Mandurah’s Top Spots for Sustainable Fun
Mandurah is a place of exceptional natural beauty and a strong commitment to sustainability. As Australia’s Top Tourism Town, this coastal paradise offers eco-conscious visitors a wide range of sustainable adventures that truly connect with the heart.
Ready for a journey that combines the best of nature and sustainability? In this guide, we’ll unveil the hidden gems that allow you to connect with the environment while having a fantastic time. From the Giants of Mandurah to electric-powered boats, we’re about to take you on a green journey through Mandurah’s top eco-friendly experiences.
Giants of Mandurah
The Giants of Mandurah, crafted by the acclaimed Danish recycle artist, stand as a remarkable testament to the creative power of recycling.
Crafted from reclaimed wood, these five larger-than-life sculptures are more than just artistic wonders; they symbolise the importance of protecting our natural world.
What makes the Giants even more impressive is that they’re not just there to be admired – they invite you on a quest. Cleverly hidden in natural settings around Mandurah, you’ll need to embark on a delightful treasure hunt to find them, following a trail of clues.
To assist in your quest, you can pick up a free booklet at the Mandurah Visitor Centre, complete with QR codes and Google Maps coordinates to locate the parking areas at the trail heads.
But before you set out, artist Thomas Dambo invites you to listen to his poem, “The Rhythm of Raindrops”, which beautifully intertwines with the creation story of the traditional owners, the Bindjareb Noongar people.
This quest takes you on a journey through the cycle of water, from the ocean to the air, from the air to the land, and back again. You’ll traverse the lands of the Bindjareb Noongar people, explore the Peel Yalgorup wetland system, and venture out onto an estuary that’s twice the size of Sydney Harbour, all while unraveling the story of these majestic giants.
Eco BBQ Boats
Be the captain of your own eco-friendly mini-cruise with Mandurah’s renowned Eco BBQ Boats. Glide through the waterways at your own pace, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty. These electric-powered boats offer a fume-free and quiet ride, respecting the marine world while you enjoy a barbecue with friends.
The Bike Kiosk Mandurah
For land-based exploration, The Bike Kiosk Mandurah provides e-bike tours and e-bike and e-scooter rentals. Unleash your inner explorer as you embark on eco-friendly adventures, pedaling through picturesque landscapes or zipping around on an e-scooter.
Tourist Fun Train
The Tourist Fun Train Company operates eco-friendly electric-powered trains, the Mini Toot, and the Big Toot, offering a fun way to explore Mandurah. These trains are eco-conscious and ideal for a hop-on-hop-off tour that takes you through the city, providing a unique perspective.
Mandurah Cruises’ Wild Seafood Experience
Catch, learn, indulge, and enjoy Western Rock Lobster on this popular seafood lunch cruise. Mandurah is proud to have one of the healthiest fisheries in the world, recognised for sustainable fishing practices by the Marine Stewardship Council. The crew will teach you about these fascinating creatures and local conservation efforts.
Mandurah Cruises is not just about providing a delightful waterway experience; they’re champions of sustainability. With ECO accreditation and a deep commitment to environmental initiatives, they support local wildlife conservation and marine research.
They also collaborate closely with Estuary Guardians and the Mandurah Dolphin Rescue Group, which monitors the health and wellbeing of our cherished dolphin friends. At Mandurah Cruises, conservation and exploration are top of their list.
Salt and Bush Eco Tours
Explore Mandurah with Salt and Bush Eco Tours, offering custom guided nature tours from bushland to waterways. Their strong business ethos includes carbon offsetting through local tree planting and collaborating with like-minded local businesses to reduce their environmental impact.
Nestled away from the bustling heart of Mandurah lies the city’s best-kept secret – Creery Wetland Nature Reserve.
Just a short drive from the city center, these wetlands – that hold international importance as the largest wetland in South Western Australia – are a natural wonderland, making them a magnet for waterbirds and a seasonal haven for 22 species of migratory shorebirds that journey as far as Japan to wet their feathers.
If you’re a bird enthusiast, this is your sweet spot, offering endless delights through binoculars. The Creery Wetlands are gated to safeguard the resident wildlife from predators like foxes and stray cats.
With two boardwalks providing scenic views of the estuary, informative panels, a viewing platform, and a bird hide, you’ll find a fantastic vantage point to observe waterbirds.
These wetlands are more than just a picturesque escape; they are a vital habitat for various waterbirds, including those fascinating migratory shorebirds. Some of these extraordinary birds weigh as little as 30 grams and spend their southern summer in Australian lakes and beaches, only to embark on an incredible journey to their northern hemisphere breeding grounds.
But that’s not all – the reserve is also a home to a thriving population of Quendas, a native marsupial.
Located on the north-eastern side of the Peel Inlet, adjacent to the Mariners Cove residential estate, and south-east of the Mandurah Bypass bridge, the Creery Wetland Nature Reserve promises a nature-filled adventure in the heart of Mandurah’s unspoiled wilderness.
In Mandurah, you can enjoy the best of both worlds: Picturesque views and sustainable adventures. Discover the natural beauty of this Top Tourism Town in perfect harmony with the environment.