Things to Do in Joondalup

Things to Do in Joondalup

Stunning beaches, wildlife encounters and ample amenities, make Joondalup, a city worth exploring. Here is a list of top attractions in the city.

Things to Do in Joondalup in November

Here are our top picks for things to do in Joondalup in November.

Cupcake Decorating Class

Santa’s Grotto Cupcake Decorating Class will be held in December. Adults are invited to purchase a ticket to participate in the festivities if they would like to have their own batch of cupcakes to decorate.

Everything is taken care of. Make your own cupcake toppers with four baked cupcakes, buttercream or frosting, and fondant. Also included are all the necessary tools and equipment, edible paint, and more. Take comfort in knowing that you will get step-by-step instructions on how to take your box of cupcake masterpieces home.

Please keep in mind that if you have children under six, adult help and supervision will be necessary (no ticket required for assisting your child). If you want to stay and watch your kids make their very own masterpieces, there is no need to purchase a ticket.


Date & Time: Monday, December 6, 2021, from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm

Location: Peppermint Green, 7 Delage Street, Joondalup, Australia.

The ECU Guild Christmas Lunch 2021

To accommodate those students who cannot spend the holidays with their families, the ECU Guild is hosting a Christmas Lunch on December 9. Participate in a free meal, entertainment, and holiday activities for the whole family sponsored by the ECU Guild and ECU Student Success.

Adult lunch options are below:

  • Choice of turkey or ham, roast beef, or house-made falafel for 150g carved meats (vegetarian).
  • There will be 100g of mixed salad varieties to meet all dietary needs.
  • Gluten-free choices are available; please specify this in the dietary needs area. Dinner rolls with a butter sachet
  • Cutlery, a napkin, and salad dressing are all included in each individual package.
  • Individual shortbread biscuits packaged in a box (3 per serving) GF and DF options are available.

ECU Student Life will offer separate children’s meals for those who need them!

Please let us know if you have any allergies.


Date & Time: Thursday, December 9, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Lake Area, Edith Cowan University (ECU), Joondalup Campus, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, Australia

Christmas Family Night Market

On Thursday, December 9th, between 1800 and 2000, they will have a stand at Bunnings Joondalup. Free activities such as live music, a petting zoo, Bunnings kids’ DIY, and a free sausage sizzle are on the agenda.

Contact [email protected] if you are interested in assisting with Christmas decorations for our booth or donating an hour of your time to sell our items.

Location: Bunnings Warehouse Australia (Joondalup), Corner Sundew Rise and Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, WA, Australia 6027, Joondalup, Australia

Abrolhos Island Fast Ferry, all-day Adventure Tour

Embark on an Abrolhos Islands Adventure Tour on our Luxury Catamaran Fast Ferry, courtesy of Abrolhos Adventures!

Arriving in the Southern Group of the Abrolhos Islands in less than 1.5 hours from Geraldton, you’ll be on your way directly to Long Island, where we’ll anchor and prepare for an action-packed day of exploration.

Swim in the Abrolhos’ crystal blue seas, snorkel amongst the beautiful coral, or stand-up paddleboard through the crystal clear waters of our Fast-Rib & Glass Bottom Boat for a short tender into shore. Check out the sea lions on the beach and keep an eye out for whales migrating in the area (seasonal).


Date & Time: Saturday, December 11, 2021, from 5:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: 154 Connell Rd, West End, WA 6530, Australia, Joondalup, Australia

Exhibit your skills and ability

Do you know how to play an instrument? Sing? Are you a stand-up comedian? We’re well aware of your dancing abilities! Aside from that, dancing performances are also accepted. Please let us know if you would want to be considered for the chance to perform, and we will assign you a time window.


Instead of asking everyone to bring a small dish of food to share, they have agreed to treat you all to grazing boards that have been prepared by our very own Love Lisa and are really wonderful.

The cost will be $15 per person.

Date & Time: Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Location: Decadence, 15 Royce Court, Joondalup, WA, Australia 6027, Joondalup, Australia

Discover Marine Life at AQWA

There is nothing better than an indoor aquarium on a chilly day. AQWA is fortunately back in business. You (and the kids) can go on a magical underwater tour. Visit the cold waters of the Southern Ocean and encounter vibrant coral reefs from the Far North. In June, you can Dine Beneath the Sea’ at AQWA.

Enjoy Bottomless Cocktails & Chips

Come weekends, Bottomless Cocktails and Chips come to Scarborough at the Buteko – Bar and Restaurant. All you have to do is get together with some mates and buy tickets. These tickets cover two hours of cocktails, beer, wine and of course chips.

Take the Kids to the Pottery Playroom

The kids can let out their creative energy at the Pottery Playroom. They can paint their own special mug or climb, swim and slide with glee in the ball pool. While they play, you can enjoy a warm brew and a tasty treat from the in-house café.

Eat Japanese at D’s Authentic Japanese

Chef Koji from D’s Authentic Japanese dishes up curated, exquisite meals. The restaurant serves both traditional and more contemporary dishes.

Visit the Yellagonga Regional Park

Often referred to as the Kings Park of the north, Yellagonga Regional Park is best discovered from the Neil Hawkins Park, located within the close proximity of the Joondalup City Centre. 

Yellagonga Regional Park is dominantly a wetland system, where water birds, long-necked turtles and frogs thrive. You can walk through the bush land that surrounds the Lake Joondalup to drink in the park’s natural beauty.

The park’s walking and cycling paths loop through its length and breadth, offering you with expansive glimpses over the lake. The park is also home to some historically significant sites.

Visit the Hillarys Boat Harbour

Hillarys Boat Harbour provides plenty of day and night life fun, from a sheltered beach, the Aquarium of WA (with claims to Australia’s largest aquarium) to water sports, shopping and fine dining. You can go on boat cruises, Jet Ski, go on a helicopter ride, dive, and jet board or even go deep sea fishing. You’ll also find plenty of cocktail bars, shops and ritzy restaurants to enjoy some well-earned rest and relaxation.

Hillarys is also a pretty good gateway to Rottnest Island. You could catch a ferry from Hillarys, head towards ‘Rotto’, have a bite to eat, take in the sunset at the beach and return back to the mainland on the same day.

Go Snorkeling at the Marmion Marine Park

A veritable diver’s haven, the Marmion Marine Park is home to a vibrant array of marine creatures. The lagoon’s shallow waters are scattered with ledges, caves and swim-throughs, where sea creatures roam freely. Keen divers can go to Boyinaboat Reef, located just 75 meters from Hillarys Boat Harbour or snorkel closer to the shore in Mettams Pool. If you are into scuba diving, take a boat and your gear to dive deep into the submerged reefs of Wreck Rock, Wanneroo Reef or North Lump. Kite and windsurfing as well as boating are other popular activities at the Marine Park.

Scarborough Sunset Markets

The Scarborough Sunset Markets kick off every Thursday night at the Scarborough Beach. The market promises a glorious time near the crystal blue sea, complete with mesmerizing sunsets, live music, pop-up stores and plenty to eat and drink. They usually begin celebrations from 5pm, beckoning you to unplug, unwind and have a fabulous time.

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