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Serpentine National Park

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Published January 11th 2017
A park with two faces
About an hour's drive (55 km) south east of Perth you'll find a unique swimming spot or pleasant place to go bushwalking in Serpentine National Park.

waterfall, Serpentine Falls, National Park
Serpentine Falls


Plan to spend the day at the park, and it's best to arrive early because the rangers close it to new arrivals when it reaches capacity.

On a hot summer's day, bring your bathers and towel and head along the short path to the bustling natural rock pool where the Serpentine River tumbles down a 15 metre granite cliff. Be prepared to scramble over the granite boulders for a spot of your own. There is also a handrail to assist safe entry into the pool. When we visited in late December rangers discouraged visitors from bringing large amounts of stuff (such as eskies and large inflatable toys) into this area. A ranger was on duty by the pool.

In spring (and in summer too, if you don't mind breaking out in a sweat and are well prepared with sunblock and water) this park is ideal for bushwalking. We did part of Kitty's Gorge walk in September and although we didn't find 'fields of flowers' we did find some. The walk was moderately difficult and meandered through varying landscapes including lush forest which was bisected with waterfalls and bubbling creeks.

parrot bush, wildflowers, Serpentine National Park
Parrot Bush flower


The park has good facilities including a sealed road and ample car parking, an inviting grassy picnic area, shady picnic tables, gas barbeques, toilets and a food truck which offers a range of food and drinks.
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When: Open 8.30am to 5pm everyday
Phone: 08 9525 2128
Where: Falls Road, Serpentine, WA
Cost: $12 per car, $6 concession
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