10 to do’s in Mandurah this summer

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It’s time to enjoy your summer and enjoy nature in Mandurah, with 10 amazing experiences.

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As we welcome back summer like an old friend, we also welcome all the wonderful moments shared with family and friends; amazing experiences to be had in places that leave a nostalgic footprint.

Because there are so many ways to enjoy summer, whether you’re going on holiday or changing up your morning routine, we wanted to help pick some of the best activities to get you inspired, to help you prepare for your first big slip, slop, slap moment.

It’s time to forget your worries and relax by nature in Mandurah.

GET IN FORMATION

If you haven’t already seen the Lake Clifton ‘Thrombolites’ – living rock-like sculptures –they are worth a visit. These thrombolite-building micro-organisms are too small for the human eye to see and resemble the earliest forms of life on Earth.

Try a Thrombolites and sunsets tour for a different spin or join a guided tour to hear the history from a local geologist.

Lake Clifton ‘Thrombolites’.
Lake Clifton ‘Thrombolites’. Credit:  Michael Goh.

A QUICK STOP IN VENICE

Glide along the water in a kayak (you can hire them or take a tour) through the Venice-like canals. If kayaking isn’t your thing, there’s a plethora of water activities to be enjoyed including paddleboarding through the estuary – the waters are calm enough for you to head anywhere through the estuary network – and, for the surfers, you can find some good banks out at Avalon Beach or at Mandurah Wedge.

A ‘LIT’ NIGHT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Both the canal lights display, and the Christmas Lights Trail attract a throng of people every year – it’s memorable, fun for the whole family, and a great way to get in the Christmas spirit.

Christmas Lights Trail.
Christmas Lights Trail. Credit:  City of Mandurah.

THE NO-BRAINER

The beach! There are so many kid-friendly, wheelchair friendly, and calm beaches to sprawl out on and perch up for the day.

COCKTAILS WITH A VIEW

Find your favourite cocktail with bars by the waterside and unforgettable sunset views, plus mixologists fighting it out to be top on the list. Be one of the first to visit the gin and vodka distillery Little Stiller, a fresh, new Mandurah bar opening its doors in December.

RELAX AND CRUISE WITH THE DOLPHINS

A cruise on the river is truly beautiful.

With the many boat tours available you’ll find one that suits. Try one with morning tea, lunch included or a small boat charter for you and your friends.

A cruise on the river.
A cruise on the river. Credit: Visit Mandurah and Russell Ord Photography.

FOR THE LAND ROVERS

There’s a plethora of walking and hiking trails in Mandurah and the Peel Region, just waiting to be explored: Len Howards Conservation Park, Riverside Heart walk, Island Point Walk and they’ve even named one ‘Instagram Trails’ for all the instagrammers out there. Alternatively, cruise the kilometres of coastal paths on your bike or one of the new e-bikes which will soon be available to hire from the Visitor Centre in the centre of town.

EXPLORE THE WATERWAYS

If you prefer the water, hire a waterbike on Mandjar Bay. It’s one of the newest ways to get around on the water in Mandurah. Up for something unique? Venture out a little past Mandurah to the scenic wetlands and national parks and take a tour of the region by sailing kayak; it’s totally worth trying and you’ll learn so much from your local tour operators.

Sailing Kayak.
Sailing Kayak. Credit:  Salt and Bush Eco Tours.

THRILLS AND SPILLS

For the adventure traveller, the Mandurah region is a playground of exciting activities guaranteed to get your heart pumping, whether it’s on the water, in the forest or up in the air. Try the Freestyle Jet Ski Tour, breathe in the salty air cruising the coast in a 4WD, power paddle to explore the vast waterways’ 60km of coastline or take to the skies on a scenic flight or skydive.

Jet Skiing.
Jet Skiing. Credit: Visit Mandurah and Russell Ord Photography.

ENJOY THE RIDE

Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses. Take a bike ride along the beach, stroll the foreshore, and dine by the water overlooking epic sunset views.

Visit Mandurah and enjoy less travel, more fun this summer. Head to the website for more information.

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