AQUATIC AND COASTAL

  1. Hire a boat or join a cruise and watch the friendly, wild dolphins play alongside as you cruise Mandurah’s waterways and the network of canals.
  2.  Have a 360˚ dining experience on a self-drive circular eco BBQ motorised boat.
  3. Catch, learn and indulge in western rock lobster on a Wild Seafood Experience Cruise.
  4. Go scooping in shallow waters for Mandurah’s famous blue swimmer crabs in January.
  5. Take in the sights and sounds of the incredible, internationally significant Peel- Yalgorup Wetland System as you explore its waterways by canoe or kayak.
  6. Watch the sunrise as you drift along the calm, peaceful waters of Mandjar Bay on a paddleboard.
  7. Get hooked on fishing casting a line from the beach or along the estuary or join a fishing charter and learn from the experts.
  8. Have a holiday of a lifetime staying on a houseboat, spending your days relaxing as you cruise along Mandurah’s waterways and the Murray River.
  9. Dip your toes or have a swim at the beautiful Serpentine Falls in Serpentine National Park.
  10. Find your perfect beach from the 60km of coastline and spend the day swimming.

NATURE AND WILDLIFE

  1. Spot bottlenose dolphins joyfully play from the shoreline or on a boat cruise.
  2. Go camping at the beautiful Lane Poole Reserve and enjoy all the nature experiences on offer.
  3. Delight in the colourful wildflowers that bloom throughout the region in spring.
  4. Visit the 2,000-year-old thrombolite reef at Lake Clifton and see what life was like when the earth began.
  5. Grab your binoculars and go bird watching at many locations in the Peel-Yalgorup Wetland System, where thousands of migratory birds visit every year.
  6. Take in the spectacular views of the coast and lakes in Yalgorup National Park.
  7. Feel sand between your toes as you walk along one of the many beaches from Preston Beach to Mandurah.
  8. Watch kangaroos grazing at Serpentine National Park or Melros Reserve in Mandurah.
  9. Wander through the forest, along the coast, by a river or over wetlands on the walking trail.
  10. Visit a wildlife park to get up close, hold and feed native animals, including koalas.

ACTION AND ADVENTURE

  1. Breathe in the salty air as you speed across the water on a high-speed boat cruise or
    jet-ski tour in Mandurah.
  2. Tee off at one of the region’s many golf courses, located along the coast or
    surrounded by forest.
  3. Climb, swing and hang around high up in the tree-tops on an obstacle course at Lane Poole Reserve.
  4. Experience all the fun and thrill of country racing at the Pinjarra Race Club or Pinjarra Paceway.
  5. Feel the wind in your hair as you 4WD along Preston Beach, Tims Thicket or Whitehill Beach
  6. Burn some energy on mountain bike trails throughout the region, including the world-class Munda Biddi.
  7. Horse ride through scenic bushland on a bridle trail in Dwellingup and Jarrahdale or with the Langford Hill Riding Farm in Waroona.
  8. Enjoy stunning aerial views of the Mandurah, Pinjarra and the Indian Ocean on a scenic flight or skydive.
  9. Get an adrenaline rush white water rafting the Murray River rapids in winter.
  10. Meet real cowboys and enjoy all the thrills and spills at the Boddington Lions Rodeo, held in November each year.

FAMILY FUN

  1. Go Treesure Hunting through the forest at Trees Adventures, Dwellingup.
  2. Be a zookeeper for a day at the Peel Zoo, Pinjarra or hold a koala at Cohunu Koala Park, Byford.
  3. Marvel at the thousands of Christmas lights decorating the homes as you cruise through the Mandurah Canals from Dec to early Jan.
  4. Burn some energy at the many amusement parks and playgrounds in or near Mandurah.
  5. Take a train trip with the Tourist Fun Train Company, Mandurah or the Hotham Valley Railway, Dwellingup.
  6. Explore the great outdoors and learn about the environment with the Dolphin Buddy’s Outdoor Adventure Journal.
  7. Say ahoy and get ready to Yo Ho Ho as you cruise Mandurah’s waterways on a Pirate Ship.
  8. Learn about mining at the Alcoa Discovery Centre or Newmont Boddington Gold Mine.
  9. Hire a bike and tour around Mandurah, along the coast or in the forest on family-friendly cycling trails.
  10. Create your own masterpiece at the Peel Pottery Studio or learn new skills at a Forest Discovery Centre workshop.

ARTS AND CULTURE

  1.  Discover the stories, secrets and traditions of one of the oldest surviving cultures on earth on an Aboriginal culture and heritage tour.
  2. Be enchanted by a live performance from visiting artists at the region’s cultural hub, the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.
  3. Learn about the region’s fascinating pioneering history at the Mandurah Community Museum and other museums and heritage precincts in the region.
  4. Explore historical sites and buildings for yourself on a self-guided heritage walking trail.
  5. Do not miss the world-class, theatrical stage showcase of Wearable Art Mandurah’s stunning, evolutionary works of art on the body.
  6. Follow the Mandurah City Centre and Marina Art Trail Guides to discover public artworks of all shapes, sizes and styles.
  7. Admire the artworks created by the talented, local artists at galleries and studios throughout the region.
  8. Visit significant sites of the Bindjareb People on the Bilya Country Story Trail.
  9. Keep a memento of your visit and pick up some locally made arts and crafts from a weekend market or gift shops.
  10. Dance, laugh, play and delight in the many arts and cultural events held in the region.

EAT AND DRINK

  1.  Discover unique craft beers and boutique wines on the Craft Beer and Wine Trail.
  2. Catch and cook blue swimmer crabs, western rock lobster and fish on a cruise or fishing charter.
  3. Lunch by the banks of the beautiful Murray River at one of the many riverside pubs.
  4. Pick your own fruit and stock up on local produce at Caraholly Orchard in Dwellingup.
  5. Sample bushtucker on Mandurah Cruises’ Dreamtime Cruise or at one of Bindjareb Park’s Six Season dinners.
  6. Try creative dishes of the fresh produce left over from the weekend service at Millbrook Winery’s “No Waste Monday”.
  7. Treat your taste buds to delicious country cooking at the award-winning Pinjarra Bakery and Patisserie.
  8. Experience the laid-back lifestyle of a seaside town as you dine at one of Mandurah’s waterfront cafés and restaurants.
  9. Meander through the forest at night on the vintage Etmilyn Diner Restaurant Train in Dwellingup.
  10. Enjoy the simple pleasures of a picnic of fish and chips at Mandurah Eastern Foreshore overlooking the beautiful Mandjar Bay.