Mandurah’s Dark Corners 2023

Explore Mandurah’s forgotten histories and folklore on this spooky historic walking tour along Mandurah’s Eastern foreshore, running selected weekends in July.

Mandurah’s Dark Corners

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A very different historic walking tour

Experience Mandurah’s beautiful Eastern Foreshore from a new perspective, in this spooky heritage walking tour. This event was a booked-out success at the Mandurah Arts Festival in 2022 and Visit Mandurah is delighted to be reviving it for the Winter holiday season.

Mandurah’s Dark Corners illuminates the past, using new technologies of projection-mapping and augmented reality to enhance the oldest of art forms; the ghost story. Featuring local stories, collected from local archives and the Mandurah community, Dark Corners is a beautiful and immersive experience uncovering the historic tales that haunt us still.

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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

Beat the Winter Blues in Mandurah

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.

Make unforgettable family memories this winter with a variety of exciting activities that are perfect for kids and adults alike. Don’t forget your camera – there are plenty of picture-perfect moments to capture!

Giants of Mandurah

Explore the enchanting Giants of Mandurah,  a series of larger-than-life wooden sculptures by Thomas Dambo. Nestled in secret locations, these giants celebrate the natural beauty of Mandurah’s wetlands, waterways, and bushland. This free outdoor exhibition is a must-see!

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Little Lui by Thomas Dambo, Parklands

Amaze Miniature Village 

Feel like a giant as you wander through Mandurah’s Amaze Miniature Village. With 70 intricate miniature buildings, model trains, and 4 acres of beautiful gardens, this attraction will spark your imagination. Plus, enjoy mini golf, a maze, and a Lego exhibition during your visit.

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Amaze Miniature Park

Dolphin Tours

Mandurah is famous for its friendly dolphins. Hop on a Dolphin Cruise & Views boat tour to spot the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins frolicking in their natural habitat. It’s a magical experience that highlights Mandurah’s stunning waterways.

Pirate Ship

Ahoy, mateys! Join the pirate crew aboard Mandurah’s very own Pirate Ship for a swashbuckling adventure. Kids can dress up, sing pirate songs, steer the ship, and shoot the water canons. It’s a pirate’s life for you!

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The Pirate Ship Mandurah

Zookeeper 4 A Day

Give your child a day they’ll never forget as a Zookeeper at Ranger Red’s Zoo. They’ll interact with Tasmanian Devils, koalas, kangaroos, snakes, and more, gaining a new appreciation for Australia’s wildlife. 

Two Muddy Men School Holiday Pottery Workshops

Get your hands dirty at the Two Muddy Men Terraform Studio! Create magical lamps with your child at these fun pottery workshops. Available on Fridays during the winter school holidays, it’s a great way to bond and create something special together.

Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre

Rain or shine, Mandurah’s Indoor Rock Climbing Centre offers thrilling activities for all ages and skill levels. With bouldering, rock climbing, ninja training, and more, there’s something for everyone. Just bring your comfortable clothes, water bottle, and socks, and get ready for an adventure!

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Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre

Escape Squad

Dive into a world of mystery and puzzles at Mandurah’s Escape Squad. With themed rooms ranging from stopping a nuclear disaster to escaping school detention, it’s a perfect indoor activity for families and friends. Each room offers a unique challenge that will test your teamwork and creativity.

Room 1: The Nuclear Express
Prevent a nuclear disaster on a runaway train. Suitable for 2-6 players, this room is a thrilling challenge for those seeking adventure.

Room 2: School’s Out
Escape Friday afternoon detention and make it to the biggest party of the year. Ideal for families and beginners, this room is fun and accessible.

Room 3: The Adventurers’ Guild
Answer the king’s call and retrieve a mystical relic to save the prince. This quest requires 4 players and offers an immersive experience for those seeking a fantasy adventure.

More Fun

For more ideas on how to keep the kids entertained this winter, check out our School Holidays page.

Mandurah’s waterways are a winter wonderland, where glassy conditions make for stunning scenic views. With its labyrinth of canals, winding rivers, expansive coastline, and breathtaking lakes, there’s no better place to embrace the water. Here’s how to make a splash with the best water activities Mandurah has to offer!

Murray River Lunch Cruise

Kick back and relax on the Murray River Lunch Cruise with Mandurah Cruises. This half-day boat tour takes you through one of the last undammed major rivers, offering a serene and scenic experience. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board as you soak up the stunning views of the river and surrounding landscapes. It’s the perfect way to unwind and enjoy Mandurah’s natural beauty.

