Whether you want to explore, relax, be adventurous or get away from it all, here are just some of the ways you can enjoy spring in Mandurah.
1. Spot the friendly dolphins on a cruise or boat hire
With almost 100 bottlenose dolphins living in Mandurah’s waterways, they are hard to miss. The best way to see them up close is on a cruise with Mandurah Cruises or on your own with a boat or pontoon hired from Mandurah Boat and Bike Hire,
2. BBQ on the water on a circular BBQ boat
With Eco BBQ boats you can enjoy 360º views while dining on the water. Guide you and your friends around Mandurah’s calm waterways on a 6 or 10-seater inflatable, circular boat while cooking a barbecue on board. Guided tours are also available which include canapés, finger food and drinks.
3. Have a Wild Seafood Experience
For a once in a lifetime culinary adventure, catch and eat western rock lobster in the freshest possible way on a Wild Seafood Experience cruise with Mandurah Cruises. Journeying out to the Indian Ocean, help haul in crayfish pots, before enjoying the rewards of your labour with a delicious barbecue lunch with local wines, served on board as you cruise the calm estuary waters.
4. Holiday on the water on a houseboat
To completely unwind, hire a fully-equipped houseboat from Mandurah Houseboats. You could spend days cruising the estuary and Murray River, dining at one of the river bank restaurants, fishing or just relaxing on the deck as you enjoy the spectacular views.
5. Enjoy the simple pleasure of a fish & chips picnic
The Mandurah Eastern Foreshore is the perfect place to takeaway fish and chips on the lawn by the beautiful calm waters of Mandjar Bay.
6. Hire a bike and tour the city, coast or forest
Whether in the Mandurah city centre, along the coast or in the forest, there are cycle trails and bike paths to suit all ages and abilities. Bikes can be hired from Mandurah Boat and Bike Hire or Dwellingup Adventures who offer guided mountain bike tours.
7. Indulge your taste buds at Millbrook Winery
Nestled deep in the forest, with award-winning wines and restaurant with dishes created using delicous estate-grown produce, Millbrook Winery is a must-do gourmet experience.
8. See nature in bloom on a walking trail
Spring is the best time to see WA's unique wildflowers, with a variety of colourful flora on display in the forest and coastal heathlands. Click here to find the best spots in the Peel Region.
9. Journey tranquil waterways by canoe or paddleboard
For a magical experience, kayak, canoe or paddleboard.on the peaceful, still waterways in the early morning or late afternoon. They can be hired from Mandurah Boat and Bike Hire.
10. Enjoy high-speed thrills on a jet-ski
Photo Credit: Russell Ord Photography