Lesmurdie Falls is found on the escarpment of the Perth Hills in Mundy Regional Park. It’s a great place to go for a wander any time of year, though Spring is a particularly lovely time to visit.
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!
From the carpark on Falls Road, for the sure-footed it’s a fairly easy 800m stroll along concrete and gravel paths to the stunning 50 meter waterfall and the two main lookout points.
The gravel path meanders past Lesmurdie Brook. In no time 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) water was cascading over the edge.
It’s also a brilliant view over the suburbs below, 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 Lesmurdie Falls. It really is pretty as a picture!
There are several other walk trails that begin at Lesmurdie Falls. They are great for a hike. For keen ramblers, 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. Occasionally you may find a food truck too.
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 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.
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