10 Affordable Family-Friendly Activities

If you’re popping down to visit the much-hyped Giants of Mandurah, or just looking for fun day trip ideas with the fam, check out our 10 fun family activities that won’t break the bank.

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10 Affordable Family-Friendly Activities Around Mandurah

by Troy Mutton for PerthisOK!

In case you missed the memo, Mandurah is poppin’ right now with so many BIG reasons to visit!

Along with winning a host of tourism awards over the last two years including Australia’s Top Tourism Town 2023, the coastal city continues to expand its offerings, including the much-hyped Giants Of Mandurah attraction, which has been capturing the imagination of people from all over the state.
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Little Lui by Thomas Dambo, Parklands

The Giants of Mandurah are the latest addition to WA’s ultimate aquatic playground, one that features vast stretches of beautiful beaches and lovely inland waterways and an array of fun and unique activities to enjoy.

Indeed, it’s an epic spot to take the whole family – including a heap of activities that won’t break the bank, just like the 10 we’ve listed below:

Pirate Ship Cruise

Sure you could drift around the waterways of Mandurah on a normal old boat, but if you ask us conquering the canals aboard a pirate ship is way, way cooler. This 45 minute cruise is great for all the family, and kids can have a go at steering the wheel, shooting water cannons and ringing the bell while you can sit back and relax, making sure to keep an eye out for bottlenose dolphins. A family ticket will only set you back $75.

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The Pirate Cruise

Dolphin Views & Cruise

Speaking of dolphins, your best chance at spotting Mandurah’s beloved bottlenoses is aboard Mandurah Cruises’ Dolphin Cruise & Views Tour. The one-hour scenic voyage explores the waterways of Mandurah with guides giving you the lowdown on Mandurah history, heritage landmarks and coastal sites along the way. Along with dolphins you’ll also spot an array of amazing waterbirds, grab a drink from the licensed bar and more. Family passes are $88, and come with a guarantee – if you don’t see a dolphin on your trip you can come back any time in the next year for free!

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Dolphin Cruise & Views, Mandurah Cruises

The Bike Kiosk

While cruising Mandurah’s waterways is a lot of fun, it can be equally as cool to explore Mandurah on land, and one of the most fun ways to do so is on an e-scooter or e-bike. The Bike Kiosk is located next to the Mandurah Visitor Centre and you can choose from a range of e-rideables to suit all preferences and experience levels.

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Riding e-scooters along Mandurah's Eastern Foreshore

Amaze Miniature Park

It might be called the Miniature Park, but Amaze is so big you might need a whole day to tackle it all! The centrepiece is of course the 70 miniature buildings on display complete with interactive model trains, manicured lawns and even a replica of Perth’s famed Blue Boat Shed. There’s also the 1000 square metre hedge maze to get lost in, mini golf (included free with admission), shaded playground, the Tiny Teapot Café, and an incredible LEGO Exhibit as well.

The best part? Family passes are only $50.

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Mandurah Boat Hire

Explore the wonders of boating life with Mandurah Boat Hire, offering an affordable and exciting experience for the whole family! Be your own captain and cruise through the picturesque waterways of Mandurah and keep an eye out for playful dolphins along the journey. Renting a 4-person dinghy is hassle-free and budget-friendly, priced at just $105 for a delightful 1.5-hour adventure.

Boat Hire Mandurah

Peel Produce Market

When you’re road tripping away from Perth there’s nothing better than finding a fresh farmers market with goods direct from the source, and that’s exactly what you’ll get at the Peel Produce Market, every Saturday morning from 8am-midday. There’s always plenty of free kids activities happening around the market to keep them busy while you stock up for the pantry or a picnic lunch.

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Kids activities at Peel Produce Market

Mandurah Skate Park + Koolaanga Waabiny Playground

As far as public open spaces go, Mandurah has truly levelled up in the past couple of years with the expansion of their popular skate park, and the completion of the spectacular Koolaanga Waabiny Playground next door. Both are part of the $22m Mandurah Waterfront Project, with the skate park now featuring a massive new competition bowl, with three zones suitable for all levels.

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Mandurah Skate Park

Meanwhile its neighbour boasts a 12m high play tower, swinging and climbing zones, slides, shaded cubby pods, music play zones, balancing logs, a spinning carousel and even a human hamster wheel. You won’t be able to drag them away!

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Koolaanga Waabiny Playground. Western Foreshore Mandurah

Instagram Trail

Phones are of course a part of life for both adults and kids these days, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be incorporated into fun activities with positive outcomes. The Mandurah Instagram Trail is a great way to experience Mandurah’s picturesque natural and unique environments, while creating long lasting holiday memories you can look back on for years to come. There are more than 10 stops to snap, including murals, memorials and more.

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3D pelican at Mandurah Ocean Marina, Mandurah Instagram Trail

Family-Friendly Restaurants + Great Picnic & BBQ Spots

While Mandurah is flush to the gills with great restaurants, it’s hard to go past one of the many delicious fish and chip shops around town. For an affordable seafood feast you’re truly spoilt for choice by the likes of Foreshore Fish & Chips, Halls Head Fish & Chips, Smiley Joe’s Fish & Chip Shop, Ginger Groper Blue Bay Fish & Chips, Sharky’s Fish & Chips… The options are endless, though must always finish with some sweet treats from Simmo’s or Cool Eats on the foreshore.

And finally, if you prefer to pack your own lunch there are BBQ facilities at most reserves around Mandurah, including the Eastern Foreshore Reserve, Dawesville Foreshore Reserve, Caterpillar Playground and Henry Sutton Grove. Forget the snags? Never fear, there’s plenty of great butchers in town who’ll help you out.

