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Whistlepipe Gully, Kalamunda, Perth Hills Whistlepipe Gully, Kalamunda, Perth Hills

Bush Walk

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 in Perth & Surrounds

  • 1-3 hours
  • 3.5 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.

This reasonably easy 3.5km return walk in the Mundy Regional Park follows Whistlepipe Gully in the Perth Hills. The trail follows the narrow river as it courses over cascades and small waterfalls and offers views over the coastal plain to Perth.

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Whistlepipe Gully flows down the edge of a large granite formation, running as a waterfall. The section of the trail near the falls is also a superb vantage point from which to see the Swan Coastal Plain, with the city of Perth visible in the distance.

Take a picnic and a rug as there are lots of lovely spots to sit by the creek. The trail simply follows stream down one side and returns up the other.  See trail notes below or download the map and walk notes from the Perth Hills Visitor Centre website.

A curious feature on this trail is the remains of a house which spanned the falls in the 60's. It must have been a fabulous place to live but was built without the proper planning permission and had to be demolished.

The best time to visit is between June and September when the creeks are flowing or September to November when the wildflowers come out in spring.

The trail markers are Shire of Kalamunda markers with a pink corner. 

Perth Hills Kalamunda Visitor Centre

(08) 9257 9998

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Here is everything you need to know before visiting this trail.

Time / Duration

Up to 1 hour 30 minutes


3.5km loop

What To Pack

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

Trail Start

Whistlepipe Gully, northern end of Lewis Road, Forrestfield, 25kms (35 minutes) east of Perth

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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

There are a couple of slippery sections.


  • Dog Friendly
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Best time of year

July to November for water flow and then wildflowers

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12 trail goers have rated Whistlepipe Gully, Kalamunda, Perth Hills as 4.25 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.

Jayne Owens

Reviewed 3 Jun 2023, 9:11pm

Great walk to enjoy the fauna & fresh air.
Renalyn Sotero

Reviewed 11 May 2023, 3:56pm

Easy trail, good for beginners.
Pree Mani

Reviewed 1 Jan 2023, 11:44am

Beautiful scenery, good for beginners.
Lynn Walker

Reviewed 16 Oct 2022, 2:21pm

Some tricky sections for us as seniors but great views
Chelle Fisher

Reviewed 14 Sep 2022, 12:19pm

Was our favourite trail in the Perth Hills when we lived there. Family and dog friendly and once upon a time you would have the entire trail to yourself which made it that little more special. Great views and some cool history with remnants of the old house near the falls.
Jennifer Kelly

Reviewed 29 Jul 2022, 8:01am

A great trail to hike during or after rain
Michelle Walters

Reviewed 5 Jul 2022, 10:39am

A great walk to beginners ! A beautiful time of the year to go as there is plenty of water. Our doggies loved it too 😊
Jarra Smith

Reviewed 2 Oct 2021, 9:18am

Lovely little hike close to Perth, great for kids!
Annabel Hardy

Reviewed 20 Aug 2021, 12:03pm

Lovely in the rain! Beautiful wildflowers and easy trail. Wish we'd had longer to explore.
Went with capable 5 and 8 year old - bring your wellies
shan leo

Reviewed 26 Oct 2020, 3:56pm

Erin Clark

Reviewed 11 Jul 2018, 4:20pm

We had a great time doing this trail with our two chihuahuas. They loved jumping over the rocks and logs across the track.

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Colleen Smith

Reviewed 2 Sep 2016, 5:46pm

Fwoahhhhhh. This is some tricky downhill riding - I can see why the locals are so proud of it. The great news is that the park seems to be under development and expansion. Lots of loop options, as long as you don't mind going up the same way most of the time. Would definitely go back; worth the weekend trip from Perth.

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