Quinninup Falls (Yallingup): What You Need To Know BEFORE You Go

Quinninup Falls is a beautiful winter waterfall located in the south west region of Western Australia.

Platform up to the right of Quinninup Falls

If you’re just looking for a quick insight to what the falls are like, check out the below video. Alternatively scroll down and read some useful info before heading to the falls.

Video of Quinninup Falls

Is the walk to Quinninup Falls suitable for kids?

Yes, Quinninup Falls is a great adventure for the family and your children will love it. Although slightly older, I took my two boys aged 10 and 12 and they had a great time. They enjoyed exploring along the trek and we headed into the falls, as well as exploring the beach and its surroundings on the way back.

Children walking over bridge at Qunninup Falls

How long does the Quinninup Falls walk take?

It will take you approximately 45 minutes to walk to Quinninup Falls. When we went we spent around 15 mins at the Falls before walking back. On the way back we took a detour down to the beach area where the stream from the Falls met the ocean, hence if it took us 1.5hrs to get back. Overall it was a 2.5hr round trip.

Are there toilets at Quinninup Falls?

No, there are no toilets or facilities at the falls, however there is a toilet at Moses Road car park (Where the path into the falls starts from).

How do I get to the Quinninup Falls?

Quinninup Falls is located in Wilyabrup, which is close to Yallingup and approximately 30kms north of Margaret River. To get to the falls, head to Moses Road car park.

Once here, head north where you’ll see a path that will lead you to the falls.

Quinninup falls trial sign

Start walking along the path and you will come across some Cape to Cape signs. As it’s the Cape to Cape track that you walk along this will confirm that you’re on the right track. Keep falling this north up the Quinninup Falls.

How difficult is the track?  

The track into the falls is approximately 4kms (2kms there and 2kms back). Overall we found the track relatively easy, however, it can be challenging for some especially when you have to climb on a couple of sand dunes on the way back.

What is the track like?

The track to the falls varies. At the start, it’s somewhat like a typical bush track with some small bridge-type platforms that go over the wetlands and a tiny stream.

Walking along the platform on the way to Quinninup Falls

Around halfway in is a nice little bench to rest upon. Just after the bench, you’ll come across a small bridge which is great for enjoying the views of the coastline (this is a great selfie spot too!)

Quinninup falls bench for resting

After this the track meanders down towards the falls, cutting through a few sand dunes, past the beach, and then you take a right turn off the Cape to Cape track up towards the falls.

Sign up to Quinninup Falls

Interesting to note the different tones of earth colours as you walk along, especially as you head up towards the falls where you’re walking on red coloured earth.

The trail on the way up to Quinninup Falls

Is Quinninup Falls dog friendly?

No, unfortunately not. As Quinninup Falls is within Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park where you are not allowed dogs or other pets with you.

No dogs allowed at Quinninup Falls

When is the best time to visit Quinninup Falls?

As the falls only flow during the winter months I would recommend visiting during winter or early spring.

What else should I know about Quinninup Falls?

Here are a few other things that are worth noting before heading to the falls.

Limited space at the falls

On the day we visited the falls were fairly busy. This meant that we didn’t have much time directly in front of the falls, hence if it is busy be patient and have your camera ready to grab that selfie pic!

Forget the white shoes!

When we visited it wasn’t raining though there was a fair bit of mud and a few puddles about. The kids had a ball splashing in the mud though me not so much;)

Take water and a snack

Like most treks, it’s always a good idea to pack a bottle of water, however with Quinninup Falls the beach area is perfect to take five and have a snack, or even enjoy a picnic whilst enjoying the sounds of the ocean.

Slip, slop, slap!

Be sure to wear sunscreen or cover-up. Even during the winter, I was still able to get a little sunburnt when visiting the falls.

Video of Qunninup Falls

Check out the below video of Quinninup Falls:

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