10 things you didn’t know about Mandurah

Mandurah is Western Australia’s largest regional city and although regarded as one of WA’s favourite nature playgrounds, how much do you truly know about this coastal city? In this article we share with you 10 things you didn’t know about Mandurah… prepare yourself for some surprises!

10 things you didn’t know about Mandurah

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mandurah

Mandurah is Western Australia’s largest regional city and although regarded as one of WA’s favourite nature playgrounds, how much do you truly know about this coastal city? In this article we share with you 10 things you didn’t know about Mandurah… prepare yourself for some surprises!

Mandurah is full to the brim with wonderful and exciting surprises. From the city’s history as a popular fishing village, to the picturesque coastal views, to the rapid growth of community – the city of Mandurah has never failed to delight and excite both visitors and long-time residents.

1. What does ‘Mandurah’ mean?

Although we’ve become used to the name “Mandurah,” seeing it mentioned on websites, maps, signs and more – the name holds important historic meaning that still influences the city today.  

The first people of the region were the Bindjareb people of the Noongar Nation, who named the locality Mandjoogoordap. With ‘Mandjoo’ meaning “meeting place” and ‘goordap’ translating to “of the heart” together, Mandjoogoordap is the “meeting place of the heart.” With influence from English settlers, “Mandjoogoordap” became “Mandurah.”

As you explore Mandurah, you’ll discover references to this important Aboriginal history throughout architecture, artwork, nature and tours.

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Image: Mark Randall | My Vision Photography

2. How big is Mandurah?

Although not big compared to other cities in Australia, Mandurah is the state’s second- largest  city in Western Australia, with a population of more than 90,000 spread across 173.5km2 area! Once you see the spacious nature parks and beautiful ocean views, it’s no wonder that Mandurah was crowned 2022 Top Tourism Town!

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3. How deep is Mandurah Estuary?

The Mandurah Estuary is a large system of water that is a part of the Peel Inlet, connected to the Indian Ocean via the Dawesville Channel in Mandurah. Although covering an incredible area  (134 square kilometers), the average water depth is only approximately 1-2 metres, making it safe and friendly for all family members to enjoy.

For those who are looking for a swim, connected to the Estuary is Mandurah’s iconic Kwillena Gabi Pool. The pool was named by Bindjareb Boodja Traditional Owners, and fittingly translates to ‘dolphin waters’, as these playful mammals are a common sight in Mandurah’s waterways. Surrounded by floating pontoons, the Kwillena Gabi Estuary Pool starts shallow and becomes approximately 4.5 metres deep allowing kids to show off their bombies! 

Mandurah Estuary Pool
Kwillena Gabi Estuary Pool | Image: City of Mandurah

4. How high is the Mandurah bridge?

The Mandurah Bridge has been rebuilt not once… not twice… but three times! 

Throughout history, the Mandurah Bridge has been a crucial part of transportation for the city. The first build in 1894 was led by Matthew Price who constructed the bridge from jarrah and karri at 12 feet wide by 600 feet long. This design was built to last, withstanding many storms and floods. 

In 1952, at the end of WWII, the State government committed to improving transport infrastructure in Mandurah and they saw it was time the Mandurah Bridge was replaced. The piles were to be made completely from reinforced concrete to prevent teredo worm damage that Price’s design experienced. 

With each rebuild, the Mandurah Bridge has become stronger, more durable and has grown to accommodate the growing population. 

The most recent rebuild was in December 2017, which saw the Mandurah bridge grow to 4 lanes with a clearance height of 4.4 metres. Since its construction, the Mandurah bridge has greatly improved vehicle and pedestrian movement with two traffic lanes for each direction as well as providing a separate and wider lane for pedestrians and cyclists. 

Today, the Mandurah bridge is an important part of everyday life in the city improving road safety, reducing traffic congestion and offering a scenic drive over the Estuary.

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Image: Dan Wilkins

5. What is Mandurah known for?

When someone mentions “Mandurah” it instantly brings to mind imagery of wide open water, wetlands and glorious beaches. This is for good reason. Waterways and naturescapes make up the majority of the city! From the incredible estuary (that’s twice the size of the Sydney Harbour), the internationally recognised wetlands, the many heavenly beaches, one of Australia’s healthiest dolphin populations and blue swimmer crabs – Mandurah is a unique place to be truly relaxed by nature

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6. Who were Mandurah’s first people?

The first people of the region were the Bindjareb people of the Noongar Nation who gathered, fished and lived in the area. As Mandjoogoordap is home to abundant natural resources, the people lived comfortably enjoying the wonderful wildlife home to the area.

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Image: Tourism Western Australia

7. Who is the Peel region named after?

Mandurah is part of the Peel region, one of the nine regions of Western Australia. In 1829, British settlers arrived on the shore, which saw Thomas Peel granted 250,000 acres of land between what is now Cockburn and the Peel inlet. Thomas Peel transformed the land, and not for the better, destroying Bindjareb homes, people and culture. In 2017, there was a campaign seeking to rename the Peel region due to these  devastating ties to history. 

