Popular Spots For Coffee & Cake

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

Popular spots for Coffee and Cake

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

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

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

Mandurah is home to cafes galore! 

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

Groundswell Drive Thru Coffee

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

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

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

Groundswell Coffee Mandurah
Groundswell Drive Thru Coffee

Café MOKA 

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

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

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

Cafe MOKA Mandurah
Cafe MOKA at Mandurah's Ocean Marina

TODS Café 

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

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

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

TODS Café
TODS Café

Mataya Eatery 

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

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

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

Mataya Eatery
Mataya Eatery

DPM Café

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

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

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

DPM Cafe Mandurah
DPM Cafe Mandurah

Frisky Deer Interiors & Café

Whilst Frisky Deer doesn’t offer a full-service kitchen, they do offer a thoughtful and scrumptious range of cakes and savoury snacks. All cakes and sweet treats are homemade, we recommend ordering a slice of their regularly changing cakes (coffee and walnut, carrot cake, chocolate and more!)—washed down with a coffee and you’ll be in flavour heaven.

One of the best things about Frisky Deer Cafe is that not only do they bake their cakes fresh or make their coffee to perfection… but also, Frisky Deer Cafe is attached to the Frisky Deer store! If you’re looking for gift ideas, clothing, beauty, home decorations and more—Frisky Deer is the place to be.

Frisky Deer Cafe and Interior
Frisky Deer Cafe

Coffee Cove Mandurah

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

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

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Coffee Cove Mandurah

Harvey Grinds

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

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

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

Harvey Grinds
Harvey Grinds

La Belle Patisserie & High Tea House

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

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

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

Nourishing the Soul Café

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

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

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

Nourishing the Soul Cafe Mandurah
Nourishing the Soul Cafe

Tree of Life Café

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

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

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

Tree of Life Cafe Mandurah
Tree of Life Cafe

Fancy a cuppa?

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

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

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

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

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

Giants of Mandurah

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

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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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Cruise & Splash 

