Top things to do in Mandurah this Winter

Beat the Winter Blues in Mandurah

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

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

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!

Giants of Mandurah Kaleidoscope Tours
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.

a couple with a little blonde girl and boy are looking at a model train set and miniature buildings in a beautiful park setting
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!

Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing
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.

More Fun

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.

Mandurah BBQ
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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