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Quinninup Falls Trail, Leeuwin-Naturaliste NP Quinninup Falls Trail, Leeuwin-Naturaliste NP

  • 1-3 hours
  • 3.8 km
    • Bush Walk Class 3

      Moderate trail that may have short steep hills, rough surface, many steps or some rock hopping. Directional signage. Some bushwalking experience and moderate fitness required.

The Quinninup Falls Trail is a 3.8 kilometre return trail in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. It follows the Cape to Cape track for the majority of the trip before taking turn off for a short and moderately difficult walk to the base of the falls. 

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Quinninup means 'place of the zamia palm', the name given to this area by the Wadandi people.

The trails follows the Cape to Cape Track north through granite outcrops and coastal heath. Near the beach, the trail turns and leads inland to the base of the falls. This moderately difficult walk consists of uneven rocky surfaces, soft sand and requires walkers to ascend a steep sand dune. The best time to view the falls is between late winter and late spring.

Along the trail you'll discover diverse flora with seasonal wildflowers that include tall swamp banksias, tiny pink petticoats, and exotic spider orchids in granite crevices.

The falls are important to the Wadandi people, please respect this site and do not climb to the top of the falls. 

 

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Time / Duration

1 - 2 hours

Length

3.8km

What To Pack

Group B - Hiking & Long Distance Trails (Bushwalks and/or longer trails) required.

Trail Start

Moses Rock North carpark

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Trail End

Bush Walk

Class 3

Moderate trail that may have short steep hills, rough surface, many steps or some rock hopping. Directional signage. Some bushwalking experience and moderate fitness required.

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Difficulty Notes

A moderately difficult walk consisting of uneven rocky surfaces, soft sand and requires walkers to ascend a steep sand dune. 

Safety

Take extreme care near steep slopes and stay away from cliff edges

Facilities

  • Lookouts
  • Picnic Area
  • Car Park

Best time of year

June to November

Trail Access

3 hour drive from Perth, 30 minute drive from Dunsborough. 2WD access via Moses Rock North

Prohibited Items

No pets

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2 trail goers have rated Quinninup Falls Trail, Leeuwin-Naturaliste NP as 4.5 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.

Amanda Nullmeyers

Reviewed 7 Apr 2024, 7:02am

It was a lot shorter than I thought it was going to be and the weather wasn't as nice for this walk. The sand dunes made it bit harder to traverse but I like the man made raised platforms which helped to give a view over the vegetation to see the track. It was also nice to see kangaroos along/around the path but there wasn't much of a 'waterfall' at the end. I think we visited and the wrong time of the year for this,
Sea Poked

Reviewed 1 Apr 2024, 1:59pm

Beautiful sights, but during summer -> autumn the waterfall was but a sliver of what it can be when it rains. The walk was definitely a 3-4 out of 5, two big dunes to go down (and then up!), some rocky terrain, and beautiful bushland around.

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