Perth Hills Waterfalls, Bushwalks, Swan View Tunnel, Wildflowers and Wildlife

Perth Hills Waterfalls, Bushwalks, Swan View Tunnel, Wildflowers and Wildlife

A full day experience in Perth Hills visiting some of Perths most favourite National Parks, walking through a 340m historical train tunnel, be awed by the beauty of waterfalls cascading over granite rocks, visit historical sights, see Australian animals in their natural habitat and view a large variety of Wildflowers some of which are endemic to Perth Hills from the iconic Zig Zag Scenic Drive.

From AUD $65.00 per person

Departs: On demand (July-Sept)

Duration: 6.5hrs approx.

Location: Ex Perth - Heading through Perth Hills

Group Size: There is a minimum of 6 people required for this tour to run. Maximum 12 people per tour.

Pick-up / Drop-off Locations and Times:
Pick-up at 378 Wellington Street, Perth (outside Perth Train Station) 9.00am
Drop-off at your city hotel or 378 Wellington St at approximately 3.30pm

Adult: $85.00pp (15 and over)
Child: $65.00pp (4-14 years)

Highlights of the Experience

Western Australia is home to magnificent waterfalls in virtually every corner. Winter to Spring is a wonderful time to visit as the falls are all in full flow and the Wildflowers are starting to bloom. Cooler temperatures mixed with sunshine and some rainfall equals perfect bushwalking weather and although we always enjoy the exercise, the fresh air and the amazing scenery, nothing beats the excitement of listening to, finding and watching a spectacular waterfall.

John Forrest National Park
Visit Western Australia’s first National Park, John Forrest, and be awed by National Park Falls set in Jarrah forest still largely in its natural state. The park has 10 species of native mammal (one declared rare), and 91 species of bird, 23 species of reptiles and 10 species of frogs so there will be plenty of opportunities to spot Native animals in this habitat. The is also a large variety of Wildflowers to explore.

Swan View Railway Tunnel
Walk through the 340 metre long railway tunnel, the only historical train tunnel in Western Australia. Located within John Forrest National Park,  learn about significant historical events that occurred between 1896 when the tunnel opened to 1966 when it officially closed, hear about ghostly stories and visit the site of a historic Train Crash where we step back in time and discuss the history of the fatal accident that occurred in 1896.

Whistlepipe Gully, Mundy Regional Park
Enjoy exploring what I think is one of the best hidden gems of Perth Hills. We follow the narrow river as it courses over many cascades and small waterfalls up to a large granite outcrop which offers some of the best views over the swan coastal plain out to Perth city. Visit the foundations of a remarkable house that once stood in this magical little valley, designed, built and occupied during the 1960s.

Lesmurdie Falls National Park
Explore Lesmurdie National Park, home to one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Darling Range. Such a beautiful sight to see the Lesmurdie Brook cascade impressively over two main drops totalling about 50 metres. The top walk-trails are a great place to see wildflowers and perhaps a local Quenda or two.

Zig Zag Scenic Drive
We finish off the experience with a spectacular drive down the historical Zig Zag which was part of the Upper Darling Range Railway line in Western Australia opening in July 1891 and closing in July 1949. Learn a bit about the timber industry and this icon of Perth Hills.

Please note: This experience is Seasonal & availability will vary each year. The flow of our waterfalls and blossoming of our Wildflowers relies heavily on our rainfall therefore the best time is usually anywhere from June - November each year but even then there really is only a limited time that all the waterfalls are flowing at once. We reserve the right to ammend the itinerary to suit, sometimes substituting one for another or omitting one and spending longer at others.

Please contact Chelle on 0439463285 or via email for all bookings and enquiries.

"I experienced the Kitty's Gorge hike with Chelle and a lovely group. The scenery is stunning and the recent rains turned on a lovely show of water falls."

- Linda - 


"I have done two moonlight forest immersion hikes now and each one has been a wonderful experience and grounding. A wonderful way to restore your energy amongst nature and be truly mindful".

