Romantic Getaway Idea: 48 hours in Mandurah for Couples

One of Western Australia’s unique holiday towns is ready to welcome you. Mandurah offers the perfect getaway for you and your loved one. Relax and find yourselves again with a romantic, 48-hour getaway in Mandurah.

Stay in luxury and style by the seaside or the famous estuary canals or the nearby Marina and beach facing hotels. We’ve compiled a great itinerary and list of ideas to plan your trip.

Day One

Welcome to Mandurah. First off, let’s find some accommodation for you and your partner. We start with hotels.

Check in to your accommodation.

Hotels & Short Stay Apartments options

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The Seashells

The Seashells Hotel, between the Beach and the Marina is one of Western Australia’s most exclusive hotels. The 4.5 star property offers a range of apartment and villa style rooms, with views to Comet Bay and the Indian Ocean and an amazing infinity pool between the beach and the hotel.
Location: 16 Dolphin Dr, Mandurah

The Sebel Mandurah

Overlooking the Mandjar Bay and Marina, the Sebel is perfectly located in the heart of the entertainment precinct of Mandurah. The property offers a heated swimming pool, fitness center and a range of room options, including spa suits and multiple bedroom apartments.

Location: 1 Marco Polo Dr, Mandurah

Dolphin Quay Apartments

One of Mandurah’s newest hotels, the apartment hotel comes with great views these studio apartments, Palladio views suites come with fully equipped kitchen and laundry.

Location: 1 The Palladio, Mandurah

Breakwater Short Stay

Boutique beachfront accommodation, located near the Mandurah Ocean Marina, and close to the foreshore and beaches, Mandurah town center.

Location: 19 Breakwater Parade, Mandurah

Bali @ Avalon

Now you can have a Bali experience just an hour from Perth – without the airfares & passport.
A 5 minute walk to stunning Avalon Bay, experience resort style comfort as a B&B. Offers two guest rooms with great facilities set among tropical gardens, with easy access to a pool and garden lounges.

Location: 30 Yeedong Rd, Falcon

Apollo Mandurah

Enjoy a luxury waterfront apartment experience, with beautiful canal views from every room, including your own private jetty.

Location: 54/20 Apollo Quays, Mandurah

Port Mandurah Canals B&B

A Luxurious mansion, the B&B Port Mandurah is right on the canals, with two queen bedrooms with ensuites, one with a spa bath. Guest lounges and large balcony overlooking the waterways, with a private jetty.

Location: 3 Reverie Mews, Port Mandurah 

Lunch

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Café Coast Waterfront Restaurant

Now you’ve settled into your accommodation, let’s eat. We recommend a visit to Café Coast Waterfront Restaurant. A Licensed bistro on the water, with great views of the marina and fantastic food and service, enjoy the afternoon a glass of wine or sparkling.

Location: 45 Rees Pl, Wannanup

Afternoon Experience

Now you’re relaxed and fed, let’s hit the water for a shared adventure.

Jet Ski Tour
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Book a Jet Ski Tour with Nautical Adventures or Stag Watersports. Self-drive jet skis with no license required, offering open ocean jet skiing and the opportunity to explore and potentially see Mandurah’s famous dolphins and unique waterways.

Location: 45 Rees Pl, Wannanup

Mandurah Boat & Bike Hire
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Hire a boat for a few hours, from runabouts to bowriders, pontoons or sun trackers. Alternatively, hire some bikes and explore Mandurah’s streets, parks and foreshore.

Location: 20A Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah

Evening

Oyster Bar
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We recommend an hour of pre-dinner drinks at the Oyster Bar, overlooking the Marina. Mandurah’s only dedicated wine bar with an excellent selection of the best drops.

Happy Hour is 6-7pm with ‘Oyster Hour’ on Friday nights. Enjoy grilled oysters, antipasto dishes, and light snacks.

Location: The Palladio, Dolphin Dr, Mandurah 

Bar Therapy
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Or for drinks in an historical building with great views, try Bar Therapy, located inside Tuckey House and overlooking Mandurah Bridge.

Location: 3 Mandurah Tce.

Flics Kitchen
Mandurah Bridge | Photo Credit: Dan Wilkins

Take a short walk to Flics Kitchen for a fantastic meal for two right on the Mandurah Foreshore. With a menu designed for sharing, request a variety of dishes, with recommended wines and local craft beers.

