Whistlepipe Gully
  • Length: 3.5km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Lewis Road, Forrestfield

  • End: Lewis Road, Forrestfield

  • Location: Kalamunda

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  • Distance from CBD: 25km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -31.984068

  • Longitude: 116.028730

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Whistlepipe Gully is a 3.5km, grade 3 circuit hike located in Kalamunda Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 1hr to complete.

Summary

This reasonably easy 3.5km return walk in the Mundy Regional Park follows Whistlepipe Gully in the Perth Hills. The trail follows the narrow river as it courses over cascades and small waterfalls and offers views over the coastal plain to Perth.

Whistlepipe Gully flows down the edge of a large granite formation, running as a waterfall. The section of the trail near the falls is also a superb vantage point from which to see the Swan Coastal Plain, with the city of Perth visible in the distance. Take a picnic and a rug as there are lots of lovely spots to sit by the creek. The trail simply follows stream down one side and returns up the other.  See trail notes below or download the map and walk notes from the Perth Hills Visitor Centre website. A curious feature on this trail is the remains of a house which spanned the falls in the 60’s. It must have been a fabulous place to live but was built without the proper planning permission and had to be demolished. The best time to visit is between June and September when the creeks are flowing or September to November when the wildflowers come out in spring. Park at the western end of Orange Valley Road, Kalamunda. An alternative start point is at the northern end of Lewis Road, Forrestfield. The trail markers are Shire of Kalamunda markers with a pink corner.

Trail Notes

Trail Head: Park at northern end of Lewis Road, Forrestfield.

  1. Commence walk down the right hand side of the creek.
  2. Cross the creek and continue down the left hand side of the creek. The site of a house that spanned the creek in the 1960s is just upstream from here.
  3. Continue along left hand side of the creek.
  4. Turn right at the end of Orange Valley Road.
  5. Continue up the hill along the path, keeping the creek on your right.
  6. Do not cross the bridge, continue downstream.
  7. Return to the car park.
Total distance: 3358 m
Max elevation: 224 m
Min elevation: 90 m
Total climbing: 148 m
Total descent: -145 m
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