Masterpieces 2K24 | Junior Masterpieces

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!

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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.

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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.

Picnic on Luxury Boutique Boat Charters Mandurah

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’:

Dolphin-Delight

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.

Salt and Bush Eco Tours

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.

Melros Reserve Mandurah

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.

Jet Ski Tours and Hire Mandurah

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.

Boundary Island Brewery Mandurah

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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A palette of experiences: Plein Air Down Under Festival in Mandurah

French for open air, ‘plein air’ painting is all about capturing the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject outdoors. And that’s exactly what the Plein Air Down Under Outdoor Painting Festival sets out to do.

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Love to paint? Why not take it ‘plein air’!
French for open air, ‘plein air’ painting is all about capturing the spirit and essence of a landscape or subject outdoors. And that’s exactly what the Plein Air Down Under Outdoor Painting Festival sets out to do.

Western Australia’s largest outdoor painting festival returns this year during the September long weekend (23-25 September), providing a unique opportunity for artists to share their love of painting outdoors amongst the magnificent surrounds of Mandurah’s town centre, cultural precinct and the historic town of Pinjarra.

But you don’t have to be a Vincent Van Gogh to enjoy what’s on offer. Whatever your age or level of artistic skills – there’s something for everyone – spectators and art collectors alike.

What’s on at the festival hub

The Mandurah Performing Arts Centre is where it all comes together. It’s where you can view exhibited works, sign up for workshops, watch various painting demonstrations with guest artists and in the evening, switch off and kick back with live music.

On Saturday 23rd September, the Lotterywest Demo Zone on the Eastern Foreshore will also be buzzing with a series of free hands-on painting demonstrations. Never tried painting with watercolours? See how easy it is to get started with award-winning artist Amanda Brett.

Be sure to check out the full line-up of free events across the weekend.

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Want to register as an artist?

All artists who register to paint at the Plein Air Down Under Outdoor Painting Festival can enter two paintings into the exhibition to be held at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. Judges will be awarding artwork across various categories and there’s a prize pool of over $12,000 up for grabs.

Head to the festival website to register.

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There’s artwork to inspire you everywhere you go

Wherever you go in Mandurah, you’ll be immersed in the arts. Continuing outdoors, you’ll stumble upon some of the most creative artworks along Mandurah’s Instagram Trail

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Follow the Mandurah Instagram Trail to find this hungry pelican by artist Jenny McCracken

Thomas Dambo’s famous Giants are still calling Mandurah home, and with the mild weather in play, it’s the perfect opportunity to head further out and explore the Giants of Mandurah

Yaburgurt Winjan Cirkelstone by Thomas Dambo, Coodanup Foreshore
Yaburgurt Winjan Cirkelstone by Thomas Dambo, Coodanup Foreshore

Visit the Mandurah Visitor Centre to get started, choose the Giants you’d like to visit and embark on your self-guided expedition. Don’t forget to check out the amazing ‘Welcome to Country’ mural by artists Peta & Corey Ugle and the 3D Augmented Reality experience that brings the artwork to life by telling the Aboriginal creation story of Mandurah’s vast waterways.

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Come to the Mandurah Visitor Centre to enjoy a 3D Augmented Reality experience.

Leave your car at the hotel and hire an e-bike or e-scooter, or jump on a ‘Ride the Giants’ e-bike tour. You can also take a cruise with Mandurah Cruises to visit the Giant ‘Seba’s Song’ – which is best viewed from the water. See all Giants of Mandurah tours here.

Seba's Song Giant by Thomas Dambo
Seba's Song Giant by Thomas Dambo

If you need a change of pace, head indoors and visit some of Mandurah’s colourful art spaces and galleries.

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Black Stump Gallery by Emma Blyth, Mandurah

Where to venture beyond the festival

When you feel like taking a break from all the action on land, change up the scenery and hit the open water. If you’d like to see dolphins in the wild and up close, jump on a boat tour or cruise through Mandurah’s waterways and estuaries. It’s home to more than 100 Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphins – the largest population in WA. And if you’re exploring with little feet in tow, the Pirate Ship Mandurah is an absolute must! 

For more ideas on where to go and what to do, check out our top 10 things to do in Mandurah.

