COME SEE Serpentine Falls, Peel. Australia.
COME SEE SERPENTINE FALLS, PEEL.
|BEST TIME TO VISIT|
Spring – Autumn
30 mins +
We made Serpentine Falls the first stop on what was about to be a day of exploring a just a few of the many inland swimming holes Perth has to offer. The day was overcast and not as warm as we would have liked but as every traveler knows, once you’ve planned your adventure and are time-limited sometimes you just got to roll with it. What I hadn’t thought about – that turned out to be a blessing in disguise – was that the less than average weather kept all the swimmers at bay. This meant that we could send Frida up to get some shots unpolluted by humans.
Upon arrival on a seemingly dismal morning we parked up among the trees in an open area that we weren’t 100% sure was a meant to be parked in but went with it anyway. Not sure if it was going to rain or not we then grabbed a few extra layers of clothes from the boot of the car and set off on foot in the direction we were hoping was the right way. We passed a car park with a picnic area off to the right and then found the entrance walkway. Good start!
From my earlier research I knew it was only a 400m walk from the car park to the falls so onward we went. The ground was still wet and the air a little brisk but we weren’t going to let Perths unusually cold summer weather deter us. As we got further along the well-kept path it opened up to a boardwalk with metal hand railings either side that led us directly to the waterfall!
It was just as beautiful as the images I had seen online if not, better. There wasn’t a person in sight and after a few minutes of taking it all in and mentally composing the environment for our ‘couple photos’, we dumped our bags under the canopy of the tree and began to set Frida up. We sent her up and immediately began exploring the area… and damn were we glad we decided to come. The colour of the rock was an incredible contrast to the teal-blue of the water and the few scattered shrubs in amongst the granite rock. Although we didn’t swim this time we still walked away with some AMAZING photos wouldn’t you agree?
Tips before visiting Serpentine Falls.
- There’s a $12 entrance fee that needs to be paid in cash. And don’t whinge about it, yes it’s a natural attraction but the picnic area doesn’t maintain itself nor do the toilets or pathways.
- The opening hours are 5.30am – 5.00 but that doesn’t mean you can’t visit outside those times it just means the car park is opened between those times.
- Apparently the Rangers close the gates when the park reaches capacity but I cant see anywhere online that says what that capacity is. They say in summer plan to arrive before 11am and you should be safe.