Estuary Escapades

Paddling Stories of Mandurah

Estuary Escapades

Paddling Stories of Mandurah

Quick details

Tour length and difficulty: Easy paddling experience over 5km

We supply: Kayaks, paddles, life jackets, intro to kayaking tutorial, safety briefing and professional guide/s.

Meeting point: Meet us at Mandurah Bridge Carpark (just off the roundabout at Pinjarra and Old Coast Roads, Mandurah) The tour ends at the same point after approximately 3 hours.

Time: 8.15am start, 11.30am finish approx (Please allow extra time if possible)

Availability: Our Estuary Escapades tour is available on selected dates with minimum of 2 people. Other dates are available on request and we can do group bookings. Please note that all bookings will be treated as requests until we are able to confirm availability between all providers before confirming your booking.







Tour Overview

As your Eco Certified Kayaking Guide, we invite you to join us on an unforgettable journey exploring the wonders of Mandurah's waterways on our 'Estuary Escapades – Paddling Stories of Mandurah' kayaking tour.

Embark on an immersive paddle under the Mandurah Bridge and along the eastern foreshore, passing by the new Estuary Pool, Kwillena Gabi, and delving into the captivating history and tales of the old fishing times that shaped this coastal gem.

As we navigate across Mandjar Bay to Stingray Point, keep your eyes peeled for the breathtaking beauty of Ospreys and the elegance of Black Swans. You may even get to witness cheeky Cormorants dining on the iconic Blue Manna Crab, adding a dynamic touch to our adventure. Pause to admire the majestic Moreton Bay Fig Tree at Stingray Point, steeped in local lore and history. Look out for Pelican Percy at Stingray Wharf, often seen mingling with local fishermen, adding a touch of charm to our paddling adventure, and if your lucky, you might even be privileged with a visit by the local Mandurah Town Dolphins, often feeding, playing, and frolicking in the area.

Our highlights continue as we glide through Mandurah's Venetian Canals, marveling at the grandeur of million-dollar homes lining the water's edge. The picturesque beauty of these canals creates a breathtaking backdrop for our journey. Our paddling adventure takes us over to Dolphin Quay, where we make a short pitstop at Keith Holmes Reserve. A brief walk over the bridge leads us to Lily Paris, a French Cafe & Patisserie specializing in beautiful Macarons, Meringues & Crossiants. This delightful cafe, overlooking the Mandurah Marina, provides us with the perfect opportunity to stop and pause, savoring a delightful bite and drink, rejuvenating ourselves before resuming our kayaking expedition.

As we continue back to our kayaks, we begin the paddle across the short channel, passing by the poignant Mandurah War Memorial, paying our respects to its significance. The return journey along the western foreshore allows us to soak in the scenic vistas and reflect on the captivating stories and sights encountered throughout our paddling adventure.

Join us on this enriching kayak tour, where each stroke of the paddle unveils a tapestry of history, local charm, and natural beauty along Mandurah's stunning waterways.

Tour Inclusions

  • A 3hr guided kayaking tour with a certified Eco Guide.

  • All kayaking equipment is provided including: kayak, paddle, safety gear and waterproof storage bag for your belongings.

  • Full safety brief and basic paddling instructions before the tour commences.

  • Carefully curated stories of history, local charm and natural beauty.

  • Up close encounters with Mandurah's playful Bottlenose Dolphins and local birdlife.

  • Morning pitstop of coffee/tea and cake

  • Photos of your adventure, which will be shared via a link to a Google Drive file. Some may be posted on our socials.

What to Bring

  • Waterproof walking shoes, and weather appropriate clothing/protection.

  • Bottle of Water.

  • Extra cash in case you wish to purchase more at the cafe.

  • Waterproof bag is handy to hold your items but not essential. We provide a small bag for keys/phone etc

  • Change of clothing and towel for after the paddling experience.

  • An adventurous mind.

Tour Location

Please allow plenty of travel time getting to your destination. We will meet at the Mandurah Bridge Carpark, just off the roundabout at Pinjarra and Old Coast Roads.

Additional Information

Paddle length & difficulty

This is a very gentle paddling experience over 5kms. 

No paddling experience is needed. We provide you a safety briefing and show you how to paddle our very stable sit-on top kayaks.

Toilet & Parking facilities

Toilets are available at the start, middle and end of the paddling experience.

Parking is available at the Mandurah Bridge Carpark. I have personally never had issues here but a reminder to never leave valuables in your car.

Is the tour child friendly

Children under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age for participation in a kayak tour is 8 years old. Younger can possibly be catered for in the double kayaks but please get in contact first.

Do the kayaks have weight limits?

Yes. Your safety is important to us therefore we must stick within our equipment carrying capabilities.

Our single Dream Kayaks have a weight limit of 130kg

Our double Dream Kayaks have a weight limit of 210kg

Our kids kayaks have a weight limit of 55kg (ages 8-12)

What happens if it is too windy?

If we need to cancel due to weather conditions (too windy), alternative dates will be offered. If you purchased your tour directly through Down Under Discoveries and there is no suitable alternative date available for a cancelled tour, we are more than happy to arrange a refund for you.

Terms & Conditions

A friendly reminder to please make sure you have read the Terms & Conditions prior to booking, especially in regards to my Cancellation Policy. These policies are made for a reason and negative feedback in regards to a dispute with my policies will not be tolerated.