Perth in winter is all about chasing waterfalls, and luckily there are plenty to discover.
Enter Noble Falls, one of the first to fill up once the rains begin, what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in peace and tranquillity.
What Is It:
Noble Falls is a delightful little patch of eastern Perth, offering a serene waterfall setting amongst dense jarrah, marri and blackbutt bushland.
Given it’s smaller size and location, it’s one of the first waterfalls to begin filling up with the rains, making it a popular early-winter day trip spot.
The surrounding walk trail is pleasant, easily accessible, and dog-friendly!
Where Is It:
Located just a few k’s from Gidgegannup, it’s a pretty straightforward trip along Great Eastern Highway, before jumping onto Toodyay Road until you get 5kms past Gidgegannup.
What To Do:
Enjoy some peace and quiet – albeit probably with a few other folks eager to do the same.
Noble Falls’ easy access and proximity to Perth makes it a popular day trip destination, perfect for a family picnic.
It has a pleasant 3.5km walk that runs along the Wooroloo Brook, and will take around an hour or two.
Wildflower enthusiasts are encouraged to get along during peak season in spring, when you’ll see an abundance of yellow wattles, orchids, rose coneflowers and more.
Another reason for its popularity is the fact that dogs are also allowed off-leash as long as you’ve got ‘em under control.
The site also has some gas barbecues, so bring a few snags for lunch.
What Not To Do:
Let your doggo run amok – it’s great you’re allowed to have dogs off-leash, but this bushland is also very close to a nature reserve, as such there are many native bird and marsupial species in the area.
If the picnic area is looking a little busy or you forgot your lunch, pop over the road to Noble Falls Tavern for a proper pub feed, or head into Gidgegannup for a few more options.
Cover photo by John Marshall