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Yalgardup Falls/Kevill Road Waterfall (Complete Locals Guide)

RATING: 4.4/5 | 🌏DISTANCE FROM MARGARET RIVER: 4.1km |📍LOCATION: Kevill Road, Margaret River WA | Google Maps | ☀️BEST TIME TO VIST: Winter, early spring | 💲COST: Free | 🐶DOGS ALLOWED: Yes | 🕰️OPEN: 24 hours | 🚗PARKING: Yes | 🚻FACILITIES: None | 🛣️UNSEALED ROADS: No

Yalgardup Falls, also known as Kevill Road Waterfall, or Kevill Road East Falls, as they are located on Kevill Road, is a beautiful natural attraction located just 4.1km from the town center of Margaret River in Western Australia. Yalgardup Falls is a lesser-known but stunning Margaret River waterfall.

The falls are fed by the actual Margaret River, as it flows down from the nearby hills and into a large pool at the base of the waterfall, continuing its way towards the coast. Visitors can take in the stunning scenery from the nearby car park, and walk up and down the side of the river.

Having lived in Margaret River since 2016 and owned a local motel for 7 years, I’ve helped thousands of travelers like you discover the best spots around. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to stumble upon a peaceful waterfall that’s not swarming with tourists? Trust me, Yalgardup Falls offers a slice of serenity you’ll appreciate, and the best part is, it’s a five-minute drive from Margaret River!

Are you ready to find out what makes Yalgardup Falls so special? Let’s dive in!

This is one of my favorite Kevill Road waterfall photos!

How To Get To Yalgardup Falls / Kevill Road Waterfall

If you are looking for a waterfall near Margaret River, you can’t get any closer than Yalgardup Falls! The Yalgardup Waterfall, or Kevill Road Waterfall is very easy to find if you are staying close to Margaret River. 

To get to Yalgardup Falls from Margaret River, head up Wallcliffe Road towards the beach, and then turn right on Kevill Road. After passing several large paddocks with kangaroos, and a few houses, the road will fork around to the left, and on your right-hand side, you will see a gravel car park with the waterfall flowing right next to it!

You could easily reach Yalgardup Falls by bike or walking too, they are only 4km from town. Just take the bike path that runs alongside Wallcliffe Road, but be careful when you turn up Kevill Road, as you will have to ride/walk on the road here and visibility isn’t always the best for drivers as it’s a very narrow road.

When it comes to waterfalls near Margaret River, Yalgardup Falls often goes unnoticed but is absolutely worth the visit.

Tips For Visiting Yalgardup Falls

There are a few things to keep in mind when visiting Yalgardup Falls:

  • Yalgardup Falls are best viewed in Winter, or early Spring, after rainfall. It’s still nice to visit other times of year, the waterfall just won’t be as heavy.
  • Yalgardup Falls are located in a bushland area, so be sure to wear appropriate clothing and footwear, and be mindful of the native plants and animals in the area.
  • The falls are located in a residential area, so be mindful of the people who call the area home.
  • On your way there, the road is narrow, and you may want to stop your car to take photos of the kangaroos you’ll see in the paddocks. This is fine, but just make sure you don’t park on any blind corners to do this, as you don’t want someone else driving along and not seeing you. The scenic drive down Kevill Road in Margaret River is part of the charm of visiting Yalgardup Falls!
  • Watch your children! The rapids can be dangerous and it would be awful for any child to be swept away .
  • Careful on the rocks! They will be slippery when wet. Don’t risk your life just for a photo.
While you’re exploring waterfalls near Margaret River, Yalgardup Falls is one you shouldn’t miss!

Is Yalgardup Falls Suitable For Kids?

Yes, Yalgardup Falls is suitable for kids of all ages. However, parents should supervise their children at all times as the falls are located in a bushland area and the rapids can be dangerous.

How Long Does Yalgardup Falls Take?

