Bushwalking at Lesmurdie Falls

My wife had family over from the UK (her auntie and her cousin – who I had already taken out looking at possums).  My in-laws joined us to, with my wife and kids – so quite a crowd!  The plan was to walk to the lookout – enjoy the view and then have a picnic morning tea after.

I had told my wifes cousin we had seen quenda (southern brown bandicoot) at Lesmurdie Falls before but we were walking in the morning to accomodate our 4 week old baby, so I didn’t like my chances!

My son had a lovely rock climb before the rest of the family came.


On top of the world!

The bush is just lovely here.


On the walk there my son stopped to throw stones in the river and I spotted a male rufous whistler fly into a tree just in front of us (a lifer for me!).  Of course I forgot my camera and the smartphone is not great at getting bird shots.


The view is fantastic from the lookout – see the pano at the top & below!


I missed seeing a few skinks that a couple of the family saw – probably king skinks.

We then setup our morning tea and then amazingly were visited by a friendly quenda – I get the impression they wait until people are eating and then get scraps!



It was awesome for my nature loving cousin-in-law to see another wild native marsupial – she had seen wild Western Grey Kangaroos the day before at Serpentine Falls.

My son is not afraid of anything so of course came in for a closer look!


A great day outside and more wildlife in the Perth region!




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