8. Is there UK royalty living in Mandurah?

Not quite, but pretty close!

If you don’t know Fiona Burton, allow us to introduce you. Fiona Burton holds an impressive resume, having made scones for the Queen herself in England’s very own Buckingham Palace! Although the pastry chef had a delightful time baking fresh scones and cakes for the Queen and her guests. Now, Burton shares her passion for pastries with Mandurah with her business Fiona’s Fancies. 

What brought Fiona to Mandurah was her love for Australia. She knew she wanted to move to the country with her husband and when she discovered the seaside city Mandurah she knew she found home. Fiona describes Mandurah as her “little piece of paradise.” 

9. What is the story of the Creery Wetlands?

Many people might not know that the Creery Wetlands might not be what it is today if it wasn’t for the immense support and protection of the Wetlands from the community. It was back in 1985, Len Howard led a campaign with the Peel Preservation Group against the canal development of the Creery Wetlands. The result was transformative, changing the direction of the city council and becoming the biggest conservation win in history for the Peel region. Howard became an environmentalist superstar, with his legacy and advocacy influencing policies today. 

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Creery Wetlands, Mandurah

10. Meaning behind the Meeting Place artwork

Designed by Ned Beckley (sound design), Sam Price (motion design) and Steve Berrick (design and programming) and installed in May 2021, the Meeting Place is an 8-metre tall piece of artwork that stands at Mandurah’s Western Foreshore. The artwork reflects Mandurah’s identity and celebrates the connection people have to the Old Bridge, the estuary & the waterways. The artwork was inspired by a water droplet, aiming to bring water onto land. It’s more than a physical piece of beauty too, it offers a completely immersive experience with LED lighting, sound design as well as seating with reclaimed jarrah timber from the Old Mandurah Bridge. 

If you’re visiting Mandurah, this is simply a must-see both during the day and at night (when it lights up). 

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Meeting Place Artwork on Mandurah's Western Foreshore | Image: City of Mandurah

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Many people, places and stories flow through Mandurah, making it a wonderful place to visit and explore. We hope these 10 insights have given you a new perspective on the city and if you think you might know something about Mandurah that we don’t… let us know! We always love hearing the weird and wonderful tales hidden just on your doorstep. Find out more about Mandurah.

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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.

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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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A day in Mandurah as a couple for only $100

Organising a day’s activities as a couple doesn’t need to be expensive. Here in Mandurah, you can enjoy a romantic getaway or weekend away without having to stress about money and instead, focus on enjoying the day with your other half.

A day in Mandurah as a couple for only $100

A Couples Day out in Mandurah on a Budget

Reconnect with your partner for only $100 in Mandurah. Yes – it’s possible! Whether you’re a couple who love art and culture, you’re love birds that enjoy the outdoors or, you’re simply looking for an easy breezy day of relaxation – Mandurah caters to all.

A day of fun with your partner doesn’t need to be expensive, Mandurah has you and your partner’s day of activities sorted. And the best bit… you only need $100 in your pocket to get involved! Spoil your significant other with a special day in Mandurah.

Idea 1: A day on the bike

If you and your partner enjoy keeping active on your holidays, this itinerary has your names all over it. 

Stroll down to the Mandurah Visitor Centre, which is conveniently centrally located and browse the bike maps beside the front desk. Mandurah is renowned for the many bike friendly paths and routes, it’s one of the best ways to get around! 

Mandurah Eastern Foreshore

Start your ride from the Visitor Centre with either the Bridge Loop Ride or the Relaxed by Nature Bike Map. Both great ways to discover the rich history and stunning scenery throughout Mandurah. 

The Bridge Loop Ride is an easy 10km loop, that starts at the Visitor Centre, takes you through Samphire Cove, Sutton’s Homestead, Hall’s Cottage and the 3d art installation – all whilst you admire the beautiful Mandjar Bay. 

The Relaxed by Nature path is a smooth 15km picturesque ride with beautiful views throughout the whole journey… and we’re not just talking about the view of your partner! 

Browse the bike maps available here.  

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Exploring Mandurah on an eBike.

Don’t have a bike? No problem. Hire an electric bike at The Bike Kiosk located just outside the Mandurah Visitor Centre. A one hour hire is only $80 for 2 people. 

As you explore the city, grab a coffee and light snack in town at one of the cafes in Mandurah. 

Blackstump Gallery by Emma Blyth
Blackstump Gallery by Emma Blyth

You’ve worked hard on your bike trip so you deserve to take it easy. Take a casual stroll through the Mandurah Art Trail, a walk that showcases fantastic and diverse local artists. Stop by the free art galleries in Mandurah and appreciate the wonderful art world hidden in the WA city. 

Idea 2: Journey through the coast

For the couples who love the beach, you’re in for endless surprises in Mandurah.

Begin your day with a delicious light breakfast at Café Coast that comes with captivating views of the Port Bouvard Marina. With a little bit of luck, you may see some dolphins playing in the estuary.