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Cruising the Mandurah Canals in Halls Head | image courtesy: Mandurah Cruises

Explore a different kind of palate

When you’ve run your paint palette dry and worked up an appetite, there’s no shortage of places to eat in Mandurah. Our top picks include breakfast at Wood and Stone Café, a relaxing lunch that lingers into the afternoon at Boundary Island Brewery and a dinner to share at Flics Kitchen

Boundary Island Brewery
Boundary Island Brewery

Mandurah’s restaurants are always cooking up great vibes no matter where you go. From popular local haunts Brewvino and The Pen to the iconic flavours of Redmanna on the waterfront – you’ll be spoilt for choice. There are so many great places to eat and drink in Mandurah. Just be sure to book ahead and reserve your table to avoid disappointment!

The Peninsula Bar & Restaurant
The Peninsula Bar & Restaurant

Where to stay in Mandurah

If you like to stay close to all the action of the festival, you’re in luck! Some of the best accommodation in Mandurah is centrally located for your convenience. The Sebel Mandurah and Dolphin Quay Apartments are footsteps away from popular attractions and dining options.

Venture a little further along the coast and Seashells Mandurah and C Mandurah Resort & Serviced Apartments have all the facilities you need for a relaxing stay by the water.

Check out all Mandurah accommodation here.

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Seashells Resort Mandurah

And if you don’t want to leave the pooch behind, there’s plenty of pet-friendly accommodation options and experiences.

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Walking along the Mandurah Estuary in Falcon

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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.

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Beat the Winter Blues in Mandurah

Whether it’s outside or inside, you’ll discover there are plenty of things for everyone to enjoy during winter in Mandurah and surrounds. Here are our top things to do in Mandurah this winter.

Just because Winter has arrived doesn’t mean you have to hibernate at home waiting for the warmer weather to come back. Grab your family or special someone, jump in the car (or on the train) and visit Mandurah. These glassy winter days here are just magical.

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

Giants of Mandurah

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

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Little Lui by Thomas Dambo, Parklands

Amaze Miniature Village 

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

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Amaze Miniature Park

Dolphin Tours

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

Pirate Ship

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

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The Pirate Ship Mandurah

Zookeeper 4 A Day

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

Two Muddy Men School Holiday Pottery Workshops

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

Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre

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

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Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre

Escape Squad

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

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

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

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

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

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

Murray River Lunch Cruise

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

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Private Charters & Boat Hire

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

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

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

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

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Mandurah Boat Charters

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

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

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

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Mandurah BBQ Boats

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

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

Wood and Stone Cafe

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

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

Wild Seafood Experience

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

a close-up photo of a lobster being cooked on a grill

Boundary Island Brewery

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

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

Thorny Devil Brewery

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

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

Wedgetail Brewing Co.

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

Craft Beer and Wine Trail

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

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Peel Produce Market

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

Peel Produce Market Mandurah

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

Guided Nature Tours

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

Salt and Bush Eco Tours Mandurah

E-Bike and E-Scooter Hire

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

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

 SUP & Kayak Hire

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

a woman in a red kayak on the water with the Mandurah War Memorial to her right

 Climbing Fun

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

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

 Flight Simulator Experience

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

 Escape Room Adventure

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

 Joy Rides with Trike Tours WA

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

a couple and a driver on a trike with helmets waving with the Mandurah Estuary in the background

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

Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery

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

Contemporary Art Spaces (CASM)

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

two women talking in an art gallery

Terrace Art Framers

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

Black Stump Gallery

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

a Mum and her daughter looking at art in a glass case

Welcome to Country Mural – Augmented Reality Experience

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

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

Suzy Galloway Art

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

a painting of three funny looking pelicans with pink beaks

Mandurah Instagram Trail

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

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3D pelican at Mandurah Ocean Marina, Mandurah Instagram Trail

With so many exciting and wonderful events happening in Mandurah, you’ll be tempted to plan a weekend getaway! Plan your itinerary and book in your activities. We look forward to seeing you down here this Winter

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Giants: Where to Eat & Drink

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

Where to Eat & Drink close to the Giants

Our best picks for eating & drinking around the Mandurah Giants

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

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

Best Places To Eat And Drink

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

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Santi Ikto by Thomas Dambo, Giants of Mandurah

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

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

Spill the Beans at Seascapes

Address: 6/141 Boardwalk Blvd, Halls Head.

Open: Mon – Sun, 7am to 4pm.

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

TODS Café

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

Open:  Mon – Sun, 7am to 5pm.

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

Nori 

Address: 14 Guava Way, Halls Head.

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

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

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Seba’s Song by Thomas Dambo, Giants of Mandurah

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

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

Café Coast Waterfront Restaurant

Address: 45 Rees Pl, Wannanup WA 6210

Open: Monday, 9.30am to 3pm.

Tuesday – Friday, 9.30am to 8.30pm.

Sat & Sun, 8.30am to 9pm.

