Rotary Family Fun Day and Duck Race

The Rotary Family Fun Day and Duck Race is held each year on Easter Saturday (30th March 2024) on the Eastern Foreshore in Mandurah. There is a program of free music and entertainment throughout the day, market stalls, novelty events, children’s activities, displays and the annual Duck Race in mid-afternoon on the estuary.

This is an annual event designed for Rotary to say ‘thanks’ to the community for support during the previous 12 months. More than 50 volunteers (Rotarians, families and friends) are required to conduct the event, with help from many other community groups in Mandurah.

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MASTERPIECES 2K24 ART COMPETITION | 12-25 YRS
Be delighted, challenged and intrigued by the annual Masterpieces Art Competition and Exhibition celebrating the depth of talent of Mandurah’s local emerging artists. Look out for practical art workshops leading into the exhibition specifically designed for creative youths.

Venue: CASM, 63 Ormsby Tce

 

JUNIOR MASTERPIECES | 5—11 YRS
An inclusive exhibition celebrating Mandurah’s exciting community of young artists.

Venue: Mez Art Space ManPAC, 9 Ormsby Tce

Top things to do in Mandurah in Summer

Mandurah is Australia’s Top Tourism Town 2023 – and that means it’s top of the list for a summer getaway! Immerse yourself in endless sunshine, pristine beaches, and exciting adventures, whilst creating unforgettable memories. Home to the Giants of Mandurah, the Christmas Lights Capital of WA and with waterways for days; Mandurah is the perfect choice this summer!

Top things to do this Summer

Our top selections for making golden memories

This summer, Mandurah is your Top destination for endless adventures and cherished family moments. Dive into pristine waters, savour culinary delights, and explore nature’s wonders. Whether you’re a foodie, nature-lover, water enthusiast, or an adventurous soul, Mandurah offers top experiences for everyone under the sun.

Discover the top reasons to make Mandurah your summer destination. Explore our must-do experiences.

Create ‘Top’ Family Memories in Mandurah! Make this summer unforgettable with an array of top family experiences in Mandurah. From interactive entertainment to educational adventures, the entire family is in for a treat. Don’t forget your camera – there’ll be countless picture-perfect moments!

Giants of Mandurah

Thomas Dambo’s Giants of Mandurah are undoubtedly Mandurah’s Top attraction. Don’t miss this extraordinary outdoor exhibition that requires you to find these wooden sculptures following a trail of clues. This magical adventure will take you into some of Mandurah’s most iconic landscapes and breathtaking scenery. The Giants of Mandurah are a celebration of diversity and a powerful reminder to protect our precious natural environment.

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Tourist Fun Train

Toot Toot! All aboard the Tourist Fun Train! Meet Mini Toot, the charming miniature train gliding along the Eastern foreshore, and Big Toot, the ultimate top choice for a hop-on, hop-off tour suitable for all ages and a delightful way to discover Mandurah’s scenic wonders. Secure your tickets effortlessly online, at the Mandurah Visitor Centre, or conveniently as you step aboard the train.

Mini Toot Tourist Fun Train Mandurah

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 Park Mandurah

Explore on an e-scooter

Hire e-bikes or e-scooters from The Bike Kiosk for an active outdoor adventure along Mandurah’s Bike Trails.

Dolphin Cruise & Views

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

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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 aboard the Pirate Ship Mandurah.

No doubt, the Pirate Ship Mandurah is a top choice ranking at number 12 in the inaugural family-friendly experiences – world category (!) in the Tripadvisor 2023 Travellers’ Choice Awards.

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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

If you’re seeking a break from the summer heat, Mandurah offers a range of indoor family activities that promise endless fun and comfort.

When it comes to indoor family adventures in Mandurah, the Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Center is a top pick. It’s not just about climbing; it’s a journey of teamwork, courage, and pure exhilaration.

The facility offers a safe and exciting environment for climbers of all ages and skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned climber or trying it for the first time, you’ll find routes tailored to your abilities. While kids conquer the colorful climbing walls, parents can join in on the action or cheer from the sidelines. It’s a great way to bond, build confidence, and create lasting memories together, all while staying cool and active indoors.

Or discover your inner detective and book an escape room adventure with Escape Squad. Choose from three rooms with varying levels of difficulty, from easy to medium and hard.