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Falcon Bay Beach

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Top things to do in Mandurah in Summer

Mandurah is Australia’s Top Tourism Town 2023 – and that means it’s top of the list for a summer getaway! Immerse yourself in endless sunshine, pristine beaches, and exciting adventures, whilst creating unforgettable memories. Home to the Giants of Mandurah, the Christmas Lights Capital of WA and with waterways for days; Mandurah is the perfect choice this summer!

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This summer, Mandurah is your Top destination for endless adventures and cherished family moments. Dive into pristine waters, savour culinary delights, and explore nature’s wonders. Whether you’re a foodie, nature-lover, water enthusiast, or an adventurous soul, Mandurah offers top experiences for everyone under the sun.

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Create ‘Top’ Family Memories in Mandurah! Make this summer unforgettable with an array of top family experiences in Mandurah. From interactive entertainment to educational adventures, the entire family is in for a treat. Don’t forget your camera – there’ll be countless picture-perfect moments!

Giants of Mandurah

Thomas Dambo’s Giants of Mandurah are undoubtedly Mandurah’s Top attraction. Don’t miss this extraordinary outdoor exhibition that requires you to find these wooden sculptures following a trail of clues. This magical adventure will take you into some of Mandurah’s most iconic landscapes and breathtaking scenery. The Giants of Mandurah are a celebration of diversity and a powerful reminder to protect our precious natural environment.

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Tourist Fun Train

Toot Toot! All aboard the Tourist Fun Train! Meet Mini Toot, the charming miniature train gliding along the Eastern foreshore, and Big Toot, the ultimate top choice for a hop-on, hop-off tour suitable for all ages and a delightful way to discover Mandurah’s scenic wonders. Secure your tickets effortlessly online, at the Mandurah Visitor Centre, or conveniently as you step aboard the train.

Mini Toot Tourist Fun Train Mandurah

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 Park Mandurah

Explore on an e-scooter

Hire e-bikes or e-scooters from The Bike Kiosk for an active outdoor adventure along Mandurah’s Bike Trails.

Dolphin Cruise & Views

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

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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 aboard the Pirate Ship Mandurah.

No doubt, the Pirate Ship Mandurah is a top choice ranking at number 12 in the inaugural family-friendly experiences – world category (!) in the Tripadvisor 2023 Travellers’ Choice Awards.

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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

If you’re seeking a break from the summer heat, Mandurah offers a range of indoor family activities that promise endless fun and comfort.

When it comes to indoor family adventures in Mandurah, the Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Center is a top pick. It’s not just about climbing; it’s a journey of teamwork, courage, and pure exhilaration.

The facility offers a safe and exciting environment for climbers of all ages and skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned climber or trying it for the first time, you’ll find routes tailored to your abilities. While kids conquer the colorful climbing walls, parents can join in on the action or cheer from the sidelines. It’s a great way to bond, build confidence, and create lasting memories together, all while staying cool and active indoors.

Or discover your inner detective and book an escape room adventure with Escape Squad. Choose from three rooms with varying levels of difficulty, from easy to medium and hard.

The little ones are in for a treat at Inflatable World, where bouncy castles and inflatable obstacle courses promise hours of laughter and play.

If you’re looking for more than just jumping, Flip Out Mandurah takes trampolining to the next level with a sea of interconnected trampolines, foam pits, and thrilling obstacles to conquer. And for the youngest adventurers, BOORN Indoor Playcentre is a haven of soft play, slides, and imaginative exploration.

This summer, Mandurah offers top family fun for all!

Mandurah’s waterways aren’t just a backdrop; they’re the heart and soul of our town. With winding rivers, endless coastlines, and enchanting lakes, you’re in for a water lover’s paradise. So, why not make a splash and experience it all?

Kwillena Gabi Estuary Pool

Nestled on Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore South Precinct, the Kwillena Gabi Estuary Pool is a unique circular haven. Enclosed by floating pontoons, it offers a shaded escape and a quaint jetty with easy ramp access to the water. And here’s the real treat – it’s suitable for all ages, with a maximum depth of just under 4.5 meters. Dolphins may even pop by for a visit, as there are no nets to keep out the local wildlife!

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Kwillena (Dolphin) Gabi (Waters) Estuary Pool, Mandurah Eastern Foreshore

Dolphin Tours

One of the perks of Mandurah? Daily dolphin sightings! Join a Dolphin Cruise & Views tour to witness Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins frolicking in their natural habitat. You’ll also get to explore the remarkable waterways that hug our beautiful town.

Dolphin and Scenic Marine Cruise Mandurah

Mandurah Cruises Murray River Lunch 

For a laid-back, picturesque journey through the unspoiled Murray River, hop aboard with Mandurah Cruises. You’ll savour a delectable lunch as you navigate one of the last major rivers not dammed. Relaxation is on the menu for this popular cruise.

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Murray River Lunch Cruise | Image credit: Mandurah Cruises

Eco BBQ Boats

Ready to captain your own Mandurah Mini Cruise? Eco BBQ Boat Hire lets you explore our stunning landscapes alongside dolphins while sipping your favorite beverage and grilling up a barbecue with friends. The donut-shaped design of these quirky boats pairs perfectly with the central barbecue and circular picnic table – and Mandurah is the only place in WA where you can enjoy this unique experience! Book your floating BBQ adventure here.

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Eco BBQ Boat at Mandurah Ocean Marina

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!

