Mt Frankland South National Park

Mt Frankland South National ParkThe Mt Frankland South National Park was established in 2004 and includes Fernhook Falls as well as the newly developed Walpole Wilderness Discovery site at Swarbrick. It is one of seven national parks which make up the Walpole Wilderness Area.
It is located immediately north of Walpole and extends between Mt Frankland National Park to the north, D'Entrecasteaux National Park and the South Western Highway to the west and Walpole-Nornalup National Park and private property to the south.

Nearest town: Walpole
Park fee: Free
Where is it?: 8km north of Walpole
What to see and do: Fernhook Falls is a popular destination for canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts who enjoy a challenge in a beautiful surrounding. Also, the falls and river look spectacular in winter, due to the overflowing froth.

Walpole Wilderness Discovery Centre - Swarbrick
Swarbrick was the first of the three sites that make up the Walpole Wilderness Discovery Centre open to the public. It features forest art exhibits and the 39-metre-long Wilderness wall of perceptions, designed to  encourage people to explore perspectives of the forest and the wilderness. Swarbrick also provides people with spaces for introspective contemplation and is enjoyed best with a visit to Mt Frankland and the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk.

Fernhook Falls
Fernhook Falls is situated on the Deep River within the Walpole Wilderness Area, approximately 35km from Walpole. The Deep is one of the few rivers in the south west with an almost completely forested catchment. As a result, although heavily loaded with organic tannins, the water is of high quality. Spectacular in winter when it flows down in heavy torrents, the falls spill down over granite rocks and into Rowels Pool.

Walk trails and boardwalks have been designed to view the cascading falls and pristine forest while allowing for disabled access to parts of the site. The boardwalks have also been constructed to protect the vegetation around the pool while allowing the natural passage of native fauna through the forest.

A range of facilities are available including tent sites, camp huts, picnic tables, free gas barbecues, camper's kitchen and toilet facilities. There are also cosy huts with wooden slat beds and a wood heater. However, due to popular demand, you can only stay for a maximum of three days.
Camping Fees apply: $7 per adult per night, $2 per child (5-16) per night
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