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About Lefroy Brook Loop Walk, Gloucester NP, Pemberton
The Cascades are a series of picturesque waterfalls that flow from the Lefroy Brook near Pemberton. Enjoy a lovely day wandering through the forest and fishing at the Cascades.
Nestled in the Gloucester National Park, this tranquil setting is only four hours drive south of Perth.
Just off the Bibbulmun Track, the walking enthusiast will enjoy the six kilometre walk along the track from Pemberton to the Cascades. There is a trail which allows you to loop around the waterfalls and capture a photo from every angle. The views are magnificent and the natural surrounds refreshing and revitalising.
As you wander down to the picnic site from the parking area, listen to the voices of the birds as they chatter in the trees. Water is always a focus for forest life. From there, its just a few steps to the lookout, or you can get a closer view of the Cascades by stepping down to a boardwalk that crosses a tributary of Lefroy Brook. Beware of the slippery rocks and stay well back from the water’s edge.
The loop trail, which starts from the picnic area and crosses the tramway, takes you through different types of forest and you will see some lush fern and reed growth near the water. The trail passes through the peppermints and sheoaks. So try to identify the trees or catch a glimpse of a trout or marron in the brook.
The national park is home to many of the state’s marsupials and wildflowers which can be spotted whilst walking along the trail. Return to Pemberton along the track or alternatively catch the tourist tram.
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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.
Time / Duration
Up to 1 hour
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
Gloucester Natioanal Park at The Cascades car park
Gloucester National Park at the Cascades car park
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.
- BBQ Facilities
- Car Park
- Coach Parking
- Interpretive Centre
- Parking for Disabled
- Picnic Area
- Public Toilet
- Shaded Area
- Toilet Facilities for Disabled
- View Platform
Best time of year
All year round
National Park fees
Drive or bus to Pemberton. Transport to The Cascades by Pemberton Tramway only.
Prohibited ItemsNo pets
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Lefroy Brook Loop Trail and the Cascades
In the cooler weather every thing is covered with moss and fungi
The Cascades in full winter flow
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