Top Things To Do in Mandurah

You’re never short of things to do in Mandurah with kids. Within an easy 60-minute drive south of Perth city, the coastal town is bursting with family-friendly attractions. If you’re wondering “Is Mandurah worth visiting?”, we say YES!! In fact, there’s so much to do, you may as well book a weekend getaway. You’ll soon find out there’s much more to the Peel region of Western Australia than blue manna crabs! Be sure to visit the vibrant City of Mandurah soon. With some recent additions, including the gorgeous Thomas Dambo giants, there are plenty of new attractions to discover. We don’t just have 10 best things, we have 20! See how Mandurah has grown, its attractions, and things to see and do in our guide.

Thomas Dambo’s Giants of Mandurah

World-class attraction, Thomas Dambo’s Giants of Mandurah, is sure to capture the imaginations of young and old. The Danish artist has created this Australia-first art installation in and around Mandurah. While we usually love sharing all of Perth’s secrets… on this occasion, seeking out the hidden giants is all part of the fun. The free outdoor exhibition celebrating exploring the great outdoors will delight both little and big kids. Children and adults are invited to meet them, and to sit on the giants for photos, but please treat these beautiful creations with respect. And it’s just one of many things to do in Mandurah for free. See the Buggybuddys Review here.

Giants of Mandurah

Mandurah Cruises

You can’t visit Mandurah without hopping aboard a Mandurah Cruise! Their popular Dolphin & Scenic Marine Cruises depart daily from the jetty opposite the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. On a picturesque cruise, you’re sure to meet playful wild dolphins, which live in the estuary.  It’s my personal favourite thing to do in the sunny city. See the Buggybuddys Review here.

Mandurah Cruises

Kwillena Gabi Pool

The City of Mandurah’s popular Kwillena Gabi Pool, meaning “Dolphin Waters” was named by the traditional owners of Bindjareb Boodja. Found on the eastern foreshore, this pool has fast become a favourite amongst the Mandurah attractions. A swim at this spot with dolphins swimming by HAS to be one of the best outdoor activities in Mandurah, if not Western Australia. See the Buggybuddys Review here. 

Kwillena Gabi Pool, Mandurah

Koolaanga Waabiny Playground, Western Foreshore

Mandurah’s Koolaanga Waabiny play space, is nothing short of EPIC! The latest addition to the redevelopment of the Western Foreshore, which also includes Mandurah Skate Park and the meeting place artwork. The name is pronounced kool-lung-ga waa-bin, and translates to children playing (Waabiny) and also refers to the local Swamp Sheoak trees (Koolaanga). The main feature is the Swamp Sheoak tree-inspired 12m high climbing tower, which also features a 3-meter-long fully accessible ramp. See the Buggybuddys Review here.
 

Koolaanga Waabiny, Mandurah

The Pirate Ship

Shiver me timbers! The Pirate Ship Mandurah guarantees a super fun pirate adventure through the canals and inland waterways of Mandurah. It’s a must-do experience for your little shipmates. See the Buggybuddys Review here.

The Pirate Ship Mandurah
 

Amaze Miniature Park

Kids will love Amaze Miniature Park! It’s easy to spend hours exploring the beautifully manicured park, found 5 minutes from Mandurah. Formerly known as Abingdon Miniature Village, there’s mini golf, mazes and more. See the Buggybuddys Review here.

Amaze Miniature Park

Mandurah 3D Art Trail

Be sure to snap an insta-worthy picture on the impressive Mandurah 3D Art Trail! The three-dimensional artworks found around Mandurah are worth hunting down. See the Buggybuddys Review here. 

Mandurah 3D Art Trail

 

Salt and Bush Eco Tours

From the ocean to the bush and everywhere in between, a Salt and Bush Eco Tour offers the perfect opportunity to discover a different side of Mandurah. Join naturalists Base and Jamie on an eco tour of wetlands Murray river. See the Buggybuddys Review here. 

