Whether it’s outside or inside, you’ll discover there are plenty of things for everyone to enjoy during winter in Mandurah and the Peel region. Here are our top experiences.
Winter in Mandurah
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 the Peel region. Here are our top experiences.
Just because Winter has arrived, that doesn’t mean you have to hibernate at home waiting for the warmer Perth weather to come back.
Winter is the perfect time to grab your crew, family or special someone, jump in the car (or on the train) and visit Mandurah. The City is alive with entertainment from Secret Sounds, Skating in Mandurah, Christmas in July, amusements, buzzing food scene and to top it all, the natural landscape that envelops Mandurah is magically beautiful at this time of year.
Winter on the Water
For a truly unique stay, book a houseboat and cruise Mandurah’s tranquil waterways at your own pace. Mandurah Houseboats can sleep anywhere from 4 to 10 people, complete with all the amenities you need (some even have a spa), and you don’t need a Skipper’s ticket to get going.
Ever been on a waterbike before? Only in Mandurah can you cycle alongside the resident dolphins. Choose your own adventure and hire a waterbike for the day with Mandurah Cruises.
To truly clear the mind and feel like your miles away from it all, get the crew together for a guided kayak tour along the protected Peel-Harvey estuary. It’s the kind of peace and solitude you won’t appreciate until you’re in the moment. Definitely worth bumping up to the top of your list of things to do.
If you’re looking for kilometres of pristine coastline, perfect swimming spots and even a couple of challenging surf spots including the Fourth Groin, look no further than Silversands Beach. Boasting clean sand, safe and calm waters and plenty of opportunities for the perfect Instagram photo, Silversands Beach is one of the best. Take a casual stroll along the shore, join the many locals working out, take a dip in the water or enjoy the incredible sunsets that kiss the horizon goodnight along the coastline.
Need a rest? Put your feet up and let someone else do the hard work for you with a cruisy day floating on a pontoon with Mandurah Bike Hire.
And finally, float around the beautiful Dolphin Quay and Venetian Canals on your very own floating barbecue onboard a doughnut-shaped ECO BBQ boat seating up to 6 or up to 10 people. Bring your own food and drinks or take advantage of locally prepared hampers. All BBQ equipment is supplied and no skipper’s ticket required, this is the ultimate 360-degree dining experience on the water.
Winter in the City
Mandurah is filled with incredible public art but not all of it is as obvious as the silver metal heart sculpture on Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore. Hidden down laneways, on the pavement or on the facades of buildings, artworks are all around us in Mandurah and we’re going to help you find them.
Mandurah has a 100-year history as a seafood centre in Western Australia. It is home to an abundance of crabs, crayfish and many other mouth-watering delicacies. With a delicious foodie scene across the city Winter is the perfect time to indulge your taste buds by experiencing the city’s culinary delights.
Skating in Mandurah is coming this winter. Immerse yourself in a unique wonderland ice-skating experience, perfect for all ages and skill levels. Skate around the undercover skating rink and take in all the atmosphere with live entertainment from Secret Sounds, ice slides, amusements and food trucks galore.
There’s tonnes of other indoor and outdoor attractions for the kids, including the brand new skate park featuring 3 different skate zones and plenty of space to run around, it’s epic!
Winter in Nature
There’s nothing like a dose of fresh air and if you are hiking, there are trails aplenty for you to discover in Mandurah. Sarah from Ways to Nature is full of local knowledge. She can show you the remarkable wildlife that exists in tucked-away places across Mandurah’s diverse parks and wetlands. Take a guided nature walk with her through the wilderness and you won’t be disappointed.
The local residents know all about relaxing in Mandurah. We’re talking about the friendly playful dolphins who choose to live here in the wild. Did you know, the largest population of bottlenose dolphins in WA can be found here? For the best vantage point, you jump on a Murray River lunch cruise.
Mandurah is all about kicking back and enjoying the fresh open air, and there’s plenty of ways to do it. To really take in the wonders of Mandurah’s vast natural landscape you can go for a leisurely bike ride along the coastal path, drift along the waters on a stand-up paddleboard or, hire out your own boat for the day and tell the skipper where you want to go.
