Outdoor Activities

The natural beauty of Mandurah and the Peel region offers lots of outdoor adventures for families.

Outdoor Activities

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Outdoor Activities

The natural beauty of Mandurah and the Peel region offers lots of outdoor adventures for families.

Explore the Wetlands

The internationally significant Yalgorup Wetlands System is a habitat for a vast number of birds, animals and plant species. Explore and spot wildlife by the many walking trails, reserves and viewing platforms. Many places also have information signs to help children learn about this vital eco-system. Find out more.

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Boat Cruises

Exploring Mandurah’s spectacular waterways is something the whole family will enjoy. Join a cruise with Mandurah Cruises and learn all about the marine environment as you tour the canals, estuary and wetlands.

On the Pirate Ship Mandurah cruise, kids can dress up as pirates, steer the wheel, ring the bell and look through a telescope. Find out more.

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Water Adventures

Get everyone’s adrenaline pumping on a jet ski tour with Stag Watersports or on Mandurah Cruises’ exhilarating high speed vessel. In winter, take the family white water rafting on the Murray River with Dwellingup Adventures.

Kids can experience the thrill of catching their own dinner fishing from the estuary, beach or on a fishing charter. Mandurah Cruises, Port Bouvard Fishing Charters and Skills2Fish offer tours and clinics to teach kids how to fish. In season you can go scooping for blue swimmer crabs in the shallow waters of the estuary.

Kids can also learn how to sail at one of the Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club clinics that are held throughout the year.

To explore at your own pace, hire a boat, paddleboard or kayak. To really get away from it all, take the family for a holiday on the water and completely unwind as you slowly meander through the waterways in a houseboat from Mandurah Houseboats.

Jet-Skiing in Mandurah

Adventure and Amusement Parks

Trees Adventure in Dwellingup is a tree rope obstacle course the whole family can enjoy, offering 9 different levels and over 20 flying foxes. Dare Adventures in Dwellingup and the Fairbridge Village Adventure Course in Pinjarra are outdoor adventure camps with a range of activities especially for kids.

Amaze Miniature Park

The Amaze Miniature Park has hedge mazes, a miniature English village and railways and mini golf.

Train Rides

Mandurah Tourist Fun Train in the City Centre is a fun way to tour Mandurah. The child-sized Mini Toot runs along the Eastern Foreshore and the Big Toot is a hop on/hop off tour for all ages. Purchase tickets at the Mandurah Visitor Centre or when boarding the train.

The Hotham Valley Tourist Railway in Dwellingup will take you on a journey back in time on the historic Steam Ranger (Sunday, May – October) or through the forest on the open-air carriages of the Forest Train (Saturday, Sunday and public holidays all year).

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Cycling

Cycling is a great and easy way to get out and explore with the kids. Mandurah has good cycle paths around the city centre, marina and along the coast. Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire has bikes of all sizes for hire. There are also family-friendly forest cycle trails throughout the region. You can hire bikes or take a guided tour with Dwellingup Adventures.

Skate Parks & BMX Tracks

Skateboarding, scooter and bike riding are great ways to get outdoors and get active. Kids of all ages can test their skills and have fun at Mandurah’s skate and BMX parks which include multiple features to challenge riders and boarders alike.

  • Falcon Skate and BMX Park 3 Flame Street, Falcon 
  • Pinjarra Skate Park Roe Avenue, Pinjarra
  • Mandurah BMX Track Milgar Street Reserve, Mandurah
  • Duverney Reserve Skate and BMX Zone 221-239 Wanjeep Street, Coodanup

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Indoor Activities & Entertainment

The rain might be pouring outside. However, you’ll be dry and warm having fun inside with these fun and family-friendly indoor activities:

Indoor Activities

Indoor Activities
& Entertainment

The rain might be pouring outside. However, you’ll be dry and warm having fun inside with these fun and family-friendly indoor activities:

Bounce, Climb and Flip Out

Take the kids for a bounce at Inflatable World or Flip Out Mandurah Indoor Trampoline Park or for a climb at the Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre. This will not only improve their motor skills but also tire them out for a good night’s sleep.