If you prefer a more intimate experience, Luxury Boutique Charters is the way to go, with cruises limited to 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 pros in the area, Mandurah Boat Hire offers kayaks, paddleboards, and a range of boats for hire, from 4-person dinghies to 12-person pontoon boats. No skipper’s ticket required – simply enjoy a day on one of their vessels, soak in the scenery, sip a cold drink, and keep an eye out for playful dolphins.

Cruising through the Venetian Canals Mandurah
Cruising through the Venetian Canals Mandurah

Jet Ski Hire

Stag Watersports has got you covered with a fun, safe, and thrilling jet ski experience. No experience or license needed – just bring your enthusiasm, and their fantastic team will take care of the rest. It’s a blast for the whole family.

Kayak Tours

Ready for an awesome adventure in nature? Put on your adventure hat and join Down Under Discoveries for an ‘Estuary Escapades: Paddling Stories of Mandurah’ kayak tour.

Meet Chelle, the super cool founder and Eco-certified tour guide who invites you to soak up the vibes of Mandjoogoordap, aka Mandurah – the ‘meeting place of the heart.’

Chelle’s mission is to connect folks with the great outdoors and to have a blast while doing it. Picture this: gliding through the calm waters, each paddle stroke a new chapter of connection and discovery.

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

If you appreciate the outdoors, here’s a collection of must-do activities in Mandurah that will have you ‘relaxed by nature’:

Dolphin-Delight

Mandurah is home to Western Australia’s largest residential population of Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins. Embark on an unforgettable Dolphin Cruise & Views tour with Mandurah Cruises, where these playful marine residents take center stage. Witness their graceful dances and playful antics as they frolic in the pristine waters, creating magical moments you’ll treasure forever.

Dolphins Mandurah

Guided Nature Tours

For an intimate and immersive experience, join Salt and Bush Eco Tours. With naturalist guides Jamie and Base, you’ll embark on nature walks, kayak tours, and even star-gazing adventures. They’ll unveil the beauty of the natural world through geology, kayaking explorations, and serene sailing tours. Get ready to be enthralled by the wonders of Mandurah’s landscapes.

Salt and Bush Eco Tours

Yalgorup National Park

Explore the natural splendor of Yalgorup National Park, an ecological jewel stretching from south of Mandurah to Preston Beach. This park boasts ten elongated lakes, stunning tuart and peppermint woodlands, inviting walking trails, and picturesque picnic spots. As you explore, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the beach, dunes, and glistening lakes – an ideal backdrop for a summer adventure.

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Birdwatching Bliss

Immerse yourself in the world of waterbirds on a leisurely 2km nature walk at Len Howard Conservation Park in Erskine.

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Osprey | Image credit: Karyn Ellis

For a more in-depth look at Mandurah’s extensive wetland system, explore the Creery Wetlands. Here, hundreds of migratory birds make their annual pilgrimage, providing a captivating spectacle for bird enthusiasts.

Creery Wetlands Mandurah

Goegrup Lake

Discover the pristine habitat of shorebirds at Goegrup Lake, accessible via a 292-meter-long boardwalk featuring viewing nodes and interpretive panels that shed light on the area’s environmental and Aboriginal cultural values. It’s a serene and informative journey through Mandurah’s unique ecosystem.

Lake Goegrup Mandurah

Two-Wheeled Adventures

For those who prefer eco-friendly exploration, The Bike Kiosk offers e-bike and e-scooter rentals. Cruise along Mandurah’s beautiful coastal cycle paths, enjoying the fresh air and scenic views while staying in harmony with the environment.

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Kangaroo Encounters

If kangaroos hold a special place in your heart, make your way to Florida Beach or Melros Reserve in Dawesville at dusk. Here, you’ll have the chance to witness mobs of kangaroos grazing and playing. While you enjoy this incredible spectacle, please remember to exercise caution and respect their space.

Melros Reserve Mandurah

Mandurah is also a top choice for adventure enthusiasts this summer.

Giants of Mandurah

Embark on an epic journey by diving into the enchanting world of Thomas Dambo’s ‘Giants of Mandurah‘.

This extraordinary free outdoor exhibition underscores the significance of preserving our natural world, including Mandurah’s globally acclaimed Ramsar-listed wetlands, one-of-a-kind waterways, lush bushland, and abundant wildlife. Starting at Mandurah’s Visitor Centre, choose your path to uncover each hidden Giant. Along the way, gather clues that lead to the final Giant’s secret location, but remember, it’s a well-kept secret.

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Ride the Giants

For a unique and eco-conscious adventure, hop on a guided e-bike tour with The Bike Kiosk Mandurah, making your way from one Giant to another with the wind in your hair, all while bypassing those pesky traffic lights.

Ride the Giants E-Bike Tour Mandurah

Jet Ski Hire & Tours

If you crave high-speed excitement, look no further than Stag Watersports, where jet ski rentals offer the thrill of dashing across an estuary twice the size of Sydney Harbour.

Jet Ski Tours and Hire Mandurah

SUP & Kayak Hire

Alternatively, savor the warm summer sun while paddleboarding or kayaking on Mandurah’s scenic waterways with gear provided by Mandurah Boat Hire.

Kayaking Mandurah

Salt and Bush Eco Tours

Mandurah, a global biodiversity hotspot, beckons with its open waterways, pristine bushland reserves, and world-renowned wetlands. To make the most of your Mandurah adventure, go on a guided tour with Salt and Bush Eco Tours, offering in-depth explorations of this natural paradise both on land and in the water.