After your bite to eat, head further south to the stunning natural attraction Lake Clifton and visit the 2,000-year old thrombolite reef. Many travel from far and wide to get a photo of these living fossils. Discover what everyone is talking about! 

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2,000 year old Thrombolite Reef, Lake Clifton

On the way back from your Lake Clifton trip, pop by Dawesville for the Channel Walk, which is one of the most popular locations for dolphin spotting. Dolphins tend to travel in groups of 5 – 15, keep your eyes peeled for the happy mammals splashing together. 

Complete the day off with a 1.5 hour Wetland Wander Tour with Ways to Nature. Hosted Thursday – Sunday with a special deal available on weekends. Saturday and Sunday, experience the amazing Creery Wetland Nature Reserve for $60 for 2 people. It’s truly a wetland wonderland!

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Creery Wetlands

Idea 3: Nature and beer lovers

Calling all tree-hugging/beer-drinking couples! We’ve got you covered.

Begin the day by heading to the Creery Wetlands and breathe in the refreshing and peaceful scenery of the morning. Enjoy a walk around the 3km Mariner Cove Trail that will take you right through the Creery Wetlands. 

On your walk, keep an eye out for the many extraordinary bird species that have found home in the wetlands. 

You’ve worked off the calories with your walk, you deserve a good feed. Head to Mandurah’s micro brewery Boundary Island Brewery to enjoy a delicious lunch with stunning views of the estuary. With delicious food, beer on tap and views of Mandurah’s waterways, this is a gorgeous spot for you and your partner to enjoy each other’s company. 

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Boundary Island Brewery, Erskine

With a full belly, enjoy a light stroll at Len Howard Conservation Park for a nice nature walk by the estuary. Crossing the fresh water pools, the park is rich in native plants and insects. 

Now that you’ve enjoyed and relaxed by nature, you will feel rejuvenated to head back home with a great love for Mandurah and your partner.  

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Len Howard Conservation Park | Image: Callum Taylor

Affordable day with your partner

Spoil you and your partner with a special day in Mandurah. 

Organising a day’s activities as a couple doesn’t need to be expensive. Here in Mandurah, you can enjoy a romantic getaway or weekend away without having to stress about money and instead, focus on enjoying the day with your other half. 

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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. 

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Juice stall at 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 $48 plus, under 3 years old are FREE. 

Admission to Amaze Miniature Park also includes unlimited mini golf, 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. Check out the local artwork spread across public spaces, walls and even bike racks! 

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

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 $64, 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 $68. 

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Dolphin Cruise & Views

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. 

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Tourist Fun Train Company | 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 and Henry Sutton Grove. Grab some delicious snags from the local butcher and enjoy a sausage and bun on the grass.

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 blog on Visiting Mandurah On A Budget

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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Visiting Mandurah On A Budget

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Visiting Mandurah On A Budget

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Need a holiday but don’t want to fork out your whole savings account? We hear you. Mandurah is full to the brim of exciting and affordable holiday options.

Whether you’re looking for a big family trip, a romantic weekender with your partner or a solo adventure to give you a breather from the daily grind – Mandurah is here to provide.

Getting here

All aboard the train to Mandurah! 

Only a hop, skip and a jump from the Perth CBD hides WA’s largest regional city – Mandurah. It’s so close, you’ll be wondering why you haven’t visited sooner. 

The Mandurah Train Line runs right through Perth from all the way up in the city to all the way down to Mandurah. With a frequent train timetable, it’s never been so easy to escape on a holiday!

Plus – tickets are cheap as chips! Varying from $4.90 for a 2 Zone fare, to the Family Rider package $9.80, these prices certainly beat the cost of petrol for a car trip!

Jump on the Mandurah shuttle bus when you arrive at the train station to quickly get to your accommodation and settle in. Your train ticket will get you on a bus trip for free too, what a bonus!

Rather trip down by car? Easy as. Less than an hour’s drive from Perth, you’ll be in Mandurah in no time. There are many ways to travel down to Mandurah!

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Affordable accommodation options 

You don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy a couple of relaxing days away from home. Mandurah offers a wide range of affordable accommodation options. From caravan parks, self-contained apartments and chalets. It’s the perfect way to holiday without spending your entire savings. 

Mandurah Ocean Marina Chalets 

Cosy up in one of the cute and quaint chalets at the Mandurah Ocean Marina. Centrally located, you’re in walking distance to the Mandurah CBD, restaurants, cafes, cinemas, markets and more. With family chalets, studio units, special needs and spa chalets – this is a great option for families both big and small. 

Mandurah Coastal Holiday park

Located only 500m from the beach, the Mandurah Coastal Holiday Park is a great option for those who enjoy the ocean breeze and getting their feet sandy. Imagine early morning beach walks all year round and sunset swims in summer! Plus the Mandurah Foreshore and Dolphin Quay Marina is only minutes away, making this a hot location for both couples and families. 