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Private Charters & Boat Hire

Exploring Mandurah by boat is a must. Known as Australia’s Venice, the city’s hidden canals and impressive waterways are best seen from the water. Choose a guided cruise or set your own course with self-drive boat hire.

Luxury Boutique Boat Charters Mandurah: For a very intimate experience, this option is perfect for 2 to 4 guests. Choose from their Breakfast & Birdsong Cruise, Bubbles & Grazing Board Cruise, or the signature Sunset & Tapas Cruise. Each cruise promises a unique and personalised journey.

Mandurah Murray River Cruises: Enjoy serene voyages for up to 10 people with options like the Murray River Cruise, Sunset Cruise, and Dolphin Cruise. Convenient pick-up locations and customisable private cruises make it easy to plan your perfect day on the water. Bring your own snacks and drinks for a personalised touch.

Mandurah Boat Charters: Ideal for group celebrations, they offer 16- and 20-person skippered pontoon boats. Perfect for birthday parties and special occasions.

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Mandurah Boat Charters

For those who love to be their own captain, Mandurah offers fantastic options to explore the waterways at your own pace.

Mandurah Boat Hire: From 4-person dinghies to 12-person pontoons, Mandurah Boat Hire has the perfect vessel for your adventure. Cruise along Mandurah’s picturesque canals and waterways, soaking in the tranquil surroundings at your leisure.

Mandurah BBQ Boats: Take your outing to the next level with a donut-shaped BBQ boat from Mandurah BBQ Boats. Equipped with an electric outboard motor and seating for up to 10 people around a central round table with a charcoal BBQ, it’s the ultimate floating BBQ experience in Mandurah’s stunning Ocean Marina. Gather your friends and family for a memorable day on the water.

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Mandurah BBQ Boats

Mandurah Houseboats: Spend your entire weekend or holiday aboard a boat with Mandurah Houseboats. These fully equipped floating homes, some even featuring outdoor spas, provide the perfect base for your water-based getaway. No skipper’s ticket needed – simply anchor in a secluded nature pocket for a peaceful retreat or visit the waterfront pubs, cafes, and breweries around Mandurah for a livelier experience.

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From award-winning breakfasts to locally crafted beers and fresh seafood, Mandurah has something to satisfy every foodie. Bring your appetite and prepare for a flavour-packed adventure!

Wood and Stone Cafe

Kickstart your day with an award-winning breakfast at Wood and Stone Cafe, the proud winner of two Gold Plate awards for Best Breakfast in 2022 and 2023. Located on the foreshore in the heart of Mandurah, this family-run cafe offers an inner-city vibe with boutique breakfast options like Caprese baked eggs, signature waffles, and brekky burgers, all paired with premium coffee. The friendly service and quality food make it a must-visit spot for breakfast lovers.

a young couple sitting at a table at Wood and Stone Cafe Mandurah enjoying a sweet breakfast and coffee

Wild Seafood Experience

Set sail on the Wild Seafood Experience and enjoy a catch-and-eat adventure. Haul in crayfish (Western rock lobster) and watch as it’s cooked on board. Then, savor an 8-course deluxe seafood lunch. This cruise is a foodie’s paradise!

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Boundary Island Brewery

Boundary Island Brewery is a must-visit for beer enthusiasts. Sip on delicious craft beers brewed on-site while taking in stunning estuary views. This brewery, born from the passion of two local families, offers great beer, delicious food, and a welcoming atmosphere year-round. Whether you arrive by boat, car, bus, bike, or on foot, you’ll love the unique Mandurah lifestyle that Boundary Island Brewery embodies.

an aerial view of the marina at sunset at Boundary Island Brewery

Thorny Devil Brewery

Thorny Devil Brewery crafts exceptionally smooth and easy-drinking beers from rainwater. Nestled on the shores of Lake Clifton, it’s the perfect spot to unwind after exploring the Lake Clifton Thrombolites or hunting for Giants. Let the kids play on the grass while you enjoy a cold beer and a meal from the BBQ restaurant, all against the backdrop of beautiful scenery.

a group of young friends sitting at a picnic table with yellow umbrellas at Thorny Devil Brewery

Wedgetail Brewing Co.

Discover the essence of West Australian craftsmanship at Wedgetail Brewing Co., a local gem for beer enthusiasts. Indulge in their expertly crafted Pilsner, Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, and Double Red Ale, each boasting traditional brewing techniques and top-notch quality. Visit Wedgetail Brewing Co. for an authentic experience where great tunes and downright awesome beers create the perfect backdrop for a laid-back hangout with your crew.