Play WA’s Golf Coast

Mandurah boasts some of Australia’s TOP golf courses with breathtaking coastal views. Tee off by the coast at Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club or The Cut Golf Course, recognised among Australia’s 100 best golf courses.

Golf in Mandurah

Indoor Rock-Climbing Centre

Prefer your adventures indoors? Challenge yourself and test your climbing skills at the Mandurah Indoor Rock-Climbing Centre.

Flying Experiences

For the ultimate adrenaline rush, experience the thrill of a tandem skydive with Skydive Australia over the picturesque Doddi’s Beach in Mandurah. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

For an exhilarating aerial escapade, opt for a scenic flight with the Royal Aero Club of WA, taking off from the Murrayfield Aerodrome.

Mandurah from the air

Leave your diets behind because this season promises an array of mouthwatering experiences that will tantalise your taste buds.

Wine Tours 

Kaleidoscope Tours opens a world of flavours with its diverse culinary tours. Explore an Underground Wine Cellar and Charcuterie, savour the Taste of Italy Winery experiences, or combine art and indulgence with Sip & Paint & High Tea offerings. These tours promise a delightful blend of culture, art, and, of course, exquisite wines.

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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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Wild Seafood Experience 

Indulge your seafood cravings with Mandurah Cruises’ Wild Seafood Experience. Savour the freshest catch of the day while cruising through Mandurah’s picturesque waterways. It’s a seafood lover’s paradise that will leave you craving more.

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Wild Seafood Experience | Image credit: Mandurah Cruises

Enjoy more 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.

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High Tea at Sea

For a more elegant culinary experience, join Mandurah Cruises for a High Tea Cruise. Enjoy delightful teas, scrumptious pastries, and an enchanting view of the water. It’s the perfect outing for those who appreciate a touch of sophistication.

High Tea at Sea Mandurah
High Tea at Sea | Image credit: Mandurah Cruises

Breweries

The laid-back Boundary Island Brewery, situated at Mandurah Quay Resort, has a fantastic view of the water. It’s the place where great ideas flow over beers and napkins.

With a variety of beers, from German pilsners to tropical IPAs, it’s a popular spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The brewery even claimed the 2023 Best New Exhibitor trophy and six medals at the Australian International Beer Awards.

Boundary Island Brewery Mandurah

Thorny Devil Brewery emerged from a quest for beer that’s more than just foam.

Located on the shores of Lake Clifton, home to the famous thrombolites, this Mandurah brewery offers a craft beer experience like no other.

With award-winning brews and an atmosphere where kids can run free while you savor the brews and delicious BBQ dining, it’s a must-visit for any beer aficionado.

The brewery has earned accolades at the Australian International Beer Awards, Australian Craft Beer Awards, and Perth Royal Beer Show, cementing its status as a craft beer destination.

Thorny Devil Brwery Mandurah

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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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. 

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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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Outdoor Activities

The natural beauty of Mandurah and the Peel region offers lots of outdoor adventures for families.

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The natural beauty of Mandurah and the Peel region offers lots of outdoor adventures for families.

Explore the Wetlands

The internationally significant Yalgorup Wetlands System is a habitat for a vast number of birds, animals, and plant species. Explore and spot wildlife by the many walking trails, reserves, and viewing platforms. Many places also have information signs to help children learn about this vital eco-system. Find out more.

For an inspiring guided nature walk through the precious ecosystem, contact local tour operator Salt and Bush Eco Tours.

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The Mandurah region boasts a wealth of protected waterways, national parks, nature reserves and nature parks.

Boat Cruises

Exploring Mandurah’s spectacular waterways is something the whole family will enjoy. Join a cruise with Mandurah Cruises and learn all about the marine environment as you tour the canals, estuary and wetlands.

On the Pirate Ship Mandurah cruise, kids can dress up as pirates, steer the wheel, ring the bell and look through a telescope. Find out more.

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Explore an estuary twice the size of Sydney Harbour.

Water Adventures

Get everyone’s adrenaline pumping on a jet ski tour with Stag Watersports.

In winter, take the family fast water rafting on the Murray River with Dwellingup Adventures.

Kids can experience the thrill of catching their own dinner fishing from the estuary, beach, or on a fishing charter. Mandurah Cruises and Skills2Fish offer tours and clinics to teach kids how to fish. In season you can go scooping for blue swimmer crabs in the shallow waters of the estuary.

Kids can also learn how to sail at one of the Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club clinics that are held throughout the year.

To explore at your own pace, hire a boat, paddleboard, or kayak.

But to really get away from it all, take the family for a holiday on the water and completely unwind as you slowly meander through the waterways in a houseboat from Mandurah Houseboats.

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

Adventure and Amusement Parks

Treetops Adventure in Dwellingup is a tree rope obstacle course the whole family can enjoy, offering 9 different levels and over 20 flying foxes. Dare Adventures in Dwellingup and the Fairbridge Village Adventure Course in Pinjarra are outdoor adventure camps with a range of activities, especially for kids.

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

Amaze Miniature Park

The Amaze Miniature Park has hedge mazes, a miniature English village and railways and mini-golf.

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This wonderful attraction has an extensive display of scale model miniature buildings and railways

Train Rides

Mandurah Tourist Fun Train in the City Centre is a fun way to tour Mandurah. The child-sized Mini Toot runs along the Eastern Foreshore and the Big Toot is a hop-on/hop-off tour for all ages. Purchase tickets at the Mandurah Visitor Centre or when boarding the train.

The Hotham Valley Tourist Railway in Dwellingup will take you on a journey back in time on the historic Steam Ranger (Sunday, May – October) or through the forest on the open-air carriages of the Forest Train (Saturday, Sunday and public holidays all year).

