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  • 1-3 hours
  • 2 km
    • Bush Walk Grade 3

Lesmurdie Falls located in the Mundy Regional Park in the hills east of Perth, is one of the more spectacular waterfalls on the Darling Range escarpment. There are a number of walk trails you can explore from here depending on the time you have, your level of fitness and the degree of difficulty you choose.

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Trail Start

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Lesmurdie Falls Car Park, 22km (30 minutes) east of Perth

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This walk is particularly recommended in winter and spring when the rains swell Lesmurdie Brook which tumbles over the Darling Range Escarpment.

A list of walk trails below are available from here of varying degrees of difficulty, Including:

The Falls Trail. 640m return, Class 2, allow 45 min.

The Shoulder Trail. 1.5km return, Class 3, allow 1hr.

Lesmurdie Brook Loop. 1.5km loop, Class 2, allow 1 hr.

The Foot of the Falls Trail. 2km return, Class 3, allow 1hr.

The Valley Loop Trail. 3km return, Class 3, allow 2hrs.

Walking down the hill, the trail follows the brook until it reaches a bridge at the top of the falls. A lookout allows you to view the falls and, on a clear day, the flat land of the coastal plain sweeps the eye out over Perth city to Rottnest Island on the western horizon.

If you're feeling energetic, follow the trail down to the picnic area at the base of the hills. From here a short trail leads to the base of the falls. This is more like a waterfall in New Zealand than in Perth and is quite unique to the region.  The lush vegetation grows where the bubbling brook hits the base of the waterfall.

The climb back up the hill to return to the car park is steep but short. Enjoy morning tea or lunch in the near by Kalamunda Village.

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Time / Duration

1 to 2 hours

Length

2km

What To Pack

Group A (Urban trails or short trails near facilities) required.

Trail Start

Lesmurdie Falls Car Park, 22km (30 minutes) east of Perth

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Grade 3

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.

Hazards & Warnings

Supervise children on lookout and near water. Rocks may be loose and are slippery when wet.

Facilities

Facilities at the top and at the bottom of the trail
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car Park
  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Sheltered Area
  • Water Access Points

Best time of year

June to November. Winter to Spring when there's plenty of water.

Fees

Trail Access

Road or Bus.

Prohibited Items

Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash at all times.
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13 trail goers have rated Lesmurdie Falls, Mundy Regional Park as 4.08 out of 5!

We love to hear from people who've been on our Western Australian trails, so it would be most appreciated it if you wanted to leave a review.

Andrea Trout

Reviewed 30 Apr 2020, 4:12pm

Beautiful, good for kids, can easily go off track though so pay attention or will need to climb steep areas. Can be very busy, limited parking, crowded areas.
Fayley Arthur

Reviewed 17 Feb 2019, 5:46pm

Great falls (for Perth), and some lovely spots for a picnic if you wonder around. For the full trail download the KML file before you go and open it in an app like TopoMaps before you go so that you'll have the offline track, map and your gps location on your phone .

We really love this place.
glen baker

Reviewed 14 Nov 2018, 2:16pm

I liked this trail but found it quite basic. The signposting could do with some work (possible to miss in poor visibility / light or if you have poor eyesight). However its a nice short trail with relatively scenic views down on Perth CBD from a few angles. The falls themselves are great spot to stop and wet the head in summer or im sure in the winter would be great to watch the water passing over the top! I'm new to hiking in Perth, look forward to many more.
Grace G

Reviewed 17 May 2018, 3:12pm

By far my favourite hike in Perth. It is rather difficult if you choose to complete the whole loop yet majority of the hike is fairly easy and family friendly.
It gets very busy on the weekend with a coffee and donut van usually parked up. There is plenty of picnic areas and even areas to go swimming in the stream.
There are 3 different look out spots, both with great views of the Perth CBD in the distance.
Vickie Perry

Reviewed 10 Dec 2017, 11:19am

Beautiful place to take the family. Loved the hike with picture perfect views. The hike was well worth it. One of my favorite places in Perth.
Meryl Angove

Reviewed 27 Aug 2017, 7:19am

Great area but the signage for the trails is very poor....
Julie Grundy

Reviewed 27 Apr 2017, 8:42pm

Great walk, but if you want to do the full loop you will have to be an orienteer as there are no markers to be seen.
Paul Huggett

Reviewed 23 Oct 2016, 2:35pm

Great walk.
Daisie Bisson

Reviewed 4 Oct 2016, 11:16pm

Fun trail with lots to see, we wanted to do one of the tracks and started off ok but then stopped being signposted a short distance in with various tracks to choose from! Some steep climbs up and down but really worth it! Some great distant views of the city and really cool to see the waterfall too! Will come back here again to try do the track we intended! Might be quite tricky with small children.
Shannon V

Reviewed 26 Sep 2015, 1:21pm

I went with my niece and nephew (6 & 8) and they loved it. The falls are quite impressive (for Perth) and there are areas along the stream that would make great spots for a picnic.
Dave Catley

Reviewed 17 Sep 2015, 5:31pm

Love this place Got some amazing photos, saw a Bandicoot and had a great walk. Check out my blog post to see the pics and read about our walk. https://madcatphotography.wordpress.com/2015/09/16/a-trip-to-perths-most-amazing-waterfall/
Sean Ferguson

Reviewed 20 Jun 2015, 3:30pm

Was here this morning with the family kidz 2 to 4 and they had a ball. The waterfall was at full flight after all the rain from last night's weather was great to see.
Rob Tyson

Reviewed 4 May 2014, 7:31pm

Great little track with some good view points of the metro area, a bit of a challenge in parts for the kids (8 & 10 yrs) starting from the top car park at Falls rd, there was a sign indicating the various walks using colour coding, and for the first third of the track there were colour coded signs indicating the way, but after that your on your own! your faced with 5 or 6 forks in the track for wich you have to follow your nose and it is very easy to go the wrong way especially on the other side of the river on the way back up the hill!
We had a great walk, next time will be taking some marker paint to make it clear for others!

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