Start – Falls Rd Car Park, Lesmurdie
Length – 3km (Loop)
Grade – Green
Vertical Climb – N/A
Time – 1 hour
I feel really lucky to be living in a place where there are many day hikes to choose from. Perth is such a lovely city and there’s so much more I’ve yet to explore. In November, my best friend paid me a visit (hurrah for good friends), and we spent a day checking out Lesmurdie Falls.
It’s fairly easy to get to, with Google Maps giving rather accurate instructions. Got there about 11 am, which was great because I am not an early riser and this walk wouldn’t take more than an hour or two anyway.
Charmaine and I 🙂
We started our walk of Lesmurdie Falls at the top of the hills, even though some websites mentioned that the route is difficult, I think it is actually suitable for children and furry friends even. There are viewing platforms to catch several wonderful views of the cascading waterfall and it also allows you take in the picturesque view of swan coastal plain.
sunblock’s a must!
Walking further is fairly easy as it is not a very steep route and the pathways are pretty wide and easy to walk on.
At the bottom of the trail, we found another carpark, I guess this is where you could also start the trail from. Turning right and venturing inwards brings you near the foot of the waterfalls where we chatted for a bit before heading up.
view from the bottom of the walk
There is always a nice serenity in nature that cannot be recreated artificially and I was glad to have shared that moment with Charmaine. I liked the fact that there weren’t too many people on that day too, being a weekday could have been a factor.
We walked up back up and decided to have a good lunch somewhere in town. Had I known, we would have brought our own lunch and used one of the picnic tables instead. Remember to bring your own water as there is none on the walk. I suppose if you didn’t, you would survive as the walk isn’t very long anyway. All in all, Lesmurdie Falls features a good walk that isn’t too hard or tiring and it’s good for filling up 4-5 hours of a day.
Leaving you with this quote here
“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”
—John Muir, Our National Parks
Looking forward to going on other walks in Perth. Oh and if you like show some support and like my fb page here! Thanks heaps!