Quinninup Falls

Star 4.4 (223 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. 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.
"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
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. Factor in time to spend exploring the falls and allow yourself enough sunlight to get there and back. Remember to take plenty of water! 

Once there, 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.



Quinninup Falls

Wilyabrup WA 6280, Australia


Star 4.4 (223 Google reviews)
Emily Keye 29 January 2023

This is a lovely 3.8km return walk from the Moses carpark. The terrain is nice and views are fantastic! There are some benches and board walks along the way. It gets a bit sandy the last 500m to the falls. At the end of January, there was still a significant trickle of water coming down the falls. The water was FULL of life! So many huge tadpoles and frogs 🐸. Yabbies, dragon flies and lizards. Much to explore. Bring a hat as there is no shade. There are 2 long drop toilets at the car park.

Hari Prasath T K 24 September 2023

Have to walk extra 300m on Quinninup walking trail to see this amazing waterfall. Good to visit from late winter to spring to witness water, we went in late September and the waterfall is amazing. The water was freezing when the weather is peaking up to 27°c. Have to pass through small dunes to view the waterfall, it might be tough for aged people. We have seen a large snake in the walking trail, so be prudent.

ian kim 10 November 2022

Loved this little walking trail and water fall, not a lot of water today 10 Nov. perhaps i might come back in wet season. Lively flowers on the way and gorgeous ocean view along side. Recommend to wear hiking shoes with good thread and prepare for steep sandy hill to walk up.

Cindy Si 29 September 2022

Slightly tricky trail (varied terrain of muddy puddles, loose sand, slippery slopes), would benefit from wearing proper hiking shoes. Best to come after rainfall or during spring time to see the falls. The cool and refreshing sprays from the falls welcome you after the hike to get there. On the way back, the kids enjoyed saving tadpoles from shallow puddles, transferring them to deeper puddles.