Mandurah Rock Climbing Centre

Splashing Fun

The Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre provides fun, safe, outdoor and indoor swimming pools for families to enjoy and have a splash.

Entertainment

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre’s annual calendar of events regularly includes shows and workshops for kids and families. 

Reading Cinemas in Mandurah screens all the latest movies every day of the year. 

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Image Credit: Stephen Heath and City of Mandurah

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Parks & Playgrounds

Mandurah has many beautiful places that are free for your family and fun for the kids.
Here are our favourite playgrounds in Mandurah and surrounds. Check them out and let the kids run wild!

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Parks & Playgrounds

Here are our favourite playgrounds in Mandurah and surrounds. Check them out and let the kids run wild!

Mandurah Eastern Foreshore Playground

This lovely playground, located on Mandurah’s Eastern Foreshore and overlooking Mandjar Bay, is fully shaded and based on a soft fall surface. 

There are many slides, ladders, climbing walls, tunnels and many other play items to entertain toddlers and older children alike. 

Kids particularly love the big yellow boat, rockers, monkey bars and swings. With beautiful views over the Estuary, BBQs, picnic spots, shade and local coffee, bars and restaurants parents will have a ball too. A great playground for the entire family.

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Keith Holmes Reserve and Beach

Located off the Mandurah Quay Footbridge, this playground is overlooking the man-made beach at Mandurah’s Ocean Marina making this a great little spot for family BBQs and picnics.

There are two adjacent play areas at Keith Holmes Reserve. One area is more suited to older kids whereas the second one is suitable to toddlers.

The little beach close by is ideal for kids to have a splash around as it’s very shallow and there are no waves.

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Osprey Waters Foreshore Playground

This big adventure and nature-based playground is located right on the water’s edge and is the perfect place to play, picnic, barbecue and even to fish. If you are in Mandurah a visit to this playground is a must and our recommendation is you allocate at least a couple of hours to enjoy it.

Perfect for toddlers and pre-schoolers, nature play strongly features at this playground with balancing rocks amongst the bushes and a fun wooden rope maze under natural shade. The most popular feature of this playground is the nest cubby house.

There’s also a small sandy beach, perfect for having a splash or throwing in a fishing line.

A cycle path / walk path runs along the length of the Erskine foreshore and through the playground area. Walk or cycle the foreshore and see Ospreys and their nests on the way. Ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) are fish eating birds of prey and known as the Guardians of the Estuary or Yoondoordo in Noongar language.

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Novara Foreshore Playground

Located in Falcon, this Mandurah adventure playground has custom-built nature play features including a 6m high climbing structure, accessible swings and a Miram which is a skate-style play element for older children and youth. There is also various fitness equipment suitable for all ages.

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Caterpillar Park Playground

The Caterpillar Park Playground is definitely one of the most popular playgrounds in Mandurah, not only because it’s enclosed and safe but also because there’s so much to do. 

There’s several slides, swings, sensory play area, floor levelled merry go round, a nest swing and flying fox.

Surrounded by plenty of trees and sails, keeping the area shaded, this is not only a pleasant place for kids to play but also for families to enjoy a picnic or barbecue. There are separate undercover areas with benches, tables and BBQs.

Also known as Milgar Street Reserve, the Caterpillar Playground is easily accessible via Park Road with plenty of parking available. Be wary on weekends though, it is situated next door to the BMX track so it can be a little hard to find parking.

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Quarry Adventure Park

With a fantastic range of play equipment and different play areas, this playground is perfect for children of all ages.

There are huge climbing spider web nets, a long and steep slide, and other pieces of play equipment set all the way down the side of the quarry. If you have children who love to climb or love a challenge, they will just love this park. All the equipment is set on soft fall rubber. Off to the side, past some bushland is the amphitheatre, this area is grassed and offers a whole lot of fun for children too. The area is very shady thanks to the many trees there. 

