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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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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