Beautiful Noble Falls: Want to Plan your Visit to this Excellent Waterfall in 2023?
Noble Falls is a short drive from Perth, near the charming town of Gidgegannup. It’s a popular day trip destination for Perth locals thanks to its pretty waterfall, picnic area, and scenic walking trail.
These falls are worth visiting if you’re looking for a peaceful retreat, an outdoor adventure, or a family-friendly day out.
As locals, we enjoy the drive to Gidgegannup from the coast and walking along the trails (plus a pub lunch at the end).
Where is Noble Falls Located?
Noble Falls is in the Western Australian suburb of Gidgegannup, approximately 50 km northeast of Perth. The trail starts at the picnic area (directly opposite the Noble Falls Tavern) off Toodyay Road.
Why Visit Noble Falls?
Noble Falls is picturesque, surrounded by native Jarrah, Marri, and Blackbutt forest. The falls themselves may not be the biggest, but they’re a pretty sight, especially after long periods of rainfall. It provides a peaceful escape from the city and is a great place to relax and unwind.
Walks & Picnics
The park is a beautiful spot for a picnic and walk. There are several picnic tables and barbeque facilities available.
The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, and birds.
Things to Do at Noble Falls
The main reason for visiting is for the falls themselves and the 4 km loop walk (which is dog-friendly). If the weather is nice, it’s also a lovely spot for a picnic. If not, pop across the road to the Noble Falls Tavern.
Noble Falls Picnic Area: Tips and Recommendations
- Arrive early: The picnic area at Noble Falls can get busy on weekends and public holidays, especially during spring. Arriving early will ensure that you get parked.
- Bring your own supplies: The picnic area has picnic tables and barbeques, but you will need to bring your own food, drinks, utensils, and cooking supplies.
- Check the weather forecast: Western Australia can experience hot and dry weather, especially in summer. Check the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothing, sunscreen, and plenty of water.
- Respect the environment: The picnic area is located in a natural setting, and it’s essential to respect the environment. Do not litter – dispose of your rubbish in the bins provided. Also, tread lightly, and don’t damage the flora or disturb the wildlife.
- Bring insect repellent: Insects, including mosquitoes and flies, can be a nuisance. Bring insect repellent to protect from bites.
- First Aid Kit: Take a first aid kit with you in case of any accidents.
Noble Falls Walk Trail Gidgedannup
The Noble Falls Walk Trail is approximately 3.6 km long and takes 1-2 hours to complete, depending on your pace. The trail is rated as Grade 2, making it suitable for most ages and fitness levels.
The trail starts across the bridge from the picnic area and follows the Wooroloo Brook, which leads to Noble Falls.
The highlight of the trail is undoubtedly Noble Falls. The falls are a series of cascading waterfalls that flow into a deep pool, which is surrounded by lush vegetation. Although the waterfall isn’t anything as impressive as 60 Foot Falls or Lesmurdie Falls, it’s still a beautiful spot.
See a copy of the Noble Falls Trail map for more information.
Noble Falls: Flora and Fauna
The Noble Falls trail is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna – some examples you may see while on the trail are:
Jarrah is a type of eucalyptus tree that is native to Western Australia. These trees can grow up to 50 meters tall and are an iconic part of the South West Australian bush.
Marri is a type of corymbia tree (classified as a eucalyptus until 1995) that is found in the area. These trees are known for their gum nuts and can grow up to 50 meters tall.
Swan River Blackbutt
Swan River Blackbutt (or WA Blackbutt) is native to Western Australia. The proper name for the tree is Yarri (Eucalyptus patens), and very similar to Jarrah and Marri in colour and appearance.
Grass trees are a type of plant that is endemic to Western Australia. They have spiky leaves and can live up to 600 years.
Some wildflowers you may see in spring are yellow wattles, orchids, rose coneflowers, blue Leschenaultia, Hakeas, and Grevilleas.
These iconic Australian animals can often be seen grazing in the grassy areas along the trail.
The area is home to many bird species, including Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo and Forest Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo.
Echidnas are a type of monotreme, which means they lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young. If you are quiet, you may see them foraging for insects on the forest floor.
The area has snakes, including the highly venomous dugites and tiger snakes, so it’s important to take appropriate precautions.
Where to Eat near Noble Falls
Noble Falls Tavern
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Noble Falls Tavern is a charming pub opposite Noble Falls car park. This welcoming local tavern has a warm and friendly atmosphere, delicious pub-style meals, and a selection of local wines and beers.
Gidgegannup Bakery & Café
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Gidgegannup Bakery & Café is just a short drive from Noble Falls, so we stopped here on our way. It seemed everyone had the same idea, as the car park was full, and we managed to snag the last spot!
As you step inside, you’re greeted with the delicious smell of freshly baked bread and pastries and a welcoming atmosphere. The bakery has a great selection of pastries, pies, rolls, cakes, and other yummy baked goods.
Other eateries nearby
There are other dining options within a short drive from Noble Falls.
- Chidlow Tavern
- Mount Helena Tavern
- Parkerville Tavern
- Malmalling Vineyard
Noble Falls FAQs
Are Dogs Allowed at Noble Falls?
Yes, dogs are allowed at Noble Falls and can be off-leash if they are under control at all times.
Can You Swim at Noble Falls?
You can paddle at Noble Falls, but it’s too shallow for swimming.
Is there an entry fee to visit Noble Falls?
Entry to Noble Falls is free.
Is camping allowed at Noble Falls?
No, camping is not allowed within the Noble Falls area.
Can I have a BBQ at Noble Falls?
Yes, there are BBQ facilities available in the picnic area.
When is the best time of year to visit Noble Falls?
The best time to visit Noble Falls is from July to October after heavy rain.
Are there toilets at Noble Falls?
Yes, there are toilet facilities available at Noble Falls.
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