Craft Beer and Wine Trail

Cooler days are perfect for exploring Mandurah’s Craft Beer and Wine Trail. This trail connects seven of the region’s best breweries and wineries, offering an authentically local experience. Gather your friends and enjoy locally made craft beers and wines at your own pace. Each stop promises unique flavors that won’t disappoint.

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Peel Produce Market

Experience the unbeatable freshness of local produce at the Peel Produce Market. Held every Saturday on Dawesville Foreshore and every first Sunday at Madora Bay, this market showcases seasonal fruits and veggies from nearby farms and growers. Bring your reusable bags and stock up on the finest local produce.

Peel Produce Market Mandurah

Mandurah is a global biodiversity hotspot with open waterways, bushland reserves, and internationally recognised wetlands. Whether on land or water, there’s an adventure waiting for you. Check out our natural attractions and let nature’s beauty relax you. And for those who prefer a bit of guidance, there are plenty of guided tours available.

Guided Nature Tours

Salt and Bush Eco Tours offer intimate, guided nature tours in Mandurah. With small groups of up to 10, explore the area’s diverse ecosystems through kayaking and nature walks. Led by knowledgeable geologists, these tours provide a deep understanding of local flora, fauna, and geology, making for a fascinating and educational outdoor adventure​.

Salt and Bush Eco Tours Mandurah

E-Bike and E-Scooter Hire

The best way to get around Mandurah? E-bikes and e-scooters from The Bike Kiosk! With options including premium e-bikes, electric cargo bikes, and e-trikes, you can explore Mandurah’s 600 kilometers of cycleways in style. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the incredible street art scattered throughout the town. Helmets and other safety gear are provided, ensuring a fun and safe ride for everyone.

an aerial view of people riding bikes on a path along the ocean in Halls Head

 SUP & Kayak Hire

Get out on the water with a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) or kayak from Mandurah Boat Hire. Glide through the serene, glassy waters and soak up the winter sun, enjoying a tranquil adventure on Mandurah’s stunning waterways.

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 Climbing Fun

For those who love to climb, swing, and challenge themselves, Mandurah offers two great options. Treetops Adventure Dwellingup lets you navigate high-up obstacle courses in the treetops, while Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre offers climbing fun for all skill levels, regardless of the weather.

a group of people on a zip line in the woods at Dwellingup

 Flight Simulator Experience

Ever dreamed of flying a B737 around the world? Now you can, without leaving Mandurah! Head to SBS Simulators in Erskine for an indoor flight simulator experience where you take control of the jets as your own captain.

 Escape Room Adventure

Test your wits and teamwork skills at Escape Squad. With three different rooms to choose from, ranging in difficulty from easy to medium to hard, you’ll find the perfect challenge for your group. It’s an indoor adventure that promises excitement and brain-teasing fun.

 Joy Rides with Trike Tours WA

Discover the exhilaration of joyriding along Mandurah’s stunning coastline with Trike Tours WA. Select from a range of exciting tours, including the thrilling ‘Giants Tour,’ and experience Mandurah from a unique and adventurous perspective.

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Mandurah is an exciting place for anyone who loves art. This winter, explore the town’s fantastic galleries and exhibitions that showcase the amazing work of local artists. Here are some must-visit spots:

Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery

Start your artistic journey at the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery inside the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. This gallery features a variety of artworks by local artists and offers free public exhibitions. It’s a great spot to see a mix of styles and get inspired.

Contemporary Art Spaces (CASM)

CASM is a lively gallery that hosts eight different exhibitions and events throughout the year. You’ll find everything from modern sculptures to beautiful paintings by local and touring artists. Every visit promises something new and exciting.

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Terrace Art Framers

For those who love photography, Terrace Art Framers is a must-visit. This gallery showcases the stunning work of Western Australian photographer Christian Fletcher, known for his breathtaking landscapes and unique perspectives.

Black Stump Gallery

Visit the Black Stump Gallery at the Mandurah Visitor Centre to see the vibrant paintings of Emma Blyth. Her colorful depictions of wildlife and landscapes bring the natural beauty of Mandurah to life and are sure to brighten your day.

