Mandurah Waterways Eco Adventure

Hike, Bike n Paddle

Mandurah Waterways Eco Adventure

Hike, Bike n Paddle

Quick details

Tour length and difficulty: Full day tour incorporating: Easy 2km walk, Leisurely 10km ride using The Bike Kiosk EBikes, and a comfortable 5km paddling experience on Mandurahs waterways.

We supply: The ability to log Citizen Science research, Binoculars, EBikes and all safety gear, Kayaks, paddles, life jackets, intro to kayaking tutorial, safety briefing and professional guide/s.

Meeting point: Meet us outside the Mandurah Visitor Centre, 75 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah. The tour ends at the same point.

Time: 7.45am start, 4.30pm finish approx (Please allow extra time if possible)

Availability: Our Mandurah Waterways Eco Adventure 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.



Samphire Cove Walk Trail


Samphire Cove Walk Trail


Tour Overview

Welcome to the "Mandurah Waterways Eco Adventure, Hike, Bike n Paddle" where your journey transcends adventure and becomes a chance to positively impact the environment.

We depart the Mandurah Visitors Centre and head to the Samphire Cove Nature Reserve, a reserve in the Peel region offering visitors a chance to explore a fascinating environment on the fringes of the Peel Inlet. A leisurely 2km hike allows us to discover the wetlands diverse biodiversity and learn about the critical need for wetland conservation. Utilizing the iNaturalist app our visit allows us a chance to contribute to Citizen Science, documenting unique flora and fauna encountered along the way.

Our Eco Adventure then takes us back to the Mandurah Foreshore where we collect our ebikes from The Bike Kiosk & depart for a 10km Bridge Loop Ride. As we ride we unveil the significance of Mandurah, where beaches, foreshores and coastal heath, internationally-recognized wetlands, diverse, native bushland and rivers, form a part of the Southwest Australia Ecoregion, one of a small number of Global Biodiversity Hotspots, and how we as guardians of a place that is woven by waterways and bursting with biodiversity, can play an active role in caring for such an important environment.

As our Mandurah Waterways Eco Adventure unfolds with an exciting morning of exploration and adventure, the time arrives for a well-deserved refueling stop at Wood and Stone Cafe, a charming eatery nestled in the heart of Mandurah. When you step into the cafe, you’re stepping into a world of charm, warmth, and delightful hospitality. The enlivening aroma of fresh coffee beans, the blissful blend of rustic wood and soothing stone interiors creates an atmosphere that is inviting for all. Overlooking the Eastern Foreshore, enjoy the stunning bay views soaking in the serenity and coastal charm, gearing up for the next leg of our adventure.

Now that we have nourished our bodies it's time to embark on our final adventure, an enchanting paddling expedition across Mandurah's Estuary, Mandjar Bay, and the captivating Venetian Canals—a journey that immerses us in the heart of these pristine waterways. While navigating these azure waters, our adventure isn't merely exploration; it's a chance to engage in the noble Dolphin Watch Project, a meaningful initiative dedicated to the conservation of these majestic creatures. As we survey the local waters, our efforts become part of a crucial endeavor to support and protect the resident dolphin population. It's not just an adventure; it's a chance to make a real difference in the conservation of Mandurah's cherished marine life.

This isn't just a tour; it's an eco-conscious journey. Your active involvement in Citizen Science projects directly supports research and conservation efforts. Your visit here is more than a fleeting moment—it's an opportunity to leave a meaningful legacy for Mandurah's environment.

Join us on the "Mandurah Waterways Eco Adventure, Hike, Bike n Paddle" and become part of preserving Mandurah's natural beauty for generations to come.

Tour Inclusions

  • Transport to/from Mandurah Visitors Centre.

  • A 2km guided hike in the Samphire Cove Nature Reserve

  • A light morning tea of fruit, muffins and cold drink.

  • A 10km bike ride on the Bridges Loop Ride using ebikes.

  • Lunch at Wood and Stone Cafe, a local award winning eatery.

  • A 5km guided paddle through Mandurahs Waterways. 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.

  • The opportunity to take part in Citizen Science Projects including the Dolphin Watch Program.

  • A copy of the Mandurah Dolphin FinBook to remember your contribution to Mandurah.

  • 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

  • Comfortable walking/riding shoes, & weather appropriate clothing/protection.

  • Bottle of Water, Snacks for afternoon.

  • Extra cash in case you wish to purchase more at cafes or visitors centre.

  • A waterproof bag for the kayaking component which is handy to hold your items but not essential. We can provide a small bag for keys/phone etc

  • Change of clothing and towel for after the paddling experience, it is likely you will get a little wet.

  • An adventurous mind.

Tour Location

Please allow plenty of travel time getting to your destination. We will meet at the Mandurah Visitor Centre, 75 Mandurah Centre, Mandurah

Additional Information

Can you guarantee we will see dolphins.

It is important to note that Mandurah’s dolphins are wild creatures viewed in their natural environment therefore while sighting them is likely, it may not occur on every kayaking tour. As we survey the local waters, all efforts become part of a crucial endeavor to support and protect the resident dolphin population whether we see dolphins or not, therefore refunds will not be offered in the case of not seeing any. Negative feedback in relation to this will also not be accepted. For guaranteed dolphin sightings we recommend jumping on board one of the many Dolphin Cruises with a Dolphin Guarantee policy.

Hike length & difficulty

This is a very easy hiking experience less than 2kms. 

No hiking experience is necessary. The trail is flat even surface with no steps or steep sections.

Riding length & difficulty

This is a very leisurely riding experience over 10kms. 

No riding experience is needed. We provide you a safety briefing and show you how to ride the ebikes.

Paddle length & difficulty

This is a fairly gentle paddling experience over 5kms, however its important to note that at times the current can be a little strong and may need a little bit of muscle to move in the direction we need to travel.

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 tour experience.

Plenty of parking is available in the vicinity of the Visitor Centre. 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)

Are Double Kayaks easy to navigate?

Double kayaks can be a great way to share the paddling experience with a friend or family member. However, it is important to keep in mind that paddling a double kayak can be more challenging than a single kayak. When choosing a double kayak it's important to consider that it requires good coordination and communication between both paddlers to ensure smooth and efficient movement. If you and your partner are new to kayaking, a double kayak might be more difficult to handle, so it can be beneficial if at least one of you has some paddling experience. Double kayaks also require more effort, especially in windy or strong current conditions, so ensure both paddlers are physically prepared for the challenge. Maintaining balance and synchronizing your strokes are crucial for a stable and enjoyable ride. We provide a short video with tips for paddling a double kayak successfully prior to the tour to help you get the most out of your experience.

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.