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“The Spirit of Mandurah” (BIG TOOT) is our larger train for groups of up to 60 people and stops at 10 designated Stations around the City.

Cycling & E-Scooter

Cycling is a great and easy way to get out and explore with the kids. Mandurah has good cycle paths around the city centre, marina and along the coast. Hire an e-bike or e-scooter from The Bike Kiosk to explore Mandurah.

About a 45 minute drive from Mandurah, there are also family-friendly forest cycle trails.  Dwellingup Adventures offers bikes for hire as well as guided tours.

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Explore winding forest tracks and Mandurah’s best cycling trails.

Skate Parks & BMX Tracks

Skateboarding, scooter and bike riding are great ways to get outdoors and get active. Kids of all ages can test their skills and have fun at Mandurah’s skate and BMX parks which include multiple features to challenge riders and boarders alike.

  • Mandurah (Bill Bowler) Skate Park, Leighton Pl, Halls Head
  • Falcon Skate and BMX Park 3 Flame Street, Falcon 
  • Pinjarra Skate Park Roe Avenue, Pinjarra
  • Mandurah BMX Track Milgar Street Reserve, Mandurah
  • Duverney Reserve Skate and BMX Zone 221-239 Wanjeep Street, Coodanup

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The rain might be pouring outside. However, you’ll be dry and warm having fun inside with these fun and family-friendly indoor activities.

Gone are the days of having to stay cooped up inside playing board games until the bad weather passes, in Mandurah the fun doesn’t stop just because the rain starts! Mandurah is full to the brim with engaging, active and exciting activities that are suitable for the whole family. Whether your family is looking to burn off some energy, challenge your minds or get creative – there’s something for everyone to enjoy and all while staying dry.

Get active, indoors!

Mandurah Rock Climbing Centre

For the kids who are bouncing up and down with energy, give them something to jump on other than the couch with the many indoor activities at Inflatable World or Flip Out Mandurah Indoor Trampoline Park.

Inflatable World is just how the name sounds, a colourful indoor world with inflatable slides, climbable towers, jumping pillows, bouncy castles and more! Kids of all ages as well as adults (if you dare) are encouraged to bounce and enjoy the indoor attractions that will get the little and the big family members jumping with joy.

If trampolines are more your style, Flip Out is a great day trip when the family are eager to get active but can’t head outdoors. Not only is Flip Out a flippin’ good trampoline park but they also offer foam pits, inflatable attractions and ninja courses (for little and big ninjas). Kids will be able to runamuck during the day, allowing them to sit still and relax when they get back home. Check out their calendar before visiting to see what events are on and to book in your spot.

For the under 8 year olds, Giggle Zone BOORN Playcentre, Mini land and Cafeis an exciting indoor space. Giggle Zone is more than just a playground but a unique environment that not only encourages children to have fun but also to learn with activities to test physical coordination. Mandurah’s Giggle Zone also has a new baby area where infants up to 8 months can play with developmental toys and equipment.

If your kids are older, scale a wall at the Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre. This will not only improve their motor skills but also tire them out for a good night’s sleep! Alongside rock climbing, there’s also ninja courses, aerial classes and bouldering. During school holidays, the Centre also runs special events and day trips for kids of different ages. Your kids (and you) will be spoiled for choice when visiting the Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre.

Escape Experiences

Challenge the mind, explore your imagination and get the family working together with an escape room at Escape Squad Mandurah. Kids and parents will have great fun combining their skills to solve puzzles, find clues, and ultimately escape the room together as a family. There are three rooms to choose from, each with its own unique theme that changes seasonally as well as ranging in difficulty from easy to medium to hard. This is the perfect indoor activity that takes the kids away from the screens and stimulates creativity!

Splashing fun

Rain, hail or shine, the indoor Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre provides plenty of activities for parents and children to burn some energy, have fun and make a splash. The Centre holds a 50 metre outdoor pool, indoor leisure pool with kids’ water playground, indoor 25 metre program pool and wellness centre with spa and sauna. There are also barbeques, outdoor lounges and beanbags and a cafe. With so many different activities at the Centre, families can create their day out specific to the wants of all family members.

Entertainment

Welcome to Game On Mandurah, a vibrant community hub where hobbies, gaming and great food come together for family fun! Dive into comfy booths, gaming tables and funky purple walls.

Connect over interactive games like MTG and Warhammer. Everyone is welcome to join, enjoy their hobbies and access free games from the extensive library.

Their cafe and barista bar offer excellent coffee. Enjoy mouthwatering hotdogs, burgers and sweet treats at our in-store diner. Don’t miss out on the fun – visit Game On for a fun experience.

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Game on Mandurah

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre is an exciting hub of shows, sculptures, stories, concerts, workshops and diverse art pieces. Visitors are invited to explore, engage and interact with the wide array of activities and sights, providing endless entertainment for the whole family. Throughout the year the Arts Centre also hosts different events to appeal to kids, be sure to view their calendar before planning your visit.

When you’re searching for a relaxing indoor activity for the whole family, book a movie at Mandurah’s Reading Cinemas. There’s something cosy and comforting about watching a movie at the cinema when the weather is rainy outside. The Cinema screens all of the latest movies with a great selection to appeal to kids. Buy some popcorn and drink before you head in and enjoy the cosy interior as you relax in front of the big screen.

