Enjoy a family day out at Serpentine Dam
The main Serpentine Dam and smaller Pipehead Dam are not only precious sources of fresh water, but also the perfect place for a family day out.
Enjoy fantastic views from one of the many picnic and barbeque areas there, or from the nearby Café on the Dam.
You can walk along the main road that goes over the dam, and look either side for photographs. The main picnic areas are set up with toilets, tables and free BBQ’s. The most popular picnic location is the first right after you cross the bridge. This will take you down, passed the toilets and to the bottom where you are overlooking the water flowing out of the dam.
There is plenty of wildlife here, from parrots through to Kookaburras and kangaroos. The birds are very tame, and will often fly down very close to people.
The most common way to get there from Perth is to drive down the freeway and get off at Mundijong Road. From there, you turn right onto the South Western Hwy and first left onto Jarrahdale road. Just after you go through Jarrahdale you can turn off right to go to Pipehead or Serpentine Dam.