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.
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 on a guided walking tour with Ways to Nature. Tours are operated by zoologist Sarah Way, around the beautiful reserves of the Peel-Yalgorup Wetlands.
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.