Top things to do in Mandurah

Our best picks for having a big time in Mandurah

This Summer, 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 school holiday, 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.

There are so many big reasons to visit Mandurah this Summer. Check out our must-do experiences.

Give the kiddies (and you) a Summer 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!

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!

Giants of Mandurah sp 2

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!

Amaze Miniature Family Pass 02

Cruise & Splash 

The whole family will have a ball on this relaxed 2 hour cruise with Soulmate Charters where you will not only explore Mandurah’s waterways but can also enjoy a swim or float in a blow-up lounge. Try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding or just sit back and relax.

Soulmate Charters Cruise Splash Cruise

Explore on an e-scooter

Hire e-bikes or e-scooters from The Bike Kiosk and get active exploring the outdoors on one of the Mandurah Bike Trails.

Dolphin Cruise & Views

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

08 Credit Mandurah Cruises Mandurah s Dolphin Babies

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.

mandurah pirate ship

Mandurah Instagram Trail

Discover Mandurah’s insta-worthy spots and take fun snaps walking the Mandurah Instagram Trail.

3dart pelican mandurah-1024x768

Fun indoor activities

Take the kids for a bounce at Inflatable World, Flip Out Mandurah or Giggle Zone.

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!

Kwillena Gabi Estuary Pool

Located on Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore South Precinct, this unique circular estuary pool is enclosed by floating pontoons with a paved shady area and a little jetty, plus ramp access to the water. The pool is suitable for all ages as the maximum depth is just under 4.5m. The floating pontoons don’t have a net attached so wildlife is able to pass through the pool – you may even receive a visit from a dolphin!

Kwillena Gabi Estuary Pool 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. 

Dolphin and Scenic Marine Cruise Mandurah

Cruise & Splash 

The whole family will have a ball on this relaxed 2 hour cruise with Soulmate Charters where you will not only explore Mandurah’s waterways but can also enjoy a swim or float in a blow-up lounge. Try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding or just sit back and relax.

Cruise and Splash with Soulmate Charters Mandurah

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.

Murray River Lunch Cruise 1700x872 1

Eco BBQ Boats

Captain your own Mandurah Mini Cruise with Eco BBQ Boat Hire, exploring Mandurah’s stunning scenery alongside dolphins as you enjoy a beverage and a barbecue with friends. The donut-shaped design of these quirky boats is paired with an equally cool central barbecue and circular picnic table – and Mandurah is the only place in WA you can enjoy this unique experience!

Eco BBQ Boats

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!

Another great option for cruising around the Murray River and Peel Inlet is with Luxury Boutique Charters, offering more intimate and personal affairs capped at 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 business in the area, Mandurah Boat Hire offers kayak and paddleboard hire as well as boat hire ranging from a 4-person dinghy to 12-person pontoon boats. A skipper’s ticket is not required to enjoy a day on one of their dinghies, pontoon boats, or luxury Sun Tracker-style boats. Sit at the helm and enjoy the scenery of Mandurah’s waterways while you sip on a cold drink and search for frolicking dolphins.

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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!

Jet-Skiing in Mandurah

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

Dolphins

See Western Australia’s largest residential population of Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins on a tour with Mandurah Cruises.

Dolphins Mandurah

Guided Nature Tours

For boutique and personalised tours, Salt and Bush Eco Tours take people on intimate nature walks and kayak tours, even star gazing tours. Naturalist guides Jamie and Base will share the wonder and awe of the natural world through geology, wildflower, kayaking and sailing tours.

Salt and Bush Eco Tours

Explore Yalgorup National Park. Stretching from south of Mandurah to Preston Beach, the park has ten elongated lakes, beautiful tuart and peppermint woodlands, walking trails, picnic spots and offers panoramic views of the beach, dunes and lakes.

Yalgorup National Park 01

Birdwatching

Walk along the estuary and spot waterbirds on the easy 2km nature walk at Len Howard Conservation Park in Erskine.

