Fernhook Falls Trail, Mt Frankland South National Park Fernhook Falls Trail, Mt Frankland South National Park
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About Fernhook Falls Trail, Mt Frankland South National Park
A 35 minute drive from Walpole, the walktrails and boardwalks have been designed to give you a great view of the cascading falls and pristine old growth karri and jarrah forests while allowing universal access to parts of the site. The boardwalks have been constructed to protect the vegetation around the pool while still allowing the natural passage of native fauna through the forest.
In summer the river is peaceful with rocky pools whilst winter provides a cascading river, flowing over boulders and creating a frothy torrent that runs into Rowell's Pool.
Be trail ready for Fernhook Falls Trail, Mt Frankland South National Park
Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
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What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.
What To Pack
Group B (Bushwalks and/or longer trails)
- Minimum 2 litres of water per person per day
- Sturdy shoes
- Sun hat or bike helmet (compulsory in WA)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen (30+) and insect repellant
- Binoculars and camera (optional)
- Map or guide book where suggested
- Snacks and/or lunch depending on length of trail
- Clothes to suit the activity and potential weather conditions including a water/windproof jacket
- First Aid kit
BBQ Area at the entrance to Fernhook Falls Campground, Beardmore Road, off South Western Highway, North Walpole.
No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km. Suitable for families with young children.
Visit Trail Tips for further information.
Supervise children carefully near the water.
The walking track suitable for wheelchairs is located off the picnic area closest to Beardmore Road.
Fernhook Falls campground is a non-bookable camping area that includes eight tent sites and two camp huts. Campers stays are limited to a maximum of three nights in the camp huts. Camping Fees Apply.
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- View Platform
- Sheltered Area
Best time of year
All year round
No entry fees (Camping fees apply)
2WD. Approximately a 4.5 Hour drive (382km) from Perth to Mt Frankland National Park. Access to Fernhook Falls is via unsealed roads from either the South West Highway or North Walpole Road.
No dogs (or other pets) allowed in the National Park.
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Fernhook Falls after rainfall
Reflections in the Rowell's Pool
BBQ area at Fernhook Falls Campground
Tranquil Rowell's Pool near the falls
Pool's near the base of the falls
Lookout near Fernhook Falls
High water flowing into the Rowell's Pool
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