End your day in Mandurah this Winter by creating a memorable moment with an evening of stargazing, led by expert local guides nature lovers Sebastian and Jamie of Salt and Bush Eco Tours. The striking skies of Mandurah are perfect for stargazing, and you’ll be able to get a closer view of the night sky through a telescope.
When was the last time you visited Mandurah? Just like there’s more to Perth than Kings Park, there’s much more to Mandurah than it’s alluring canals.
WHAT’S NEW IN MANDURAH
Discover all the new things to see and do in Mandurah.
There’s so much more to Mandurah than just dolphins, crabs and fish & chips. The City has been transformed significantly in the last few years. Catch-up on the latest new experiences and visit Mandurah this summer.
New Experiences on the Water
It’s here you’ll find a slice of the Venice life. The city’s canals, winding rivers, gorgeous lakes and over 130 km² of calm inland waterways, make Mandurah the ideal destination to enjoy all kinds of activities by the water.
And just when you think you’ve seen it all, here’s what’s new to discover on your next weekender or extended stay in Mandurah.
Ever been on a waterbike before? Only in Mandurah can you cycle alongside the resident dolphins. Choose your own adventure and hire a waterbike for the day with Mandurah Cruises. The knowledgeable crew will give you the inside scoop on the best nooks to go dolphin spotting and find other amazing wildlife along Mandurah’s spectacular waterfront.
Alternatively, put your feet up and let someone else do the hard work for you with a cruisy day floating on a pontoon with Mandurah Boat Hire.
Dip your toes in the water for a unique adventure with Soulmate Charters. Their personalised and intimate cruises will have you feeling like you’re relaxing on your own deck, as you meander through Mandurah’s playful waterways and the Peel inlet. Anchor up at one of their favourite spots, where you can enjoy a swim, float on a lounge, try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding or just sit back and relax.
New experiences on land
Explore Mandurah’s beautiful coastal cycle paths on an e-bike. Hire one of these for one or two hours or for a half day from The Bike Kiosk Mandurah who opened its doors end of December outside the Mandurah Visitor Centre.
Discover Mandurah’s waterways on a FREE guided walking tour. Departing from the Mandurah Visitor Centre, the 1.5 hour ‘Walk the Waterways’ tour will take you on a journey around Mandjar Bay and the Eastern Foreshore. The tour provides an overview of Mandurah and its history as well as discovering places of interest and quirky art installations along the way.
To book contact Mandurah Visitor Centre on (08) 9550 3999 or book online.
Since opening in mid-2020, Salt and Bush Eco Tours have been opening up visitors’ eyes to the untouched wonders of Mandurah’s waterways, bushland and wildlife. Must-see experiences include a relaxed guided kayaking tour on foot peddled kayaks and laidback stargazing sessions. But don’t take our word for it, try it out for yourself next time you visit.
“This was such a great unique and special experience. We took a very peaceful paddle in our kayaks in the morning where a feeding dolphin greeted us. The foot peddle kayaks are amazing, hard to go back to using a paddle!” – David May
“Kayaking along the Serpentine River – it was the most beautiful and peaceful morning! Jamie and Base are the most friendly and knowledgeable pair. They spotted so much wildlife – so many beautiful birds and we saw dolphins too.” – Sinead Allsop
From the sea to the land, Epic Day Tours make it easy to explore the best of Mandurah with travel from Perth included. Get to know the real Mandurah with a day choc-full of local and authentic encounters.
New places to dine
Little Stiller is the name of the gin and vodka distillery that has just opened in Mandurah. Situated on Mandurah Terrace, the boutique tavern is expected to become a popular tourism attraction with the distillery being the first of its kind in the City.
Mandurah’s very own microbrewery – Boundary Island Brewery – is the newest addition to the foodie and craft beer scene in Mandurah this summer. Located right on the beautiful water’s edge in Erskine you can take in incredible views of the Peel-Harvey Estuary while enjoying your beer that has been brewed on site.
To experience more of Mandurah’s relaxed, local vibes, head to brewvino for some local beer and bites, while enjoying the best view in Mandurah upstairs on the boardwalk. Then switch it up for brekky, lunch or dinner with a visit to Wood & Stone where your tastebuds are in for a treat. Must-try dishes include their signature chilli mussels, seafood aglio e olio linguine, wild mushroom risotto and Wood & Stone’s famous Nail Oatmeal Stout braised beef brisket. Hungry anyone?
