Giants of Mandurah Tours

Enjoy an active, fun-filled day on our guided tours of Thomas Dambo’s amazing Giants.

Giants of Mandurah Tours

Discover the Giants of Mandurah on a guided tour

Enjoy an active, fun-filled day on our guided tours of Thomas Dambo’s amazing Giants.

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Top things to do in Mandurah in Summer

With Mandurah being home to Thomas Dambo’s wooden Giants, an estuary twice the size of Sydney Harbour, WA’s biggest Christmas Lights Display and one of Australia’s healthiest dolphin populations, there are so many big reasons to visit WA’s Top Tourism Town 2022 this summer.

Top things to do in Mandurah

Our best picks for having a big time in Mandurah

This Summer, Mandurah is hosting a jam-packed season of fun for couples, solo adventurers and the whole family. Whether you’re looking for an activity for kids over the school holiday, a day out on the water with your better half or a unique culinary experience to capture on Instagram – there’s truly something for everyone in Mandurah.

There are so many big reasons to visit Mandurah this Summer. Check out our must-do experiences.

Give the kiddies (and you) a Summer to remember with one of the many exciting experiences on offer in Mandurah. From free events, interactive entertainment and educational experiences – the whole family will be eager to begin the adventure. Just make sure you bring along your camera, there’s going to be plenty of snap-worthy moments!

Giants of Mandurah

Come and see this iconic series of Thomas Dambo’s larger-than-life wooden sculptures make a home for themselves amongst picturesque, secret locations throughout Mandurah. The Giants of Mandurah is a free to view, outdoor exhibition that is a celebration of the unique diversity, extraordinary beauty and timely reminder of just how important it is to protect our natural environments such as Mandurah’s globally significant Ramsar-listed wetlands, unique waterways, bushland and wildlife!

Giants of Mandurah sp 2

Tourist Fun Train

Toot Toot! All aboard the Tourist Fun Train! Be sure to save you and your family a seat, this is the only road licensed, trackless train in the whole of Australia. With the capacity to hold 60 people, jump on board and enjoy the ride to Mandurah’s most popular attractions. 

Amaze Miniature Village 

Welcome to a fascinating world where everything is miniature! Lose yourself within the 70 miniature buildings, interactive model trains and 4 acres of beautifully manicured gardens. Mandurah’s Amaze Miniature Village will satisfy your curiosity and spark your imagination. Plus, enjoy complimentary mini golf on your visit!

Amaze Miniature Family Pass 02

Cruise & Splash 

The whole family will have a ball on this relaxed 2 hour cruise with Soulmate Charters where you will not only explore Mandurah’s waterways but can also enjoy a swim or float in a blow-up lounge. Try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding or just sit back and relax.

Soulmate Charters Cruise Splash Cruise

Explore on an e-scooter

Hire e-bikes or e-scooters from The Bike Kiosk and get active exploring the outdoors on one of the Mandurah Bike Trails.

Dolphin Cruise & Views

Watch our wild bottlenose dolphins play on the interactive Dolphin Cruise & Views tour with Mandurah Cruises.

08 Credit Mandurah Cruises Mandurah s Dolphin Babies

Pirate Ship

Attention all! Pirates have landed on the Mandurah foreshore! And they’re welcoming little rascals on their ship to play dress ups, sing chanteys, steer the wheel, ring the bell and stay on lookout for any oncoming ships. Join Pete Blackbeard and his crew and awaken your inner pirate.

mandurah pirate ship

Mandurah Instagram Trail

Discover Mandurah’s insta-worthy spots and take fun snaps walking the Mandurah Instagram Trail.

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Fun indoor activities

Take the kids for a bounce at Inflatable World, Flip Out Mandurah or Giggle Zone.

Mandurah’s waterways hold a very important place in the environment and the local’s hearts. With the labyrinth of canals and winding rivers, the long stretches of coastline and awe-inspiring lakes there’s plenty to see and do with the water alone. Making a splash in one (or all) of the activities is simply a must!

Kwillena Gabi Estuary Pool

Located on Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore South Precinct, this unique circular estuary pool is enclosed by floating pontoons with a paved shady area and a little jetty, plus ramp access to the water. The pool is suitable for all ages as the maximum depth is just under 4.5m. The floating pontoons don’t have a net attached so wildlife is able to pass through the pool – you may even receive a visit from a dolphin!

Kwillena Gabi Estuary Pool Mandurah

Dolphin Tours

One of the (many) luxuries of visiting Mandurah is seeing dolphins on a daily basis! Grab a ticket for a Dolphin & Scenic Marine cruise to spot the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins playing around in their natural habitat and explore the impressive waterways that border the town. 

Dolphin and Scenic Marine Cruise Mandurah

Cruise & Splash 

The whole family will have a ball on this relaxed 2 hour cruise with Soulmate Charters where you will not only explore Mandurah’s waterways but can also enjoy a swim or float in a blow-up lounge. Try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding or just sit back and relax.

Cruise and Splash with Soulmate Charters Mandurah

Mandurah Cruises Murray River Lunch 

Sit back, relax and soak up the stunning scenery as you cruise through the Murray River. Mandurah Cruises will take you on a delightful journey through one of the last remaining major rivers that hasn’t been dammed. Enjoy a delicious lunch and take it easy on this popular cruise.

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Eco BBQ Boats

Captain your own Mandurah Mini Cruise with Eco BBQ Boat Hire, exploring Mandurah’s stunning scenery alongside dolphins as you enjoy a beverage and a barbecue with friends. The donut-shaped design of these quirky boats is paired with an equally cool central barbecue and circular picnic table – and Mandurah is the only place in WA you can enjoy this unique experience!

Eco BBQ Boats

Cruise in  Style

Explore the Mandurah Waterways on Mandurah Boat Charters’ professionally-skippered, pet friendly (!) vessels. They’ve got comfortable 16 and 20-person pontoons that are perfect for bigger groups to spend an hour or even all day on the water – just grab some food and drinks to take with you before embarking!

Another great option for cruising around the Murray River and Peel Inlet is with Luxury Boutique Charters, offering more intimate and personal affairs capped at four people. Choose from the Breakfast & Birdsong morning cruise, Bubbles & Grazing Board lunch cruise or a Sunset & Tapas cruise.

Picnic on Luxury Boutique Boat Charters Mandurah

Boat Hire

As the original boat hire business in the area, Mandurah Boat Hire offers kayak and paddleboard hire as well as boat hire ranging from a 4-person dinghy to 12-person pontoon boats. A skipper’s ticket is not required to enjoy a day on one of their dinghies, pontoon boats, or luxury Sun Tracker-style boats. Sit at the helm and enjoy the scenery of Mandurah’s waterways while you sip on a cold drink and search for frolicking dolphins.

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Jet Ski Hire

Stag Watersports provide a fun, safe and exciting jet ski activity for everyone! No experience, license or understanding required. Simply rock up with a can-do attitude and the legendary crew at Stag Watersports will handle the rest. Fun for the whole family from as little as $60 per jet ski!

Jet-Skiing in Mandurah

Houseboats

Live out your dream by spending your stay on one of Mandurah’s Houseboats! Fully equipped with everything you need to explore the beauty of the Peel Inlet, Harvey Estuary and the Murray River. Choose to drop anchor and hide away in one of the many nature pockets along the river or, stop by the many restaurants, bars, parks and cafes central in Mandurah.