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Image Credit: Stephen Heath and City of Mandurah

No matter what your family’s interests may be, Mandurah has a wide range of exciting indoor activities to ensure endless fun for everyone. Whether your little ones have energy to burn, the family are looking for a challenge in an Escape Room or you’re looking for a space to relax and enjoy a film – Mandurah offers a plethora of indoor activities that are available all year long, no matter the weather outside. No more fretting about what to do on a rainy day in Mandurah, these indoor activities are guaranteed to entertain and excite all family members big and small. 

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Here are our favourite playgrounds in Mandurah and surrounds. Check them out and let the kids run wild!

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Koolaanga Waabiny Playground

Located on Mandurah’s Western Foreshore, the Koolaanga Waabiny Playground (pronounced kool-lung-ga waa-bini) translates to children playing and also refers to the local Swamp Sheoak trees (Koolaanga).

The main feature of the playground is the Swamp Sheoak tree inspired 12m high climbing tower, which also features a 3-meter-long fully accessible ramp, speaking tubes from the top to the bottom, lookouts with binoculars, monkey bars, a small double slide, a fun spiral slide and so much more.

Koolaanga Waabiny Playground also features plenty of BBQs and seating and makes a great day out with all the family.

Don’t forget to pack the kids’ bikes, skateboards or scooter – the Mandurah Skate Park, designed for beginners to advanced users, is right next to the Koolaanga Waabiny Playground.

Click here for directions.

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Koolaanga Waabiny Playground, Western Foreshore Mandurah

Mandurah Eastern Foreshore Playground

This lovely playground, located on Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore and overlooking Mandjar Bay, is fully shaded and based on a soft fall surface. 

There are many slides, ladders, climbing walls, tunnels and many other play items to entertain toddlers and older children alike. 

Kids particularly love the big yellow boat, rockers, monkey bars and swings. With beautiful views over the Estuary, BBQs, picnic spots, shade and local coffee, bars and restaurants parents will have a ball too. A great playground for the entire family.

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Playground at Eastern Foreshore, Mandurah

Keith Holmes Reserve and Beach

Located off the Mandurah Quay Footbridge, this playground is overlooking the man-made beach at Mandurah’s Ocean Marina making this a great little spot for family BBQs and picnics.

There are two adjacent play areas at Keith Holmes Reserve. One area is more suited to older kids whereas the second one is suitable to toddlers.

The little beach close by is ideal for kids to have a splash around as it’s very shallow and there are no waves.

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Keith Holmes Reserve, Mandurah

Osprey Waters Foreshore Playground

This big adventure and nature-based playground is located right on the water’s edge and is the perfect place to play, picnic, barbecue and even to fish. If you are in Mandurah a visit to this playground is a must and our recommendation is you allocate at least a couple of hours to enjoy it.

Perfect for toddlers and pre-schoolers, nature play strongly features at this playground with balancing rocks amongst the bushes and a fun wooden rope maze under natural shade. The most popular feature of this playground is the nest cubby house.

There’s also a small sandy beach, perfect for having a splash or throwing in a fishing line.

A cycle path / walk path runs along the length of the Erskine foreshore and through the playground area. Walk or cycle the foreshore and see Ospreys and their nests on the way. Ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) are fish eating birds of prey and known as the Guardians of the Estuary or Yoondoordo in Noongar language.

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Osprey Waters Foreshore Playground, Erskine

Novara Foreshore Playground

Located in Falcon, this Mandurah adventure playground has custom-built nature play features including a 6m high climbing structure, accessible swings and a Miram which is a skate-style play element for older children and youth. There is also various fitness equipment suitable for all ages.

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Image credit: Mandurah Mail | Novara Foreshore Playground

Caterpillar Park Playground

The Caterpillar Park Playground is definitely one of the most popular playgrounds in Mandurah, not only because it’s enclosed and safe but also because there’s so much to do. 

There’s several slides, swings, sensory play area, floor levelled merry go round, a nest swing and flying fox.

Surrounded by plenty of trees and sails, keeping the area shaded, this is not only a pleasant place for kids to play but also for families to enjoy a picnic or barbecue. There are separate undercover areas with benches, tables and BBQs.

Also known as Milgar Street Reserve, the Caterpillar Playground is easily accessible via Park Road with plenty of parking available. Be wary on weekends though, it is situated next door to the BMX track so it can be a little hard to find parking.

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Liberty Swing at Caterpillar Park, Mandurah

Quarry Adventure Park

With a fantastic range of play equipment and different play areas, this playground is perfect for children of all ages.

There are huge climbing spider web nets, a long and steep slide, and other pieces of play equipment set all the way down the side of the quarry. If you have children who love to climb or love a challenge, they will just love this park. All the equipment is set on soft fall rubber. Off to the side, past some bushland is the amphitheatre, this area is grassed and offers a whole lot of fun for children too. The area is very shady thanks to the many trees there. 

Equipped with BBQs, picnic benches, toilets and water fountain, you can easily spend the whole day at Quarry Adventure Park enjoying a barbecue or picnic after play. 

Quarry Adventure Park in Meadow Springs is well worth a visit when you stay in Mandurah.

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Adventurescape Playground

This farm-themed playground, located next to the two hectare lake in the Satterley Austin Lakes Estate in South Yunderup, will surely be a big hit with your children. 

The play area is dotted with small wooden farm animal play sculptures and features a huge 9-metre tall climbing windmill tower and slide, a large pig that is part cubby part slide, a 35-metre flying fox and old farm tractors that are half submerged in the sand. Other features include a custom rural style fence maze, a 3 metre spinning disk, a 5 way swing, a climbing net, balance pole bridge and see-saw.

The small lake which is located next to the playground is great for paddling in and has a small beach area with BBQs located close by.