Equipped with BBQs, picnic benches, toilets and water fountain, you can easily spend the whole day at Quarry Adventure Park enjoying a barbecue or picnic after play. 

Quarry Adventure Park in Meadow Springs is well worth a visit when you stay in Mandurah.

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Adventurescape Playground

This farm-themed playground, located next to the two hectare lake in the Satterley Austin Lakes Estate in South Yunderup, will surely be a big hit with your children. 

The play area is dotted with small wooden farm animal play sculptures and features a huge 9-metre tall climbing windmill tower and slide, a large pig that is part cubby part slide, a 35-metre flying fox and old farm tractors that are half submerged in the sand. Other features include a custom rural style fence maze, a 3 metre spinning disk, a 5 way swing, a climbing net, balance pole bridge and see-saw.

The small lake which is located next to the playground is great for paddling in and has a small beach area with BBQs located close by.

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Top 10 Things to do with kids

With plenty of coastal, forest and urban adventures to keep everyone in the family entertained, you’ll discover everything holiday memories are made of in Mandurah and the Peel Region.

Top 10 Things to do with kids

Top 10 Things
to do with the kids

With plenty of coastal, forest and urban adventures to keep everyone in the family entertained, you’ll discover everything holiday memories are made of in Mandurah and the Peel region.

Here’s our top 10 things to do with kids in Mandurah and surrounds.

The Pirate Ship Mandurah

Say ahoy and get ready to Yo Ho Ho as you cruise Mandurah’s waterways on the Pirate Ship Mandurah.

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Mandurah Cruises

Watch our wild bottlenose dolphins play on the Dolphin & Scenic Marine Cruise with Mandurah Cruises.

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Image Credit: Mandurah Cruises

Tourist Fun Train Company

Board the Tourist Fun Train Company for a train ride tour.

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Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire

Hire bikes from Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire and ride north or south along the coastal cycle trails.

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Mandurah Instagram Trail

Have fun taking photos with the 3D art paintings on the Mandurah Instagram Trail.

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Image Credit: John Taylor

King’s Carnival

Bring out the competitive spirit in everyone and enjoy a fun game of mini golf at King’s Carnival on Mandurah’s Western Foreshore.

King Carnival Mandurah

Indoor Activity Centres

Take the kids for a bounce at Inflatable World or Flip Out Mandurah Indoor Trampoline Park or have a climb at the Mandurah Indoor Rock-Climbing Centre.

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Fish & Chips on the Beach

Enjoy delicious takeaway fish & chips at the Eastern Foreshore or at Town Beach while watching the sun setting on the ocean.

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Image Credit: Brodie Hine Photography

Amaze Miniature Park

Amaze Miniature Park has hedge mazes, a miniature English village and railways and mini golf.

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Trees Adventure

Climb a tree-top obstacle course through the forest at Trees Adventures in Dwellingup.

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School Holiday Activities

Give your kids the opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills and have adventures over the school holidays.

School Holiday Activities

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these school holidays

Give your kids the opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills and have adventures over the school holidays.

Learn how to fish

Get your kids hooked on fishing with Skills2Fish. They offer fishing clinics, full day excursions, kids birthday parties and night fishing excursions.

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Go dolphin spotting

Kids Cruise Free these July school holidays with Mandurah Cruises’ $64 family pass. 

On an interactive 1 hour 15 minute Dolphin & Scenic Marine Cruise you’ll discover the unique marine world that Mandurah is so famous for – Encounter our playful dolphins, see blue swimmer crabs & western rock lobster up close, spot pelicans, ospreys and swans and cruise through Mandurah’s luxurious canals. Fun guaranteed for the whole family.

Dolphin Scenic Marine Cruise
Image Credit: Mandurah Cruises

The Mandurah Pirate Cruise

Venture through Mandurah’s inland waterways and canals on a fun pirate adventure for children and adults of all ages. You can steer the pirate wheel, ring the bell, dress up as a pirate on board Mandurah’s very own Pirate Ship while enjoying the scenery and spotting dolphins.