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

Soulmate Charters Cruise Splash Cruise

Explore on an e-scooter

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

Dolphin Cruise & Views

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

08 Credit Mandurah Cruises Mandurah s Dolphin Babies

Pirate Ship

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

mandurah pirate ship

Mandurah Instagram Trail

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

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Fun indoor activities

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

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

Kwillena Gabi Estuary Pool

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

Kwillena Gabi Estuary Pool Mandurah

Dolphin Tours

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

Dolphin and Scenic Marine Cruise Mandurah

Cruise & Splash 

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

Cruise and Splash with Soulmate Charters Mandurah

Mandurah Cruises Murray River Lunch 

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

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Eco BBQ Boats

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

Eco BBQ Boats

Cruise in  Style

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

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

Picnic on Luxury Boutique Boat Charters Mandurah

Boat Hire

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

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Jet Ski Hire

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

Jet-Skiing in Mandurah

Houseboats

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

Mandurah Houseboats

Dolphins

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

Dolphins Mandurah

Guided Nature Tours

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

Salt and Bush Eco Tours

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

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Birdwatching

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

Len Howard Conservation Park Mandurah

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

Creery Wetlands Mandurah

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

Lake Goegrup Mandurah

Explore on two wheels

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

Cycling along the coast Mandurah

Kangaroos

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

Melros Beach Reserve Mandurah

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

Guided Nature Tours

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

Salt and Bush Eco Tours Kayak tours Mandurah

Giants of Mandurah

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

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Ride the Giants

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

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Jet Ski Hire

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

Jet Ski Tours and Hire Mandurah

SUP & Kayak Hire

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

SUP and Kayak Hire Mandurah

Play WA’s Golf Coast

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

Golf in Mandurah

Indoor Rock-Climbing Centre

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

Flying Experiences

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

Mandurah from the air

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

Winery Tour 

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

craft-beer-and-wine-trail

Mandurah Cruises Murray River Lunch 

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

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Enjoy fresh local seafood

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

Wild Seafood Experience Mandurah 1022

Eat and drink your way through Mandurah

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

Eat and Drink in Mandurah

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

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

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

Giants of Mandurah

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

Thomas Dambos Giants of Mandurah by FORM

Tourist Fun Train

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

Amaze Miniature Village 

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

Amaze Miniature Family Pass 02

Cruise & Splash 

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

Soulmate Charters Cruise Splash Cruise

Explore on an e-scooter

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

Dolphin Cruise & Views

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

08 Credit Mandurah Cruises Mandurah s Dolphin Babies

Pirate Ship

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

mandurah pirate ship

Mandurah Instagram Trail

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

3dart pelican mandurah-1024x768

Fun indoor activities

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

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

Kwillena Gabi Estuary Pool

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

Kwillena Gabi Estuary Pool Mandurah

Dolphin Tours

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

Dolphin and Scenic Marine Cruise Mandurah

Mandurah Cruises Murray River Lunch 

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

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Eco BBQ Boats

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

Eco BBQ Boats

Cruise in  Style

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

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

Picnic on Luxury Boutique Boat Charters Mandurah

Boat Hire

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

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Jet Ski Hire

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

Jet-Skiing in Mandurah

Houseboats

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

Mandurah Houseboats

Dolphins

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

Dolphins Mandurah

Guided Nature Tours

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

Salt and Bush Eco Tours

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

Yalgorup National Park 01

Birdwatching

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

Len Howard Conservation Park Mandurah

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

Creery Wetlands Mandurah

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

Lake Goegrup Mandurah

Explore on two wheels

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

Cycling along the coast Mandurah

Kangaroos

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

Melros Beach Reserve Mandurah

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

Guided Nature Tours

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

Salt and Bush Eco Tours Kayak tours Mandurah

Giants of Mandurah

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

Thomas Dambos Giants of Mandurah by FORM

Ride the Giants

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

Jet Ski Hire

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

Jet Ski Tours and Hire Mandurah

SUP & Kayak Hire

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

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Play WA’s Golf Coast

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

Golf in Mandurah

Indoor Rock-Climbing Centre

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

Flying Experiences

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

Mandurah from the air

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

Winery Tour 

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

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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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Enjoy fresh local seafood

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

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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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Pampering Weekend Getaway

Once you discover the luxurious experiences Mandurah has to offer… you’ll be booking your stay asap. Choose to visit solo, with your partner or on a girls weekender—the choice is yours in Mandurah. Browse through the many pampering weekend activities below and find the perfect trip for you.

Pampering Weekend Getaway

It’s time you snuck away from the hustle and bustle and spoil yourself with a weekend of pampering!

Life gets busy. There’s the grind of work, keeping up with chores and the daily challenge (and enjoyment) of raising children! With so many things going on, it’s important you take time for yourself and indulge in some well-deserved relaxation.

Life’s too short to not pamper yourself. Once you discover the luxurious experiences Mandurah has to offer… you’ll be booking your stay asap.

Choose to visit solo, with your partner or on a girls weekender—the choice is yours in Mandurah. Browse through the many pampering weekend activities below and find the perfect trip for you.

Beauty Operators

When you’re in the mood to completely relax and unwind, visiting a beauty spa never fails to offer a decadent and rejuvenating experience. Massage, face masks, manicures, pedicures and more! Visiting a beauty operator is the perfect way to escape from the responsibilities of the day-to-day and immerse yourself in paradise.

Mi Bella Beauty Spa

Mi Bella Beauty Spa is a local Mandurah favourite offering everything from waxing and tinting, nails, massage, lash lifts and facials. Owned and operated by a group of passionate and professional women—the Mi Bella team knows how to make you feel like a royalty.

Mi Bella Beauty Spa

Boutique Massage Studios

Reduce stress, release tension and find tranquility with a massage at Mandurah’s Boutique Massage Studios. Choose from deep tissue, remedial massage, relaxation massage or a pregnancy massage. With over 15 years experience, the studio will take you to another dimension of relaxation.

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Eco Spa

Awarded Best Day Spa in Australia & Best Eco Salon at the Australian Beauty Industry Awards 2021, Mandurah’s Eco Spa provides a little pocket of paradise along the coast on Dolphin Drive. Promising organic and natural products, a welcoming space to unwind and professional services and treatments—it’s time you found peace with Eco Spa.

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Eco Spa Mandurah

Mandurah Mobile Massage

Experience a professional massage from the comfort of your own home with the Mandurah Mobile Massage. Available for one or for couples, the Mobile Massage is a 5-star service that brings pampering to you! Browse their long list of services to find the perfect package for your needs.

