Cool off at the beautiful Serpentine Falls
Serpentine Falls is part of the picturesque Serpentine National Park, situated about 50 kilometres south-east of Perth.
Serpentine Falls is very popular on hot summer days as it is a great alternative to going to the beach - because let's face it, sometimes the beach is just too sandy.
It's not only a great place for a swim on a warm day, but also for a picnic or a bush walk to enjoy the wildlife which includes kangaroos.
The Falls Walk Trail is a 400m walk from the Serpentine Falls car park. The walk is basically a gravel road which is not accessible to vehicles, and leads to a viewing platform for the Falls.
There is also access to the Serpentine Falls from the viewing platform. The walk takes you through bush surroundings, with rocky outcrops.
The car park has toilets, gas barbecues, tables and shaded areas. There are usually plenty of wild, tame kangaroos on the picnic ground.
Serpentine National Park is worth visiting at all times of the year. In summer, the water is lower but the swimming at the falls is the warmest! In winter the falls are flowing much more rapidly and are better for photography. In spring however, a number of wildflowers come out and if you can brave the cold water it is a good time to swim!
Please Note: An entry fee to the national park applies. During the busy summer months it is recommended that you arrive before 11am, once the Park has reached maximum capacity the Rangers will close the gates.
Gates open: 8.30am
Gates close: 5pm
Please Note: Feeding of the Kangaroos is illegal, fines will be issued.