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Serpentine Falls

Find out more about the Serpentine Falls, located in the Serpentine National Park.

Image of the Serpentine Falls

The Serpentine Falls are the crowning jewel of the picturesque Serpentine National Park. This scenic national park is located just 55 kilometres south-east of Perth, meaning it’s a must do day trip!

Entrance to the Serpentine National Park is via Falls Rd Serpentine, and a National Park entrance fee applies.

A 400m walk along the gravel Falls Walk Trail, which leaves from the car park, will lead you to the Serpentine Falls viewing platform. From here you can marvel at the falls, and if it is a beautiful day, cool off in the water.

The park has toilets, gas barbecues, tables and shaded areas, so be sure to pack a picnic. While picnicking here, it is common to be joined by western grey kangaroos. Please remember not to feed the kangaroos. They can become very ill from eating unsuitable food.

Things you need to know before visiting Serpentine Falls

  • Gates open at 8.30am and close at 5 pm.
  • In summer, and on the weekend, the park reaches capacity quickly - it is recommended you arrive by 10 am.
  • No alcohol or glass is allowed in the park.
  • Please do not feed any native animals or birds.
  • Dogs aren't permitted in the park.
  • Picking wildflowers is not allowed.

Hit the trails in the Serpentine National Park

There’s much more to explore in the Serpentine National Park beyond the Serpentine Falls. Explore more of the park by taking a bush walk that suits your ability and fitness level.

Remember: the gate closes at 5 pm. Be mindful of time constraints before commencing your walk, so your vehicle is not locked in the park.

Baldwins Bluff

Class 4 – Moderate difficulty, 6km return, allow 3 hours.

This walk has excellent panoramic views of the coastal plain at the summit. The trail starts in the Serpentine Falls picnic area carpark.

Caution: This trail contains long steep sections and unstable or slippery surfaces.

Kittys Gorge Trail

Class 4 – Moderate difficulty, 14km return or 7km one way, allow 5 hours.

This trail follows the Gooralong Brook and Serpentine River. Along the way discover impressive granite chasms and boulders and the brook’s many waterfalls. The trail can be accessed at Serpentine Falls or from Jarrahdale at the carpark opposite the cemetery on Atkins Street. The trail can be walked in both directions and to avoid a return walk, you might wish to organise a car shuffle. It is easier to walk from Jarrahdale to Serpentine Falls as the majority of the trail travels downhill in this direction.

Caution: This trail contains some steep sections, steps and unstable or slippery surfaces. A reasonable level of fitness is required.

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