Mandurah Houseboats

Dolphins

See Western Australia’s largest residential population of Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins on a tour with Mandurah Cruises.

Dolphins Mandurah

Guided Nature Tours

For boutique and personalised tours, Salt and Bush Eco Tours take people on intimate nature walks and kayak tours, even star gazing tours. Naturalist guides Jamie and Base will share the wonder and awe of the natural world through geology, wildflower, kayaking and sailing tours.

Salt and Bush Eco Tours

Explore Yalgorup National Park. Stretching from south of Mandurah to Preston Beach, the park has ten elongated lakes, beautiful tuart and peppermint woodlands, walking trails, picnic spots and offers panoramic views of the beach, dunes and lakes.

Yalgorup National Park 01

Birdwatching

Walk along the estuary and spot waterbirds on the easy 2km nature walk at Len Howard Conservation Park in Erskine.

Len Howard Conservation Park Mandurah

Learn about Mandurah’s extensive wetland system on a guided nature walk with Ways to Nature at the Creery Wetlands where hundreds of migratory birds visit every year.

Creery Wetlands Mandurah

Explore Goegrup Lake, a rich habitat for shorebirds, on an accessibility-friendly 292 metre-long boardwalk with viewing nodes and interpretive panels describing the area’s environmental and Aboriginal cultural values.

Lake Goegrup Mandurah

Explore on two wheels

Hire an e-bike or e-scooter from The Bike Kiosk to explore Mandurah’s beautiful coastal cycle paths.

Cycling along the coast Mandurah

Kangaroos

If you want to see kangaroos grazing at dusk, head to Florida Beach or Melros Reserve in Dawesville where mobs of kangaroos are spotted every day. Remember to always use precaution and respect their space.

Melros Beach Reserve Mandurah

For the big and little adventurers, check out the thrilling family-friendly activities on offer! Try your luck on a SUP or surf board or take a ride on a jet ski or e-bike – the options for adventure are endless. 

Guided Nature Tours

Mandurah is a global biodiversity hotspot with open waterways, bushland reserves and the internationally recognised wetlands – there’s so much to see and do both on land and on water. Get the most out of your visit to Mandurah by booking a tour with Salt & Bush Eco Tours or Ways To Nature

Salt and Bush Eco Tours Kayak tours Mandurah

Giants of Mandurah

Go on an epic adventure! Enter the magical world of internationally renowned artist Thomas Dambo. The Giants of Mandurah is a free outdoor exhibition celebrating the extraordinary beauty and importance of protecting our natural world, including Mandurah’s globally significant Ramsar-listed wetlands, unique waterways, bushland and wildlife. Begin at Mandurah’s Visitor Centre and choose your own adventure on your journey to discovering each hidden Giant. Collect clues along the way to reveal
the location of the final Giant, but shhhhh… don’t tell anybody else.

Giants of Mandurah sp 1

Ride the Giants

Or go on a guided e-bike tour with The Bike Kiosk Mandurah who will take you from one Giant to another! Enjoy the fresh air, don’t waste time at traffic lights and have fun! 

Giants of Mandurah sp 5

Jet Ski Hire

Speed across the estuary twice the size of Sydney Harbour on a jet ski with Stag Watersports.

Jet Ski Tours and Hire Mandurah

SUP & Kayak Hire

Soak up the Autumn sun whilst paddling on a stand up paddleboard (SUP) or lounging in your kayak supplied by Mandurah Boat Hire

SUP and Kayak Hire Mandurah

Play WA’s Golf Coast

Tee off by the coast at Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club or The Cut Golf Course, one of Australia’s 100 best golf courses.

Golf in Mandurah

Indoor Rock-Climbing Centre

Challenge yourself and have a climb at the Mandurah Indoor Rock-Climbing Centre.

Flying Experiences

Enjoy stunning aerial views on a scenic flight with the Royal Aero Club of WA from the Murrayfield Aerodrome. Or get the ultimate thrill of a lifetime on a tandem skydive with WA Skydive Academy over Mandurah Beach or Pinjarra.

Mandurah from the air

Foodies, rejoice! Indulge your taste buds and delight your senses with the delicious culinary experiences on offer in Mandurah. Make sure you have a big appetite (save the diet for Winter), because Autumn is proving to be a flavour-packed season.  

Winery Tour 

Organised by Kaleidoscope Tours, indulge in decadence with a tour to three wineries spread across Mandurah and the Peel region. Guided by one of the informative Kaleidoscope tour guides, it’s a wonderful way to learn about the land and understand the local area. Exquisite glasses of wine coupled with breathtaking landscapes, it’s a scenic and delicious day out!

craft-beer-and-wine-trail

Mandurah Cruises Murray River Lunch 

Sit back, relax and soak up the stunning scenery as you cruise through the Murray River. Mandurah Cruises will take you on a delightful journey through one of the last remaining major rivers that hasn’t been dammed. Enjoy a delicious lunch and take it easy on this popular cruise. 

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Enjoy fresh local seafood

Mandurah has a 100-year history as a seafood centre in Western Australia. It is home to an abundance of crabs, lobsters, crayfish and many other mouth-watering delicacies. See our top picks to enjoy fresh local seafood here.

Wild Seafood Experience Mandurah 1022

Eat and drink your way through Mandurah

There are so many great options to indulge your taste buds in Mandurah. This region is rich in fresh, local produce from the land and ocean. Renowned for its blue swimmer crabs and other excellent seafood, the region is also full of quality and award-winning pubs, restaurants, cafes, bakeries, breweries and wineries.

Eat and Drink in Mandurah

With so many exciting and wonderful events happening in Mandurah, you’ll be tempted to extend your stay! Plan your itinerary before your arrival and book in your activities. We look forward to seeing you down here this Summer. 

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There are so many big reasons to visit Mandurah this Summer. Check out our must-do experiences.

Give the kiddies (and you) a Summer to remember with one of the many exciting experiences on offer in Mandurah. From free events, interactive entertainment and educational experiences – the whole family will be eager to begin the adventure. Just make sure you bring along your camera, there’s going to be plenty of snap-worthy moments!

Giants of Mandurah

Come and see this iconic series of Thomas Dambo’s larger-than-life wooden sculptures make a home for themselves amongst picturesque, secret locations throughout Mandurah. The Giants of Mandurah is a free to view, outdoor exhibition that is a celebration of the unique diversity, extraordinary beauty and timely reminder of just how important it is to protect our natural environments such as Mandurah’s globally significant Ramsar-listed wetlands, unique waterways, bushland and wildlife!

Thomas Dambos Giants of Mandurah by FORM

Tourist Fun Train

Toot Toot! All aboard the Tourist Fun Train! Be sure to save you and your family a seat, this is the only road licensed, trackless train in the whole of Australia. With the capacity to hold 60 people, jump on board and enjoy the ride to Mandurah’s most popular attractions. 

Amaze Miniature Village 

Welcome to a fascinating world where everything is miniature! Lose yourself within the 70 miniature buildings, interactive model trains and 4 acres of beautifully manicured gardens. Mandurah’s Amaze Miniature Village will satisfy your curiosity and spark your imagination. Plus, enjoy complimentary mini golf on your visit!

Amaze Miniature Family Pass 02

Cruise & Splash 

The whole family will have a ball on this relaxed 2 hour cruise with Soulmate Charters where you will not only explore Mandurah’s waterways but can also enjoy a swim or float in a blow-up lounge. Try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding or just sit back and relax.

