Fall for WA’s parks this spring
With the warm weather upon us, it’s the perfect time to Spring into Parks and explore the beautiful destinations that WA has to offer. Our 101 national parks and 17 marine parks are home to some of the most spectacular natural areas in Australia, including several magnificent waterfalls, just waiting to be discovered.
We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite natural falls and watering holes, just a stone’s throw away in a national park near you! So put on your walking shoes and prepare to fall in love with WA parks this Spring.
Hovea Falls & National Park Falls
If you’re chasing waterfalls, look no further than John Forrest National Park, an easy 30-minute drive east of Perth’s CBD. Here you’ll find not one but two stunning waterfalls; Hovea Falls and National Park Falls, which are both visible from the park’s popular trail loop, the Eagle View Walk.
Sixty Foot Falls
If you’re seeking a truly beautiful vantage point in the Perth Hills, it’s hard to look past Sixty Foot Falls, about a 45-minute drive from Perth in the Ellis Brook Valley Reserve of Banyowla Regional Park. Along the Sixty Foot Falls Walk you can catch sight of magnificent green water cascading over the red cliff faces of Barrington Quarry. The 2 km trail also showcases stunning views of Perth city so get your camera ready!
Nestled against the leafy backdrop of Gidgegannup in the Perth Hills, Noble Falls boasts diverse flora and fauna that’s sure to drive nature lovers wild! Not strictly in a national park, these falls are still well worth a visit, located 49km east of Perth. Abundant in trees such as Marri, Jarrah, and Flooded Gums, visitors to the area can expect to see the Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo and Forest Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo overhead as they take in views of the falls and surrounding bush.
Located in Mundy Regional Park on the western edge of the Darling Range escarpment, Lesmurdie Falls is a spectacular local attraction just 22km east of Perth. Lucky for you, the falls are especially popular in Spring when the area’s wildflowers are on full display. Take a stroll and see the colourful blooms along any of the area’s walking trails or relax in the shade and enjoy a packed lunch at the falls picnic area.
If you’re seeking an adventure a little further outside the Perth metropolitan area, we suggest taking a day-trip to Serpentine National Park, about 55 km south-east of Perth. Here you’ll discover the famous Serpentine Falls which flow amidst smooth granite rock faces and sudden scarps. Look out for wildlife including birds, kangaroos, quendas, possums and wallabies along the Falls Walk Trail and why not enjoy a BBQ lunch with friends in the park’s picnic facilities?