby shower, an anniversary, or you simply want an excuse to gather your friends together—The Tree Of Life Cafe offers a beautiful and thoughtful way to celebrate. 

Tree of Life Cafe Mandurah
Tree of Life Cafe

The Wellness Store

Find health-focused goods paired with top-notch organic coffee brewed with recycled rainwater at The Wellness Store Mandurah. Nestled in the garden seating area, you can enjoy their coffee surrounded by the delightful presence of Penny and Storm, the friendly chooks.

Experience the goodness of homemade almond milk, cold-pressed juices, muffins, and raw slices—all crafted in-store. Conveniently located just minutes from Mandurah’s heart, The Wellness Store offers a family-friendly atmosphere with a drive-thru option. Families and furry friends on leashes are warmly welcomed to enjoy the simple pleasure of coffee at The Wellness Store.

The Wellness Store Mandurah
The Wellness Store Mandurah

Fancy a cuppa?

If you’re looking for a spot to enjoy a coffee with a friend, treat your kiddies to a slice of cake or spend quality time with the family over morning tea—there are countless options in Mandurah. Visit your regular spot, your local or discover something new. When it comes to coffee and cake, Mandurah will always surprise and delight.  

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