Waterfall | On The Lead Bush Walk | Picnic Shelters
Lesmurdie Falls is one of Perth's most beautiful nature experiences and you can bring your dog along to enjoy an on the lead nature walk too.
Lesmurdie Falls is located in the Mundy Regional Park and dogs on a lead is signposted at the carpark. We entered at the waterfall at the top of the waterfall off Falls Road (toilets are located here). You can also enter via the carpark at the bottom of the falls off Waterfall Road. You may also like to explore the Lesmurdie Brook Trail you can enter via the carpark at the other end of Falls Road.
There are a few picnic shelters located near the carpark area that overlook the beautiful bushland at the top of the falls, so it's a good place to enjoy a packed lunch.
The walk to the top of the Lesmurdie Falls is an easy one. The path is compacted and runs along the babbling brook that runs to the falls.
There are two viewing platforms at the top of the waterfall, one right at the top and one a little way down that gives you a good view of the water falling. The views over the city are amazing too.
If you want to enjoy a walk down to the bottom of the waterfall (or up to the top if you started at the bottom) it is quite step and requires a moderate to high level of fitness and is about 2km return, or there is a 3km round Valley Loop Trail.
We didn't take the path down to the bottom of the falls, as the kids were a little tired, but we have been told that it is a little rocky and can be muddy in winter.
Winter and early spring is the best time to visit while the water is flowing and if you want see wildflowers in Spring this is the perfect place to see them. Be warned however a lot of people may have the same idea and it can be pretty busy on the weekends, so try to visit during the week if you can.
A visit to Lesmurdie Falls is an absolute Perth must, and an experience like this is usually found in a National Park where dogs aren't allowed, so this is an opportunity for a unique dog walk experience, and only a short drive from the city.
How To Get There:
Review by Dogs Around Perth Reporter Lauren, 8th July 2019