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Welcome to Country Mural – Augmented Reality Experience

At the Mandurah Visitor Centre, check out the 3D Augmented Reality experience of the ‘Welcome to Country’ mural by artists Peta and Corey Ugle. This interactive mural tells the Aboriginal story of how Mandurah’s waterways were created, offering a fascinating and immersive experience.

a woman watching the Augmented Reality animation on her mobile phone while holding her phone up against the wall mural at the Mandurah Visitor Centre

Suzy Galloway Art

Near Mandurah’s beautiful foreshore and cozy cafes, Suzy Galloway Art features quirky and captivating paintings. Suzy’s artworks celebrate the local scenery with a playful twist, making her gallery a delightful stop for art lovers.

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Mandurah Instagram Trail

If you love getting the perfect Insta-worthy shot, then follow the Mandurah Instagram Trail and look out for quirky art pieces along the Mandurah Foreshore and into Dolphin Quay.

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3D pelican at Mandurah Ocean Marina, Mandurah Instagram Trail

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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Giants: Where to Eat & Drink

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

Where to Eat & Drink close to the Giants

Our best picks for eating & drinking around the Mandurah Giants

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

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

Best Places To Eat And Drink

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

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Santi Ikto by Thomas Dambo, Giants of Mandurah

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

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

Spill the Beans at Seascapes

Address: 6/141 Boardwalk Blvd, Halls Head.

Open: Mon – Sun, 7am to 4pm.

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

TODS Café

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

Open:  Mon – Sun, 7am to 5pm.

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

Nori 

Address: 14 Guava Way, Halls Head.

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

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

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Seba’s Song by Thomas Dambo, Giants of Mandurah

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

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

Café Coast Waterfront Restaurant

Address: 45 Rees Pl, Wannanup WA 6210

Open: Monday, 9.30am to 3pm.

Tuesday – Friday, 9.30am to 8.30pm.

Sat & Sun, 8.30am to 9pm.

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

La Belle Patisserie & High Tea House

Address: 2 Village Mews, Wannanup.

Open: Sat & Sun, 7am to 3pm.

Mon-Fri, 7am to 2pm.

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

Friar Tuck’s Irish Bar/Restaurant

Address: 6 Rees Place, Wannanup.

Open: Mon-Sun, 11.30am to 10pm.

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

The Cut Tavern

Address: 9 Rod Court, Wannanup.

Open: Mon-Sun, 10am to 11pm.

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

Falcon Bay Beach Café

Address: 11 Spinaway Parade, Falcon.

Open: Sat & Sun, 7am to 5pm.

Mon-Fri, 7am to 3pm.

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

Miami Bakehouse Falcon

Address: 609 Old Coast Rd, Falcon.

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

Mon-Fri, 6.15am to 4.45pm.

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

Cobblers Tavern

Address: 629 Old Coast Rd, Falcon.

Open: Mon-Sun, 11.30am to 12am.

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

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

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

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

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

Nourishing the Soul Café

Address: 40 Darwin Terrace, Dudley Park.

Open: Mon-Sun, 7.00am to 3pm.

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

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Little Lui by Thomas Dambo | Giants of Mandurah

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

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

Chalk & Bees

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

Open:  Tue-Fri, 6.30am – 12pm.

Sat, 7am – 11am & Sun, 8am – 11am.

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

Isle of Lace

Address: Lake Valley Drive, Lakelands.

Open:  Mon-Fri, 6am to 11am

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

Sun, closed.

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

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

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

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

Only then you will discover where Jyttes Hytte is hiding! 

Thorny Devil Brewery

Address: 185 Clifton Downs Rd, Herron.

Open: 

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

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

Eat, drink and explore with the Mandurah Giants

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

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Best ways to enjoy Mandurah’s waterways

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

Best ways to enjoy Mandurah’s waterways

Here’s how to enjoy Mandurah’s magical waterways

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

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Nature Bucket List

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

Top Nature Experiences

Your Nature Bucket List for Mandurah

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

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Top things to do in Mandurah in Autumn

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

Top things to do in Mandurah this Autumn

Autumn in Mandurah – Activities for Everyone

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

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

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

Tourist Fun Train

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

Amaze Miniature Village 

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

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Pirate Ship

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

Zookeeper 4 A Day

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

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

Dolphin Tours

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

Mandurah Cruises Murray River Lunch 

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

Boat Hire

Mandurah is often called Australia’s Venice for its hidden canals and impressive waterways. If you’re visiting the city, then exploring by boat is essential. Choose to either be guided on a cruise or choose your own journey with our self-drive boat hire. For those looking for a guided experience, check out Mandurah Cruises or Mandurah Boat Charters. For the adventurers looking to take things in their own hands Mandurah Boat Hire and Eco BBQ Boats will sort you out. 