- Luke R - 


Hi Chelle, I just wanted to write a quick msg to let you know how awesome it has been going on your group hikes. I have always wanted to do something in the outdoors which involved both weight loss and mental healing. I have slowly found something that has helped me establish who i am as a person as it has given me the clarity i been looking for, to find myself as a person. And I love myself for it! Thank you for creating such a great team environment for all fitness level, people that love to be one with nature, and for people that just need that time to find what they need 🙂 You rock!


I joined the New Moon walk tonight at the Zigzag and had a great time. A short enough walk to do not being fit but long enough to get a workout. Amazing scenery and the end of hot tea and singing bowls was lovely. Highly recommend as a doable experience that is affordable and not hard for a usually sedentary person to achieve. Chelle and Dave were great hosts that have great experience to offer.

- Ruth - 

I highly recommend the 1 day tour to Perth Waterfalls with Chelle at DownUnderDiscover. As a foreign it was a pleasure to met a local with such sound knowledge of WA nature and the outdoors experiences. I enjoyed and learned a lot on this tour and the waterfalls were spectaculars.The tour is very well thought, and runs smoothly through the day with a great attention. We have time to ask questions, enjoy the walks without rushing and spend a wonderful day. For sure I will come back for another hike/outdoors experience.

- Olga - 

We had a wonderful morning on the recent Zig Zag Flora, Fauna & History Tour. There was an abundance of wildflowers to discover, learn about and photograph. Learning the history of the Zig Zag and early settlers was very interesting and gave us a new appreciation of the area. Our guides were very friendly, knowledgeable and provided a great morning tea. Thank you for an excellent event.

- Adele - 

We had a beautiful evening walk with Chelle. The moon didn't quite make it through the clouds, but the energy was exquisite, and the guide, and company, lovely. Thoroughly recommend this experience, and I can't wait to try others, such as the New Moon walk.

- Jaki - 

Great walking tour in the hills. Loved the very knowledgeable Ken who walked us through the amazing flowers of the region. Highly recommended. Oooh and such a yummy lemon myrtle cake too.

- Trevor - 

The forest walk was amazing. I really enjoyed the meditation and connection exercises and the walk itself is very manageable. I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes nature and walking!!

- Debbie - 

Mothers day Hike was for my daughter and I our first venture on to the Bibbulmun Track. From the start Chelle and her family crew made us feel very welcome. The Hike was relaxed and at a speed suitable for all ages .Chelle very informative about the trail and the surrounding plants and trees. Midway homemade scones and tea was a welcome break in the midst of beautiful tranquil surroundings. The mothers day flowers and chocolates at the end was also lovely surprise. We will definately be booking more hikes with Down Under Discoveries.

- Meg -

Fantastic hike, no pressure to rush. I absolutely loved the meditative forest immersion moment. Yummo handmade bushtucker morning tea was a real treat. The morning started off quite crisp and cool but brightened to a warm, clear day. Chelle, our guide is really knowledgeable but warm, approachable and has great people skills.When I can afford another hike, hopefully a night one, will definitely be choosing this lovely family run business.

- Sandie - 

Thanks Chelle at Down Under Discoveries, I had a really great time, learnt lots and didn't feel rushed or unsafe at any point! even with the snake trails � 
I couldn't do something like that on my own so it's great you've created something that gets people outside �
Lovely group of people and I look forward to my next adventure! ��

- Tamara -


What’s Included

  • Fully commentated tour on a comfortable bus with coach style reclining seats
  • Free Wi-Fi and USB charging ports for tech devices
  • Entry fee to National Parks
  • Bushtucker Themed Lunch
  • Morning Tea, Afternoon Tea, Water for refilling your own bottle
  • Photos posted on our Facebook Page
  • Drop-off at city hotels

What to Bring

  • Water bottle (we provide water refills throughout day)
  • Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Spending money for souvenirs
  • Travel insurance*
  • Most importantly a great sense of adventure
* Please ensure that you have adequate travel insurance to cover cancellations, lost property, medical evacuation, personal liability, lost deposits, etc.

Terms and Conditions

Please go to the following link to read our Terms and Conditions before making a booking. This includes information about our Cancellation Policy.

Down Under Discoveries Terms and Conditions