Comfort Food

The key to a truly indulgent weekend is making sure you have delicious foods to eat and enjoy. And, if you’re visiting Mandurah we have some good news for you! Mandurah is renowned for its restaurants with plenty of mouth-watering and nourishing spots to keep you feeling satisfied and spoiled. Be warned… if you continue reading… you will get hungry.

Wild Seafood Experience

Enjoy the sea breeze as you relax on a luxury Mandurah boat cruise and enjoy a 7-course degustation of freshly caught seafood. With guidance from the crew, haul in your very own Western Rock Lobster (crayfish). The on-board private chef will then prepare your freshly-caught seafood on the boat for you to eat. It doesn’t get fresher than that!

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Dining experiences

If you’re looking to grab a bite to eat, you won’t be stuck on options. Breakfast, lunch and dinner—there’s a local restaurant offering a menu designed to impress and delight. From the  delicious meals and craft beers at Boundary Island Brewery or Wood & Stone, the many degustation events at Flics Kitchen, the rotating menu of beer, wine and spirits at Brewvino and many, many more!

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Accommodation

So you have your beauty care booked in and your dinner reservations sorted, now all you need is the accommodation! When you are out and about, you want to come back to accommodation that continues to pamper and relax. Make your getaway perfect by booking one of these stunning locations in Mandurah.

Port Mandurah Canals Luxury Guest House

Let us paint you a picture… you slowly awake to the sun rising, you hear the sounds of water rippling and you open your blinds to the awe inspiring waterways of the Mandurah estuary. This can all be made possible when staying at the popular Port Mandurah Canals Luxury Guest House. Situated right on the best canal in Mandurah, you’ll need to book early to secure your spot. 

Port Mandurah Luxury Guest House

Bali@Avalon

You can’t help but feel at peace when you’re staying at this Balinese-styled bed and breakfast. Providing everything you need for a luxurious getaway from a heated swimming pool, sauna, spa and gazebo—you’ll never want to leave your room when staying at the Bali @ Avalon B&B.

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Sebel Mandurah

The Sebel Mandurah is a 4.5 star waterfront hotel, designed to impress with views overlooking the picturesque scene of Mandjar Bay at The Point. Choose from a wide selection of beautifully appointed guestrooms, spa suites and apartments with private balconies as well as the choice of water or canal vistas.

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Seashells Mandurah

With the ocean and marina right on your doorstep, it’s hard to resist booking your stay at Seashells Mandurah. Described as a home away from home with a fully equipped kitchen, living area, big cosy bed and all of the features to make you feel comfortable—this is a great choice for those who enjoy the familiarity of home without the worry of chores and clean up. 

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C Mandurah Resort

Situated beside Mandurah’s canals, the C Mandurah Resort is a popular choice for solo stays, couple getaways or family holidays. With the choice of open plan studios nestled beside the park, apartments overlooking the water or rooms to cater to a whole family—there’s truly something for everyone.

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Marina View Chalets

Marina View Chalets is the perfect place to escape from the busyness of the day-to-day. Wake up to the incredible serenity of the magnificent Port Bouvard Marina, only a few minutes south of Mandurah on the Dawesville Channel. Take a stroll along the water, keep an eye out on the local dolphins and enjoy fresh seafood for dinner.

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Dolphin Quay Apartments

Dolphin Quay Apartments is Mandurah’s newest apartment style luxury accommodation. Situated on the internationally recognised Ocean Marina, the apartments offer beautiful modern suites with the option of a view overlooking the beach. Located within walking distance of some of Mandurah’s best  restaurants and of course the stunning waterside, you can spend your weekend soaking up the sea breeze as you stroll to each spot.

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Escape to relaxation in Mandurah

Holidays are a necessary luxury that everyone deserves to experience throughout the year. In fact, studies have found that taking regular holidays even increases your lifespan! Now, if that doesn’t offer incentive to book a trip, we don’t know what will.

Although booking a week-long holiday can be time-costly for many, weekend getaways are a perfect option for the busy bees who need to unwind. We recommend booking off Friday and/or Monday and spending a couple of days getting pampered by Mandurah. With our stunning coastline, incredible seafood restaurants and an overall welcoming and relaxed community—you’ll feel calmer as soon as you arrive.

