Activity - Nature Walk to Quininup Falls
Quininup (or Quinninup) Falls walk is the perfect way to fill in the gap between a late breakfast and a lazy lunch in Margaret River, Dunsborough or one of the many nearby wineries. It is not too challenging, about half an hours walk along a section of the Cape to Cape walk track, taking in views of the spectacular granite cliffs and coastline, will see you arrive at Quininup Falls about 500m inland from the beach. This very beautiful and peaceful waterfall is well worth a look, best of all it is free!
Length of Walk
Approximately 4km round trip.
Allow half an hour to forty minutes each way.
You need to be reasonably fit, there is one modest dune to climb as you leave the cliff top and descend to the beach level near the falls. The carpark is accessible to two wheel drive vehicles except in the most adverse weather. My youngest Oliver happily made the disance at 4 1/2 years old.
You will need
Sturdy walking shoes, sunscreen, refreshments.
From Four Elements proceed along Johnson Rd to Caves Rd. Turn left and then take the first right Moses Rock Road. Proceed west to the end of Moses Rock Rd. At the T junction turn right onto the unsealed road. After a short drive you will reach a car park area overlooking the cliffs and beach, a popular surf spot. Leaving your car walk to the north end of the carpark and you will find the Cape to Cape walk track identified by markers like the one on the article lead in. The track will initially parallel the road you drove in on before turning north and heading along the cliff top keep looking for the markers generally visible every few hundred meters. You will cross a wooden bridge over a gully before arriving at the top of a dune, from here you will be able to see where Quininup Brook meets the ocean. Once you have arrived at the brook walk upstream about 500m and you will find the falls. The photo on the right is the bridge over the first substantial creek you will encounter on your way - keep going you are about half way there.