Miami Holiday Park 

Heading to Mandurah on a caravan or camping adventure? Miami Holiday Park is the perfect location to set up camp. With options to choose between grass or concrete, powered or unpowered sites and cheeky discounts for your little ones  – Miami Holiday Park aims to make every visitor a happy camper. 

Mandurah Caravan & Tourist Park

For a quick family getaway, Mandurah Caravan & Tourist Park has everything you need. Make a splash in the swimming pool, watch the kiddies have fun on the playground or have a bounce on the jumping pillow! The whole family will be taken care of, leaving you to sit back in a banana lounge and chillax. 

Twins Waters Caravan Park, Dawesville

Great location, affordable prices and all of the facilities you need – you can’t get better than that. Twins Waters Caravan Park is guaranteed to look after you and your family on your stay. Plus doggos are welcome! Check out their pet friendly accommodation options. 

Silver Sands Resort

Unwind at the tranquil paradise that is Silver Sands Resort. Choose between a quiet and cosy 1/2 bedroom apartment or bunk up with the family in the larger rooms. From the outdoor spa, kids pool, sauna, mini golf, half sized tennis courts, children’s games rooms and more… there’s so much to do at Silver Sands Resort, you’ll have to dedicate a day to exploring the Resort! 

The Sebel Mandurah

Experience affordable luxe and comfort at The Sebel Mandurah. Located beside the Mandjar Bay, rooms look out to the stunning panoramic views of the iconic Mandurah waterfront. Suitable for couples, families and for corporate functions – The Sebel aims to offer a luxurious stay for everyone at an affordable price.

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Mandurah Ocean Marina

Free Things to Do

Sometimes it can be tricky coming up with family-fun activities… not when you’re in Mandurah! The whole city of Mandurah has many wonderful interactive and entertaining activities on offer that don’t break the bank. Explore what the city has to offer and start planning your itinerary. 

Playgrounds

Take your family on a playground crawl and visit the many whimsical and wonderful parks sprinkled throughout Mandurah. There’s the impressive Osprey Waters Foreshore Playground, the colourful Caterpillar Park, the Eastern Foreshore Playground, the custom built Novara Foreshore Playground, Keith Holmes Reserve or the farm-themed Adventurescape Playground. Just remember to pack a lunch or prepare for a BBQ as the kiddos won’t want to leave once they start playing. 

Mandurah Skate Park

Get those knee pads on, Mandurah’s skate park is a key feature of the Mandurah waterfront. Offering ramps for all skill levels and for both skateboards and/or bikes plus there’s plenty of social spaces for you to relax on the grass and enjoy the sun. 

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Disc Golf

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

Mandurah Instagram Trail

A holiday wouldn’t be complete without great photos to post on the Gram! Lucky for you, Mandurah is home to plenty of stunning spots that will make your feed look schmicko. From the beautiful lights of the Mandurah Bridge at night, the serene Creery Wetlands, the breathtaking backdrop of Stingray point and many more! There’s also fun 3D public art along the way, so plenty of options for family portraits. 

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Scoop crabbing along the estuary (in season)

There’s plenty of crabs in the sea here at Mandurah! Simply take a scoop net down to the estuary and fill your net with meaty crabs at one of the many hotspots in Mandurah. Renowned for blue swimmer crabs, cook them up on the BBQ and enjoy fresh seafood all weekend long.

Calling all nature lovers! Escape to Mandurah and discover the rich wildlife beauty hidden within this city. Whether you’re a sucker for sunsets, fond of long walks on the beach, or getting deep into the wetlands – the choices are endless in Mandurah. 

Dolphin spotting

Mandurah is spoiled with plenty of great locations to spot dolphins playing in the estuary and ocean.The beautiful Venetian style canals beside the Mandurah Ocean Marina or the Dawesville Channel Walks both offer a stunning walk as you watch dolphins swim past. Or book yourself a dolphin cruise to guarantee dolphin sighting. 

Creery Wetlands Reserve Trail

Take a walk on the 3km loop that circles the 29-hectare Creery Wetlands Reserve.Take your binoculars for bird watching (the wetlands are home to 22 species of migratory shorebirds!) and spotting other native wildlife and enjoy the fascinating wonderland hidden in the wetlands. 

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Creery Wetlands
Beach bums 

Rain, hail or shine – a beach trip is always on the menu in Mandurah. We recommend popping by one of the many beautiful beaches across the Peel region from Falcon Bay in Falcon, Town Beach in Dolphin Quay, Pyramids Beach in Dawesville, Lido Beach in Dolphin Quay, Blue Bay in Halls Head, Doddies Beach in Halls Head, Village Beach in Wannanup, Silversands Beach in Silversands, Madora Bay Beach in Madora Bay and Seascapes Beach in Halls Head. The options for beach spots in Mandurah are endless!

Surfs up!

With the long list of glorious beaches (mentioned above) it only makes sense to try your luck with surfing or stand up paddle boarding! If you’re looking for a lesson or two on surfing or SUP-ing the crew at Star Surf have got you covered. 