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Flip Out

Fly Back into Flip Out Mandurah these July school holidays! Grab a one hour session and a pair of grip socks -or- a regular slushie for only $20*! Or book a two hour session and a pair of grip socks -or- a regular slushie for only $32*! Make sure to book online to secure your session.

*Offer only available at Flip Out In July School Holidays. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. While stocks last.

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Get the Kids lost

Amaze Miniature Park has a hedge and circular maze and extensively landscaped gardens to explore. Take a self-guided tour past the ornamental lake and miniature steam and diesel trains, canals, locks and barges to the town of Abington, the oldest continually inhabited town in England. After strolling through the garden, treat yourself to an ice cream, cold refreshment or coffee from the kiosk.

Cuddle a koala at Cohunu Koala Park

Get up close to Australia’s favourite animal at the Cohunu Koala Park. Have a cuddle of these loveable, furry friends and go gaga over the adorable baby koalas. There are over 15 koalas in the colony plus native wildlife roaming free through the park available for you to hand feed.

Burn some energy

South Yunderup’s Adventurescape, is a giant adventure playground and a place for the entire family. Your kids will enjoy climbing atop a 9 metre windmill tower, zipping on a flying fox or playing with Pickles the Pig.

Being one of the favourite playgrounds with the Mandurah locals, Quarry Adventure Park in Meadow Springs has something for all ages with BBQs, viewing platforms, toddler and adventure playgrounds, bike paths and a grass area to kick the footy.

Mandurah’s King Carnival boasts 18-hole mini golf, rides, trampolines, arcade games and water slides.

Or everyone can enjoy inflatable fun at the Indoor Inflatable World.

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Have a wheely good time

Explore and be active with the kids on a bike ride. In Mandurah there are excellent cycle paths along the coast and Mandurah Foreshore, around Peel Inlet and into Dolphin Marina. There are many places to stop for a drink or bite to eat along the way too. Bikes and helmets can be hired from Mandurah Boat and Bike Hire, with cycle guide maps also provided.

If you want to go bush, the Marrinup Cycle Trail on the outskirts of Dwellingup is a family friendly cross-country loop travelling through Jarrah forest. Or explore Lane Poole Reserve, Dwellingup, on mountain bikes with Dwellingup Adventures.

Cycling in Mandurah

Be a zookeeper 4 A Day

Are your children wildlife enthusiasts? Great, did you know they can be a professional zookeeper for a day at the Peel Zoo and experience first-hand handling and feeding the animals? They will learn how over 100 species of birds and animals are cared for and get up close to Tasmanian Devils, koalas, kangaroos, snakes, ferrets, lizards and a variety of bird species.

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Take a train trip

If your children love trains, a train ride on Mandurah’s Mini Toot, the children’s sized Tourist Fun Train, or on board the Hotham Valley Tourist Train in Dwellingup will make for a fantastic day trip away from Perth.

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Image Credit: Tourism Western Australia

Satisfy your bored teenager

It’s the first day of the holidays and your teens are already saying they are bored? 

At Trees Adventure in Dwellingup, they can challenge themselves on West Australia’s first tree ropes course offering nine different levels and over 20 flying foxes. If they cannot get enough of climbing, head to Mandurah Indoor Rock Climbing Centre for some more action. 

If your kids love skateboarding, they will enjoy the skate parks at Halls Park Mandurah and in Jarrahdale, Serpentine and Mundijong. 

Water maniacs can hire a kayak, paddle board or jet ski. For more adrenaline fuelled fun, cruise on Mandurah Cruises’ Spirit of Adventure high-speed vessel on the Dolphin Adventure Cruise. Or take the whole family white water rafting with Dwellingup Adventures.

Animal lovers can enjoy a scenic trail ride at Waroona’s Langford Hill Riding Farm, set in the beautiful Darling Ranges. It conducts riding lessons every second Saturday and week-long residential camps for children every school holidays. Langford Riding Farm has quiet and experienced horses and ponies to cater for all riders from the age of six upwards. 

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