Jet-Skiing in Mandurah

Jet Ski Hire

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

SUP Yoga

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

House Boats

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

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

Brewery Cruise

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

Winery Tour 

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

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Fungi Walks

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

Peel Produce Market

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

Seafood Degustation

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

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

The Bike Kiosk

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

Mountain Biking

For the traditionalists who prefer manual (not electric) bikes – hire a mountain bike with Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire. Mandurah and surrounds are spoiled with exciting bush trails and cycling paths catered to all skill levels. From the iconic Bridges Loop ride in Mandurah to the more difficult Turner Hill Trail in Dwellingup – there’s plenty to choose from for your biking route. 

Mountain Biking in Dwellingup

Guided Nature Tours

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

SUP & Kayak Hire

Soak up the Autumn sun whilst paddling on a stand up paddleboard (SUP) or lounging in your Kayak supplied by Mandurah Boat Hire. Or try something different and take Mandurah Cruises’ water bikes for a spin. Either way, as long as you’re cruising along the coast – you’ll be in for an absolute treat.

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

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

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

Tourist Fun Train

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

Amaze Miniature Village 

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

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Pirate Ship

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

Zookeeper 4 A Day

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

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

Dolphin Tours

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

Mandurah Cruises Murray River Lunch 

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

Boat Hire

Mandurah is often called Australia’s Venice for its hidden canals and impressive waterways. If you’re visiting the city, then exploring by boat is essential. Choose to either be guided on a cruise or choose your own journey with our self-drive boat hire. For those looking for a guided experience, check out Mandurah Cruises or Mandurah Boat Charters. For the adventurers looking to take things in their own hands Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire and Eco BBQ Boats will sort you out. 

Jet-Skiing in Mandurah

Jet Ski Hire

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

SUP Yoga

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

House Boats

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

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

Brewery Cruise

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

Winery Tour 

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

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Fungi Walks

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

Peel Produce Market

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

Seafood Degustation

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

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

The Bike Kiosk

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

Mountain Biking

For the traditionalists who prefer manual (not electric) bikes – hire a mountain bike with Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire. Mandurah and surrounds are spoiled with exciting bush trails and cycling paths catered to all skill levels. From the iconic Bridges Loop ride in Mandurah to the more difficult Turner Hill Trail in Dwellingup – there’s plenty to choose from for your biking route. 

Mountain Biking in Dwellingup

Guided Nature Tours

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

SUP & Kayak Hire

Soak up the Autumn sun whilst paddling on a stand up paddleboard (SUP) or lounging in your Kayak supplied by Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire. Or try something different and take Mandurah Cruises’ water bikes for a spin. Either way, as long as you’re cruising along the coast – you’ll be in for an absolute treat.

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

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Here comes your Must See and Do List for Mandurah

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

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

Release the water-lover in you

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Land-based Experiences

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

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

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

Explore the great outdoors and learn about Mandurah’s waterways and wildlife.

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

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How to spend summer in Mandurah

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

6 Ways to Spend Summer in Mandurah

6 ultimate ways to spend summer in Mandurah

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

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

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The ultimate scene to sail

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

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

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

The ultimate place for paddling

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

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

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The ultimate spot for social gatherings

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

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

The ultimate destination for discovery

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

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

Indulge

The ultimate setting for seafood

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

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

The ultimate chance to cheers

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

STAY

The ultimate for rest and relaxation

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

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

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Set your sights on a romantic getaway near Perth

When was the last time you spontaneously jumped in the car and took off for a romantic weekend away without any distractions – just you and your plus one?

ROMANTIC WEEKEND GETAWAYS

Set your sights on a romantic getaway near Perth

When was the last time you spontaneously jumped in the car and took off for a romantic weekend away without any distractions – just you and your plus one?

Whether you’ve been together for only few months, one year or too many to mention, you never need an excuse to breakaway and spend quality time together.
And Mandurah certainly fits the brief for a romantic weekend or cheeky midweek getaway.

Only an hour’s drive south of Perth, Mandurah is where the Darling Ranges disappear into the Indian Ocean. It’s where WA’s love affair (and perhaps yours soon too) begins, connecting the land and water. Where serene rivers flow through amazing bush landscapes, and where pristine beaches run for kilometres on end, sometimes without a soul in sight.

