Quinninup Falls

1 h to 2 h

3.6 km

↑ 104 m
↓ -104 m

Moderate track
Starting from the Moses Rock Carpark off Moses Rock Road, Wilyabrup, this walk takes you to Quinninup Falls and back via the Quinninup Falls Trail. Quinninup Falls is a beautiful seasonal waterfall not far from the coast near Moses Rock. The journey to the falls is every bit as beautiful as the destination. The trail follows the Cape to Cape Track through granite outcrops and coastal heath, taking in views of the spectacular granite cliffs and coastline. In wildflower season, there's a visual feast of flowers in every colour. At the start of the walk, you can see the waves crashing against the shore and surfers enjoying the ocean. The trail takes you over some rocky terrain, and then it is mainly walking up and down sand dunes. Near the beach, the trail turns and leads inland to the base of the falls. After crossing a bridge with a stream running underneath it, the trail leads out into a red dirt plain before the land dips and weaves and Quinninup Falls appears. Once you arrive at Quininup Falls, the view is breathtaking and well worth the effort. The contrast of the sand dunes right next to the waterfall surprise many walkers. One minute you can hear the wind and the waves crashing against the shore, and then you step down into a small, quiet, green sanctuary where the sound of the rushing waterfall takes centre stage. The water is crystal clear, both in the rock pool and downstream. The best time to view the falls is between late winter and late spring, after plenty of recent rain. You may be disappointed in the other months of the year as the waterfall can dry out. To get to the falls, park your car at the Moses Rock Carpark. Facilities here include toilets, a viewing platform and a sturdy wooden staircase leading down to the beach. The trail varies from flat and easy to rocky and uneven. The journey is a bit challenging, yet the rewarding experience is worth it. There are a few big sand dunes that are easy to descend but quite exhausting to climb up due to the loose sand. Keep a lookout for the Cape to Cape Track signs - if you can see them, you are going the right way. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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