Take A Swim In The Serpentine Falls

Things to do today in Perth

Serpetine Falls are a beautiful and popular part of the picture-perfect Serpentine National Park, about 50km south-east of Perth.
The Falls are a great alternative to the beach on hot days: water, waterfalls, no sand – what more could you want?
Besides the fun swimming opportunities there is also some fantastic wildlife around, including kangaroos – making it a great place for a bush walk or picnic – provided you keep an eye on your food.
You can also access the Serpentine Falls from a viewing platform that meanders through the local bush and vividly-coloured rocky formations and outcrops. There is a Falls Walk Trail, only 400m from the car park, which also leads to the viewing platform.
The car park is equipped with all the creature comforts you could ask from your day out in nature: toilets, BBQs, tables and shady areas. The picnic ground is usually full of tame wild kangaroos looking around for a bite to eat from unwary travellers.
The Park is with a visit all year round; although the water levels are lower in summer, the falls are warmest and the dip is most refreshing. The falls are much fuller in winter with rapid-flowing streams that make for fantastic photography opportunities. In spring the wildflowers emerge – and the daring can go for a swim.
During the busy summer, it’s better to arrive early on before11am, since the Rangers close the gates after the park has reached a maximum capacity. Gates are open between 8.30am and 5pm.
To find out more, visit Anytime Adventures.