Soulmate Charters Cruise Splash Cruise

Explore on an e-scooter

Hire e-bikes or e-scooters from The Bike Kiosk and get active exploring the outdoors on one of the Mandurah Bike Trails.

Dolphin Cruise & Views

Watch our wild bottlenose dolphins play on the interactive Dolphin Cruise & Views tour with Mandurah Cruises.

08 Credit Mandurah Cruises Mandurah s Dolphin Babies

Pirate Ship

Attention all! Pirates have landed on the Mandurah foreshore! And they’re welcoming little rascals on their ship to play dress ups, sing chanteys, steer the wheel, ring the bell and stay on lookout for any oncoming ships. Join Pete Blackbeard and his crew and awaken your inner pirate.

mandurah pirate ship

Mandurah Instagram Trail

Discover Mandurah’s insta-worthy spots and take fun snaps walking the Mandurah Instagram Trail.

3dart pelican mandurah-1024x768

Fun indoor activities

Take the kids for a bounce at Inflatable World, Flip Out Mandurah or Giggle Zone.

Mandurah’s waterways hold a very important place in the environment and the local’s hearts. With the labyrinth of canals and winding rivers, the long stretches of coastline and awe-inspiring lakes there’s plenty to see and do with the water alone. Making a splash in one (or all) of the activities is simply a must!

Kwillena Gabi Estuary Pool

Located on Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore South Precinct, this unique circular estuary pool is enclosed by floating pontoons with a paved shady area and a little jetty, plus ramp access to the water. The pool is suitable for all ages as the maximum depth is just under 4.5m. The floating pontoons don’t have a net attached so wildlife is able to pass through the pool – you may even receive a visit from a dolphin!

Kwillena Gabi Estuary Pool Mandurah

Dolphin Tours

One of the (many) luxuries of visiting Mandurah is seeing dolphins on a daily basis! Grab a ticket for a Dolphin & Scenic Marine cruise to spot the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins playing around in their natural habitat and explore the impressive waterways that border the town. 

Dolphin and Scenic Marine Cruise Mandurah

Mandurah Cruises Murray River Lunch 

Sit back, relax and soak up the stunning scenery as you cruise through the Murray River. Mandurah Cruises will take you on a delightful journey through one of the last remaining major rivers that hasn’t been dammed. Enjoy a delicious lunch and take it easy on this popular cruise.

Murray River Lunch Cruise 1700x872 1

Eco BBQ Boats

Captain your own Mandurah Mini Cruise with Eco BBQ Boat Hire, exploring Mandurah’s stunning scenery alongside dolphins as you enjoy a beverage and a barbecue with friends. The donut-shaped design of these quirky boats is paired with an equally cool central barbecue and circular picnic table – and Mandurah is the only place in WA you can enjoy this unique experience!

Eco BBQ Boats

Cruise in  Style

Explore the Mandurah Waterways on Mandurah Boat Charters’ professionally-skippered, pet friendly (!) vessels. They’ve got comfortable 16 and 20-person pontoons that are perfect for bigger groups to spend an hour or even all day on the water – just grab some food and drinks to take with you before embarking!

Another great option for cruising around the Murray River and Peel Inlet is with Luxury Boutique Charters, offering more intimate and personal affairs capped at four people. Choose from the Breakfast & Birdsong morning cruise, Bubbles & Grazing Board lunch cruise or a Sunset & Tapas cruise.

Picnic on Luxury Boutique Boat Charters Mandurah

Boat Hire

As the original boat hire business in the area, Mandurah Boat Hire offers kayak and paddleboard hire as well as boat hire ranging from a 4-person dinghy to 12-person pontoon boats. A skipper’s ticket is not required to enjoy a day on one of their dinghies, pontoon boats, or luxury Sun Tracker-style boats. Sit at the helm and enjoy the scenery of Mandurah’s waterways while you sip on a cold drink and search for frolicking dolphins.

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Jet Ski Hire

Stag Watersports provide a fun, safe and exciting jet ski activity for everyone! No experience, license or understanding required. Simply rock up with a can-do attitude and the legendary crew at Stag Watersports will handle the rest. Fun for the whole family from as little as $60 per jet ski!

Jet-Skiing in Mandurah

Houseboats

Live out your dream by spending your stay on one of Mandurah’s Houseboats! Fully equipped with everything you need to explore the beauty of the Peel Inlet, Harvey Estuary and the Murray River. Choose to drop anchor and hide away in one of the many nature pockets along the river or, stop by the many restaurants, bars, parks and cafes central in Mandurah.

Mandurah Houseboats

Dolphins

See Western Australia’s largest residential population of Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins on a tour with Mandurah Cruises.

Dolphins Mandurah

Guided Nature Tours

For boutique and personalised tours, Salt and Bush Eco Tours take people on intimate nature walks and kayak tours, even star gazing tours. Naturalist guides Jamie and Base will share the wonder and awe of the natural world through geology, wildflower, kayaking and sailing tours.

Salt and Bush Eco Tours

Explore Yalgorup National Park. Stretching from south of Mandurah to Preston Beach, the park has ten elongated lakes, beautiful tuart and peppermint woodlands, walking trails, picnic spots and offers panoramic views of the beach, dunes and lakes.

Yalgorup National Park 01

Birdwatching

Walk along the estuary and spot waterbirds on the easy 2km nature walk at Len Howard Conservation Park in Erskine.

Len Howard Conservation Park Mandurah

Learn about Mandurah’s extensive wetland system on a guided nature walk with Ways to Nature at the Creery Wetlands where hundreds of migratory birds visit every year.

Creery Wetlands Mandurah

Explore Goegrup Lake, a rich habitat for shorebirds, on an accessibility-friendly 292 metre-long boardwalk with viewing nodes and interpretive panels describing the area’s environmental and Aboriginal cultural values.

Lake Goegrup Mandurah

Explore on two wheels

Hire an e-bike or e-scooter from The Bike Kiosk to explore Mandurah’s beautiful coastal cycle paths.

Cycling along the coast Mandurah

Kangaroos

If you want to see kangaroos grazing at dusk, head to Florida Beach or Melros Reserve in Dawesville where mobs of kangaroos are spotted every day. Remember to always use precaution and respect their space.

Melros Beach Reserve Mandurah

For the big and little adventurers, check out the thrilling family-friendly activities on offer! Try your luck on a SUP or surf board or take a ride on a jet ski or e-bike – the options for adventure are endless. 

Guided Nature Tours

Mandurah is a global biodiversity hotspot with open waterways, bushland reserves and the internationally recognised wetlands – there’s so much to see and do both on land and on water. Get the most out of your visit to Mandurah by booking a tour with Salt & Bush Eco Tours or Ways To Nature

Salt and Bush Eco Tours Kayak tours Mandurah

Giants of Mandurah

Go on an epic adventure! Enter the magical world of internationally renowned artist Thomas Dambo. The Giants of Mandurah is a free outdoor exhibition celebrating the extraordinary beauty and importance of protecting our natural world, including Mandurah’s globally significant Ramsar-listed wetlands, unique waterways, bushland and wildlife. Begin at Mandurah’s Visitor Centre and choose your own adventure on your journey to discovering each hidden Giant. Collect clues along the way to reveal
the location of the final Giant, but shhhhh… don’t tell anybody else.

Thomas Dambos Giants of Mandurah by FORM

Ride the Giants

Or go on a guided e-bike tour with The Bike Kiosk Mandurah who will take you from one Giant to another! Enjoy the fresh air, don’t waste time at traffic lights and have fun! 