Len Howard Conservation Park Mandurah

Learn about Mandurah’s extensive wetland system on a guided nature walk with Ways to Nature at the Creery Wetlands where hundreds of migratory birds visit every year.

Creery Wetlands Mandurah

Explore Goegrup Lake, a rich habitat for shorebirds, on an accessibility-friendly 292 metre-long boardwalk with viewing nodes and interpretive panels describing the area’s environmental and Aboriginal cultural values.

Lake Goegrup Mandurah

Explore on two wheels

Hire an e-bike or e-scooter from The Bike Kiosk to explore Mandurah’s beautiful coastal cycle paths.

Cycling along the coast Mandurah

Kangaroos

If you want to see kangaroos grazing at dusk, head to Florida Beach or Melros Reserve in Dawesville where mobs of kangaroos are spotted every day. Remember to always use precaution and respect their space.

Melros Beach Reserve Mandurah

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

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

Salt and Bush Eco Tours Kayak tours Mandurah

Giants of Mandurah

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.

Giants of Mandurah sp 1

Ride the Giants

Or go on a guided e-bike tour with The Bike Kiosk Mandurah who will take you from one Giant to another! Enjoy the fresh air, don’t waste time at traffic lights and have fun! 

Giants of Mandurah sp 5

Jet Ski Hire

Speed across the estuary twice the size of Sydney Harbour on a jet ski with Stag Watersports.

Jet Ski Tours and Hire Mandurah

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

SUP and Kayak Hire Mandurah

Play WA’s Golf Coast

Tee off by the coast at Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club or The Cut Golf Course, one of Australia’s 100 best golf courses.

Golf in Mandurah

Indoor Rock-Climbing Centre

Challenge yourself and have a climb at the Mandurah Indoor Rock-Climbing Centre.

Flying Experiences

Enjoy stunning aerial views on a scenic flight with the Royal Aero Club of WA from the Murrayfield Aerodrome. Or get the ultimate thrill of a lifetime on a tandem skydive with WA Skydive Academy over Mandurah Beach or Pinjarra.

Mandurah from the air

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.  

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!

craft-beer-and-wine-trail

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. 

Murray River Lunch Cruise 1700x872 1

Enjoy 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.

Wild Seafood Experience Mandurah 1022

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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There are so many big reasons to visit Mandurah this Summer. Check out our must-do experiences.

Give the kiddies (and you) a Summer 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!

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!

Thomas Dambos Giants of Mandurah by FORM

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!

Amaze Miniature Family Pass 02

Cruise & Splash 

The whole family will have a ball on this relaxed 2 hour cruise with Soulmate Charters where you will not only explore Mandurah’s waterways but can also enjoy a swim or float in a blow-up lounge. Try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding or just sit back and relax.

Soulmate Charters Cruise Splash Cruise

Explore on an e-scooter

Hire e-bikes or e-scooters from The Bike Kiosk and get active exploring the outdoors on one of the Mandurah Bike Trails.

Dolphin Cruise & Views

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

08 Credit Mandurah Cruises Mandurah s Dolphin Babies

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.

mandurah pirate ship

Mandurah Instagram Trail

Discover Mandurah’s insta-worthy spots and take fun snaps walking the Mandurah Instagram Trail.

3dart pelican mandurah-1024x768

Fun indoor activities

Take the kids for a bounce at Inflatable World, Flip Out Mandurah or Giggle Zone.

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!

Kwillena Gabi Estuary Pool

Located on Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore South Precinct, this unique circular estuary pool is enclosed by floating pontoons with a paved shady area and a little jetty, plus ramp access to the water. The pool is suitable for all ages as the maximum depth is just under 4.5m. The floating pontoons don’t have a net attached so wildlife is able to pass through the pool – you may even receive a visit from a dolphin!

Kwillena Gabi Estuary Pool 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. 

Dolphin and Scenic Marine Cruise Mandurah

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.

