Serpentine Travel Guide

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Serpentine Things to Do

  • Serpentine Falls

    Serpentine Falls is part of the picturesque Serpentine National Park, situated about 50 kilometres south-east of Perth. It's a great place for a picnic, a swim on a warm day or a bush walk to enjoy the wildlife which includes kangaroos.A fee applies to entering the national Park $9 per car or for toursist buses it's $3.50 per passenger.

  • Karnet Prison Farm

    The prison opened in 1963 and plays an important part in the WA prison system. It provides work for male minimum-security prisoners and food for the entire prison system. The prison is laid out on 370 hectares of hilly terrain in the Keysbrook State Forest and is one of 3 prison farms in Western Australia.The prisoners can either choose to work or...

  • Plenty of Plant and Bird Life

    Within the bush there is an abundance of plant and bird life. You will find around 70 different species which include red-capped parrots, western rosellas, red-tailed and white-tailed black-cockatoos, and yellow robins. You might also glimpse Kangaroos, wallabies, possums and many other animals within the park.The two streams that flow into the...

  • Serpentine National Park

    The Serpentine National Park covers more than 4,300 hectares of land and is better known for Serpentine Falls. The park is made up of steep slopes of the Serpentine River valley. In the early days of the area, European settlers populated the park to swim, picnic and just enjoy the beauty of the bush.

  • A Bit of a Walk

    There is only one close area for parking and that is on the east side of the dam wall. You can get quite a good view there however if you choose to park on the other side near the picnic and playground area, you will have quite a walk.There are Tea rooms on the hill by the Rangers Quarters which over look parts of the dam. The tea rooms have just...

  • Increased Storage Capacity

    The idea of the Serpentine Dam was created back in the 1950’s when industrial growth was on a rapid include in Perth. The project aimed to increase the storage capacity in the hills by 170 percent which made the scheme the biggest construction project undertaken by the Water Authority (as it was then) since 1940.

  • Serpentine Dam

    Serpentine Dam is probably one of the main attractions in the are and is part of the Western Australian Scheme Water system. The dam sits within the scenery of the beautiful Darling Scarp. The dam’s capacity of 137.7 million cubic metre makes it one of Perth’s largest suppliers of water in the metropolitan area.

  • Serpentine General Store

    The old fashioned general store is not out of place in downtown Serpentine. The store comprises a newsagency, hardware, groceries, fruit and vegetables, videos an cards and of course the post office agency. One stop shopping.

  • Pipehead Picnic Areas

    The Pipehead dam travels through the spillway and empties out into the Serpentine River. There are several bbq and picnic spots near the spillway and a playground. Both the Pipehead and Main dams have excellent spots for picnics and bbqs.


Serpentine Restaurants

  • Serpentine Falls Roadhouse

    This is your one stop shop/dine/fill-up, while travelling down the South Western Highway. You can get anything from the usual fast food of burgers, eggs, chips and ice cream to BBQ packs, to homemade jams, cakes and pickles. You can dine in or take away. They also have a couple of pumps for filling up and if you are running very low heading south,...

  • Watch out for the Dinner Specials

    Every now and then Dot’s does a 3 course smorgasbord dinner with live entertainment.Open Wed/Sun Public Holidays 10.30 to 4.30pm and Friday and Saturday evenings. There is also a little arts and crafts gift shop at the Tea Gardens.

  • Dot's Tea Gardens

    You can’t miss Dot’s Tea Gardens, it has the very colourful and creative fence surrounding the beautiful garden property. The building was the old post office of Mundijong and was built in 1896. Dots serves light lunches and morning and afternoon tea.


Serpentine Nightlife

  • Mundijong Tavern

    Looking a little the worse for wear, The Mundijong Tavern is nevertheless a popular spot in the little town for a drink. It sure seemed popular on the Saturday I was there.

  • The Olde Serpentine Tavern

    A popular drinking spot in Serpentine. The tavern has a wide choice of menu as well as an a la carte menu. They will also cater for kids with smaller sizes. Lunch and dinner is served Tues to Sunday and on Friday nights there is live music. The tavern also has a beer garden.

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Serpentine Transportation

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    Getting There

    by keeweechic Written Mar 25, 2005

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    Serpentine is around 55kms south east of Perth and is on the South Western Railway between Perth and Bunbury.

    By car : From Perth city centre, take Kwinana Freeway or Tonkin or Albany Highway to Armadale. Then follow the South Western Highway

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Serpentine Local Customs

  • Mundijong Markets

    On every second Sunday of the month the Lions Country Markets are held. The markets open at 10.00am until around 2.00pm at Mundijong Rural, cnr South Western Highway and Shanley Road, Mundijong. There are stall selling local crafts, plants and produce as well as a good old sausage sizzle. The Mundijong Markets start at 9.00am on the first and 3rd...

  • Custom tip 7

    Aint no hills high enough.....this is the maximum height we reached. Making our ways through slippery rocks and thorny bushes, we made it finally to the tippy top.

  • Custom tip 6

    One of the water reservoirs. So, no littering is allowed here for sure. Apparently, Anna said this place used to be overflow with the water and people would just start swimming (where the road tracks are).


Serpentine Off The Beaten Path

  • Pinjarra

    Pinjarra is in the Peel Region and is one of the oldest towns in Western Australia. There are many well restored historic homes and public buildings. Hotham Valley Tourist Railway has a depot in Pinjarra and you can take a ride back into the past on a steam train into the hills of Dwellingup. Pinjarra also has Western Australia's only heritage rose...

  • Armadale

    Armadale spans from across the scarp to the hills of the Darling Range providing an area of great beauty and contrast. The city creates many chances to step back in time with their museums and heritage attractions. There are many bed and breakfast facilities in the area as well as caravan parks and chalets. There are also many walking and cycling...

  • Jarrahdale General Store

    This is one of those charming old General Stores which takes you back in time. They offer fast food, local fruit and veg, petrol, crafts and collectibles as well as a decent lunch comprising a Ploughman's Lunch, Sawmiller's Supper or choose something else off the menu. Don’t leave without your helping of apple pie and cream or just a cappuccino or...


Serpentine Favorites

  • Up the creek

    I would imagine this would look lovely just after a bit of rain. Not much happening at the moment anyway ;-)

  • The bridge

    Here's the bridge leading up to the dam and falls. You could hear the water even before you rounded the corner,.... and we were here in non rain season. Can't wait to come back again when the falls are really full!!

  • A different angle

    Hubby and the kids went up to the top to look down, but I like to stay where it's safe :o)


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