Jet Ski Hire

Speed across the estuary twice the size of Sydney Harbour on a jet ski with Stag Watersports.

Jet Ski Tours and Hire Mandurah

SUP & Kayak Hire

Soak up the Autumn sun whilst paddling on a stand up paddleboard (SUP) or lounging in your kayak supplied by Mandurah Boat Hire

SUP and Kayak Hire Mandurah

Play WA’s Golf Coast

Tee off by the coast at Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club or The Cut Golf Course, one of Australia’s 100 best golf courses.

Golf in Mandurah

Indoor Rock-Climbing Centre

Challenge yourself and have a climb at the Mandurah Indoor Rock-Climbing Centre.

Flying Experiences

Enjoy stunning aerial views on a scenic flight with the Royal Aero Club of WA from the Murrayfield Aerodrome. Or get the ultimate thrill of a lifetime on a tandem skydive with WA Skydive Academy over Mandurah Beach or Pinjarra.

Mandurah from the air

Foodies, rejoice! Indulge your taste buds and delight your senses with the delicious culinary experiences on offer in Mandurah. Make sure you have a big appetite (save the diet for Winter), because Autumn is proving to be a flavour-packed season.  

Winery Tour 

Organised by Kaleidoscope Tours, indulge in decadence with a tour to three wineries spread across Mandurah and the Peel region. Guided by one of the informative Kaleidoscope tour guides, it’s a wonderful way to learn about the land and understand the local area. Exquisite glasses of wine coupled with breathtaking landscapes, it’s a scenic and delicious day out!

craft-beer-and-wine-trail

Mandurah Cruises Murray River Lunch 

Sit back, relax and soak up the stunning scenery as you cruise through the Murray River. Mandurah Cruises will take you on a delightful journey through one of the last remaining major rivers that hasn’t been dammed. Enjoy a delicious lunch and take it easy on this popular cruise. 

Murray River Lunch Cruise 1700x872 1

Enjoy fresh local seafood

Mandurah has a 100-year history as a seafood centre in Western Australia. It is home to an abundance of crabs, lobsters, crayfish and many other mouth-watering delicacies. See our top picks to enjoy fresh local seafood here.

Wild Seafood Experience Mandurah 1022

Eat and drink your way through Mandurah

There are so many great options to indulge your taste buds in Mandurah. This region is rich in fresh, local produce from the land and ocean. Renowned for its blue swimmer crabs and other excellent seafood, the region is also full of quality and award-winning pubs, restaurants, cafes, bakeries, breweries and wineries.

Eat and Drink in Mandurah

With so many exciting and wonderful events happening in Mandurah, you’ll be tempted to extend your stay! Plan your itinerary before your arrival and book in your activities. We look forward to seeing you down here this Summer. 

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Mandurah Crowned Top Tourism Town 2022

Mandurah was named the winner of the 2022 GWN7 Top Tourism Town Award at the 2022 Perth Airport WA Tourism Conference Dinner on 22nd June. Mandurah claimed the Gold Medal in the Top Tourism Town category, with Geraldton claiming Silver and Esperance taking out Bronze.

Mandurah is WA’s Top Tourism Town

Mandurah Crowned Top Tourism Town 2022

Mandurah was named the winner of the 2022 GWN7 Top Tourism Town Award at the 2022 Perth Airport WA Tourism Conference Dinner on 22nd June. Mandurah claimed the Gold Medal in the Top Tourism Town category, with Geraldton claiming Silver and Esperance taking out Bronze.

Mandurah has been crowned Western Australia’s Top Tourism Town at today’s 2022 GWN7 Top Tourism Town Awards.

Mayor Rhys Williams said Mandurah has always been a significant place in WA and is delighted to see it get the recognition it deserves.

“We are so proud to see Mandurah awarded Top Tourism Town for 2022,” said Mr Williams.

“Woven by waterways, Mandurah is a city with a village heart. Blessed with endless stretches of pristine coastline, tree lined walkways, plenty of attractions and safe swimming beaches; Mandurah is the perfect family holiday destination and it’s truly wonderful to see it recognised as such.”

The GWN7 Top Tourism Town Awards recognise and reward towns in Western Australia that demonstrate a strong commitment to encouraging tourism and increasing visitation to the destination. Mandurah competed against Collie, Esperance, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Karratha and Kununurra for the top spot.

Mandurah Top Tourism Town 2022
Image: City of Mandurah

Visit Mandurah General Manager, Anita Kane, said the recognition came at the perfect time.

“Over the last few years, Western Australians have explored their State and Mandurah has fast become a much-loved tourism destination,” said Ms Kane.

“Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, long-running tourism operators have launched new products and news attractions have opened their doors. As such, Mandurah has become a major competitor in the tourism industry and this award acknowledges this,” said Ms Kane.

With an estuary twice the size of Sydney Harbour, Mandurah is one of Australia’s most spectacular playgrounds for boating, fishing and wildlife watching. The Mandurah Estuary and Peel Inlet provide endless water-based activities including riding waterbikes, floating on BBQ boats, SUP Yoga, houseboating and many more.

This is the second time Mandurah has been awarded Top Tourism Town. In 2017, Mandurah competed against Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Albany.

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Best ways to enjoy Mandurah’s waterways

Here’s the best ways to enjoy Mandurah’s magical waterways, only an hour south of Perth,

Best ways to enjoy Mandurah’s waterways

Here’s how to enjoy Mandurah’s magical waterways

With an estuary twice the size of Sydney Harbour, and a collection of winding rivers, pretty lakes and long stretches of coastline, why wouldn’t you immerse yourself in Mandurah’s water life?

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Nature Bucket List

Take your pick from our list of top nature experiences in Mandurah and surrounds,

Top Nature Experiences

Your Nature Bucket List for Mandurah

The vast open blue skies, pristine forests and stunning waterways of the region make it the perfect destination to immerse yourself in nature. Wonder at world-class natural beauty and easily spot native wildlife as you explore by water or land.

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Top things to do in Winter in Mandurah

There’s so much to love about Winter in Mandurah! Mandurah is here to showcase the best activities this Winter for each and everyone.

Top things to do in Mandurah this Winter

Winter in Mandurah – Beat the Winter Blues

Whether it’s outside or inside, you’ll discover there are plenty of things for everyone to enjoy during winter in Mandurah and surrounds. Here are our top things to do in Mandurah this winter.

Just because Winter has arrived doesn’t mean you have to hibernate at home waiting for the warmer weather to come back. Grab your family or special someone, jump in the car (or on the train) and visit Mandurah. These glassy winter days here are just magical.

Create lasting family memories this winter. From free events, interactive entertainment and educational experiences – there are many exciting things to do in Mandurah this winter. Just make sure you bring along your camera, there’s going to be plenty of snap-worthy moments!

Tourist Fun Train

Toot Toot! All aboard the Tourist Fun Train! Be sure to save you and your family a seat, this is the only road licensed, trackless train in the whole of Australia. With the capacity to hold 60 people, jump on board and enjoy the ride to Mandurah’s most popular attractions. 

Amaze Miniature Village 

Welcome to a fascinating world where everything is miniature! Lose yourself within the 70 miniature buildings, interactive model trains and 4 acres of beautifully manicured gardens. Mandurah’s Amaze Miniature Village will satisfy your curiosity and spark your imagination. Plus, enjoy complimentary mini golf on your visit!