Murray River Lunch Cruise 1700x872 1

Eco BBQ Boats

Captain your own Mandurah Mini Cruise with Eco BBQ Boat Hire, exploring Mandurah’s stunning scenery alongside dolphins as you enjoy a beverage and a barbecue with friends. The donut-shaped design of these quirky boats is paired with an equally cool central barbecue and circular picnic table – and Mandurah is the only place in WA you can enjoy this unique experience!

Eco BBQ Boats

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!

Another great option for cruising around the Murray River and Peel Inlet is with Luxury Boutique Charters, offering more intimate and personal affairs capped at 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 business in the area, Mandurah Boat Hire offers kayak and paddleboard hire as well as boat hire ranging from a 4-person dinghy to 12-person pontoon boats. A skipper’s ticket is not required to enjoy a day on one of their dinghies, pontoon boats, or luxury Sun Tracker-style boats. Sit at the helm and enjoy the scenery of Mandurah’s waterways while you sip on a cold drink and search for frolicking dolphins.

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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!

Jet-Skiing in Mandurah

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

Dolphins

See Western Australia’s largest residential population of Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins on a tour with Mandurah Cruises.

Dolphins Mandurah

Guided Nature Tours

For boutique and personalised tours, Salt and Bush Eco Tours take people on intimate nature walks and kayak tours, even star gazing tours. Naturalist guides Jamie and Base will share the wonder and awe of the natural world through geology, wildflower, kayaking and sailing tours.

Salt and Bush Eco Tours

Explore Yalgorup National Park. Stretching from south of Mandurah to Preston Beach, the park has ten elongated lakes, beautiful tuart and peppermint woodlands, walking trails, picnic spots and offers panoramic views of the beach, dunes and lakes.

Yalgorup National Park 01

Birdwatching

Walk along the estuary and spot waterbirds on the easy 2km nature walk at Len Howard Conservation Park in Erskine.

Len Howard Conservation Park Mandurah

Learn about Mandurah’s extensive wetland system on a guided nature walk with Ways to Nature at the Creery Wetlands where hundreds of migratory birds visit every year.

Creery Wetlands Mandurah

Explore Goegrup Lake, a rich habitat for shorebirds, on an accessibility-friendly 292 metre-long boardwalk with viewing nodes and interpretive panels describing the area’s environmental and Aboriginal cultural values.

Lake Goegrup Mandurah

Explore on two wheels

Hire an e-bike or e-scooter from The Bike Kiosk to explore Mandurah’s beautiful coastal cycle paths.

Cycling along the coast Mandurah

Kangaroos

If you want to see kangaroos grazing at dusk, head to Florida Beach or Melros Reserve in Dawesville where mobs of kangaroos are spotted every day. Remember to always use precaution and respect their space.

Melros Beach Reserve Mandurah

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

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

Salt and Bush Eco Tours Kayak tours Mandurah

Giants of Mandurah

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.

Thomas Dambos Giants of Mandurah by FORM

Ride the Giants

Or go on a guided e-bike tour with The Bike Kiosk Mandurah who will take you from one Giant to another! Enjoy the fresh air, don’t waste time at traffic lights and have fun! 

Jet Ski Hire

Speed across the estuary twice the size of Sydney Harbour on a jet ski with Stag Watersports.

Jet Ski Tours and Hire Mandurah

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

SUP and Kayak Hire Mandurah

Play WA’s Golf Coast

Tee off by the coast at Meadow Springs Golf & Country Club or The Cut Golf Course, one of Australia’s 100 best golf courses.

Golf in Mandurah

Indoor Rock-Climbing Centre

Challenge yourself and have a climb at the Mandurah Indoor Rock-Climbing Centre.

Flying Experiences

Enjoy stunning aerial views on a scenic flight with the Royal Aero Club of WA from the Murrayfield Aerodrome. Or get the ultimate thrill of a lifetime on a tandem skydive with WA Skydive Academy over Mandurah Beach or Pinjarra.

Mandurah from the air

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.  

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!

craft-beer-and-wine-trail

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. 

Murray River Lunch Cruise 1700x872 1

Enjoy 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.

Wild Seafood Experience Mandurah 1022

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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