Spring is the perfect time to visit Lesmurdie Falls, found on the escarpment of the Perth Hills in Mundy Regional Park. And you don’t need to travel very far. Lesmurdie Falls is just a 30 minute drive east from Perth CBD.
If we’ve had decent rainfall over winter, then the falls will be flowing and there are also a host of wildflowers on display too. We even spotted a bright blue fairy wren, though I wasn’t quick enough to take a picture!
From the carpark on Falls Road, it’s an easy stroll along concrete and gravel paths to the stunning 50 meter waterfall and the two main lookout points. It’s fine for younger children and very sure footed toddlers that can walk about 800m.
The gravel path meanders past Lesmurdie Brook. Grab a stick from the bush and have a stick race with the kids! Soon you come to the first lookout, which is on the point that the brook meets the scarp. On the day that we visited (in September 2016) water was cascading over the edge. It’s also a brilliant view over the suburbs, you can see the city, lots of planes taking off from the airport and on a clear day you can even see Rottnest.
Head down some gravel steps to the second lookout for a view back up to the waterfall. It really is pretty as a picture!
There are several other walk trails that begin at Lesmurdie Falls. They are great for a family hike with older children.
- The Foot of the Falls Trail is a 2km round trip, which takes around 1 hour. This trail takes you down to the bottom of the falls and back up the hill.
- The Valley Loop Trail is a 3km round trip, so allow about 2hrs. This takes you down to the bottom of the falls and back up the other side of the valley.
There is a large car park, where there are maps, toilet facilities and rubbish bins.
You can take a picnic along and make use of one of the three large stone picnic tables, which have some shade. Pram access is available to the toilets and picnic tables only. You will need to take your own drinking water as there is none available on site.
Lesmurdie Falls is a tranquil spot in the Perth Hills, great for a family picnic and bushwalk.
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