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Dolphin Tours

One of the (many) luxuries of visiting Mandurah is seeing dolphins on a daily basis! Grab a ticket for a Dolphin & Scenic Marine cruise to spot the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins playing around in their natural habitat and explore the impressive waterways that border the town. 

Pirate Ship

Attention all! Pirates have landed on the Mandurah foreshore! And they’re welcoming little rascals on their ship to play dress ups, sing chanteys, steer the wheel, ring the bell and stay on lookout for any oncoming ships. Join Pete Blackbeard and his crew and awaken your inner pirate. 

mandurah pirate ship

Zookeeper 4 A Day

Does your family love animals? So do we! Join us for an interactive experience with the Zookeeper 4A Day program. This is an unforgettable program that will get you up close and personal with some of Australia’s favourite animals at Ranger Red’s Zoo. Tasmanian Devils, koalas, kangaroos, snakes, ferrets, lizards and a variety of bird species – discover a newfound appreciation for the impressive wildlife found in Mandurah and WA.

Skating in Mandurah

Get your skates on! Mandurah’s Ice Skating Rink is a great winter activity for the indoors from 1st July – 17th July 2022. Whether you are new to skating or a pro, there is something for everyone. And to top it all off, there will even be an ice slide! This magical winter wonderland is a must-visit destination, perfect for the whole family.

Skating in Mandurah 2022

Get Playing in Smart Street Mall

Enjoy some free games in Smart Street Mall. Suitable for all ages, hop, sip and jump into it. Fall back in love with childhood favourites, suggest new additions, make up your own rules, and challenge new and old friends to a friendly competition. Here for a limited time and changing installations, the selection of stores, food and services in Smart Street Mall means there’s always something new to discover.

More Fun

Find more inspiration on how to keep the kids entertained these school holidays by clicking here.

Mandurah is woven by waterways and the glassy conditions you get in winter are just magical. With the labyrinth of canals and winding rivers, the long stretches of coastline and awe-inspiring lakes there’s plenty to see and do with the water alone. Making a splash in one (or all) of the activities is simply a must!

Mandurah Cruises Murray River Lunch 

Sit back, relax and soak up the stunning scenery as you cruise through the Murray River. Mandurah Cruises will take you on a delightful journey through one of the last remaining major rivers that hasn’t been dammed. Enjoy a delicious lunch and take it easy on this popular cruise.

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Boat Hire & Private Charters

Mandurah is often called Australia’s Venice for its hidden canals and impressive waterways. If you’re visiting the city, then exploring by boat is essential. Choose to either be guided on a cruise or choose your own journey with our self-drive boat hire. For those looking for a private charter, check out Mandurah Boat Charters, Soulmate Charters or Luxury Boutique Boat Charters.

For the adventurers looking to take things in their own hands Mandurah Boat Hire and Eco BBQ Boats will sort you out. 

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Mandurah Boat Hire

House Boats

Live out your dream by spending your stay on one of Mandurah’s House Boats! Fully equipped with everything you need to explore the beauty of the Peel Inlet, Harvey Estuary and the Murray River. Choose to drop anchor and hide away in one of the many nature pockets along the river or, stop by the many restaurants, bars, parks and cafes central in Mandurah.

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Mandurah Houseboats

Foodies, rejoice! Indulge your taste buds and delight your senses with the delicious culinary experiences on offer in Mandurah. Make sure you have a big appetite because Winter is proving to be a flavour-packed season. 

Boundary Island Brewery

Enjoy a pint of one (or two… maybe three) of Boundary Island Brewery‘s delicious craft beers, brewed on site, taking in beautiful estuary views. Born from two Mandurah families who love great beer, beautiful food and a great atmosphere summer or winter, Boundary Island Brewery is a ‘must’ for all lovers of good food, beer and wine. You can get to the brewery by boat, car, bus, foot or bike enjoying Mandurah’s unique lifestyle.

Boundary Island Brewery Mandurah

Craft Beer and Wine Trail

These cooler days make for even better exploring. Why not follow our epic Mandurah and Peel Region Craft Beer and Wine Trail and enjoy some locally made drinks with your mates?

The craft beers and wine from our region are somewhat unassuming but they certainly won’t disappoint any lover of locally made beer and wine. This trail pins together seven of the region’s best beer and wine offerings, providing an authentically local experience – enjoyed at your own pace.

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Winery Tour 

Organised by Kaleidoscope Tours, indulge in decadence with a tour to three wineries spread across Mandurah and the Peel region. Guided by one of the informative Kaleidoscope tour guides, it’s a wonderful way to learn about the land and understand the local area. Exquisite glasses of wine coupled with breathtaking landscapes, it’s a scenic and delicious day out!

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Peel Produce Market

There’s just something about local produce that is unmatchable. Join the local area at the Peel Produce Market every Saturday as nearby farms and growers share their seasonal fruits and veggies. Remember to bring along your reusable bags to fill up with fresh produce.  

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For the big and little adventurers, check out the thrilling family friendly activities on offer! Try your luck on a SUP board or take a ride on a mountain bike – the options for adventure are endless. 

Hire an e-Bike or e-Scooter

Hands down the best way to travel in Mandurah – hire an eBike or eScooter from the Bike Kiosk to take you from one activity to another! Enjoy the fresh air, don’t waste time at traffic lights and have fun! Psst… and make sure to keep an eye out for the incredible street artwork that is sprinkled throughout the town on buildings, walls and bus stops. 

Mountain Biking and Cycling

Mandurah and surrounds are spoiled with exciting mountain bike trails and cycling paths catered to all skill levels. From the iconic Bridges Loop ride in Mandurah to the more difficult Turner Hill Trail in Dwellingup – there’s plenty to choose from for your biking route. 

Guided Nature Tours

Mandurah is a global biodiversity hotspot with open waterways, bushland reserves and the internationally recognised wetlands – there’s so much to see and do both on land and on water. Get the most out of your visit to Mandurah by booking a tour with Salt & Bush Eco Tours or Ways To Nature.

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 SUP & Kayak Hire

Soak up the Winter sun whilst paddling on a stand up paddleboard (SUP) or lounging in your Kayak supplied by Mandurah Boat Hire. Glide through the glassy water and be relaxed by nature.

Mandurah is also renowned for its incredible art and culture. Explore the many art spaces and galleries in town. 

Art galleries

It’s amazing to think that most of the art galleries in Mandurah are all free! Home to impressive talent, Mandurah art galleries showcase some of the best artworks in WA. Visit the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery for seasonal exhibitions, Black Stump gallery for an exhibition on Mandurah’s own Emma Blyth and Contemporary Art Spaces (CASM) for recent graduates and emerging artists.

‘Welcome to country’ wall artwork 

Inside the Mandurah Visitor Center itself is a breathtaking piece of artwork from Bindjareb Boodja artists Peta and Corey Ugle. Telling the story of Mandurah, its beautiful waterways and abundant wildlife – this piece of artwork is simply not to be missed. 

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Emma Blyth at her Blackstump Gallery located inside the Mandurah Visitor Centre

Mandurah Art Trails

Take a stroll through the colourful streets throughout Mandurah. Inspired by the natural beauty that is at the heart of Mandurah’s culture, the artwork varies from 3D illusion paintings from Jenny McCracken, the 100% recycled bike rack sculpture by Gary Aitken and lots more magnificent artistic surprises. Choose to walk along either Mandurah’s light blue or dark blue trail. 