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Image credit: Renae Kaciuba | Adventurescape Playground at South Yunderup

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Top 10 things to do with kids

With plenty of coastal, forest and urban adventures to keep everyone in the family entertained, you’ll discover everything holiday memories are made of in Mandurah and the Peel Region.

Top 10 Things to do with kids

Top 10 Things to do with the kids in Mandurah

With plenty of coastal, forest and urban adventures to keep everyone in the family entertained, you’ll discover everything holiday memories are made of in Mandurah and the Peel region, only 1 hour south of Perth.

Who doesn’t love free fun, especially when it’s giant-sized? The Giants of Mandurah are a hit with families, and they’re just the beginning of the awesome adventures you can have in and around Mandurah. Check out our handpicked list of the top 10 family-friendly activities in Mandurah and its beautiful surroundings. Let’s make your family time here truly memorable!

The Giants of Mandurah

1. Thomas Dambo’s Giants of Mandurah are undoubtedly Mandurah’s BIGGEST attraction right now. Don’t miss this extraordinary outdoor exhibition that requires you to find these wooden sculptures following a trail of clues. This magical adventure will take you into some of Mandurah’s most iconic landscapes and breathtaking scenery. The Giants of Mandurah are a celebration of diversity and a powerful reminder to protect our precious natural environment.

Secret Giant by Thomas Dambo, Giants of Mandurah

The Pirate Ship Mandurah

2. Say ahoy and get ready to Yo Ho Ho as you cruise Mandurah’s waterways on the Pirate Ship Mandurah. Did you know that The Pirate Ship Mandurah came in at number 12 in the inaugural family-friendly experiences – world category (!) in the Tripadvisor 2023 Travellers’ Choice Awards

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The Pirate Ship Mandurah

Mandurah Cruises

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

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Image Credit: Mandurah Cruises

Tourist Fun Train Company

4. Board the Tourist Fun Train Company for a train ride tour. Mini toot, the friendly miniature train, runs along the eastern foreshore and the Big Toot is a hopon/hop off tour for all ages.

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Tourist Fun Train Company's 'Mini Toot'

Amaze Miniature Park

5. Appeasing the imaginations of those big and small, there are 70 adorable miniature buildings and model trains at Amaze Miniature Park plus hedge mazes mini golf and playground. Great day out for families.

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Amaze Miniature Park

The Bike Kiosk

6. Hire e-bikes and e-scooters from The Bike Kiosk and explore Mandurah or its coastal trails on two wheels. 

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Exploring Mandurah by e-bike or e-scooter

Mandurah Instagram Trail

7.  Take lots of fun photos and create lasting holiday memories by walking the Mandurah Instagram Trail.

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3D pelican at blue gatehouse at Mandurah Ocean Marina

Ranger Red’s Zoo

8. To learn about over 100 species of birds and animals, including the Tasmanian devil, head to Ranger Red’s Zoo in Pinjarra (only 20 mins from Mandurah). You should also check out the Zookeeper 4 a Day program where kids can work at the zoo and take on various, but important zookeeper duties.

Range Red's Zoo
Range Red's Zoo

Indoor Activity Centres

9. Take the kids for a bounce at Inflatable World or Flip Out Mandurah Indoor Trampoline Park or have a climb at the Mandurah Indoor Rock-Climbing Centre.

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Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre

Treetops Adventure Dwellingup

10. Climb a tree-top obstacle course through the forest at Treetops Adventure in Dwellingup.

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Plan your itinerary before your arrival and book in your activities. We look forward to seeing you in Mandurah soon.

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School Holiday Activities

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

School Holiday Activities

Ready for some school holiday fun? Let’s make your break unforgettable!

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

Got restless kids on your hands these school holidays? Mandurah and the stunning Peel region have got you covered with loads of fun and adventures just waiting to happen!

What’s On these School Holidays?

Family Pottery Workshops

Get muddy at the Two Muddy Men Terraform Studio! Work alongside your child as you make Magical lamps at this Winter School Holidays Pottery Workshop in Mandurah. Fridays – morning, afternoon or evening sessions. Make some memories and play with some clay!

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Two Muddy Men Terraform Studio School Holidays Pottery Workshops

Indoor Rock climbing School Holiday Classes

Get a grip on adventure this school break with Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre! Their exciting school holiday classes guarantee non-stop fun for kids. Classes cater to two age groups: 5-11-year-olds and 8-year-olds. Download the school holiday classes flyer for schedules and more details.

Peel Produce Market

For a more laid-back experience, explore the vibrant weekend markets such as the Peel Produce Market in Dawesville on Saturdays and in Madora Bay on Sundays. With plenty of stalls to peruse and family-friendly entertainment, it’s the perfect way to spend a leisurely weekend day.

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Peel Produce Market, Dawesville Foreshore

Outdoor Activities

Giants of Mandurah

Prepare to be amazed by the Giants of Mandurah, a remarkable series of larger-than-life wooden sculptures created by the renowned artist Thomas Dambo. These incredible sculptures have found their home in secret and picturesque locations scattered throughout Mandurah. The best part? This outdoor exhibition is completely free to enjoy!

If you’d like some company and a bit of guidance on your Giant hunt, consider booking a guided Giant tour. There are guided e-bike, boat, and coach tours available to choose from.

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Little Lui by Thomas Dambo., Giants of Mandurah

Cruise into fun with the kids

Exploring Mandurah is incomplete without embarking on a boat cruise. Join a cruise with Mandurah Cruises and dive into the world of marine wonders.