Whether your idea of romance is a laidback retreat relaxing on the water, getting amongst nature, immersing yourself in delectable foodie delights or a heart-pounding adventure, we’ve curated our top romantic picks for things to do in Mandurah, which should definitely score you some brownie points.

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Amazing attractions

DOLPHIN ENCOUNTERS

There’s no better time than now to go dolphin spotting. With the breeding season well underway, this is when dolphins are at their most playful. The best vantage point to see these loveable creatures is without a doubt on the water. And there’s no shortage of ways to do it.

Take a scenic cruise or become your own skipper and hire a boat – no skippers ticket or boat licence required. If you want to get active, grab yourselves a stand up paddleboard from Mandurah Boat Hire or Star Surf & Skate and float your way along the waters to get up close and personal, jump on a tandem kayak and test your coordination.

Explore nature’s wonderland

This time of year is perfect for getting back to nature, and Mandurah has so much on display. From hiking and kayaking, sailing to stargazing – choose your preferred method and let the explorations begin!

There’s nothing like a dose of fresh air and if you both enjoy hiking, there are trails aplenty for you to discover. Spot remarkable wildlife that exists in tucked away places across Mandurah’s diverse parks and wetlands. Take a nature walk through the wilderness and you won’t be disappointed.

If you’ve never visited the Lake Clifton thrombolites in Yalgorup National Park, then this is a must-see. These rock-like formations date back 2,000 years and are the largest cluster of thrombolites you’ll find in the southern hemisphere. Scientists believe they are one of the first life forms on earth (way before dinosaurs were ever around!). Stroll along the jetty for some insta-worthy shots, or gain some insider knowledge on a guided tour with Salt and Bush Eco Tours.

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Soak up the atmosphere

Discover more of Mandurah from a new perspective. Snap some fun pics walking Mandurah’s Instagram Trail, or take on a completely different kind of trail for the love of craft beer and wine

If you’re both foodies at heart, make the most of your day – and your palate on one of the many culinary tours on offer. For the history buffs, there are a number of interesting buildings and museums that delve into the city’s remarkable past that are definitely worth a peruse.

A visit to Mandurah wouldn’t be complete without embracing the coast. And a great way to explore the endless strip of spectacular coastline, is to rent a couple of bikes and get pedalling on an e-bike from The Bike Kiosk that is located right next to the Mandurah Visitor Centre. With loads of opportunities for cruising convos with your plus one, you’ll quickly clock up the miles without even realising it. When it’s time to refuel, take a well-deserved break at Dolphin Quay.

Destination flavour

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Fall head over heels with Mandurah’s burgeoning food and wine scene, where fresh local seafood is the hero of the dish.

Book a table at Red Manna and splash out on a romantic lunch or dinner for two, where you’ll be spoiled for choice from the rotating seafood menu.

Mandurah is buzzing with cool spots to grab a bite. One that stands out is Flics Kitchen and their award winning tapas share-style menu. If you’re staying over the weekend, make sure you stop by for their popular bottomless brunch. 

A popular bar to hit Mandurah’s foodie scene is Brewvino. Enjoy the relaxing vibes with great views, great beers on tap, an extensive wine list and tasty dishes prepared using the best of WA produce. Not hungry? Just head in for a cheeky night cap!

Rooms with a view

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When a few days away beckons, we’ve got you covered with the perfect romantic spots to stay not too far from Perth, no matter what your budget. There are plenty of accommodation options to choose from in Mandurah.

Book your stay in a luxurious spacious beachfront apartment at Seashells Mandurah. Wake up to million dollar ocean views and when evening hits you can enjoy the amazing sunsets right on your doorstep. Take a dip in the heated infinity pool, sit back with a glass of wine, or completely unwind at the onsite day spa.

For the ultimate indulgence, put your feet up for some passionate pampering in a superior king room with a spa, overlooking the picturesque waters of Mandjar Bay at the Sebel Mandurah

Rug up on the water and relax surrounded by nature on your doorstep, with a houseboat stay in Mandurah. Drop anchor and relax in a secluded hideaway and cruise the magnificent waterways at your own pace (no licence required).

Stay in the heart of Mandurah’s ocean marina in one of Dolphin Quay’s self-contained apartments, offering everything you need for a romantic escape right by the water. Savour the views, keep an eye out for dolphins and if you can bring yourself to leave, enjoy endless dining options just a short walk away.

SOUND GOOD?

With all the planning done for you, that’s your romantic getaway to Mandurah sorted! If you need a break or getaway and need someone else to organise it for you, contact our great team at the Mandurah Visitor Centre.

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