The little ones are in for a treat at Inflatable World, where bouncy castles and inflatable obstacle courses promise hours of laughter and play.

If you’re looking for more than just jumping, Flip Out Mandurah takes trampolining to the next level with a sea of interconnected trampolines, foam pits, and thrilling obstacles to conquer. And for the youngest adventurers, BOORN Indoor Playcentre is a haven of soft play, slides, and imaginative exploration.

This summer, Mandurah offers top family fun for all!

Mandurah’s waterways aren’t just a backdrop; they’re the heart and soul of our town. With winding rivers, endless coastlines, and enchanting lakes, you’re in for a water lover’s paradise. So, why not make a splash and experience it all?

Kwillena Gabi Estuary Pool

Nestled on Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore South Precinct, the Kwillena Gabi Estuary Pool is a unique circular haven. Enclosed by floating pontoons, it offers a shaded escape and a quaint jetty with easy ramp access to the water. And here’s the real treat – it’s suitable for all ages, with a maximum depth of just under 4.5 meters. Dolphins may even pop by for a visit, as there are no nets to keep out the local wildlife!

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Kwillena (Dolphin) Gabi (Waters) Estuary Pool, Mandurah Eastern Foreshore

Dolphin Tours

One of the perks of Mandurah? Daily dolphin sightings! Join a Dolphin Cruise & Views tour to witness Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins frolicking in their natural habitat. You’ll also get to explore the remarkable waterways that hug our beautiful town.

Dolphin and Scenic Marine Cruise Mandurah

Mandurah Cruises Murray River Lunch 

For a laid-back, picturesque journey through the unspoiled Murray River, hop aboard with Mandurah Cruises. You’ll savour a delectable lunch as you navigate one of the last major rivers not dammed. Relaxation is on the menu for this popular cruise.

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Murray River Lunch Cruise | Image credit: Mandurah Cruises

Eco BBQ Boats

Ready to captain your own Mandurah Mini Cruise? Eco BBQ Boat Hire lets you explore our stunning landscapes alongside dolphins while sipping your favorite beverage and grilling up a barbecue with friends. The donut-shaped design of these quirky boats pairs perfectly with the central barbecue and circular picnic table – and Mandurah is the only place in WA where you can enjoy this unique experience! Book your floating BBQ adventure here.

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Eco BBQ Boat at Mandurah Ocean Marina

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!

If you prefer a more intimate experience, Luxury Boutique Charters is the way to go, with cruises limited to four people. Choose from the Breakfast & Birdsong morning cruise, Bubbles & Grazing Board lunch cruise or a Sunset & Tapas cruise.

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Boat Hire

As the original boat hire pros in the area, Mandurah Boat Hire offers kayaks, paddleboards, and a range of boats for hire, from 4-person dinghies to 12-person pontoon boats. No skipper’s ticket required – simply enjoy a day on one of their vessels, soak in the scenery, sip a cold drink, and keep an eye out for playful dolphins.

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Cruising through the Venetian Canals Mandurah

Jet Ski Hire

Stag Watersports has got you covered with a fun, safe, and thrilling jet ski experience. No experience or license needed – just bring your enthusiasm, and their fantastic team will take care of the rest. It’s a blast for the whole family.

Kayak Tours

Ready for an awesome adventure in nature? Put on your adventure hat and join Down Under Discoveries for an ‘Estuary Escapades: Paddling Stories of Mandurah’ kayak tour.

Meet Chelle, the super cool founder and Eco-certified tour guide who invites you to soak up the vibes of Mandjoogoordap, aka Mandurah – the ‘meeting place of the heart.’

Chelle’s mission is to connect folks with the great outdoors and to have a blast while doing it. Picture this: gliding through the calm waters, each paddle stroke a new chapter of connection and discovery.

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

If you appreciate the outdoors, here’s a collection of must-do activities in Mandurah that will have you ‘relaxed by nature’:

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Mandurah is home to Western Australia’s largest residential population of Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins. Embark on an unforgettable Dolphin Cruise & Views tour with Mandurah Cruises, where these playful marine residents take center stage. Witness their graceful dances and playful antics as they frolic in the pristine waters, creating magical moments you’ll treasure forever.

