For the adventure traveller, the Mandurah region is a playground of exciting activities guaranteed to get your heart pumping. Whether it’s on the water, in the forest or up in the air, there’s plenty of thrills for you to enjoy.
1. Tee off from WA’s Golf Coast
With so many courses in or near Mandurah, it is easy to play a few over one weekend. In one day, you could be teeing off by the ocean in the morning and then in the afternoon, watch kangaroos graze as you play on fairways surrounded by bushlands. Find out more here.
2. Get your heart pumping on a jet-ski tour
For those seeking to explore with some adrenaline-fuelled fun, ride the waves of the ocean or speed along the Peel Inlet on a jet-ski with Stag Watersports.
3. Take a hike on a bush or coastal trail
Get active exploring the outdoors. Whether you’ve only got an hour or all day or want a hike or a stroll there is a trail to suit you. Check out our top picks of hiking and bike trails here or pick up your trail guides and maps from your local visitor centre.
4. Breathe in salty air cruising the coast in a 4WD
Mandurah is the closest place to Perth you can drive right on the beach! Let your vehicle feel the sand between its tyres, stop and have a swim, cook lunch on the beach and do a spot of fishing. Preston Beach, White Hills Beach and Tim’s Thicket are the best spots to go.
Before entering the track you will have to lower your tyres’ pressure to prevent getting bogged in the sand. Please also pay attention to the tide and turn back if the tide is coming in.
Keep in mind that 4WDing is prohibited in the dunes and is only permitted on the beach and that no other vehicles are allowed including dirt bikes, 4 wheelers or buggies.
5. Use your paddle power to explore the vast waterways
With rivers, estuaries, lakes, canals and 60km of coastline, there are so many waterways you can explore by canoe, kayak or paddleboard. Find out more here.
6. Zip, jump and slide through the forest on a mountain bike
Get out there and away from it all by bicycle or mountain bike to explore and find all sorts of adventures. From top to bottom Mandurah and the Peel Region has all sorts of great tracks. Find out more.
7. Enjoy high-speed thrills on a Dolphin Adventure Cruise
Mandurah Cruises’ Dolphin Island Adventure not only gets you close to Mandurah’s wild dolphins, you will also cross the expansive Peel Inlet and cruise through the Dawesville Cut in the high-speed vessel.
8. Take to the skies on a scenic flight or sky-dive
9. Journey into nature on a camping trip
On the beach, deep in the bush or lakeside, you’ll find the ideal spot for your next camping adventure in Mandurah and the Peel Region. Find out more here.
10. Ride the waves at one of the many surf spots
With 60km of coastline there are plenty of options for you if you seek some waves. Pyramids, Tim’s Thicket and Avalon Point are the best spots for surfers and most beaches have man-made groins that create smaller waves for boogie-boarding. Find out more here.
Header Image by Mark Randall at My Vision Photography
Find more inspiration
Take a look at some of our best picks