The coastal city of Mandurah, only 74 km south of Perth, was originally known as ‘Mandjoogoordap’ which translates ‘meeting place of the heart’. So what better place than here to catch up with family and friends for a barbecue on the water!
Only a short train ride or an hour’s drive by car down the Kwinana Freeway, Mandurah is easily accessible and ideal for a daytrip or short break from Perth.
Mandurah is one of only a few places in Australia where wild bottlenose dolphins can be seen daily so close to a residential area. In fact, more often than not you’ll spot them right from the foreshore or while enjoying a barbecue on our Eco BBQ Boats.
We are based in Mandurah’s award-winning Ocean Marina where you’ll find a vast variety of shops, market style stalls, cafés, restaurants and bars, plus live music, entertainment and free activities – there’s something for everyone. There are plenty of free public parking lots in close proximity to the Eco BBQ Boats departure point so you don’t have to walk too far. Public toilet facilities can also be found close by.
Protected from summer sea breezes and strong currents, the Mandurah Ocean Marina is not only a safe location to cruise around with our Eco BBQ Boats but also the perfect spot to see and be seen. Drive past impressive yachts as well as trendy bars and restaurants to Dolphin Pool, a small inlet with shallow bays and mooring spots. Throw your anchor and simply grill and chill while taking in beautiful views.
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Things to do in Mandurah
Mandurah, WA’s fastest growing regional city and Western Australia’s Top Tourism Town 2017, enjoys some of the most spectacular waterways in the country, often compared to a modern Venice and is not only a dream location for water lovers but also the perfect destination for a weekend getaway. Locals and visitors alike love the relaxed holiday atmosphere you can feel throughout the year. There is plenty to see and do in Mandurah & surrounds. So why don’t you stay a little longer? Here’s our list of top things to do:
Dolphin Island Adventure
Experience an exhilarating 2 hour adventure on board Mandurah Cruises’ new purpose built, high-powered vessel “Spirit of Adventure” that completes a full circumnavigation of Mandurah and reaches thrilling speeds with its 1400 horsepower engine as you travel around the island. Find out more.
Hire a houseboat
How would you like to wake up every day on a new part of the Murray River or Peel-Harvey Estuary? Hire your own houseboat and explore Mandurah & the Peel Region’s magnificent waterways. A skipper’s ticket is not required. Find out more on Mandurah Houseboats.
Jet Ski Adventure
Nautical Adventures offer open ocean jet ski tours and the opportunity to explore Mandurah’s unique waterways and to spot dolphins along the way.
Experience a piece of Bali in Mandurah without the airfares and the passport. Only one hour south of Perth, Bali@Avalon is the perfect holiday getaway to relax and recharge. A Balinese-style bed & breakfast peacefully tucked away only a 20-minute drive from the Mandurah city centre. Find out more on Bali@Avalon.
Explore the Creery Wetlands
Creery Wetlands offers 30 acres of nature reserve in Mandurah which annually host over 130 different species of native and migratory birds. These include the tiny Red-necked Stint that weighs no more than a box of matches and flies from Siberia to Mandurah. The trail starts at Darwin Terrace, Mariner’s Cove.
Len Howard Conservation Park
On the edge of the Peel-Harvey Estuary in Mandurah (Erskine), Len Howard Conservation Park is a heaven for bird watchers and nature lovers. Take the Erskine Nature Trail along the foreshore and observe the wildlife on the water from bird hides and lookouts.
Spend 2 hours climbing along wobbling bridges, through cargo nets, or flying across on a zip-line at Perth’s First Tree Ropes Course at Lane Poole Reserve in Dwellingup. Fun guaranteed for children from 4 years and up as well as adults. Find out more on Trees Adventure.
Located in Pinjarra, Peel Zoo offers a hands-on experience. Get close to over 100 species of birds and animals. The Zookeeper 4 A Day program even allows children aged between 8 and 16 years to experience the life of a professional zookeeper.
Cohunu Koala Park
Get up close and personal with an Aussie icon at Cohunu Koala Park. The kids can hand feed many of the free roaming animals – and even hold the koalas. A miniature railway zig-zags through the park during most weekends and public holidays and is a great way to see everything. Find out more.
For more information on what to do in Mandurah & the Peel Region, visit http://www.visitpeel.com.au/.
With 131 clear blue-sky days every year and an average of nine hours of sunshine per day, Perth is buzzing with vibrancy and energy. So it’s not surprising that Australia’s sunniest capital is regularly ranked in the top 10 most liveable and attractive cities in the world.
Situated on the banks of the beautiful Swan River, the city centre is bustling with new bars, restaurants, shops and cultural spaces.
With its protected waters, the Swan River is also a haven for small boats and a fantastic place to enjoy a barbecue on the water with our Eco BBQ Boats.
In Perth, we currently operate our smaller 6 seater Eco BBQ Boats from Coode Street in South-Perth, right opposite Elizabeth Quay.
Watch unique wildlife such as black swans and dolphins while you are cruising the Swan River in our unique, round boats. Throw your anchor, cook your barbecue and take in stunning views of the city skyline while enjoying a nice, refreshing drink.
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Things to do in Perth
Enjoy Spectacular Views in Kings Park
Wander one of the biggest city parks in the world, Kings Park and the Perth Botanic Garden. Take in gorgeous views of the Swan and Canning Rivers, the city skyline and Darling Ranges as you walk bushland trails and admire manicured gardens. Find out more.
Celebrating Perth’s love affair with the Swan River, Elizabeth Quay is transforming the foreshore into a free playground for all ages to enjoy the city’s active lifestyle, abundant sunshine, amazing views, alfresco dining, outdoor markets and lively festival scene.
Just five minutes from the heart of the city, Perth Zoo is a Western Australian icon filled with lush gardens and naturalistic exhibits that are home to more than 1,200 animals from around the world.
One of the world’s oldest gold mints still operating from its original premises, The Perth Mint invites you behind its iron gates to feast your eyes on the largest collection of gold bars on Earth and get your hands on close to one-million-dollars-worth of pure gold bullion.
Explore Perth’s Diverse Precincts
Turn down Hay Street and find funky Wolf Lane for eclectic collections of cafés, bars and boutiques. Chill out in Subiaco, meet office workers in Perth’s city bars, hit up vintage and antique shops along Leederville’s Oxford Street and head to Northbridge for designer fashion, hip cafes and cutting-edge restaurants.
For more information on what to do in Perth & surrounds, visit experienceperth.com.