About this place
Early European settlers came in droves to swim, picnic and enjoy a day out in the bush.
Set in a naturally beautiful cleft at the foot of the scarp, the park stretches up the steep slopes of the Serpentine River valley, past a sheer face of granite, polished smooth by the rushing waters.
During the winter, the white waters of the Serpentine River cascade into a swirling, rock-rimmed pool 15 metres below.
Around the grass lawns in the late afternoon, western grey kangaroos come down to graze. The best time of year to walk in Serpentine is late autumn to mid-spring when the temperatures are cooler. Spring is a peak walking period because of the spectacular wildflower displays.
You can access the Falls Walk Trail, Baldwins Bluff Nature Track and Kitty’s Gorge Walk Track.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Serpentine Falls - Main Picnic Area.
We recognise and acknowledge Whadjuk people as the traditional owners of Serpentine National Park.