Yalgardup Falls can be enjoyed for as long or as little as you like. However, allow at least 15 minutes to walk around, and take some photos. It’s very scenic, especially in winter and early spring, or after big rainfall. Perhaps you could even get a Take-Away Coffee to sit and listen to the sound of the falls.

Are There Toilets At Yalgardup Falls?

No, there are not toilets located at Yalgardup Falls. The nearest public toilets are either in Margaret River town, near the Coles Car Park, or out at Surfers Point, near the main car park.

Is Yalgardup Falls Dog-Friendly?

Yes, you can take your dog to Yalgardup Falls. We also have a great list of Dog-Friendly Activities In Margaret River if you’re looking for other things to do while visiting Margaret River with your dog!

When Is The Best Time To Visit Yalgardup Falls?

Yalgardup Falls are best viewed in Winter, or early Spring, after rainfall. It’s still nice to visit other times of year, the waterfall just won’t be as heavy.

It’s also nice to visit any time during the day, why not try a sunset or sunrise and see if you can get some better photos in a different light!

Wrapping Up: What Else Should I Know About Yalgardup Falls?

Yalgardup Falls, or Kevill Road Waterfall, is a beautiful natural attraction that is well worth a visit if you are in the Margaret River area. Be sure to keep the above tips in mind when planning your trip, and you’re sure to have a great time at the Falls!

If you’ve got more questions or you’ve recently visited Yalgardup Falls and have tips to share, let’s keep the conversation going. Follow me on Instagram @accommodationmargaretriver and shoot me a message. I love hearing from you all and it’s the best way to stay up-to-date with all things Margaret River. Cheers to more adventures!

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100% YES! — Australia has “free” healthcare but it’s only for citizens and permanent residents. Foreigners visiting need travel insurance in case anything happens on their visit. I like SafetyWing – their Nomad Insurance starts at just $1.50 USD a day!

🚗Should I rent a car in Australia?

Yes — Renting a car is a necessity in most of Australia! If you want to go on road trips or adventures outside of the major cities, and even if you’re staying in a major city, you’ll want to rent a car. If you are visiting Margaret River, it will be even more important that you hire a car, you’ll need it to be able to get around and see all the great attractions and wineries!

🏨What’s the best way to book my Australian accommodation?

My go-to for Australian hotels is Booking.com. Pretty much all registered accommodation use Booking.com (but not necessarily any of the other major booking platforms), and even most of the holiday homes and caravan parks use Booking.com too!

If you’re planning a trip to Australia where you will stay at multiple locations, it’s super handy to have all your accommodation listed in one place, and accommodation owners like Booking.com because it’s easy to contact the guests using the messaging platform if the guest has an international phone number.

I sincerely hope you enjoy your visit to Margaret River!

Australia Travel Planning Guide

🚑Should I buy Australian travel insurance?

100% YES! — Australia has “free” healthcare but it’s only for citizens and permanent residents. Foreigners visiting need travel insurance in case anything happens on their visit. I like SafetyWing – their Nomad Insurance starts at just $1.50 USD a day!

🚗Should I rent a car in Australia?

Yes — Renting a car is a necessity in most of Australia! If you want to go on road trips or adventures outside of the major cities, and even if you’re staying in a major city, you’ll want to rent a car. If you are visiting Margaret River, it will be even more important that you hire a car, you’ll need it to be able to get around and see all the great attractions and wineries!

🏨What’s the best way to book my Australian accommodation?

My go-to for Australian hotels is Booking.com. Pretty much all registered accommodation use Booking.com (but not necessarily any of the other major booking platforms), and even most of the holiday homes and caravan parks use Booking.com too!

If you’re planning a trip to Australia where you will stay at multiple locations, it’s super handy to have all your accommodation listed in one place, and accommodation owners like Booking.com because it’s easy to contact the guests using the messaging platform if the guest has an international phone number.

I sincerely hope you enjoy your visit to Margaret River!