Beat the winter blues
Whether it’s outside or inside, you’ll discover there are plenty of things for everyone to enjoy during winter in Mandurah and the Peel region. Here are our top experiences.
Watch the winter waves
The weather may be cooler, but there is nothing like wrapping up warm on a blustery winter’s day and walking along the beach to watch the powerful ocean waves as you breathe in the fresh, salty air.
Say hello to our dolphins
Over 100 wild bottlenose dolphins call Mandurah waterways home. One of the best ways to get up close to these playful creatures is on a cruise. Who in the family will be the first to spot them?
Connect with nature
Whether you are into nature, wildlife, history, art, getting active or just exploring with the family, there are plenty of walking trails to suit you. There are also cycle trails and paths to suit all ages and abilities in the Mandurah city centre, along the coast or in the forest.
Get an adrenaline rush
With long stretches of incredible coastline and vast inland waterways, there are plenty of places to enjoy high-speed aquatic thrills. Tour the ocean and Mandurah’s waters on a jet-ski tour with Stag Watersports, or on Mandurah Cruise’s high-speed Dolphin Adventure Cruise. Just out of Mandurah, head into the forest for white-water rafting with Dwellingup Adventures.
Journey back in time
The Hotham Valley Tourist Railway in Dwellingup will take you on a journey back in time on the historic Steam Ranger (Sunday, May–Oct) or through the forest on the open-air carriages of the Forest Train (Sat, Sun and public holidays all year). For a special experience, the Etmilyn Diner Train runs every Friday and Saturday night, serving five course meals as it slowly journeys through the forest. You can also tour Mandurah’s city centre, foreshore and marina on the only road licenced train in Australia with the Tourist Fun Train Company.
Tee off at a world-class golf course
With several immaculately kept, superbly designed courses set in spectacular locations, the region is a golfing holiday dream and is sure to excite and challenge golfers of all abilities. With so many courses in or near Mandurah, it is easy to play a few over one weekend. In one day, you could be teeing off by the ocean in the morning and then in the afternoon, watch kangaroos graze as you play on fairways surrounded by bushlands.
Treat your taste buds
If discovering quality, unique craft beers and wine is at the top of your holiday ‘to do’ list, the Peel Region Craft Beer and Wine Trail makes it easy for you. Featuring seven of the region’s best beer and wine offerings, the trail provides an authentically local experience, to be enjoyed at your own pace, with an easy to read and helpful map showing you the way.
Enjoy waterways for days
Winter is a magical time to explore the vast inland waterways around Mandurah, with morning mists clearing to reveal crisp blue skies, mirror-like reflections and often no other boats in sight. The surrounding lush, green forests and farmland make for a stunning backdrop as you cruise by houseboat, boat, kayak, canoe or paddleboard.