Serpentine National Park
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We recognise and acknowledge Binjareb/Pinjarup, Ganeang and Wilman people as the traditional owners of Serpentine National Park.
Overview of Serpentine National Park
Serpentine National Park is one of the most spectacular nature spots in the metro area, and it’s only about 50 minutes south of Perth!
The main attraction is Serpentine Falls – a 15 metre waterfall that flows from the Serpentine River and cascades over granite outcrops, into a natural pool.
Sit beside the falls in the cooler months to find some tranquility, or hop in for a swim when it’s hot – just be sure to check the safety information on the Explore Parks WA website.
There are four (4) trails to explore in the park that take visitors through the beautiful surrounding bushland. Keep an eye out for kangaroos that are frequently spotted in the area, native birds, and wildflowers.
Wheelchair accessible toilets and a large picnic area are located close to Serpentine Falls. The path from the picnic area to the falls is mostly accessible, except for some small steps leading into the pool at the bottom of the falls.
During peak periods (warmer months), we recommend arriving before 10am, as the park often reaches capacity by this time and is then closed to new visitors.
No pets are allowed in this Serpentine National Park. Fees apply for entry, which contribute to park management, including protection of the environment and the development and maintenance of visitor services and facilities.
Private vehicle with up to 12 occupants
- $15 per vehicle
- $8 per vehicle (concession)
Private vehicle with more than 12 occupants
- $7 per occupant 6 years or older
- $2.50 per occupant (concession)
- $8 per vehicle
No entry fee applies if you walk or cycle into the park.
Download the Every Kid in a Park app to use the interpretive map featuring photographs and additional information about each point.
Points of Interest
Points of interest provide accessibility information and nature play activities, including key sites at Serpentine Falls:
- Entry station
- Picnic area
- Public toilets
- Serpentine Falls
Nature Play WA is currently creating fun and interactive resources for Serpentine National Park. Throughout September, we will be releasing these resources to assist families in planning their visit to the park.
- Accessible Nature Guide, Serpentine Jarrahdale National Park
- Social Story (including sensory guide and communication board)
Every Kid in a Park Resources
Discover fun activities to do at any park!
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 as a PDF or Accessible Word version, to help you plan your visit. Download PDF version Download Accessible Word version
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
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 as a PDF and an Accessible Word version, to help you plan your visit. Download PDF Download Accessible Word version
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Plants and Animals
See if you can spot some of these plants and animals during your visit!
- Tiger snakes
- Red-capped parrots
- Western rosellas
- Red-tailed black cockatoos
- Carnaby’s black cockatoos
- Spider orchids
- Kangaroo paw
If you plan to swim at Serpentine Falls, please note that climbing and jumping from the rocks is not permitted and may result in serious injury. Enter the water slowly and do not dive in – the depth varies from shallow to very deep. Do not enter the water if you are not a strong swimmer.
We suggest clicking the links below and reading the safety information before your visit:
Visit the Explore Parks WA website for more.
Serpentine National Park is an important location to the Binjareb/Pinjarup, Ganeang and Wilman people, and home to many plants and animals. Follow the tips below to assist in the protection of the Serpentine National Park environment.
- Be respectful of Noongar culture and do not climb the rocks around Serpentine Falls.
- Only follow marked walk trails.
- Leave no trace. Ensure all food and rubbish is contained and out of reach of wildlife, and take all belongings with you when you leave.
- Do not feed wildlife.
- Do not disturb or displace plants and animals.
Visit Explore Parks WA website for more information about Serpentine National Park.
Nature Play WA would like to thank the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions for providing valuable information about Serpentine National Park.