Halls Head Coastal Path

Take a stroll along the 12 kilometer moderate walk Halls Head Coastal Path. With spectacular views and the fresh sea breeze keeping you company, it’s a fantastic way to get to know the coast and get your exercise in. Speed up your journey by taking your bike on the venture.

Do you prefer a holiday that’s jam-packed with action? Well then, strap yourself in and prepare for a thrilling itinerary with these activities in Mandurah. Move over relaxing beach strolls and sleep ins, this category is for the adrenaline junkies. 

4WD-ing at Tims Thicket 

Prepare your off-roader and head on a 4WD-ing adventure! Mandurah is one of the best spots for 4WD-ing. For both newbies and avid enthusiasts, there’s plenty of terrains to explore for hours of 4WD-ing fun. One of the most popular picks is the route at Tims Thicket. Complete the trip by diving into the ocean at the beach at the end of the drive.

Cycling

Grab your helmet and explore the many stunning coastal paths that circle the city. Perfect for a day’s activity for the family or for a romantic outing with your partner. Take a cycle on Bridges Ride and discover the beauty of the foreshore and canals, the heritage listed Sutton Farm on Old Coast Road and the Samphire wetlands.

WA is renowned for its mountain bike tracks with Mandurah delivering winding forest tracks that every mountain bike enthusiast needs to explore! Choose from beginner trails such as Halls Head or the strictly off-road bike trails at Turner Hill and Langford Park.

Cycling in Mandurah

Alongside picturesque beaches, parks and stunning wildlife, Mandurah is also renowned for its incredible art and culture. If you’re visiting Mandurah, exploring the many art spaces is a great way to understand the city, the people and the many stories integral to making Mandurah the magical city it is. Explore these free and creative activities!

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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Welcome to country wall artwork at 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. 

Mandurah Community Museum 

For only a gold coin donation, learn about the historical stories that have made Mandurah what it is today. The Mandurah Community Museum provides a diverse range of resources from photographs, objects and articles to engage and educate. Understanding the history of the city truly gives you a newfound appreciation for the people and places you’ll encounter on your visit. 

Going on a holiday doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, some of the best holidays are ones that cost very little. Mandurah offers a wide range of fun and free activities for families, couples or solo travelers to explore. Visit Mandurah on your next holiday or weekend away and discover the beautiful city that is only a short train trip away.

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Top things to do in Mandurah in Autumn

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Top things to do in Mandurah this Autumn

Autumn in Mandurah – Activities for Everyone

This Autumn, 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 weekend, 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.

With Autumn’s changing colours, cooler weather and glorious fresh produce – there’s so much to love about the season! Mandurah is here to showcase the best activities this fall for each and everyone.

Give the kiddies (and you) an Autumn 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!

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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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. 

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.

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!

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. 

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. 

Boat Hire

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 guided experience, check out Mandurah Cruises or Mandurah Boat Charters. For the adventurers looking to take things in their own hands Mandurah Boat Hire and Eco BBQ Boats will sort you out. 

Jet-Skiing in Mandurah

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!

SUP Yoga

Float and flow with Be Yoga as they take you through a slow and steady yoga practice on a stand up paddle board. Experience a state of complete peace as you center yourself amongst the quiet movements of water. The perfect way to take a moment for yourself amongst the busyness of the week. 

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.

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. 

Brewery Cruise

Calling all beer lovers – this one’s for you. Mandurah Cruises’ Brewery Cruise caters to all budding beer connoisseurs with a half day excursion along the water towards the Peel-Harvey Estuary, arriving at the new Boundary Island Brewery. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a pint of one (or two… maybe three) of their delicious craft beers, brewed on site. 

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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Fungi Walks

Fancy something a little different? Salt & Bush Eco Tours will be launching their first-ever Fungi walks for May and June! Step into the secret world of fungi and learn about the many species and roles they play in nature. With the Autumn rains, fungi of all different species will be flourishing with even a glow in the dark species!

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. 

Seafood Degustation

Prepare yourself for a 7 course seafood degustation with Mandurah’s very own Flic’s Kitchen. Showcasing the culinary delights from the nearby ocean. This is a must for all seafood lovers. Book here to reserve your spot. 

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. 

The Bike Kiosk

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

For the traditionalists who prefer manual (not electric) bikes – hire a mountain bike with Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire. Mandurah and surrounds are spoiled with exciting bush 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. 

Mountain Biking in Dwellingup

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

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. Or try something different and take Mandurah Cruises’ water bikes for a spin. Either way, as long as you’re cruising along the coast – you’ll be in for an absolute treat.

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

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With Autumn’s changing colours, cooler weather and glorious fresh produce – there’s so much to love about the season! Mandurah is here to showcase the best activities this fall for each and everyone.

Give the kiddies (and you) an Autumn 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!

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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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. 

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.

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!

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. 

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. 

Boat Hire

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 guided experience, check out Mandurah Cruises or Mandurah Boat Charters. For the adventurers looking to take things in their own hands Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire and Eco BBQ Boats will sort you out. 