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Guided Nature Tours

For an intimate and immersive experience, join Salt and Bush Eco Tours. With naturalist guides Jamie and Base, you’ll embark on nature walks, kayak tours, and even star-gazing adventures. They’ll unveil the beauty of the natural world through geology, kayaking explorations, and serene sailing tours. Get ready to be enthralled by the wonders of Mandurah’s landscapes.

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Yalgorup National Park

Explore the natural splendor of Yalgorup National Park, an ecological jewel stretching from south of Mandurah to Preston Beach. This park boasts ten elongated lakes, stunning tuart and peppermint woodlands, inviting walking trails, and picturesque picnic spots. As you explore, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the beach, dunes, and glistening lakes – an ideal backdrop for a summer adventure.

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Birdwatching Bliss

Immerse yourself in the world of waterbirds on a leisurely 2km nature walk at Len Howard Conservation Park in Erskine.

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Osprey | Image credit: Karyn Ellis

For a more in-depth look at Mandurah’s extensive wetland system, explore the Creery Wetlands. Here, hundreds of migratory birds make their annual pilgrimage, providing a captivating spectacle for bird enthusiasts.

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Goegrup Lake

Discover the pristine habitat of shorebirds at Goegrup Lake, accessible via a 292-meter-long boardwalk featuring viewing nodes and interpretive panels that shed light on the area’s environmental and Aboriginal cultural values. It’s a serene and informative journey through Mandurah’s unique ecosystem.

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Two-Wheeled Adventures

For those who prefer eco-friendly exploration, The Bike Kiosk offers e-bike and e-scooter rentals. Cruise along Mandurah’s beautiful coastal cycle paths, enjoying the fresh air and scenic views while staying in harmony with the environment.

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Kangaroo Encounters

If kangaroos hold a special place in your heart, make your way to Florida Beach or Melros Reserve in Dawesville at dusk. Here, you’ll have the chance to witness mobs of kangaroos grazing and playing. While you enjoy this incredible spectacle, please remember to exercise caution and respect their space.

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Mandurah is also a top choice for adventure enthusiasts this summer.

Giants of Mandurah

Embark on an epic journey by diving into the enchanting world of Thomas Dambo’s ‘Giants of Mandurah‘.

This extraordinary free outdoor exhibition underscores the significance of preserving our natural world, including Mandurah’s globally acclaimed Ramsar-listed wetlands, one-of-a-kind waterways, lush bushland, and abundant wildlife. Starting at Mandurah’s Visitor Centre, choose your path to uncover each hidden Giant. Along the way, gather clues that lead to the final Giant’s secret location, but remember, it’s a well-kept secret.

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Ride the Giants

For a unique and eco-conscious adventure, hop on a guided e-bike tour with The Bike Kiosk Mandurah, making your way from one Giant to another with the wind in your hair, all while bypassing those pesky traffic lights.

Ride the Giants E-Bike Tour Mandurah

Jet Ski Hire & Tours

If you crave high-speed excitement, look no further than Stag Watersports, where jet ski rentals offer the thrill of dashing across an estuary twice the size of Sydney Harbour.

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SUP & Kayak Hire

Alternatively, savor the warm summer sun while paddleboarding or kayaking on Mandurah’s scenic waterways with gear provided by Mandurah Boat Hire.

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Salt and Bush Eco Tours

Mandurah, a global biodiversity hotspot, beckons with its open waterways, pristine bushland reserves, and world-renowned wetlands. To make the most of your Mandurah adventure, go on a guided tour with Salt and Bush Eco Tours, offering in-depth explorations of this natural paradise both on land and in the water.

Play WA’s Golf Coast

Mandurah boasts some of Australia’s TOP golf courses with breathtaking coastal views. Tee off by the coast at Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club or The Cut Golf Course, recognised among Australia’s 100 best golf courses.

Golf in Mandurah

Indoor Rock-Climbing Centre

Prefer your adventures indoors? Challenge yourself and test your climbing skills at the Mandurah Indoor Rock-Climbing Centre.

Flying Experiences

For the ultimate adrenaline rush, experience the thrill of a tandem skydive with Skydive Australia over the picturesque Doddi’s Beach in Mandurah. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

For an exhilarating aerial escapade, opt for a scenic flight with the Royal Aero Club of WA, taking off from the Murrayfield Aerodrome.