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Retail Therapy in Mandurah

Need a good dose of retail therapy? Look no further. Stroll through the streets of Mandurah and explore the many shops, galleries and forums.

Retail Therapy in Mandurah

Boutique stores, handmade crockery, art galleries and locally made honey.

Need a good dose of retail therapy? Look no further. Stroll through the streets of Mandurah and explore the many shops, galleries and forums. Embracing the talents of the local community, shopping in Mandurah always surprises and delights, sharing stories through gifts, objects and even food! Mandurah offers unique and wonderful shopping experiences for everyone! Grab your tote bags, we’re going shopping.

Shopping in Mandurah

Everyone loves a good shop (they don’t call it retail therapy for nothing!) especially when those shops showcase the work of local artisans, Australian-made gifts and artwork inspired by WA’s naturescape. Here’s our insider-tips on where to shop when you’re in Mandurah. 

The Whizz Pop Candy Shop

Be the favourite parent by taking your little ones to Whizz Pop Candy Shop! Explore their shelves of delicious lollies, candies, chocolates and more. With bright colours, yummy sweets and jolly staff members—you’ll even enjoy the childlike fun the shop sparks! Plus, they even have fresh locally-sourced gelato (we recommend the double scoop). A sweet time for the whole family that’s for sure.

Broome Staircase Designs

Everyone deserves to enjoy the finer things in life… and what could be finer than a pearl necklace from Broome Staircase Designs. Showcasing the incredible work of designer Julia Prynne, you’ll feel like royalty browsing these exquisite pieces. Taking inspiration from nature, Julia’s jewellery often features the Boab Tree tree of life engraved into the face of many pieces and, of course, the Broome pearls are at the forefront of each design. 

Broome Staircase Designs Mandurah

Peel Pottery

Owned and operated by the incredibly talented ceramicist Murray, Peel Pottery has been providing beautiful ceramics for over 35 years. Candle holders, chip ‘n’ dips, bowls and more, there’s nothing quite like a ceramic made from the legendary Murray. Browse the Instagram page to see their latest events & markets. 

Frisky Deer

Frisky Deer is a thoughtful and beautiful shop that you could quite easily spend hours browsing. Linen clothing, ceramic planters and beach shell photo frames sums up nicely the coastal vibes of the store. With their cafe attached, we recommend going during breakfast or lunch for a cappuccino and a bite to eat.

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Frisky Deer Homewares & Clothing Boutique in Mandurah

The Junction

Home to over 28 WA small businesses in the heart of Mandurah, The Junction is the go-to spot for both locals and tourists. Spend the day shopping and stroll over to the popular restaurant Flics Kitchen afterwards, a day well spent if you ask us!

Mandurah Forum

When you’re looking to shop ‘til you drop, Mandurah Forum is the place to be. Whether you’re looking for clothing, beauty, toys for the kids or electronics—there’s something for everyone at Mandurah Forum with more than 155 specialty stores. Rally the family up because no one will want to miss out on this trip.

Drakesbrook Antiques & Collectables

Located in Waroona, Drakesbrook Antiques is only a short drive away from Mandurah’s city, and it’s worth every kilometer. Beginning in 1995, Drakesbrook has grown into a renowned spot for shoppers, collectors or simply the curious. Be warned, it’s easy to get lost in their shelves with the wide array of quirky and exciting treasures.

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Drakesbrook Antiques & Collectables in Waroona

Art galleries

Rain, hail or shine—no matter the weather, exploring Mandurah’s plethora of art is guaranteed to impress. Admire the sheer talent of visual artists, enjoy the creativity of street installations or even ponder the beauty of the incredible beach sunsets. Art flows through Mandurah, offering great wonderment to the city.

Black Stump Gallery

Located within the Mandurah Visitor Centre, the Black Stump Gallery Mandurah by local artist Emma Blyth showcases her unique artworks and gifts available for purchase. Emma Blyth’s colourful art has been inspired by the amazing beauty and colours of the Australian outback and remote coastlines and her love of Australia really shines through in her amazing pieces.

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

Featured Wood Gallery & Museum

Owner John Ablett has spent more than 25 years sourcing an eclectic range of antiques, each with a focus on his great love of woodwork. Combining his Australian heritage (dating back to the 1840s) and working with local Noongars (depicting their 50,000 year old culture), the Wood Gallery & Museum presents WA’s greatest wood artifacts and treasures.  

