Lesmurdie Falls – Everything You Need to Know

Lesmurdie Falls

Lesmurdie Falls National Park is found on the Darling Range escarpment of the Perth Hills in Mundy Regional Park, just 30 minutes drive east from Perth CBD.

Lesmurdie Falls is the largest waterfall in the Perth Hills and is located in the Darling Ranges, between the towns of Kalamunda and Mundaring in Western Australia. The falls are situated on the Lesmurdie Brook, which flows south from Mundaring Weir to its junction with the Helena River.

Lesmurdie Falls National Park is a well-known spot for locals and visitors to enjoy nature. The spectacular waterfall is a beautiful sight, especially in the late winter and spring.

Lesmurdie Falls

If we’ve had a decent rainfall over winter, then the waterfall will be flowing and there are also a host of wildflowers and wildlife on display. We even spotted a beautiful bright blue male fairy-wren!

Lesmurdie Falls

How Long is the Lesmurdie Falls Walk?

From the car park on Falls Road, for the sure-footed it’s a fairly easy 800m stroll along concrete and gravel paths to the stunning 50 metre waterfall and the two main lookout points.

Lesmurdie Falls

The gravel path meanders past Lesmurdie Brook. In no time you come to the first lookout, which is on the point that Lesmurdie Brook meets the scarp. On the day that we visited (in September) water was cascading over the edge.

Lesmurdie Falls

It’s also a brilliant view over the suburbs below, you can see Perth City, lots of planes taking off from the airport and on a clear day you can even see Rottnest Island.

Lesmurdie Falls

Head down some gravel steps to the second lookout for a view back up to Lesmurdie Falls. It really is pretty as a picture!

Lesmurdie Falls

There are several other walk trails that begin at Lesmurdie Falls. They are great for a hike. For keen ramblers, the Foot 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.

Lesmurdie Falls

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.

Lesmurdie Falls

There is a large car park, where there are maps, toilet facilities and rubbish bins. Occasionally you may find a food truck too.

Lesmurdie Falls

Take a picnic along and make use of one of the three large stone picnic tables, which have some shade. You will need to take your own drinking water as there is none available on site.

Lesmurdie Falls

 

Do You Have to Pay to Go to Lesmurdie Falls?

No. Event though it’s a national park you don’t have to pay an entry fee to visit the falls. Car Parking is free too.

 

Can I Walk My Dog at Lesmurdie Falls?

Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash at all times.

 

Can You Swim at Lesmurdie Falls?

Unlike the Serpentine Falls, a pool does not form at the base of Lesmurdie Falls to make a swimming hole so it isn’t a place to go swimming.

 

Lesmurdie Falls National Park is a tranquil spot in the Perth Hills, great for a family picnic and bushwalk. And you don’t need to travel very far. Lesmurdie Falls is just a 30 minute drive east from Perth CBD on Falls Road, Lesmurdie.

Find more things to do and places to eat in the Perth Hills. 

About Stella B

Stella is loving retirement! Besides her loves of gardening, reading and painting, she adores spending time with her family and being out and about in Perth. Living in the Perth Hills, her time is often spent brunching with her husband at one of Kalamunda’s many cafes or enjoying a food platter over a glass of wine at a Bickley Valley winery.

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  1. […] The spectacular Lesmurdie Falls, in Mundy Regional Park, is a short drive from Kalamunda. It is a popular spot to visit in late winter, when the waterfall is in full flow and the wildflowers are blooming. It’s a great spot for an easy bushwalk, as it’s only 800m to the escarpment from the carpark along a relatively easy gravel path. Enjoy the city view from the lookout platforms. Read the Seniorocity review on Lesmurdie Falls here.  […]

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