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Leave your diets behind because this season promises an array of mouthwatering experiences that will tantalise your taste buds.

Wine Tours 

Kaleidoscope Tours opens a world of flavours with its diverse culinary tours. Explore an Underground Wine Cellar and Charcuterie, savour the Taste of Italy Winery experiences, or combine art and indulgence with Sip & Paint & High Tea offerings. These tours promise a delightful blend of culture, art, and, of course, exquisite wines.

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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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Wild Seafood Experience 

Indulge your seafood cravings with Mandurah Cruises’ Wild Seafood Experience. Savour the freshest catch of the day while cruising through Mandurah’s picturesque waterways. It’s a seafood lover’s paradise that will leave you craving more.

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Wild Seafood Experience | Image credit: Mandurah Cruises

Enjoy more 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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High Tea at Sea

For a more elegant culinary experience, join Mandurah Cruises for a High Tea Cruise. Enjoy delightful teas, scrumptious pastries, and an enchanting view of the water. It’s the perfect outing for those who appreciate a touch of sophistication.

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High Tea at Sea | Image credit: Mandurah Cruises

Breweries

The laid-back Boundary Island Brewery, situated at Mandurah Quay Resort, has a fantastic view of the water. It’s the place where great ideas flow over beers and napkins.

With a variety of beers, from German pilsners to tropical IPAs, it’s a popular spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The brewery even claimed the 2023 Best New Exhibitor trophy and six medals at the Australian International Beer Awards.

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Thorny Devil Brewery emerged from a quest for beer that’s more than just foam.

Located on the shores of Lake Clifton, home to the famous thrombolites, this Mandurah brewery offers a craft beer experience like no other.

With award-winning brews and an atmosphere where kids can run free while you savor the brews and delicious BBQ dining, it’s a must-visit for any beer aficionado.

The brewery has earned accolades at the Australian International Beer Awards, Australian Craft Beer Awards, and Perth Royal Beer Show, cementing its status as a craft beer destination.

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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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Free Interactive Dolphin Talk – FULLY BOOKED

FREE school holiday activity at the Mandurah Visitor Centre. Join Dudley the Dolphin for an interactive session learning about Mandurah’s dolphins and marine environment with the team from Estuary Guardians & Mandurah Cruises. This activity is suited to ages up to 8 years, and is approximately 45 minutes involving:

  • Identifying different marine life
  • Learning about dolphin anatomy and other fun facts
  • Identifying different types of rubbish
  • Story time
  • Seeing lobsters up close
  • Mascot Dudley Dolphin presents stickers and fin books

This is a free activity, however bookings are essential. Please secure your spot by clicking the booking button below.

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Free Interactive Dolphin Talk

FREE school holiday activity at the Mandurah Visitor Centre. Join Dudley the Dolphin for an interactive session learning about Mandurah’s dolphins and marine environment with the team from Estuary Guardians & Mandurah Cruises. This activity is suited to ages up to 8 years, and is approximately 45 minutes involving:

  • Identifying different marine life
  • Learning about dolphin anatomy and other fun facts
  • Identifying different types of rubbish
  • Story time
  • Seeing lobsters up close
  • Mascot Dudley Dolphin presents stickers and fin books

This is a free activity, however bookings are essential. Please secure your spot by clicking the booking button below.

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Plein Air Down Under Outdoor Painting Festival

Workshops, Paint Outs, Exhibitions, Awards & Prizes, Demonstrations and Artist Talks. This festival celebrates everything to do with outdoor painting. Plein Air Down Under invites artists and art lovers alike to join in the fun of the Peel Region’s outdoor painting festival. Come and paint, or come and watch!

Over $12,000 in cash and prizes are on offer for artists accepting the challenge of capturing the character and beauty of Mandurah and Pinjarra’s natural and built environment.