Jet-Skiing in Mandurah

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!

SUP Yoga

Float and flow with Be Yoga as they take you through a slow and steady yoga practice on a stand up paddle board. Experience a state of complete peace as you center yourself amongst the quiet movements of water. The perfect way to take a moment for yourself amongst the busyness of the week. 

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.

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. 

Brewery Cruise

Calling all beer lovers – this one’s for you. Mandurah Cruises’ Brewery Cruise caters to all budding beer connoisseurs with a half day excursion along the water towards the Peel-Harvey Estuary, arriving at the new Boundary Island Brewery. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a pint of one (or two… maybe three) of their delicious craft beers, brewed on site. 

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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Fungi Walks

Fancy something a little different? Salt & Bush Eco Tours will be launching their first-ever Fungi walks for May and June! Step into the secret world of fungi and learn about the many species and roles they play in nature. With the Autumn rains, fungi of all different species will be flourishing with even a glow in the dark species!

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. 

Seafood Degustation

Prepare yourself for a 7 course seafood degustation with Mandurah’s very own Flic’s Kitchen. Showcasing the culinary delights from the nearby ocean. This is a must for all seafood lovers. Book here to reserve your spot. 

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. 

The Bike Kiosk

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

For the traditionalists who prefer manual (not electric) bikes – hire a mountain bike with Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire. Mandurah and surrounds are spoiled with exciting bush 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. 

Mountain Biking in Dwellingup

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

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 & Bike Hire. Or try something different and take Mandurah Cruises’ water bikes for a spin. Either way, as long as you’re cruising along the coast – you’ll be in for an absolute treat.

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

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Family Weekend Getaways

Mandurah is one of the most popular year-round destinations for family weekend getaways in WA. Check out some of our favourite things to do.

Family Weekend Getaways

Weekend getaways with the kids in Mandurah

A weekend getaway should be relaxing, right? After the long arduous car ride, bickering in the back seat, restless toddlers and constant squawks of ‘are we there yet’ sometimes it’s anything but.

An easy hour’s drive from Perth changes all that.  Mandurah is one of the most popular year-round destinations for weekend getaways in WA. Whether it’s on land or water, action-packed adventure or peaceful respite, there’s much fun in the sun to be had for everyone. 
We’ve hand picked some of our favourite things to do, to help you plan your next weekender with the fam in our relaxed part of the Peel.

Family-friendly places to stay

Where to set up base for your seaside adventures? Having enough space is always a factor when holidaying as a family, but the good thing is there are many different spacious accommodation options to choose from.

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Photo: Seashells Mandurah

If you’re after self-contained apartment style rooms, book your stay at Seashells. With its beachfront location, infinity pool, tennis court and free in-house movies, you’ll be perfectly relaxed for the weekend ahead.

Prefer to stay by the canals? Then head to C Mandurah Resort with your choice of 1,2 or 3 bedroom serviced apartments.

The modern family chalets at Marina Chalets are close to everything – just a five minute walk to the foreshore. And your front door is only 50 metres away from a child-friendly beach and playground. 

Love to caravan or camp? Then secure your powered spot at Mandurah Coastal Holiday Park. The park is located right in the city centre and close to Town Beach. Or book into Mandurah Caravan & Tourist Park , a 4 star family tourist park on the outskirts of Mandurah.

Things to do: Day 1

Before you check-in to your accommodation, stretch your legs and refuel at the newest kid on the block, Boundary Island Brewery overlooking – you guessed it – Boundary Island. 

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Boundary Island Brewery, Erskine

The beer is brewed right here on the waterfront, so it doesn’t get any more local than this! The kids will love the unique playground featuring Esmeralda – the spirit of Boundary Island. Oh and did we mention the food and service is amazing? 

P.S Dogs are welcome!

If you don’t plan to spend the whole afternoon at the brewery (we wouldn’t hold you back if you did), then it’s time to get adventurous with the kids. Jump aboard the iconic Pirate Ship Mandurah for a unique cruise through Mandurah’s dolphin highway and gorgeous marinas. You never know what underwater creatures you might spot!

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If your sea legs aren’t up for it, grab a map from the Mandurah Visitor Centre and follow the Instagram Trail where you can spot amazing 3D art along the way – definitely worthy of a few selfies and family snaps.

If the kids love to skate head to the newly developed Mandurah Skate Park – designed by skaters for skaters. It includes 3 skate zones for varying skills levels and it’s also great for BMX and scooters. You can find the skate park along the western foreshore.

After all of this fresh air, the kids are sure to build up an appetite. Swing by Mandurah’s Ocean Marina to grab some fish and chips for dinner, then set up a picnic at Town Beach for the best sunset views. It’s the perfect place to unwind after a fun-filled start to the weekend.

Where to eat and explore: Day 2

Start your day off on the right foot with a wholesome breakfast at one of Mandurah’s many delicious cafes along the foreshore or ocean marina. Depending on where you’re staying, our top picks include Café Moka along the marina, The Hummingbird and its sister café, The Hummingbird Plant Based on the terrace and The Bay Café by the estuary.

