Beat the winter blues
Whether it’s outside or inside, you’ll discover there are plenty of things for everyone to enjoy during winter in Mandurah and the Peel region. Here are our top experiences.
Just because Winter has arrived, that doesn’t mean you have to hibernate at home waiting for the warmer Perth weather to come back.
Winter is the perfect time to grab your crew, family or special someone, jump in the car (or on the train) and visit Mandurah. The City is alive with entertainment from Secret Sounds, Skating in Mandurah, Christmas in July, amusements, buzzing food scene and to top it all, the natural landscape that envelops Mandurah is magically beautiful at this time of year.
Winter on the Water
For a truly unique stay, book a houseboat and cruise Mandurah’s tranquil waterways at your own pace. Mandurah Houseboats can sleep anywhere from 4 to 10 people, complete with all the amenities you need (some even have a spa), and you don’t need a Skipper’s ticket to get going.
To truly clear the mind and feel like your miles away from it all, get the crew together for a guided kayak tour along the protected Peel-Harvey estuary. It’s the kind of peace and solitude you won’t appreciate until you’re in the moment. Definitely worth bumping up to the top of your list of things to do.
If you’re looking for kilometres of pristine coastline, perfect swimming spots and even a couple of challenging surf spots including the Fourth Groin, look no further than Silversands Beach. Boasting clean sand, safe and calm waters and plenty of opportunities for the perfect Instagram photo, Silversands Beach is one of the best. Take a casual stroll along the shore, join the many locals working out, take a dip in the water or enjoy the incredible sunsets that kiss the horizon goodnight along the coastline.
Need a rest? Put your feet up and let someone else do the hard work for you with a cruisy day floating on a pontoon with Mandurah Bike and Boat Hire.
And finally, float around the beautiful Dolphin Quay and Venetian Canals on your very own floating barbecue onboard a doughnut-shaped ECO BBQ boat seating up to 6 or up to 10 people. Bring your own food and drinks or take advantage of locally prepared hampers. All BBQ equipment is supplied and no skipper’s ticket required, this is the ultimate 360-degree dining experience on the water.
Winter in the City
Mandurah is filled with incredible public art but not all of it is as obvious as the silver metal heart sculpture on Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore. Hidden down laneways, on the pavement or on the facades of buildings, artworks are all around us in Mandurah and we’re going to help you find them.
Mandurah has a 100-year history as a seafood centre in Western Australia. It is home to an abundance of crabs, crayfish and many other mouth-watering delicacies. With a delicious foodie scene across the city Winter is the perfect time to indulge your taste buds by experiencing the city’s culinary delights.
Skating in Mandurah is coming this winter. Immerse yourself in a unique wonderland ice-skating experience, perfect for all ages and skill levels. Skate around the undercover skating rink and take in all the atmosphere with live entertainment from Secret Sounds, ice slides, amusements and food trucks galore.
Winter in Nature
There’s nothing like a dose of fresh air and if you are hiking, there are trails aplenty for you to discover in Mandurah. Sarah from Ways to Nature is full of local knowledge. She can show you the remarkable wildlife that exists in tucked-away places across Mandurah’s diverse parks and wetlands. Take a guided nature walk with her through the wilderness and you won’t be disappointed.
The local residents know all about relaxing in Mandurah. We’re talking about the friendly playful dolphins who choose to live here in the wild. Did you know, the largest population of bottlenose dolphins in WA can be found here? For the best vantage point, you jump on a Murray River lunch cruise.
Mandurah is all about kicking back and enjoying the fresh open air, and there’s plenty of ways to do it. To really take in the wonders of Mandurah’s vast natural landscape you can go for a leisurely bike ride along the coastal path, drift along the waters on a stand-up paddleboard or, hire out your own boat for the day and tell the skipper where you want to go.
End your day in Mandurah this Winter by creating a memorable moment with an evening of stargazing, led by expert local guides nature lovers Sebastian and Jamie of Salt and Bush Eco Tours. The striking skies of Mandurah are perfect for stargazing, and you’ll be able to get a closer view of the night sky through a telescope.
Winter in Mandurah – Save the Date
- 26 June _ 18 July – Skating in Mandurah
- 27 June – Drag Queen Bottomless Brunch
- 29 June – Secret Sounds (Best of local artists)
- 2 July – A Taste of Ireland
- 5 July _ 8 July – Young Naturalist 101
- 9 July -Winter Cruise & Crawl event
- 9 July – Truffle Degustation Ft Black Manjimup Truffles
- 12 July _ 15 July – Young Naturalist 102
- 14 July – Secret Sounds (Comedy Night)
- 14 July – Cheeky Monkey Brewery Beer n Bites
- 24 July – Native Dinner Series “Makuru Fertility Season”
- 24 July – Back to San Quentin 2021 – The Johnny Cash Concert
- 28 July – Whiskey Masterclass with Michael Geissman
- 29 July -Secret Sounds (Best of Local Artists)
- 11 August – Secret Sounds (Jazz Night)
- 11 August – Beer n Bites with Brew 42 Brewing
- 20 August – Winter Cruise & Crawl
- 24 August – Secret Sounds (Blues ‘n’ Roots)
- 25 August – West Cape Howe Wines Evening
Mandurah is the perfect destination to relax, unwind and indulge with your favourite peeps this Winter. And, as it’s just a short drive from Perth, there’s no excuse not to make a weekend of it soon!
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