 

Pre-festival activities include:

  • World Wide Paint Out: 9 & 10 September, Mandjar Square Mandurah
  • Spirit of the Landscape Exhibition, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
  • Oil Painting Masterclass with feature artist Leon Holmes (AUS), two days
  • Oil Painting Masterclass with feature artist Matt Ryder (UAE), three days
  • Watercolour Masterclass with feature artist Amanda Brett (NZ), three days
  • Plein Air Drawing Workshop, with Andy Dolphin
  • How to Write an Artist Statement Workshop, with James Walker

 

Festival weekend activities include:

  • Artists Meet and Greet at the Leon Holmes Gallery
  • Demonstrations by feature artists
  • Lotterywest Free Demo Zone
  • Day and evening paint outs and festivities
  • Two-hour ‘Quick Draw’ painting competition
  • A day painting in historical Pinjarra
  • An exhibition of festival weekend artwork
  • Free have-a-go painting activities for all ages
  • Awards and prizes

Download the festival program here.

Ticket Information:

  • FREE to watch and enjoy the surrounds
  • Youth Artist Registration (aged 18 and under) $10.00
  • Adult Artist Registration: Earlybird registration $52.20 (before July 31st) then $67.50 Standard Adult Artist Registration

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

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.

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!

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 

Feel like a Giant this winter and visit 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, maze and Lego exhibition on your visit!

Amaze Miniature Park 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. 

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

Give your child an unforgettable experience as Zookeeper for a day at Ranger Red’s Zoo, spending time with a variety of Australia’s favourite animals including 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 30th June – 16th July 2023. 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. Find out more here.

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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!

Murray River Lunch Cruise

Sit back, relax and soak up the stunning scenery as you cruise through the Murray River on this enjoyable half-day boat tour. 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 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 (some even with an outdoor spa!) 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 waterfront pubs, cafes and brewery around 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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Thorny Devil Brewery

Thorny Devil makes devilishly good craft beer from rainwater for an exceptionally smooth and easy drinking experience.

Located on the shores of Lake Clifton, the brewery is the ideal place to end a memorable day of exploring the Lake Clifton Thrombolites or hunting for Giants. Let the kids run and play on the grass whilst you enjoy a beer and meal from the BBQ restaurant and take in the beautiful scenery.

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.  

Peel Produce Market Mandurah

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. 

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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. 

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Immerse yourself in nature

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. Check out our natural attractions and be relaxed by 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 rich history and incredible art and culture. Explore the many art spaces, galleries in town and learn about Mandurah’s past. 

Mandurah’s Dark Corners – Historic Walking Tour

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

The 45-minutes ‘Dark Corners’ historic walking tour is an outdoor performance where digital footage will be projected onto several key locations and landmarks while you are listing to captivating stories from Mandurah’s past.

As the dusk fades, the Night-watchman leads you on a journey through history, enchanting you with tales of former residents. From his lantern, shimmering figures emerge, painting pictures on the walls with light, before dissolving into the night.  Dark Corners illuminates the past and brings the long-dead to life.

Dates: Sat 1st July, Sun 2nd July, Fri 7 July, Sat 8 July, Fri 14 July, Sat 15 July.

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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 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Visiting Mandurah On A Budget

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Need a holiday but don’t want to fork out your whole savings account? We hear you. Mandurah is full to the brim of exciting and affordable holiday options.

Whether you’re looking for a big family trip, a romantic weekender with your partner or a solo adventure to give you a breather from the daily grind – Mandurah is here to provide.

Getting here

All aboard the train to Mandurah! 

Only a hop, skip and a jump from the Perth CBD hides WA’s largest regional city – Mandurah. It’s so close, you’ll be wondering why you haven’t visited sooner. 

The Mandurah Train Line runs right through Perth from all the way up in the city to all the way down to Mandurah. With a frequent train timetable, it’s never been so easy to escape on a holiday!

Plus – tickets are cheap as chips! Varying from $5 for a 2 Zone fare, to the Family Rider package $10, these prices certainly beat the cost of petrol for a car trip!

Jump on the Mandurah shuttle bus when you arrive at the train station to quickly get to your accommodation and settle in. Your train ticket will get you on a bus trip for free too, what a bonus!

Rather trip down by car? Easy as. Less than an hour’s drive from Perth, you’ll be in Mandurah in no time. There are many ways to travel down to Mandurah!

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Affordable accommodation options 

You don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy a couple of relaxing days away from home. Mandurah offers a wide range of affordable accommodation options. From caravan parks, self-contained apartments and chalets. It’s the perfect way to holiday without spending your entire savings. 