Ebike Ride along the Mandurah Foreshore

Mandurah is full of natural marvels and the best way to experience it on land is along one of the many family-friendly cycle paths. Choose the coast or the forest and start exploring! No need to tow bikes either, just pop into The Bike Kiosk at the Mandurah Visitor Centre to rent some e-bikes and a kids trailer.

Embark on a bike ride of a different kind – on water! Water Bikes are a fun way to hit the water – and our local resident dolphins love the company too.

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If you’re travelling with little people, treat them to a train ride around town on the Tourist Fun Train followed up by a visit to Amaze Miniature Park. Here the kiddies can explore 70 lifelike miniature buildings and interactive model trains, play a round of mini golf, wind their way around the hedge maze and run-a-muck in the playground.

Heading in by 4WD? Then make sure you pack your fishing rods on this trip and sneak in a session at Tims Thicket Beach – the closest 4WD beach south of Perth. With perfect weather year-round there’s no reason not to!

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Golf Weekends

Are you an avid golfer? Then surely you’ve heard of WA’s premier golf coast! If not, it’s time you packed your bags for a golfing weekender in Mandurah.

Golf Weekends

Tee up for a weekend away on Mandurah’s ‘Golf Coast’

Are you an avid golfer? Then surely you’ve heard of WA’s premier golf coast! If not, it’s time you packed your bags for a golf weekend getaway in Mandurah.

The Peel region may be one of the most underrated play and stay golfing destinations, but it’s here you’ll find a number of cleverly designed and challenging courses set amongst spectacular scenery.

Sure, you should come for the golf, but what makes Mandurah the ultimate golfer’s weekend away is everything else that exudes relaxation.

And you’ll be pleased to hear that two golf courses in this region are featured in Golfing Australia’s Top 100 courses for 2022 (read on to find out which ones they are).

Here’s where to play, stay and dine on your weekend on the golf coast.

The Cut

If you only visit one course during the weekend, make it The Cut, located right on the edge of the Indian Ocean. Just don’t let the stunning ocean views put you off your game! Practice on the driving range, get some tips from a PGA pro then head out for a round of 9 or 18 holes. 

Coming in at #63 of the top 100 golf courses in Australia, it’s not hard to see why. As Ashley Clinch describes, “The Cut weaves its way through some big dunes next to the Indian Ocean. The first four holes on the front nine next to the ocean are good fun and the back nine from start to finish is all fun. I found the course in excellent condition given how much golf is played here.”

For your post round relaxation, the onsite café and bistro will have you replenished and back out for another round in no time! When it’s time to put your feet up, relax at your home base by the beach at Seashells Mandurah

Looking for somewhere to wine and dine? Venture over to Redmanna on the waterfront with even more gorgeous views. If you’re heading down with a group, Flic’s Kitchen has some of the best share plates to devour or for an extra special outing, get stuck into the chef’s choice 5 course degustation, with matching wines or gin optional.

Meadow Springs Golf and Country Club

Meadow Springs Golf and Country Club Mandurah

After a good night’s sleep at The Sebel Mandurah, it’s time to hit the green at Meadow Springs, voted #57 by Golf Australia

It’s golf as nature intended, with a course that’s set by the natural features of the land. The towering 200 year old Tuart trees that line the generous fairways are a sight to behold. Few of the holes run parallel to each other, which only adds to the feeling of having the course all to yourself and being at one with nature. Which is what we’re all about in Mandurah!

The first class facility features a day and night driving range, putting and chipping green and 3 practice bunkers. Just like The Cut, you don’t have to be a member to come play, but dress standards do apply. Golfers must wear a collared shirt, dress pants or shorts, soft spiked golf shoes or approved footwear with socks. Females also have the option of wearing a dress or skort.

When it’s time for a bite and brew, head straight to brewvino on the boardwalk where you can unwind and talk tactics for tomorrow.

Pinjarra Golf Club

Just a stone’s throw from Mandurah is where you’ll find another exciting course to tackle. Pinjarra Golf Club plays host to a number of annual major events including the WA 2 Ball Ambrose Championships and Ladies and Mens Amateur Open competitions. Tournament Director of Golf Australia has even gone as far to say, “the club’s putting greens are “among the best putting surface in Australia”.

You’ll need to be a member to play at Pinjarra Golf Club, but flexi memberships are available for both 9 and 18 holes – perfect for the occasional weekender.

While you’re in Pinjarra, make sure you stop by the award winning Pinjarra Bakery – voted Australia’s best meat pie in the 2021 and 2019 Great Aussie Pie Competition. Something tells us though, you won’t stop at just the meat pie!

For another stay option, rest easy at Dolphin Quay Apartments with all the self-contained essentials to make this place your home away from home. 

