Quinninup Falls

Star 4.4 (179 Google reviews)

The Wadandi (Saltwater) people are the traditional owners of this land. Quinninup is the Place of the Zamia Palm, and the Falls, and the area surrounding the Falls, are of immense importance to Wadandi culture. "While visiting we ask that you walk softly, taking the time to listen to and care for Boodja (Country)." • Do not remove or alter any rock formations or flora • Stick to dedicated walking trails • Leave only footprints To learn more about Wadandi culture visit Undalup. com or take part in a Cultural experience with Koomal Dreaming.
Quinninup Falls is a beautiful winter waterfall, not far from the coast near Moses Rock. The hike to the falls is very rewarding, but also quite physically challenging. Depending on your fitness level, it takes around 45 minutes to walk to the falls and almost an hour to walk back. Factor in time to spend exploring the falls and allow yourself enough sunlight to get there and back. Remember to take plenty of water!

To get to the falls, park at the Moses Road carpark. On your left, you will see toilets and a viewing platform and to the right is the path to the falls. At the start of the path, there are three small wooden posts and some large bushes on either side. As you are walking along keep a lookout for the Cape to Cape Track signs - if you can see them you are going the right way! 

The path varies from flat and easy to rocky and uneven, there are also few big sand dunes that are a breeze coming down, but physically challenging climbing up. However, the view is breathtaking and well worth the effort. At the start of the walk, you can see and hear the waves crashing against the shore and surfers enjoying the ocean. There is a bridge with a winter stream running underneath it, you then walk out into a red dirt plain before the land dips and weaves and Quinninup Falls appears.

Location

Quinninup Falls

Wilyabrup WA 6280, Australia

Reviews

Star 4.4 (179 Google reviews)
Tash Leam 08 June 2022

A gorgeous coastline, easy walk and terrain. It took my hubby and I an hour to do the trail (to and from) and it was a lovely hike. The waterfall wasn't in full flow when we went on the June long weekend but it was still worth the visit.

Paul 15 June 2022

Beautiful section of coast, surf was crashing in during our short trek along the Quinninup Falls trail from Moses Rock Road Car Park. The trail took about 25 mins on a cool June day. The terrain is quite varied but easy if you are reasonably fit and mobile. The hardest section is a relatively steep section of sand dune. The falls were flowing but not gushing at this time of year even though there had been some rain.

Michael Storrs (Mickey D) 26 August 2022

This is an easy to moderate walk across relatively flat ground. There is a steep hill in the middle that may challenge the unfit or elderly, but it's short and if you take your time, it will be fine. We went at the end of winter on a perfect day, so the falls were in full flow and looked spectacular. There aren't many falls in the area, but this was one of the best. Albeit 10m high.

Pierce Woods 01 July 2022

The walk is somewhat easier than what websites say. The "steep dune" is optional, there's a less steep path to the left (next to the wire fence). About 1hr15min round trip and we'll worth it.