Terrace Art Framers

If you’re purchasing a new piece of artwork, it only makes sense to purchase a new art frame to match. Mandurah’s Terrace Art Framers have become the preferred picture framers for photographers, artists and painters across Western Australia. Family run and operated, they’ll make your picture perfect by fitting a frame to your particular artwork. 

Markets

If you’re visiting Mandurah, the markets are a must! Exploring markets is a great way to discover local artisans, hear their stories and show your appreciation for the community. With a wide range of shopping, activities and live entertainment—you’ll want to make sure you pop by Mandurah over a weekend to experience the fun. 

Peel Produce Markets

The Peel Produce Markets are a beautiful community market, shining the light on the local offerings made by the locals themselves. Hosted every Saturday 8am – 12PM, enjoy the local produce stalls, hot breakfasts, coffee, fresh juices and live music. 

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Juice stall at Peel Produce Market, Dawesville

Mandjar Markets

Located on the picturesque Eastern Foreshore under the shady trees, the Mandjar Markets are renowned as Mandurah’s premier waterfront markets. Trading every Sunday 9AM – 3PM (from October – April), prepare yourself for arts and crafts, homemade foods and even pony rides! There’s lots to experience when visiting the markets in Mandurah. 

There’s something for everyone

Exploring Mandurah’s shops alone offers a whole weekend of entertainment. With many items made by the locals in the community, Mandurah’s shopping offers something unique, curious and stimulating. Accommodating to all budgets big and small, there’s truly something for everyone when you need a dose of retail therapy.  

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Pet-friendly accommodation & experiences

Worried about leaving the pooch at home whilst you’re on holiday? With Mandurah’s many pet-friendly accommodation options and fun activities, now you don’t have to! Bring your four-legged companion on the holiday with you.

Pet-friendly accommodation and experiences

Pet-friendly accommodation and experiences in Mandurah

Worried about leaving the pooch at home whilst you’re on holiday? With Mandurah’s many pet-friendly accommodation options and fun activities, now you don’t have to! Bring your four-legged companion on the holiday with you.

If you can’t bear the thought of holidaying without your furry friend, Mandurah has plenty of comfortable accommodation options and exciting activities to cater to the whole family… including your canine! Get your paws on these great deals.

Pet-friendly accommodation

Mandurah Coastal Holiday Park

Mandurah’s renowned Coastal Holiday Park is located only 500 meters from the glorious beachside. With Silver Sands Dog Beach and Halls Head Dog Beach only a short drive away, a few rounds of fetch on the sand is essential (just don’t forget the tennis ball). The Holiday Park boasts a great range of pet-friendly cabins and beach shacks, perfectly suited to keep the family and your pets happy and relaxed.

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Image: Mandurah Coastal Holiday Park

Twin Waters Caravan Park

Nestled between Melros Beach and the Estuary, this is an ideal getaway location for your family (pet included!) What makes this spot particularly special is the fantastic location. Within a 5 minute radius of the accommodation is the Cut Golf Course, Lawn Bowling Club, plenty of restaurants and two supermarkets. With everything you need in walking distance, there will be endless opportunities to sneak in walkies throughout your day. To book your stay, simply get in touch with the caravan park and they’ll make sure your pet needs are catered for.

Mandurah Caravan & Tourist Park

If you really want to treat your pup, take them to Mandurah Caravan & Tourist Park! Upon arrival you’ll receive a pet ‘Welcome Pack’ which includes lots of goodies for you and your companion. In addition, the accommodation is central to many dog-friendly parks and beaches. Take a walk, sniff out the area and arrive at one of the nearby spots. Pet accommodation may require a $50 bond that is redeemable (with conditions) at the end of your stay.

Miami Holiday Park

The Miami Holiday Park is situated between the waterways of the Peel Estuary and the Indian Ocean, making it the ideal spot to kick back and relax as your pooch splashes about in the water. All pets are welcome at the Miami Holiday Park (Pet Policy applies) with the Park even featuring a dog washing station on site so you can keep your dog looking picture perfect for all of your Insta-photos.