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

La Belle Patisserie & High Tea House

Address: 2 Village Mews, Wannanup.

Open: Sat & Sun, 7am to 3pm.

Mon-Fri, 7am to 2pm.

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

Friar Tuck’s Irish Bar/Restaurant

Address: 6 Rees Place, Wannanup.

Open: Mon-Sun, 11.30am to 10pm.

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

The Cut Tavern

Address: 9 Rod Court, Wannanup.

Open: Mon-Sun, 10am to 11pm.

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

Falcon Bay Beach Café

Address: 11 Spinaway Parade, Falcon.

Open: Sat & Sun, 7am to 5pm.

Mon-Fri, 7am to 3pm.

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

Miami Bakehouse Falcon

Address: 609 Old Coast Rd, Falcon.

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

Mon-Fri, 6.15am to 4.45pm.

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

Cobblers Tavern

Address: 629 Old Coast Rd, Falcon.

Open: Mon-Sun, 11.30am to 12am.

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

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

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

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

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

Nourishing the Soul Café

Address: 40 Darwin Terrace, Dudley Park.

Open: Mon-Sun, 7.00am to 3pm.

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

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Little Lui by Thomas Dambo | Giants of Mandurah

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

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

Chalk & Bees

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

Open:  Tue-Fri, 6.30am – 12pm.

Sat, 7am – 11am & Sun, 8am – 11am.

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

Isle of Lace

Address: Lake Valley Drive, Lakelands.

Open:  Mon-Fri, 6am to 11am

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

Sun, closed.

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

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

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

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

Only then you will discover where Jyttes Hytte is hiding! 

Thorny Devil Brewery

Address: 185 Clifton Downs Rd, Herron.

Open: 

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

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

Eat, drink and explore with the Mandurah Giants

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

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Top things to do in Mandurah in Autumn

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

Top things to do in Mandurah this Autumn

Autumn in Mandurah – Activities for Everyone

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

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

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

Tourist Fun Train

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

Amaze Miniature Village 

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

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Pirate Ship

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

Zookeeper 4 A Day

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

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

Dolphin Tours

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

Mandurah Cruises Murray River Lunch 

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

Boat Hire

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

Jet-Skiing in Mandurah

Jet Ski Hire

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

SUP Yoga

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

House Boats

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

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

Brewery Cruise

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

Winery Tour 

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

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Fungi Walks

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

Peel Produce Market

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

Seafood Degustation

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

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

The Bike Kiosk

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

Mountain Biking

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

Mountain Biking in Dwellingup

Guided Nature Tours

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

SUP & Kayak Hire

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

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

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

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

Tourist Fun Train

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

Amaze Miniature Village 

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

mandurah pirate ship

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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Next Step SUP Workshop

This workshop is suitable for entry level paddlers with some exposure to SUP/ paddling experience. You will have a few lessons under your belt or equivalent time on the water.

We will cover a refresher from the workshop, paddling technique, turning, boat wakes, position changes (foot work).
If you are unsure about whether this session will be suitable for you, please contact Maree 0499 973 995 for a chat.

Included:

  • All equipment including board, paddle and leg rope.
  • Qualified ASI instructors
  • 2 hours of paddle tuition on and off  the water
  • Breaks and Q&A time at the end of the session
  • Storage for your gear if required
  • Photos of the session

Please Bring:

  • Water
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Sun protective clothing
  • Hat, Sunscreen

If wearing Sunnies please wear cheap ones and bring a strap. If your Ray Bans fall into the water you may not get them back
A wet suit is not necessary. General quick dry active wear, gym tights, shorts, rashie will be sufficient.

Subject to rescheduling if the weather is unsuitable.

Please read the electronic disclaimer attached to your ticket upon purchase

Cost per person $75.00
Booking and payment in advance essential via the ticket link here.

Family Weekend Getaways

Mandurah is one of the most popular year-round destinations for family weekend getaways in WA. Check out some of our favourite things to do.

Family Weekend Getaways

Weekend getaways with the kids in Mandurah

A weekend getaway should be relaxing, right? After the long arduous car ride, bickering in the back seat, restless toddlers and constant squawks of ‘are we there yet’ sometimes it’s anything but.

An easy hour’s drive from Perth changes all that.  Mandurah is one of the most popular year-round destinations for weekend getaways in WA. Whether it’s on land or water, action-packed adventure or peaceful respite, there’s much fun in the sun to be had for everyone. 
We’ve hand picked some of our favourite things to do, to help you plan your next weekender with the fam in our relaxed part of the Peel.