Mandurah Ocean Marina Chalets 

Cosy up in one of the cute and quaint chalets at the Mandurah Ocean Marina. Centrally located, you’re in walking distance to the Mandurah CBD, restaurants, cafes, cinemas, markets and more. With family chalets, studio units, special needs and spa chalets – this is a great option for families both big and small. 

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Mandurah Ocean Marina
Mandurah Coastal Holiday park

Located only 500m from the beach, the Mandurah Coastal Holiday Park is a great option for those who enjoy the ocean breeze and getting their feet sandy. Imagine early morning beach walks all year round and sunset swims in summer! Plus the Mandurah Foreshore and Dolphin Quay Marina is only minutes away, making this a hot location for both couples and families. 

Miami Holiday Park 

Heading to Mandurah on a caravan or camping adventure? Miami Holiday Park is the perfect location to set up camp. With options to choose between grass or concrete, powered or unpowered sites and cheeky discounts for your little ones  – Miami Holiday Park aims to make every visitor a happy camper. 

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Miami Holiday Park, Falcon
Mandurah Caravan & Tourist Park

For a quick family getaway, Mandurah Caravan & Tourist Park has everything you need. Make a splash in the swimming pool, watch the kiddies have fun on the playground or have a bounce on the jumping pillow! The whole family will be taken care of, leaving you to sit back in a banana lounge and chillax. 

Twins Waters Caravan Park, Dawesville

Great location, affordable prices and all of the facilities you need – you can’t get better than that. Twins Waters Caravan Park is guaranteed to look after you and your family on your stay. Plus doggos are welcome! Check out their pet friendly accommodation options. 

Silver Sands Resort

Unwind at the tranquil paradise that is Silver Sands Resort. Choose between a quiet and cosy 1/2 bedroom apartment or bunk up with the family in the larger rooms. From the outdoor spa, kids pool, sauna, mini golf, half sized tennis courts, children’s games rooms and more… there’s so much to do at Silver Sands Resort, you’ll have to dedicate a day to exploring the Resort! 

The Sebel Mandurah

Experience affordable luxe and comfort at The Sebel Mandurah. Located beside the Mandjar Bay, rooms look out to the stunning panoramic views of the iconic Mandurah waterfront. Suitable for couples, families and for corporate functions – The Sebel aims to offer a luxurious stay for everyone at an affordable price.

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Free Things to Do

Sometimes it can be tricky coming up with family-fun activities… not when you’re in Mandurah! The whole city of Mandurah has many wonderful interactive and entertaining activities on offer that don’t break the bank. Explore what the city has to offer and start planning your itinerary. 

Playgrounds

Take your family on a playground crawl and visit the many whimsical and wonderful parks sprinkled throughout Mandurah. There’s the impressive Osprey Waters Foreshore Playground, the colourful Caterpillar Park, the Eastern Foreshore Playground, the custom built Novara Foreshore Playground, Keith Holmes Reserve or the farm-themed Adventurescape Playground. Just remember to pack a lunch or prepare for a BBQ as the kiddos won’t want to leave once they start playing. 

Mandurah Skate Park

Get those knee pads on, Mandurah’s skate park is a key feature of the Mandurah waterfront. Offering ramps for all skill levels and for both skateboards and/or bikes plus there’s plenty of social spaces for you to relax on the grass and enjoy the sun. 

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Disc Golf

Challenge the kids to a game of Disc Golf! Located on the Western Foreshore, Disc Golf is played with similar rules to traditional golf with the aim to complete the course in the least number of throws. Discs and scorecards can be borrowed from the Mandurah Visitor Centre.

Mandurah Instagram Trail

A holiday wouldn’t be complete without great photos to post on the Gram! Lucky for you, Mandurah is home to plenty of stunning spots that will make your feed look schmicko. From the beautiful lights of the Mandurah Bridge at night, the serene Creery Wetlands, the breathtaking backdrop of Stingray point and many more! There’s also fun 3D public art along the way, so plenty of options for family portraits. 

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Scoop crabbing along the estuary (in season)

There’s plenty of crabs in the sea here at Mandurah! Simply take a scoop net down to the estuary and fill your net with meaty crabs at one of the many hotspots in Mandurah. Renowned for blue swimmer crabs, cook them up on the BBQ and enjoy fresh seafood all weekend long.