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Image: Miami Holiday Park

Lane Poole Reserve

If you’re tired of seeing the “no dogs allowed” signage across different reserves, the Lane Poole Reserve aims to welcome pets into designated nature areas. The Reserve allows dogs in some areas whilst under control and on a leash. Although there are some natural areas that don’t permit domestic animals due to conservation reasons, there are still plenty of spots where you can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors with your pet!

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Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup

Mandurah Quay Resort

If you want to bring your pet on holiday but you don’t want to sacrifice luxury, with Mandurah Quay Resort you don’t have to! The Resort offers spacious villas to make you (and your pooch) feel indulged and pampered. Talk to the friendly team and they’ll arrange your $25 fee plus $200 pet bond. Situated on the beautiful Peel Inlet beach, you’ll be spoiled for choice for walks and day trips.

Pet-friendly activities

Mandurah Boat Hire

If you’re taking a trip with a Chihuahua, Maltese, Miniature Schnauzer or any small dog that doesn’t shed, you’re in luck – you can hop on a boat with your furry friend! Sail the Mandurah waterways with your little friend on your lap.

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Mandurah Boat Charters

Enjoy the crisp sea breeze alongside your pooch on one of the Mandurah Boat Charters! Similar to the boat hire, you’ll just have to make sure your pet is small, doesn’t shed and is under control (Terriers, we’re looking at you).

Mandurah Boat Charters

Dog Park Leslie Street

One of Mandurah’s most popular locations for a good game of fetch is the Leslie Street dog park. This is Mandurah’s first enclosed dog park, offering a space for dogs small and large to run free. Fresh green grass, beautiful trees and a communal space that welcomes all dogs – this is a great spot for you and your pooch to meet other travellers and locals in the Mandurah area. 

SUP & Kayak Hire

Depending on whether your dog enjoys the water, many pet owners take their pooch for a paddle! Now don’t say we didn’t warn you though… if you’re taking a SUP board out with your pup, it does require some extra balancing skills. Rent out a SUP or Kayak from Mandurah Boat Hire… good luck!

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Beach walks

A visit to Mandurah wouldn’t be complete without a long walk along the beach. Mandurah’s beaches are just too beautiful to miss! There are over 17 kms of coastline in Mandurah that allows for dogs to exercise off-lead. Plus, even more locations that allow for dogs to explore on lead. From Avoca Place in Madora Bay, to the Western end of Falcon Bay – there’s plenty of fantastic spots spread across Mandurah.

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Seascapes Beach | Image: Lisa Watson Photography

Estuary reserved walks

There are 26 reserves spread across Mandurah that allow your dog to run free off-lead. From Madora Bay, Lakelands, Dudley Park and Dawesville, take your dog for a run all over the city. Just make sure you pick up after your pup as it’s an offense to leave your poo behind. City of Mandurah offers free poo bags at many locations throughout the area. So stock up when you see the next station!

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Village Beach, Wannanup

Restaurants with outdoor seating

After all of your outdoor activities, make sure you dig into a good feed! Take your pup to one of the fantastic restaurants in Mandurah that offers pet-friendly outdoor dining. Tod’s Cafe, Flic’s Kitchen, Hummingbird, Wood & Stone, Catch22, Sharky’s, Dlight’s Café, Café Coast, Boardwalk@DQ, Nourishing the Soul Cafe… and more! These spots usually have a bowl of water available for pups too, if not just ask the staff and they’ll be happy to help!

Spoil your fur baby!

If you’re looking for your next holiday location, look no further! Mandurah welcomes all dogs (and humans), big and small. With plenty of stunning nature locations, places for walkies and spots to eat – it’s safe to say, you won’t be short on things to do with your pooch.

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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! 

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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.

Mandurah Top Tourism Town 2022
Image: City of Mandurah

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

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

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

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

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

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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 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 $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 blogs  Visiting Mandurah On A Budget and A day in Mandurah as a couple for only $100.

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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.

Skating in Mandurah 2022

Get Playing in Smart Street Mall

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

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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.

Skating in Mandurah 2022

Get Playing in Smart Street Mall

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

More Fun

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

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

Mandurah Cruises Murray River Lunch 

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

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Boat Hire & Private Charters

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

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

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Mandurah Boat Hire

House Boats

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

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Mandurah Houseboats

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

Boundary Island Brewery

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

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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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