What’s new in the City
Mandurah’s new Estuary pool is ready to have you splashing around! The new centrepiece of Mandurah’s waterfront features a floating jetty platform which gives you a nod back to the days of the Mandurah baths and Robert Day Memorial Pools in the 1950s and 60s.
Named Kwillena (dolphin) Gabi (waters) by the traditional owners of Bindjareb Boodja, this natural waterway shares its habitat with local marine life.
Need to switch off from juggling a million and one things?
Girls Weekend Near Perth
Why Mandurah has girls trip written all over it
Need to switch off from juggling a million and one things? We all love a family holiday or a romantic getaway, but sometimes all you really need is to escape responsibilities and enjoy a short break in the company of your besties.
If a girls weekend getaway is long overdue, gather your gal pals and recharge your batteries in a place where the vibes are always relaxed by nature, Mandurah.
A place to… Relax
For a splash of luxury without the price tag, set up base for the weekend at Seashells Mandurah. It’s the perfect spot for a laidback escape, with the beach virtually on your doorstep, but still close enough to all the delicious offerings around Dolphin Quay and the marina. Take a dip in the infinity pool, linger up with the girls for a private Pilates class or, for the ultimate in relaxation, enjoy a pamper session at the onsite day spa.
Dolphin Quay Apartments is also perfect for a girls’ retreat, with two bedroom fully self-contained accommodation, boasting spectacular views of the marina.
For a truly unique stay, book a houseboat and cruise Mandurah’s tranquil waterways at your own pace. Mandurah Houseboats can sleep anywhere from 4 to 10 people, complete with all the amenities you need, and you don’t need a Skipper’s ticket to get going.
A place to…Unwind
Take it from the local residents who know all about relaxing in Mandurah. We’re talking about the friendly playful dolphins who choose to live here in the wild. Did you know, the largest population of bottlenose dolphins in WA can be found here? For the best vantage point, you and your girlfriends will want to jump on a Murray River lunch cruise.
Mandurah is all about kicking back and enjoying the fresh open air, and there’s plenty of ways to do it. Go for a leisurely bike ride along the foreshore, drift along the waters on a stand up paddle board or, hire out your own boat for the day and tell the skipper where you want to go.
To truly clear the mind and feel like your miles away from it all, get the girlies together for a guided kayak tour along the protected Peel-Harvey estuary. It’s the kind of peace and solitude you won’t appreciate until you’re in the moment. Definitely worth bumping up to the top of your list of things to do.
Create memorable bonding moments with an evening of stargazing, led by expert local geologist and nature lover Sebastian of Salt and Bush Eco Tours. The striking skies of Mandurah are perfect for stargazing, and you’ll be able to get a closer view of the night sky through a telescope.
A place to… Indulge
Whenever there’s beer or wine, you’re guaranteed to have a good time. Appoint a skipper for the day and explore the delectable tastes of Mandurah on a craft beer and wine trail. Featuring seven of the region’s best beer and wine offerings, the trail provides an authentically local experience. Be sure to visit Peel Estate for a picturesque picnic lunch and tipple.
When the day is out, drop anchor on a sunset cruise before heading out for some bar therapy. The cocktails and fare here is nothing short of superb, so make sure you arrive on an empty stomach.
Sorted out your Easter holiday plans yet? With a four day break from the daily grind, it pays to think about where you’ll spend it.
Easter in Mandurah
Escape to nature this Easter in Mandurah
Sorted out your Easter holiday plans yet? With a four day break from the daily grind, it pays to think about where you’ll spend it. And what better way to unplug and get away from the stresses of everyday, than a zippy road trip to Mandurah, less than an hour from Perth.
Whether it’s unwinding in the company of nature or revving up for an outdoor adventure, taking timeout with the kids or a romantic couples retreat, or a cruisy getaway with mates, be inspired by our top picks of what to do in Mandurah this Easter long weekend.
For the Water Lovers
With an estuary twice the size of Sydney Harbour, winding rivers, pretty lakes and long stretches of coastline, spending time on the waterways is the most popular pastime in Mandurah.
Mandurah Cruises offer plenty of options to suit your liking, you just need to choose your favourite between dolphin cruises, foodie cruises, seafood experiences and spectacular Christmas lights cruises.