The menu offers a range of local, fresh WA produce, including of course, Mandurah’s Blue Manna Crab.

Location: 3/16 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah

Redmanna Waterfront Restaurant
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For award-winning food with stunning waterfront views, we recommend Redmanna Waterfront Restaurant, just near Bar Therapy.

Location: 5/9 Mandurah Tce.

Day 2

Breakfast

Start the new day with a refreshing breakfast, perhaps at the Ocean Marina or overlooking Mandurah Foreshore. There are several fantastic cafés to enjoy a beautiful brekkie by the water.

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Cafe MOKA

Located at Dolphin Quay, is a place where you find mouth-watering meals and great coffee, service and magnificent water views.

Location: 2 Dolphin Drive, Mandurah

Mataya Eatery

At Mataya they are all about creating fresh and equally wholesome food. Their team of foodie specialists spend hours each week sourcing seasonal, fresh produce to create their menu.

6/20-24 Sholl St

Samudera Mandurah

Samudera Mandurah artisan food, coffee and bakehouse is located in heart of Mandurah on the foreshore in the original Mandurah bakery. Their freshly cooked on the premises baked goods are not to be missed.

Location: 29 Mandurah Terrace

Late morning to afternoon

Public Art Trail Walks

Share your romantic weekend on Instagram while having a bit of fun photographed with these public artworks.

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Mandurah Bridge Blue Manna Crab 3D art

At the eastern end of the bridge, right opposite Bar Therapy, a giant blue manna crab is trying to nip people as they walk past.

cnr of Pinjarra Rd and Mandurah Tce

Swing Mural

On Tuckey Lane, between Bar Therapy and the Eastern Foreshore is a beautiful mural with an actual swing just waiting for you to pose on.

Tuckey Lane (off 5 Mandurah Tce)

The Cluster, Mandurah Eastern Foreshore

Better known as the “Heart Sculpture”, what better way to capture your romantic weekend than sitting together under the heart overlooking Mandjar Bay. 

Mandurah Eastern Foreshore near Redmanna Waterfront Restaurant

Marine wildlife 3D pavement art

At the other end of the foreshore, just a short stroll away and just outside the Mandurah Visitor Centre are some of Mandurah’s friendly marine life just waiting to have a photo with you. 

Between Mandurah Visitor Centre and Cicerellos, 75 Mandurah Terrace

Blue Gatehouse Pelican 3D Art

Feed the very hungry giant pelican on the Blue Gatehouse wall on the corner of Dolphin Drive and Spinnaker Quays. 

Dolphin Quay Marina, Zephyr Mews, Mandurah Ocean Marina

While visiting these artworks look out for the other public artworks and murals throughout the city and marina.

Local Art Galleries
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You can also visit the local galleries and museums including the Alcoa Art Gallery within the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on Mandurah Boardwalk, Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM) just nearby,  Vivid Collective Gallery on Smart Street Mall and the Mandurah Community Museum on Pinjarra Road near Mandurah Bridge.

Afternoon

Len Howard Conservation Park

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This beautiful wetland area located in Erskine, Mandurah features beautiful nature walking trails along the estuary and opportunities to spot unique bird life. The trail also features spectacular floral blooms in the spring months.

There is also a wetland connected to the reserve with walk trails around. You’ll come across great grassed areas for relaxing and picnicking. Click here for trail information for the park from Trails WA.

Location: Len Howard Drive, Erskine

Thrombolite Reef, Lake Clifton

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Situated less than half an hour’s drive south of Mandurah, at Lake Clifton in the Yalgorup National Park. The thrombolite reef is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere – discover some of the oldest living rock-like structures found anywhere on Earth.

Location: Mount John Road, Herron

Pinjarra Bakery & Patisserie

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Grab some delightful baked goods from Pinjarra Bakery & Patisserie for the trip home, or stay and enjoy a few hours here.

Location: 2 Peel St, Pinjarra

Millbrook Winery

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Finish your 48-hour getaway with a stop in Jarrahdale for lunch and wine tasting at Millbrook Winery.

Millbrook Winery is an award-winning property and restaurant, only a 40 minute drive from Mandurah. Millbrook Winery focuses on providing a fresh and local experience with the kitchen growing their own fruit and vegetables on the property.

Location: Old Chestnut Lane, Jarrahdale