Mundy Regional Park

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Cultural Recognition

This is Whadjuk Noongar country.  

Noongar people are the traditional owners and custodians of the south-west of Western Australia. Noongar boodjar (country) is defined by 14 different areas with 14 dialectal groups.  

Whadjuk is the name of the dialectal group from the Perth area in which the Mundy Regional Park is situated.  

The name of Mundy Regional Park (pronounced /mun/ dee) commemorates Mundy (or Munday), a leader of the Beelu Aboriginal people at the time of European settlement. During the early days of settlement, Mundy was one of the most important and successful negotiators for Perth’s Whadjuk community.

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Overview of Mundy Regional Park

Welcome to Mundy Regional Park, located on the western edge of the Darling Scarp in the Perth Hills.

It only takes a few steps down a trail in Mundy Regional Park to feel like you’re in remote bushland, and not 30 minutes from Perth city!

With several walk trails to choose from, there’s plenty to explore here. While some trails will see you winding through native bush featuring spectacular grass trees and wildflowers, others offer incredible panoramic views of the city skyline and the Swan Coastal Plain.

Lesmurdie Falls is perhaps the main attraction of Mundy Regional Park. The waterfall rushes 40 metres down a face of granite rock into a valley surrounded by bushland, where it flows into a peaceful stream. Visitors can view the falls from a multitude of impressive angles, including from trails at the base and top of the falls, and lookouts that sit alongside it.

To experience Mundy Regional Park in all its natural beauty, we recommend visiting in late winter and spring. Water should still be flowing throughout the park, and wildflowers including orchids and hakeas will be in full bloom.

When in need of a break from exploring, visitors can rest and refuel in the Lesmurdie Falls Picnic Area. Located just metres from the car park and featuring shaded tables and accessible toilets, it’s the perfect spot to picnic, even if you don’t venture further into the park.

Dogs are allowed on-lead in the Lesmurdie Falls area and some other areas of Mundy Regional Park, so we recommend keeping an eye out for signs that instruct visitors where furry friends are and aren’t allowed.

Entry into the park is free, and there are two (2) sealed car parks available.

Please beware of snakes during warmer summer months and ensure children are supervised around the falls and other bodies of water. See our Safety section (below) for more information.

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Safety

A dugite snake. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. Photograph by Ann Storrie.

We suggest taking time before your visit to read through the safety information. We recommend visiting the Explore Parks WA website to plan when to visit Mundy Regional Park.  

Mundy Regional Park is a great place for bushwalking. Before you head out in nature, visit the Explore Parks WA website for tips on bushwalking safety.  

In spring and summer, many reptiles emerge to bask in the sun. During this time you should take precautions to minimise the chance of encountering snakes. Various species of snakes have been seen in this regional park including carpet pythons, tiger snakes, king browns and dugites.  

Precautions

  • Take care in bushland and grassy areas. 
  • Walk and/or cycle in cleared areas only, where you can see the ground, and keep to established tracks. 
  • When bushwalking, wear long trousers and boots or other enclosed footwear that preferably cover the ankles. 
  • Keep a watchful eye on the ground about a metre ahead of where you are walking, and avoid entering areas of long grass, rushes and undergrowth

Download the free Every Kid in a Park app for a digital tour of
Amenities & Points of Interest

 

Amenities & Points of Interest

  • Lesmurdie Falls picnic area  
  • Lower Lesmurdie Falls Car park and picnic area  
  • Walk trails (including Lesmurdie Brook-Loop, Lesmurdie Falls, West Terrace and Whistlepipe Gully walk trails). 

Download the Every Kid in a Park app to use the interpretive map featuring photographs of each point and additional information.  

Resources

Nature Play WA is currently creating fun and interactive resources for Mundy Regional Park. Throughout August we will be releasing these resources to assist families in planning their visit to the park.  

Hidden gems, unique history and vital rehabilitation at Mundy Regional Park with Mike Robinson

By Loren Hillier
A photograph of Mike Robinson. He is an older man, perhaps in his 60s or 70s. He wears a cap, a long sleeve shirt and jeans. He stands on a trail at Mundy Regional Park that overlooks Lesmurdie Falls. The background is made up of a hill, mostly green with shrubs, but a few dark grey boulders.

Mike Robinson is the Chair of member-run group, Friends of Upper Lesmurdie Falls (FOULF). They’re on a mission to restore native flora, undertake structural rehabilitation, improve the amenities and acknowledge the history at Mundy Regional Park.  We were lucky enough to take a walk around the park with Mike. With a wealth of knowledge under […]

Five Things to Do at Mundy Regional Park

By Loren Hillier

This resource is all about our five favourite things to do at Mundy Regional Park. It’s available to download here, to help you plan your visit. Download your copy

Every Kid in a Park Resources

Discover fun activities to do at any park!

Activity Sheet: Invent a Scent

Become a master of scents by searching for and combining the best smells of nature. Can you create the perfect perfume? This document is available to download here. Download Your Copy

Activity Sheet: Seeing Sound

Sounds are only for our ears……. or are they? Find a quiet spot to sit and listen. What can you hear? Use this activity sheet to record and describe the sounds. This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Activity Sheet: Texture Tag

Use this activity sheet to go on an adventure and explore textures around the park! Touch leaves, bark and even the ground, and describe the features. This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Activity Sheet: The Bravery Award

With the help of this activity sheet, you’re going to attempt to overcome a fear. That means it’s time to put on a brave face! This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Activity Sheet: Barefoot Bootcamp

Explore the world through your feet with the help of this activity sheet. On your next outdoor adventure, take off your shoes and play barefoot for a new sensory experience! This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Activity Sheet: A Place of Your Own

For some people, finding a special quiet place helps them connect to nature. Use this activity sheet to find a place in nature of your own. This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Activity Sheet: Plant Pose

Plants grow in all shapes and sizes; just like people! Use this activity sheet to explore the natural environment, or have someone describe it to you. This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Activity Sheet: Stories in the Sky

Find a good place to sit or lay down and watch the clouds in the sky. Take notice of their colours, textures and shapes, or have someone describe these to you. Use this activity sheet to create a story in the sky! This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Activity Sheet: The Awareness Game

Being aware of your surroundings is a wonderful skill. In this activity, you will be using your senses to test your awareness of the natural environment! This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Activity Sheet: Colour Wonderful

There are so many colours in the natural world. In this activity, you’ll head outdoors with a trusted person as you explore the rainbow of colours and count the shades of nature together. This document is available to download here. Download your copy

Biodiversity

Mundy Regional Park is a haven for all kinds of native wildlife.

There are over 200 species of birds that have been recorded in the park. Feathered friends that you’re likely to spot include the Australian ringneck, magpie, red-capped parrot, kookaburra and red-tailed black cockatoo.

Some smaller mammals that call Mundy home are bilbies, rabbits, the southern brown bandicoot and brushtail possum. Western grey kangaroos and western brush wallabies have also been sighted here.

There are reptiles galore in Mundy Regional Park (over 60 species) who thrive in the bush environment. Snakes such as dugites, southern blind snakes and southern shovel-nosed snakes, and lizards such as bobtails, ornate dragons and tree dtellas have been spotted in the park.

Mundy Regional Park is known for its spectacular wildflower display in the late winter and spring months. Visitors should keep an eye out for prickly moses (a species of wattle), blue fairy orchids, cowslip orchids, honey bushes and myrtle hakeas. Some beautiful trees also grow here, including eucalyptus wandoo, jarrah and marri trees.

Visit Explore Parks WA website for more information about Mundy Regional Park.

Acknowledgements

Nature Play WA would like to thank the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions for providing valuable information about Mundy Regional Park.