Take your family on a thrilling adventure as you meet Mandurah’s playful wild dolphins, spot pelicans, ospreys, and swans in the wetlands, and explore the city’s enchanting canals and marina. Kids can even help steer the ship from the junior captain’s helm, while adults can enjoy complimentary coffee and tea.

The Dolphin Cruise & Views sets sail daily at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm, with family passes priced at just $79. Plus, there’s a guarantee: if you don’t spot a dolphin on your trip, you can come back anytime in the next year for free!

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Dolphin Cruise & Views | Image courtesy of Mandurah Cruises

Pirate Adventures Ahoy!

Arr, matey! Did you ever think you’d find pirates in Mandurah? Join ‘Pete Blackbeard’ and his merry crew at Pirate Ship Mandurah for a fantastic day on the high seas. This open-air vessel allows kids to dress as pirates, steer the ship, ring the bell, and peer through telescopes for an unforgettable pirate role-playing experience.

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The Pirate Cruise

Float your boat in Mandurah

Mandurah is best explored by boat, and even if you don’t have your own, you can easily rent one. Alternatively, you can explore at a more leisurely pace on a paddleboard or kayak. Mandurah offers excellent cycle paths around the city center, marina, and coastline.

Or dip your toes in Mandurah’s magnificent new estuary pool on a sunny day, any time of the year. Named Kwillena (dolphin) Gabi (waters) by the traditional owners of Bindjareb Boodja, this natural waterway shares its habitat with local marine life.

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Cruising the Mandurah Ocean Marina with a boat from Mandurah Boat Hire

Delight in Miniature Marvels

Captivate the imagination of young and old alike with a visit to Amaze Miniature Park, where you’ll discover 70 adorable miniature buildings and model trains. Set amidst four acres of beautifully manicured gardens, the park also features mini-golf, a hedge maze, and a playground.

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Amaze Miniature Park

All aborad the Tourist Fun Train

Hop on board Mini Toot, the friendly miniature train that runs along Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore. Or embark on the Big Toot, a hop-on/hop-off tour suitable for all ages. These charming trains are operated by the Mandurah Tourist Fun Train Company and offer a fun way to explore Mandurah. Tickets are available online or when boarding the train.

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Tourist Fun Train Company | Mini Toot

Explore on an e-scooter or e-bike

For an exhilarating way to explore the beauty of Mandurah with your kids, look no further than our fantastic biking options. Mandurah boasts excellent cycle paths winding through the city center, marina, and along the stunning coastline. And here’s the best part: you can enjoy a seamless and effortless journey with e-bikes and e-scooters available at The Bike Kiosk, conveniently located next to the Mandurah Visitor Centre.

But the adventure doesn’t stop there! Venture into the lush surroundings with family-friendly forest cycle trails scattered throughout the region. And for the daring explorers, the renowned Munda Biddi Trail, a world-class off-road cycling track, beckons from Dwellingup.

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Coastal Path Halls Head

Adventure Awaits at Mandurah (Bill Bowler) Skate Park and Koolaanga Waabiny Playground

Mandurah’s public spaces have received a major upgrade in recent years, including the expansion of the popular skate park and the completion of the spectacular Koolaanga Waabiny Playground next door. The skate park now boasts a massive new competition bowl with three zones suitable for all skill levels.

Next door, the Koolaanga Waabiny Playground features a 12-meter high play tower, swinging and climbing zones, slides, shaded cubby pods, music play areas, balancing logs, a spinning carousel, and even a human hamster wheel. Your little ones won’t want to leave!

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Mandurah Skate Park

Mandurah Instagram Trail

Uncover Mandurah’s most Instagram-worthy spots and capture fantastic photos while strolling along the Mandurah Instagram Trail.

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3D pelican at Mandurah Ocean Marina, Mandurah Instagram Trail

Be a zookeeper for a day

Is your child a wildlife enthusiast? Fantastic! They can become professional zookeepers for a day at Ranger Red’s Zoo, where they’ll have the opportunity to handle and feed over 100 species of birds and animals. Get up close to Tasmanian Devils, koalas, kangaroos, snakes, ferrets, lizards, and various bird species. Learn more about the Zookeeper 4 A Day program.

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Indoor Activities

Looking for a cool way to escape the heat and keep the kiddos entertained these school holidays? You’re in the right place! Check out our awesome indoor activities that promise endless fun and a break from the scorching sun.

Escape Squad Mandurah

Book an epic escape room adventure with Escape Squad. Choose from three rooms with varying levels of difficulty, from easy to medium and hard.

Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre

Looking for an exciting family adventure this school holiday? Look no further than Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing!

With 40 top ropes, a fantastic bouldering cave, slack lines, a climbing club, and even circus and aerial classes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. It’s the perfect opportunity for families to challenge their climbing skills while having a blast in a safe and friendly environment.

Kids can burn off energy and make unforgettable memories. Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre offers a thrilling experience where visitors can bond, laugh, and conquer new heights together.

Don’t miss out on their school holiday workshops where kids can learn new skills and have fun with friends. Get ready for an adventure-filled holiday at Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre!

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Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre

Bounce into Fun at Flip Out Trampoline Park

Flip Out Trampoline Park offers the ideal indoor activity in Mandurah. Bounce, jump, and leap for joy with your family in this massive trampoline arena. Who can resist the allure of a trampoline park? Find out more here.

Inflatable World

Another amusing indoor activity in Mandurah is one of Australia’s biggest indoor inflatable playgrounds. This family-friendly attraction will surely get the adrenaline rushing! Tickets are sold on the spot. Find out more here.

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