3D crab art painting in Mandurah
3D crab art painting on Mandurah Bridge | Image: John Taylor

With so many exciting and wonderful events happening in Mandurah, you’ll be tempted to plan a weekend getaway! Plan your itinerary and book in your activities. We look forward to seeing you down here this Winter

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Just because Winter has arrived doesn’t mean you have to hibernate at home waiting for the warmer weather to come back. Grab your family or special someone, jump in the car (or on the train) and visit Mandurah. These glassy winter days here are just magical.

Create lasting family memories this winter. From free events, interactive entertainment and educational experiences – there are many exciting things to do in Mandurah this winter. Just make sure you bring along your camera, there’s going to be plenty of snap-worthy moments!

Tourist Fun Train

Toot Toot! All aboard the Tourist Fun Train! Be sure to save you and your family a seat, this is the only road licensed, trackless train in the whole of Australia. With the capacity to hold 60 people, jump on board and enjoy the ride to Mandurah’s most popular attractions. 

Amaze Miniature Village 

Welcome to a fascinating world where everything is miniature! Lose yourself within the 70 miniature buildings, interactive model trains and 4 acres of beautifully manicured gardens. Mandurah’s Amaze Miniature Village will satisfy your curiosity and spark your imagination. Plus, enjoy complimentary mini golf on your visit!

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Dolphin Tours

One of the (many) luxuries of visiting Mandurah is seeing dolphins on a daily basis! Grab a ticket for a Dolphin & Scenic Marine cruise to spot the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins playing around in their natural habitat and explore the impressive waterways that border the town. 

Pirate Ship

Attention all! Pirates have landed on the Mandurah foreshore! And they’re welcoming little rascals on their ship to play dress ups, sing chanteys, steer the wheel, ring the bell and stay on lookout for any oncoming ships. Join Pete Blackbeard and his crew and awaken your inner pirate. 

mandurah pirate ship

Zookeeper 4 A Day

Does your family love animals? So do we! Join us for an interactive experience with the Zookeeper 4A Day program. This is an unforgettable program that will get you up close and personal with some of Australia’s favourite animals at Ranger Red’s Zoo. Tasmanian Devils, koalas, kangaroos, snakes, ferrets, lizards and a variety of bird species – discover a newfound appreciation for the impressive wildlife found in Mandurah and WA.

Skating in Mandurah

Get your skates on! Mandurah’s Ice Skating Rink is a great winter activity for the indoors from 1st July – 17th July 2022. Whether you are new to skating or a pro, there is something for everyone. And to top it all off, there will even be an ice slide! This magical winter wonderland is a must-visit destination, perfect for the whole family.

Skating in Mandurah 2022

Get Playing in Smart Street Mall

Enjoy some free games in Smart Street Mall. Suitable for all ages, hop, sip and jump into it. Fall back in love with childhood favourites, suggest new additions, make up your own rules, and challenge new and old friends to a friendly competition. Here for a limited time and changing installations, the selection of stores, food and services in Smart Street Mall means there’s always something new to discover.

More Fun

Find more inspiration on how to keep the kids entertained these school holidays by clicking here.

Mandurah is woven by waterways and the glassy conditions you get in winter are just magical. With the labyrinth of canals and winding rivers, the long stretches of coastline and awe-inspiring lakes there’s plenty to see and do with the water alone. Making a splash in one (or all) of the activities is simply a must!

Mandurah Cruises Murray River Lunch 

Sit back, relax and soak up the stunning scenery as you cruise through the Murray River. Mandurah Cruises will take you on a delightful journey through one of the last remaining major rivers that hasn’t been dammed. Enjoy a delicious lunch and take it easy on this popular cruise.

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Boat Hire & Private Charters

Mandurah is often called Australia’s Venice for its hidden canals and impressive waterways. If you’re visiting the city, then exploring by boat is essential. Choose to either be guided on a cruise or choose your own journey with our self-drive boat hire. For those looking for a private charter, check out Mandurah Boat Charters, Soulmate Charters or Luxury Boutique Boat Charters.

For the adventurers looking to take things in their own hands Mandurah Boat Hire and Eco BBQ Boats will sort you out. 

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Mandurah Boat Hire

House Boats

Live out your dream by spending your stay on one of Mandurah’s House Boats! Fully equipped with everything you need to explore the beauty of the Peel Inlet, Harvey Estuary and the Murray River. Choose to drop anchor and hide away in one of the many nature pockets along the river or, stop by the many restaurants, bars, parks and cafes central in Mandurah.

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Mandurah Houseboats

Foodies, rejoice! Indulge your taste buds and delight your senses with the delicious culinary experiences on offer in Mandurah. Make sure you have a big appetite because Winter is proving to be a flavour-packed season. 

Boundary Island Brewery

Enjoy a pint of one (or two… maybe three) of Boundary Island Brewery‘s delicious craft beers, brewed on site, taking in beautiful estuary views. Born from two Mandurah families who love great beer, beautiful food and a great atmosphere summer or winter, Boundary Island Brewery is a ‘must’ for all lovers of good food, beer and wine. You can get to the brewery by boat, car, bus, foot or bike enjoying Mandurah’s unique lifestyle.

Boundary Island Brewery Mandurah

Craft Beer and Wine Trail

These cooler days make for even better exploring. Why not follow our epic Mandurah and Peel Region Craft Beer and Wine Trail and enjoy some locally made drinks with your mates?

The craft beers and wine from our region are somewhat unassuming but they certainly won’t disappoint any lover of locally made beer and wine. This trail pins together seven of the region’s best beer and wine offerings, providing an authentically local experience – enjoyed at your own pace.

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Winery Tour 

Organised by Kaleidoscope Tours, indulge in decadence with a tour to three wineries spread across Mandurah and the Peel region. Guided by one of the informative Kaleidoscope tour guides, it’s a wonderful way to learn about the land and understand the local area. Exquisite glasses of wine coupled with breathtaking landscapes, it’s a scenic and delicious day out!

craft-beer-and-wine-trail

Peel Produce Market

There’s just something about local produce that is unmatchable. Join the local area at the Peel Produce Market every Saturday as nearby farms and growers share their seasonal fruits and veggies. Remember to bring along your reusable bags to fill up with fresh produce.  

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For the big and little adventurers, check out the thrilling family friendly activities on offer! Try your luck on a SUP board or take a ride on a mountain bike – the options for adventure are endless. 

Hire an e-Bike or e-Scooter

Hands down the best way to travel in Mandurah – hire an eBike or eScooter from the Bike Kiosk to take you from one activity to another! Enjoy the fresh air, don’t waste time at traffic lights and have fun! Psst… and make sure to keep an eye out for the incredible street artwork that is sprinkled throughout the town on buildings, walls and bus stops. 

Mountain Biking and Cycling

Mandurah and surrounds are spoiled with exciting mountain bike trails and cycling paths catered to all skill levels. From the iconic Bridges Loop ride in Mandurah to the more difficult Turner Hill Trail in Dwellingup – there’s plenty to choose from for your biking route. 

Guided Nature Tours

Mandurah is a global biodiversity hotspot with open waterways, bushland reserves and the internationally recognised wetlands – there’s so much to see and do both on land and on water. Get the most out of your visit to Mandurah by booking a tour with Salt & Bush Eco Tours or Ways To Nature.