Secret Harbour Golf Links

Secret Harbour Golf Links

A great way to round off your weekend of golf is at Secret Harbour Golf Links. The 18-hole golf course designed by golfer Graham March is open to the public – no membership required. You can enjoy the ultimate golfing experience, which includes 18 holes, a motorised cart and brassiere lunch. Book online to take advantage of their special rates. 

Brilliant golf courses, stunning views, top-notch food and accommodation. What more could you ask for in a weekend getaway to Mandurah?

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Romantic 2 Night Getaway Near Perth

Looking to rekindle the romance in your relationship or need to score some serious brownie points with your belle or beau?

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Loved up in Mandurah – your romantic 2 night getaway near perth

Looking to rekindle the romance in your relationship or need to score some serious brownie points with your belle or beau? This time of year calls for a surprise romantic weekend getaway, and you don’t have to travel far to make it one to remember.

Couples, here’s the perfect bitesize rundown for spending a relaxed and romantic weekend in Mandurah.

Romantic places to stay – just the two of us

To make the most of your raunchy weekend away, we suggest arriving the night before, or arrange an early check-in on the day of your arrival (subject to availability of course), so you can take advantage of the full day ahead.

For a relaxing waterfront retreat, nothing beats The Sebel. Spoil your plus one staying in a stylish king spa suite, with magical views of Mandurah’s picturesque Mandjar Bay, or settle in with all the creature comforts lounging around in a one bedroom self-contained apartment.

Missing the Bali vibes? Then an adults only stay at Bali @ Avalon will make you feel like you’re a world away. This hidden Balinese oasis is not your typical B&B. You can book the entire place for just the two of you or with another couple. Relax by your own private pool, soak up the sun and put your feet up and imagine you’re in paradise!

Day 1

Before checking in, drop in for lunch at the 2021 Travelers’ Choice Winner – Café Coast in Wannanup along the Port Bouvard Marina. If you love seafood, you’ll appreciate their extensive menu from the ocean. Book your table ahead or just call in.

Must try: Grilled octopus with garlic and chilli, fresh seafood fettuccine marinara and Rottnest swordfish.

How to spend a romantic afternoon

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Mandurah’s relaxed by nature and there’s no better way to get amongst it than being on the water. Hire a waterbike, pedal at your own pace and choose where you cruise. Chat with the friendly crew at Mandurah Waterbikes for an inside scoop on the wildlife hotspots and the best views along Mandurah’s spectacular canals.

Prefer to give the legs a rest? Be your own skipper and hire a boat for the arvo. Cruise along the waterways and soak up the summer sun with your bestie by your side. Best of all there’s no skippers ticket required.

If you want to bump up the adrenalin then Stag Watersports is the name to remember. Jump on a jet ski and go exploring together or sign up for a thrilling eco tour. They even offer dolphin spotting sessions – doesn’t get any closer than this!

Where to eat and drink for romantic vibes

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After pulling up on dry land, you’ll be ravenous with stylish dining options aplenty along the waterfront and Dolphin Quay marina. Our top picks for a bevvy and amazing fare include Brewvino, The Pen, Flics Kitchen, Bar Therapy and Wood and Stone

Happy to stay out on the water? Get yourself on board Mandurah Cruises’ popular Sunset Tapas Cruise. Send romantic vibes soaring while you watch the stunning sunset and see what nature gets up to at night.

Day 2

Energy boosting breakfast options

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Whether you’re up with the crows at first light or opt for a lazy start (we wouldn’t blame you if you do), whenever you’re ready to get your day started, we’ve got you both sorted. 

A wholesome option favourite is Mataya Eatery. Pop in for brunch until 12.30pm where the crew are known for their delicious acai bowls, inventive bagels and killer specialty coffee. They also have a great selection of food on the run should you wish to head out early and explore.

Must try: Green breakfast bowl

Where to enjoy each other’s company

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Get back to nature with your plus one with Salt and Bush Eco Tours. Take a guided kayaking tour through the protected wetlands of the Peel-Harvey estuary, where you’ll feel like you’re a million miles away, not another soul in sight. 

Or head bush and get into the wild with Ways to Nature. Connect with nature – and each other as Sarah Way leads you both off the beaten track on a guided nature walk in the wilderness. Sarah’s itineraries are at a leisurely pace. Nothing is rushed, so you can truly immerse yourselves with all the wonder around you.

Want to get a real life glimpse of what life was like before humans stepped on earth? Make new discoveries with Mandjoogoordap Dreaming on a fascinating tour of the 2,000-year-old thrombolite reef at Lake Clifton. Learn about the history and cultural significance of these rare living rock-like structures. Right now is also the best time to view the thrombolites while water levels are low.

Closer to town, take a romantic stroll around the city’s unique and hidden art scene on one of Mandurah’s art trails. Get loved up on the Spring Swing along Tuckey’s Lane, take a couples snap by the Heart or Love sculpture and find other insta-worthy locations on the Instagram trail.

We could go on and on—but that would spoil all the surprises waiting for you to uncover yourselves.

Savour the moments, the memories and magic on a romantic escape to Mandurah this summer.

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