Hike to Quinninup Falls



2.5 miles

Elevation Gain

100 ft

Route Type


Added by Tiffany Young

Have fun on this very short, but very fine coastal walk. Who knows, you may even run into a kangaroo!

The Rundown

When you think of Australia, you think of red deserts and white sandy beaches, right? Well, you can bet after some heavy rainfall there's a waterfall or two somewhere to be found!

In Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, the walk to Quinninup Falls is only 2km out of 125km on the epic Cape to Cape Track. Even if there may not be enough water for the falls, this sweet walk is nothing short of views along the Indian Ocean. flora, wildlife, and waves! This is a good adventure.

Quinninup Falls is a seasonal 10m waterfall that shows itself best in the southern winters of Western Australia. And quite honestly, you won't know what to expect sometimes, but usually the best time to visit is June and July when there is the most rain fall. Throughout the rest of the year, Quinninup Falls could be dried out.

Getting There?

Don't Google "Quinninup Falls" unless you have a 4WD! Instead, look up Moses Rock carpark for the main trail off the Cape to Cape. From Yallingup, go south on Caves Rd, take a right onto Moses Rock Rd, and at the end of the road where you reach the T intersection, take a right and follow the road straight till you get to the carpark with a viewing platform!

  • The road is unsealed, but can be done with a 2WD. Be cautious on days with rough weather.

The Walk

The trail begins to the right of the carpark where you will see a few logs forming stairs onto the path (featured in one of the photos.) From follow the trail and look for the Cape to Cape trail markers. The walk is pretty easy for the most part, but some of the path is rocky terrain so sturdy shoes is recommended for weak ankles. The only strenuous part is the climb back up the big sand dune, but I'll get to this.

Follow the trail markers along the coast and you will eventually reach a wooden bridge over a gully. It's a hell of a view and tells you're almost at the sand dune. From the top of the dune, take a fun climb to the bottom and then take a right. (If you have reached the beach before taking a right, you've gone too far!) At the bottom of the dune, keep your eye out for an opening on the rightside. There will be metal post sticking up straight to indicate the path. Then from here, it's only a few more minutes till the falls! Listen as the sound of the crashing ocean fades and hopefully the gentle rush of a waterfall will takes its place.

By the time I did the walk, took my photos, took a big wrong turn, and explored the area... I came back to the carpark in about an hour and a half.

  • Toilet facilities located to the left of the carpark and viewing platform.


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