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 SUP & Kayak Hire

Soak up the Winter sun whilst paddling on a stand up paddleboard (SUP) or lounging in your Kayak supplied by Mandurah Boat Hire. Glide through the glassy water and be relaxed by nature.

Mandurah is also renowned for its incredible art and culture. Explore the many art spaces and galleries in town. 

Art galleries

It’s amazing to think that most of the art galleries in Mandurah are all free! Home to impressive talent, Mandurah art galleries showcase some of the best artworks in WA. Visit the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery for seasonal exhibitions, Black Stump gallery for an exhibition on Mandurah’s own Emma Blyth and Contemporary Art Spaces (CASM) for recent graduates and emerging artists.

‘Welcome to country’ wall artwork 

Inside the Mandurah Visitor Center itself is a breathtaking piece of artwork from Bindjareb Boodja artists Peta and Corey Ugle. Telling the story of Mandurah, its beautiful waterways and abundant wildlife – this piece of artwork is simply not to be missed. 

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Emma Blyth at her Blackstump Gallery located inside the Mandurah Visitor Centre

Mandurah Art Trails

Take a stroll through the colourful streets throughout Mandurah. Inspired by the natural beauty that is at the heart of Mandurah’s culture, the artwork varies from 3D illusion paintings from Jenny McCracken, the 100% recycled bike rack sculpture by Gary Aitken and lots more magnificent artistic surprises. Choose to walk along either Mandurah’s light blue or dark blue trail. 

3D crab art painting in Mandurah
3D crab art painting on Mandurah Bridge | Image: John Taylor

With so many exciting and wonderful events happening in Mandurah, you’ll be tempted to plan a weekend getaway! Plan your itinerary and book in your activities. We look forward to seeing you down here this Winter

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Mandurah’s Top Notch Experiences

Sorted out your Easter holiday plans yet? With a four day break from the daily grind, it pays to think about where you’ll spend it.

Our Top Notch Experiences

Here comes your Must See and Do List for Mandurah

It’s time to get excited about being out in Mandurah again. Because there is plenty to amuse and entertain you and we’re itching to show you how we’ve grown into a destination of water wonderment.

You’ll find there is a new level of adventure, a refreshed meaning to ‘day trip’ with recent revamps and a tribe of new players to check out. Whether you want to see the sights from the Mandurah Estuary, discover a favourite with fresh eyes or explore the natural beauty of the region, here’s a few suggestions to get you thinking and planning.

Release the water-lover in you

Spending time on the waterways is the most popular pastime in Mandurah, and joining a boat cruise is the best way to do this.

Mandurah Cruises have a number of different tours available, all with commentary. One of the most popular boat cruise is the Dolphin & Scenic Marine Cruise where you will discover the unique marine world that Mandurah is so famous for, on an interactive 1 hour cruise through the city’s calm, inland waterways.

Spot playful wild dolphins as they feed, rest and play in their natural environment. Mandurah is home to Western Australia’s largest population of residential Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins – around 120 dolphins reside here! Mandurah’s waterways are teeming with marine life including blue manna crabs and crayfish. Watch the tour guide  how to catch these iconic creatures and see them up close in the onboard live tank.

You can opt to explore the estuary, the canals and beyond at your own pace by organising a boat charter. Soulmate Charters and Mandurah Boat Charters offer a unique experiences with personalised charters of up to 12 or up to 20 people.

If you prefer to explore the waterways at your own pace, hire dinghy or pontoon boats for up to 12 people from Mandurah Boat Hire. A skipper’s ticket is not required.

Another leisurely way to explore is on a self-drive, circular boat from Eco BBQ Boats, where you can cook a barbecue or enjoy a picnic with friends on board as you float around the marina and canals.

Salt & Bush Eco Tours can take you a little further inland on a guided kayak tour with easy foot peddled kayak. You can even try your hand at a sailing kayak, experiencing the wind blowing through your hair as you glide silently along the water with not a care in the world.

New to town is Mandurah Waterbikes, the coolest way to get around on the water is by riding it. These catamaran cycles can be hired for a minimum of 30 minutes so you can cycle your way around Mandjar Bay, check out the amazing waterfront properties nearby and spend time with the playful dolphins.

Land-based Experiences

Those who’d like to keep their feet dry can discover Mandurah on the Visitor Centre’s 1.5 hour free guided walking tour around Mandjar Bay and the Eastern Foreshore.

Follow the Mandurah Instagram Trail and look out for the larger-than-life, colourful 3D art pieces along the foreshore and into Mandurah’s Dolphin Quay precinct.

Or hire an e-bike or e-scooter from The Bike Kiosk to explore Mandurah’s beautiful coastal cycle paths.

Explore the great outdoors and learn about Mandurah’s waterways and wildlife on a guided walking tour with Ways to Nature. Tours are operated by zoologist Sarah Way, around the beautiful reserves of the Peel-Yalgorup Wetlands.

For boutique and personalised tours, Salt and Bush Eco Tours take you on intimate nature walks and kayak tours, even star gazing tours. Naturalist guides Jamie and Base will share the wonder and awe of the natural world through geology, wildflower, kayaking and sailing tours.

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How the Locals like it – Myrianthe Riddy

I arrived in WA in 2016 with my young family in search of a sea change. I was instantly drawn to Mandurah because of its laid back vibes and beautiful waterways.

How the locals like it

Myrianthe Riddy,
Owner Mandurah Cruises

Less than an hour’s drive from Perth you’ll find Western Australia’s largest regional city. But it’s not the size that attracts visitors to this coastal town. Just ask Myrianthe Riddy, owner of Mandurah Cruises. She’s travelled and worked all over the world, but the place she chose to call home is Mandurah.

Myrianthe Riddy Visit Mandurah Board

I arrived in WA in 2016 with my young family from Qatar in search of a sea change. I was instantly drawn to Mandurah because of its laid back vibes, warmth and the natural beauty of its waterways.

My husband and I were looking for somewhere we could raise our children. After working many years in the oil and gas industry overseas, we wanted to shake up our lifestyle and have more flexibility to spend time with our kids.

We knew we wanted to run our own business. My husband had boating in his blood, and we love being on the water. An opportunity to purchase Mandurah Cruises was too good to pass up and we’ve been here ever since.

What I love about Mandurah is the sense of community and connectedness – regardless if you’re a resident or just visiting. Everyone here is so friendly and makes you feel welcomed, it’s just so easy and relaxing.

Mandurah’s waterways are twice the size of Sydney Harbour! It’s hard to explain the feeling when you’re out there, the waters are calm, it’s very peaceful and deserted (except for the dolphins). You get the sense you’ve been transported to another place.

I always feel safe taking my kids out on the water here. Living within walking distance of the beach is great too, and Mandurah has some great surfing spots that don’t get too crowded. It’s the best place to learn how to surf – the surf program here is first class.

Mandurah is home to around 100 bottlenose dolphins. They’re such a playful and friendly bunch that you’ll often spot them getting up to mischief while on one of our dolphin cruises. They especially love to surf alongside the vessel! I have a soft spot for Nicky. She’s the matriarch of the dolphins and the most recognisable due to her cut-off fin.

Although I love being on the water and the amazing beaches that stretch for miles, I do enjoy taking time out going bush, exploring the national parks and discovering the many walking trails. My favourite trail is at Island Point Reserve. It’s at the far end of the estuary and it’s a great area to explore – even after dark on a guided nocturnal walk.