Calling all nature lovers! Escape to Mandurah and discover the rich wildlife beauty hidden within this city. Whether you’re a sucker for sunsets, fond of long walks on the beach, or getting deep into the reserves and wetlands – the choices are endless in Mandurah. 

Giants of Mandurah by Thomas Dambo

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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Dolphin spotting

Mandurah is spoiled with plenty of great locations to spot dolphins playing in the estuary and ocean.The beautiful Venetian style canals beside the Mandurah Ocean Marina or the Dawesville Channel Walks both offer a stunning walk as you watch dolphins swim past. Or book yourself a dolphin cruise to guarantee dolphin sighting. 

Creery Wetlands Reserve Trail

Take a walk on the 3km loop that circles the 29-hectare Creery Wetlands Reserve.Take your binoculars for bird watching (the wetlands are home to 22 species of migratory shorebirds!) and spotting other native wildlife and enjoy the fascinating wonderland hidden in the wetlands. 

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Creery Wetlands
Beach bums 

Rain, hail or shine – a beach trip is always on the menu in Mandurah. We recommend popping by one of the many beautiful beaches across the Peel region from Falcon Bay in Falcon, Town Beach in Dolphin Quay, Pyramids Beach in Dawesville, Lido Beach in Dolphin Quay, Blue Bay in Halls Head, Doddies Beach in Halls Head, Village Beach in Wannanup, Silversands Beach in Silversands, Madora Bay Beach in Madora Bay and Seascapes Beach in Halls Head. The options for beach spots in Mandurah are endless!

Surfs up!

With the long list of glorious beaches (mentioned above) it only makes sense to try your luck with surfing or stand up paddle boarding! If you’re looking for a lesson or two on surfing or SUP-ing the crew at Star Surf have got you covered. 

Halls Head Coastal Path

Take a stroll along the 12 kilometer moderate walk Halls Head Coastal Path. With spectacular views and the fresh sea breeze keeping you company, it’s a fantastic way to get to know the coast and get your exercise in. Speed up your journey by taking your bike on the venture.

Do you prefer a holiday that’s jam-packed with action? Well then, strap yourself in and prepare for a thrilling itinerary with these activities in Mandurah. Move over relaxing beach strolls and sleep ins, this category is for the adrenaline junkies. 

4WD-ing at Tims Thicket 

Prepare your off-roader and head on a 4WD-ing adventure! Mandurah is one of the best spots for 4WD-ing. For both newbies and avid enthusiasts, there’s plenty of terrains to explore for hours of 4WD-ing fun. One of the most popular picks is the route at Tims Thicket. Complete the trip by diving into the ocean at the beach at the end of the drive.

Cycling

Grab your helmet and explore the many stunning coastal paths that circle the city. Perfect for a day’s activity for the family or for a romantic outing with your partner. Take a cycle on Bridges Ride and discover the beauty of the foreshore and canals, the heritage listed Sutton Farm on Old Coast Road and the Samphire wetlands.

WA is renowned for its mountain bike tracks with the Peel region delivering winding forest tracks that every mountain bike enthusiast needs to explore! Choose from beginner trails or the strictly off-road bike trails at Turner Hill in Dwellingup and Langford Park in Serpentine-Jarrahdale.

Cycling in Mandurah

Alongside picturesque beaches, parks and stunning wildlife, Mandurah is also renowned for its incredible art and culture. If you’re visiting Mandurah, exploring the many art spaces is a great way to understand the city, the people and the many stories integral to making Mandurah the magical city it is. Explore these free and creative activities!

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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Welcome to country wall artwork at 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. 

Mandurah Community Museum 

For only a gold coin donation, learn about the historical stories that have made Mandurah what it is today. The Mandurah Community Museum provides a diverse range of resources from photographs, objects and articles to engage and educate. Understanding the history of the city truly gives you a newfound appreciation for the people and places you’ll encounter on your visit. 

Going on a holiday doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, some of the best holidays are ones that cost very little. Mandurah offers a wide range of fun and free activities for families, couples or solo travelers to explore. Visit Mandurah on your next holiday or weekend away and discover the beautiful city that is only a short train trip away.

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Top things to do in Mandurah in Autumn

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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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