Or join ‘Pete Blackbeard’ and his buckos at Pirate Ship Mandurah for a fun day out on the water. Kids can dress as pirates, steer the wheel, ring the bell and look through telescopes onboard this open-air vessel.
If you want to explore the waterways at your own pace, hire dinghy or pontoon boats 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.
Or explore the estuary by canoe, paddle or kayak and discover one of many paddle trails created purely to showcase the best by water.
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.
To experience waterways for days, a fully equipped houseboat from Mandurah Houseboats is your way to go.
Pirate Ship Mandurah
Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire
Eco BBQ Boats
Mandurah Boat Charters
Salt & Bush Eco Tours
It’s time for the kiddies to get creative with our Easter colour-in competition! Pick up your sheet from Mandurah Visitor Centre during our opening hours and hand in the finished picture by April 20th. The lucky winner will receive our fun filled Visitor Centre kid’s gift pack (valued at $60). Ready… set… go!
What are you waiting for? Grab the kiddly winks’ coloured pencils, some chocolate Easter eggs to snack on and enjoy some relaxation as the children occupy themselves!
Think: an impressive sunset, picnic food and drinks and family-fun entertainment. Music On The Bayis putting on a show with live music performances by acoustic artists and children’s shows. Plus, there’s a cheeky playground nearby that the kids can enjoy! Hosted on the Mandurah Eastern Foreshore, it’s a blissful spot to relax and enjoy the serenity.
Spend the day laughing as you get lost in the gigantic Easter maze on the Eastern foreshore. A fantastic way to ignite your creativity and have some fun as a group. Spot clues, complete the activities along the way and win prizes! Organised by Creative Mazes along the waterfront, bring down the family and embark on this mini adventure.
New in Town
The city has been significantly transformed including the brand-new estuary pool. Named Kwillena (dolphin) Gabi (waters) by the traditional owners of Bindjareb Boodja, this natural waterway shares its habitat with local marine life.
Hire a waterbike for 30 or 60 minutes and cycle alongside the resident dolphins.
Or try yoga on the water. It’s super relaxing and so peaceful! Be Yoga takes you on a journey of the mind and across the water on their SUP Yoga experience.
Or hire an e-bike or e-scooter from The Bike Kiosk to explore Mandurah’s beautiful coastal cycle paths.
When you get thirsty, stop by Boundary Island Brewery, Mandurah’s very own microbrewery, located right on the water’s edge in Erskine. Take in incredible views of the Peel-Harvey Estuary while enjoying your beer that has been brewed on site.
Another great way to get around Mandurah is the Tourist Fun Train. Get on the hop on/hop off tour with the Big Tout suitable for all ages or meet Mini Toot, the friendly miniature train, ideal for smaller kids.
Appeasing the imaginations of those big and small, there are 70 adorable miniature buildings and model trains at Amaze Miniature Park which makes for a great day out.
Let Nature Find You
As soon as you arrive in Mandurah, you feel relaxed and get this instant holiday feeling. Why? Because in Mandurah, we’re relaxed by nature.
Mandurah is like an outdoor classroom where you can learn about the incredible, internationally significant Peel Yalgorup Wetlands System on guided nature walks with Salt & Bush Eco Tours and Ways to Nature.
Visit the 2,000 year old Lake Clifton thrombolite reef at Yalgorup National Park which can only be found in a few places in the world!
Mandurah has many bird visitors too as it is considered one of the few locations in Australia chosen as a rest stop for migratory birds.
Immerse in Culture
You can visit significant sites of the Bindjareb People on the Bilya Country Story Trail. Goolamwiin and Mandjoogoordap Dreaming, Aboriginal-owned and operated tour companies, will take you on a journey to hear yarns from Nyungar people, their experiences and dreamtime stories.
The visitor centre features an amazing mural that tells the Aboriginal story of Mandjoogoordap (Mandurah) – ‘meeting place of the heart’.
Mandurah is dotted with quirky artworks including 3D art paintings. Follow the Mandurah Instagram Trail and set off on your insta-worthy pic quest.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend away, a memorable family holiday or a golf weekend with your mates, we have you covered in Mandurah. Explore and be inspired for your Easter long weekend, only an hour south of Perth.