If you had to pick a time to visit, come during the festive season. The city embraces Christmas like you wouldn’t believe. The Mandurah canals, or modern day Venice as the locals call it, come alive with Christmas lights. It’s an experience unlike any other, and I would go as far to say we’re one of the only places in the world where residents put on such a massive display on the water. We have thousands of visitors who come especially to see the spectacle every year on our Christmas Lights Cruise.

Mandurah has come a long way from being known as WA’s crabbing destination. The city is thriving with arts and culture, plenty of things to see and do and incredible natural encounters that are waiting to be explored.

MYRIANTHE’S TIPS ON WHERE TO HEAD OUT

The foodie scene here is constantly evolving and it’s hard to keep up! My go-to place for a coffee is Mataya. Without fail, I always order the gnocchi at Flic’s Kitchen and if I’m heading out with friends, you’re sure to find me at Bar Therapy. I also love the new distillery Little Stiller.

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How the Locals like it – Ian MacPherson

There’s nothing more relaxing than getting out on the ocean and in Mandurah being relaxed by nature is what it’s all about.

How the locals like it

Ian ‘Wooly’ MacPherson,
Owner Star Surf + Skate

There’s nothing more relaxing than getting out on the ocean and in Mandurah being relaxed by nature is what it’s all about.

Ian Wooly MacPherson
Photo: Dylan O'Brien

Local surfer Ian ‘Wooly’ Macpherson wouldn’t have it any other way. He’s been surfing in Mandurah since he was a little tacker.

If he’s not chasing the best break, he’s teaching others how to surf, coaching aspiring pro surfers and sharing tips on land at his surf shop – Star Surf + Skate.

Sure, the South West is known for its surf, but Mandurah has loads of popular surfing spots to rival, making it a perfect day trip for Perth surfers.

And the best time to hit the surf is now!

Wooly says ideal surf conditions occur between autumn and spring, with winter the best time due to large storms bringing swells to the WA coast.

We checked in with the local surfing legend to discover more about the Mandurah surfing scene and why we should all pick up a board and learn to surf.

I started surfing when I was around 9 or 10 years old at Avalon Bay. My parents’ property was a small stroll from Avalon and my mum was a swimmer, so we spent a lot of time at the beach during the 70s and 80s.

I started off on a ‘foamie’ – a small coolite surfboard made of polystyrene beaded-foam. I remember painting it with house paint so I wouldn’t get a rash. I soon progressed to a second-hand fibreglass ‘single fin’ board and found myself learning at the little rolling lefts of Falcon Bay.

Ian MacPherson

When I was 12 years old, I joined the Mandurah Board Riders Club and I’ve been a member pretty much ever since.

Surfing has made up a massive part of my life and has moulded me into the person I am today.

All the places I have travelled evolve around the surf and most of my work has been in and around the surf industry since I was a teen. The feeling of being submerged in the ocean, riding waves is unmatched anywhere in any other sport.

Mandurah has been good to me growing up and having the beach on my doorstep. The local community has been very supportive of my surf school and surf shop since we started.

Surfing is all about fun. Surfing increases your fitness, strength, balance and flexibility (we stretch before every class). Spending time in and around the ocean positively impacts your health and the more you do it, the more your confidence in the ocean increases.

Ready to hit the surf? Give it a go in Mandurah!

WOOLY’S FAVOURITE SURFING SPOT IN MANDURAH

My favourite spot is Geary’s – named after a City Beach surfer, Ray Geary. He built a shack there and at 80 years of age he still lives there today!

Geary’s a wave that doesn’t break very often and needs a big swell to start to work properly. It gets very crowded with keen surfers these days, but I have very fond memories of days out there as a teenager surfing with just a few mates.

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How to spend summer in Mandurah

Dreaming of a day trip or relaxing weekend away? If you’re looking for the ultimate short break, there’s nothing quite like Summer in Mandurah to soak up the laidback vibes and take in the fresh coastal air. Heavenly.

6 Ways to Spend Summer in Mandurah

6 ultimate ways to spend summer in Mandurah

Dreaming of a day trip or a relaxing weekend away? If you’re looking for the ultimate short break this summer, there’s nothing quite like Mandurah to soak up the laidback vibes and take in the fresh coastal air. Heavenly.

We’ve got your water play covered including all the fun holiday things you’d expect on a summer vacay. And it’s super easy to get to from Perth! Mandurah’s just a short 1-hour drive south down the main drag (Kwinana Freeway). Or, if you’re coming back from down south, it’s the perfect pitstop to extend your little getaway.

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The ultimate scene to sail

Mandurah Packages

Play skipper for the day and explore Mandurah’s waterways at your own pace. Whether you’re cruising or casting a line, you’re in for a treat. And there’s no shortage of options. Mandurah Boat Hire offer everything from GPS tracked dinghies, pontoon boats and luxury sun tracker-style boats.

If you’re up for something a little different, enjoy the 360-degree views on a deluxe Eco BBQ Boat – so much fun! Planning to stay a few days? Hire out a houseboat, complete with a spa on deck.

Best of all, there’s no skippers ticket required to sail on any of these vessels.

The ultimate place for paddling

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Mandurah’s aquatic wonderland is perfect for stand up paddle boarding (SUP). If you’re a beginner, there’s plenty of sheltered waters to give paddling a go. Once you get over the wobbles, you can choose a trail and explore to your heart’s content. Or, until your core gets sore! Glide past multi-million dollar mansions, marvel at the impressive birdlife and if you’re lucky, our resident dolphins might join you for the ride!

Don’t have your own equipment? No worries! There’s plenty of places you can hire a SUP.

SEE

The ultimate spot for social gatherings

With Mandurah’s dolphins of course! And it’s the best time of the year for it too. Set sail on a dolphin cruise where you’re likely to spot this playful bunch frolicking through the waterways. You might even catch one surfing by the boat.

Keen to go it alone? Jump on a waterbike, kayak or canoe to really get up close and personal with these friendly curious creatures. You just never know when they’ll pop up beside you!

The ultimate destination for discovery

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For a truly unique experience, head to Lake Clifton in Yalgorup National Park. It’s here among the shallows you’ll find one of the world’s largest thrombolite reefs. Extremely rare on Earth, these incredible living rocks are around 2,000 years old. Scientists believe these micro-organisms were among the first life forms.

You can view this phenomena via the purpose built observation boardwalk, but the best way to experience the thrombolites and learn about their significance is on a guided tour.

Indulge

The ultimate setting for seafood

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Mandurah is renowned for its seafood, home to an abundance of crabs, lobsters, crayfish and many other mouth-watering ocean delicacies.

Culinary seafood options are aplenty! Our favourites include Flics Kitchen, Redmanna Waterfront Restaurant and the Oyster Bar. If you’re on the hunt for fresh sustainably caught seafood to cook back at your accommodation, look no further than Wattsies Place.

The ultimate chance to cheers

Want to put your feet up and let someone else do the driving? Hit up Kaleidoscope Tours for a full day of fun. There’s something here for everyone, whether you’re a lover of wines, partial to a beer paddle or want a change of scenery, these guys have it all. They can even create a custom tour for you if you’re after something extra special.

STAY

The ultimate for rest and relaxation

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Take the guesswork out of where to stay with these great package deals. We have accommodation packages available for families, mid-week escapes, girls’ trips and romantic escapes. Just pick your dates, pack your bags and we’ll see you soon.

Short summer breaks here we come! Although we won’t be surprised if you want to stay longer.

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