About this park
Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind you and enjoy a taste of natural Australian bushland. With its proximity and scenic features, the park has been attracting visitors for almost 100 years.
The Serpentine River passes through the landscape giving rise to the main attraction of the Serpentine Falls. As the autumn and winter rains arrive water cascades down high granite outcrops into a rock-lined pool. It’s quite a sight!
The best time to see the wildflowers is from July to November. The finest displays are in September, when the hillsides and wooded areas become ablaze with colour.
Review – Fantastic bushwalking and picnic area
Well sign posted, clean toilet facilities, lovely barbecue facility and picnic area. Great walk with lovely WA fauna and flora and birds chirping in the trees with the sound of running water along the creek. We had a great 2 hour walk and enjoyed the refreshing cool drinking water in the picnic area afterwards. And extra bonus to see kangaroos. Wheelchair accessible to small waterfall. Good parking facilities. Very much worth paying entrance fees. Naomi S – Trip Advisor
Plan when to visit. Read this safety information about bushwalking in the park. Consider travelling with a personal location beacon (PLB). In the event you need to be rescued it could save your life!
Please do not climb or attempt to jump from the Serpentine Falls. People have died doing this.
Even though inland waterways look inviting, especially when the surface is calm, they pose many hidden dangers. Know the risks and how to swim safely.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded in Serpentine National Park.
We recognise and acknowledge Whadjuk people as the traditional owners of Serpentine National Park.