Salt and Bush Eco Tours            

Mandurah Boat and Bike Hire

Mandurah Boat and Bike Hire is a super fun way to get a taste for boating life! It’s so easy to hire a boat and cruise the waterways of Mandurah. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins. See the Buggybuddys Review here.

Mandurah Boat and Bike Hire

              

Dolphin Quay Markets

The Dolphin Quay Markets on the Mandurah Marina is the perfect spot to pick up something unique. There’s lots of goodies to discover, treat yourself, have a bite to eat or find a gift for somebody! See the Buggybuddys Review here. 

 

The Lido

Found at Mandurah Ocean Marina, The Lido is found by the Keith Holmes Reserve. The sheltered waters are shallow and calm, with plenty of sand to play. Kids will have a ball playing at the little beach and there’s a beach volleyball net too. See the Buggybuddys Review here. 

            

 

Keith Holmes Reserve

This leafy park is found near Mandurah Ocean Marina, near to Dolphin Quay and the Lido. Featuring a boat play structure, and shaded play equipment for kids of all ages, this spot is great for a get together BBQ or picnic. See the Buggybuddys Review here. 

 

Mandjar Markets 

Held under the shady trees on the Mandurah foreshore (aka Mandjar Bay), Mandjar Markets is on every Sunday in warmer months. With stalls, live music and kids’ activities, there’s something for everyone. See the Buggybuddys Review here. 

Adventure Golf at King’s Carnival

Old favourite King’s Carnival is found on the banks of the scenic Mandurah estuary. King’s Carnival is one of the oldest amusement parks in WA. Entry is FREE, there is a pay-as-you-go system with rides and mini golf course. See the Buggybuddys Review here.

Adventure Golf at King Carnival Mandurah

Village Beach, Wannanup

Looking for a quiet beach? Seek out the hidden gem of Village Beach, which is located in Wannanup, south of Mandurah. Its calm inland waterways make for a great spot for the kiddies to paddle. See the Buggybuddys Review here.

Village Beach, Wannanup

Flip Out

What to do in Mandurah when it’s raining? Head to Flip Out! The trampoline centre also features WA’s first human pinball.  See the Buggybuddys Review here. 

Flip Out Mandurah

Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre

A visit to the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation centre is a great way to spend a rainy day in Mandurah. The highlight has to be its fun Pirate-themed water playground! See the Buggybuddys Review here.

 Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre.

Mandurah Foreshore Playground

The OG Mandurah Foreshore Playground, on the eastern/city side is still lots of fun! It’s a long strip of play equipment, right along the water, dotted with picnic shelters and trees. There’s a “train” too, which is lots of fun.

Mandjar Markets Mandurah

Mandurah Christmas Lights

Mandurah offers a whole heap of festive fun. As well as the foreshore Christmas light trail, the Mandurah Christmas Cruises on the lit-up canals is a huge draw card in December. Be quick, this books out fast! See the Buggybuddys Review here. 

Mandurah Christmas Lights

The Peel Region is an Easy Day Trip from Perth

With its relaxed holiday atmosphere, it is easy to see why this is a popular weekend getaway for locals. Just an hour from Perth city centre, the Mandurah area offers up an easy (and action-packed!) day trip option. Just drive straight down the Kwinana Freeway! Or why not stop for a few hours on the way to Western Australia’s south west?

Mandurah Restaurants

Looking for kid-friendly Mandurah city restaurants? See our BIG guide here.

Have we missed any of your top things to do in the Peel region? Let us know in the comments below!

About Amanda Carlin

Amanda Carlin has her own food and travel blog. Established in 2013, "The Chef, His Wife and Their Perth-fect Life" has enjoyed an exciting name change in 2021, as "The Chef's Ex-wife" embarks on new adventures with Simply PERTHfect. Amanda loves getting out and about in Perth and WA, as well as brunching, tapas or something a little fancy in equal measures. With her son "Little Chef" in tow, Amanda always has plenty of family friendly eating options to recommend too! Be sure to check out Simply PERTHfect.

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