Family-friendly places to stay

Where to set up base for your seaside adventures? Having enough space is always a factor when holidaying as a family, but the good thing is there are many different spacious accommodation options to choose from.

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If you’re after self-contained apartment style rooms, book your stay at Seashells. With its beachfront location, infinity pool, tennis court and free in-house movies, you’ll be perfectly relaxed for the weekend ahead.

Prefer to stay by the canals? Then head to C Mandurah Resort with your choice of 1,2 or 3 bedroom serviced apartments.

The modern family chalets at Marina Chalets are close to everything – just a five minute walk to the foreshore. And your front door is only 50 metres away from a child-friendly beach and playground. 

Love to caravan or camp? Then secure your powered spot at Mandurah Coastal Holiday Park. The park is located right in the city centre and close to Town Beach. Or book into Mandurah Caravan & Tourist Park , a 4 star family tourist park on the outskirts of Mandurah.

Things to do: Day 1

Before you check-in to your accommodation, stretch your legs and refuel at the newest kid on the block, Boundary Island Brewery overlooking – you guessed it – Boundary Island. 

Boundary Island Brewery
Boundary Island Brewery

The beer is brewed right here on the waterfront, so it doesn’t get any more local than this! The kids will love the unique playground featuring Esmeralda – the spirit of Boundary Island. Oh and did we mention the food and service is amazing? 

P.S Dogs are welcome!

If you don’t plan to spend the whole afternoon at the brewery (we wouldn’t hold you back if you did), then it’s time to get adventurous with the kids. Jump aboard the iconic Pirate Ship Mandurah for a unique cruise through Mandurah’s dolphin highway and gorgeous marinas. You never know what underwater creatures you might spot!

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If your sea legs aren’t up for it, grab a map from the Mandurah Visitor Centre and follow the Instagram Trail where you can spot amazing 3D art along the way – definitely worthy of a few selfies and family snaps.

If the kids love to skate head to the newly developed Mandurah Skate Park – designed by skaters for skaters. It includes 3 skate zones for varying skills levels and it’s also great for BMX and scooters. You can find the skate park along the western foreshore.

After all of this fresh air, the kids are sure to build up an appetite. Swing by Mandurah’s Ocean Marina to grab some fish and chips for dinner, then set up a picnic at Town Beach for the best sunset views. It’s the perfect place to unwind after a fun-filled start to the weekend.

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Mandurah Skate Park

Where to eat and explore: Day 2

Start your day off on the right foot with a wholesome breakfast at one of Mandurah’s many delicious cafes along the foreshore or ocean marina. Depending on where you’re staying, our top picks include Café Moka along the marina, The Hummingbird and its sister café, The Hummingbird Plant Based or Wood & Stone Cafe on Mandurah Terrace and The Bay Café by the estuary.

Mandurah is full of natural marvels and the best way to experience it on land is along one of the many family-friendly cycle paths. Choose the coast or the forest and start exploring! No need to tow bikes either, just pop into The Bike Kiosk at the Mandurah Visitor Centre to rent some e-bikes and a kids trailer.

Ebike Ride along the Mandurah Foreshore

If you’re travelling with little people, treat them to a train ride around town on the Tourist Fun Train followed up by a visit to Amaze Miniature Park. Here the kiddies can explore 70 lifelike miniature buildings and interactive model trains, play a round of mini golf, wind their way around the hedge maze and run-a-muck in the playground.

Heading in by 4WD? Then make sure you pack your fishing rods on this trip and sneak in a session at Tims Thicket Beach – the closest 4WD beach south of Perth. With perfect weather year-round there’s no reason not to!

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Paint and Sip

Follow along with Hollies steps to create your own interpretations of “She’s a Handful”

This workshop has been designed for you to try something new, unwind and have fun.

Come on your own or come with friends everyone is welcome.

Doors open at 6:00pm and we begin painting at 7pm

What’s Included

Stretched Canvas Ready to hang in your home.
All High Quality Art Materials (ie Acrylic paints, brushes)
Step by Step Guide from an Experienced Artist
Light Snacks
There is no age limit at this event.

You will have access to the bar and restaurant throughout the event (Drinks purchased from the bar separately)

POTTERY – School Holiday Workshops

Join us at ART & DESIGN STUDIO in Mandurah for our School Holiday workshops focusing on exploring making with clay for ages 8-10 & 11-12
Jam-packed with lots of fun for those looking to be inspired and for little hands to be creative.

Children are introduced to hand-building and decorating techniques to create their own handmade pottery pieces to take home and enjoy
A fun exploration of throwing pottery on the potter’s wheel is included