The South West is full of hidden gems just waiting to be discovered.
One of the questions I get asked the most is “How do I get to Quinninup Falls?”.
Quinninup Falls is a beautiful waterfall on the Cape to Cape track over looking a popular surfing beach.
It is tricky to find because there is no sign or directions telling you where to go.
People that hear about this natural beauty through word of mouth or my Instagram page usually make it to the bridge and think that’s it or keep going and have difficulty finding it so I have written these clear instructions with pictures so people can find the falls with ease.
The walk is a pleasant one overlooking spectacular coastline and depending on the time of year sprinkled with wildflowers. In summer and autumn, the falls are small but still worth the trek. The best time to visit the falls is after some heavy rain usually in Winter or Spring.
It takes the average adult about twenty minutes to walk to the falls and a bit longer to get back.
The path can be rocky and uneven in some parts and you have to go over (and back up) a few sand dunes but other than that, it is relatively straightforward.
I didn’t have phone reception out at the falls, maybe people with Telstra might?
Either way, make sure you take precautions to keep yourself safe;
– wear hiking boots and long pants if you can.
– tell someone where you are going and approximately what time you will get back.
– take plenty of water with you
– allow yourself enough sunlight to get there, explore and walk back
There are toilets located on the left-hand side of the carpark.
Begin your journey to Quinninup Falls by parking your vehicle at the car park at the end of Moses Rock Road and following the Cape to Cape walk track north. Once the bitumen ends on Moses Rock Road at the T-Section go right and follow the dirt road down to the carpark.
Head north on the Cape to Cape track and follow the winding pathways.
The track begins on the right-hand side of the car park.
There will be yellow Cape to Cape signs along the way so you can rest assured you are heading in the right direction.
Follow the path over the wooden bridge and although you may hear water running underneath and only see sand dunes in the distance keep going.
As you get closer you will come to a big sand dune (more enjoyable going down than climbing back up on the return) that you will have to walk down and in the distance, you can see some red dirt.
Once you reach the red dirt section you want to go right and start heading back inland.
There will be tracks where other people have traveled so just keep following those tracks, once you hit the first bit of scrub you should be able to hear the waterfall in the distance if there has been some rain in the past few days.
As you follow the tracks you will come to see the waterfall and then keep following them to the base of the waterfall.
Many people don’t know that there is actually a few different levels to this waterfall and if you are feeling adventurous there is a small track to the side that will lead you up to these levels.
Caution is advised as they are not the best tracks and is not recommended if you have small children or elderly with you. If you decide to take the track then you will be rewarded with spectacular views at the different levels.
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