Fernhook Falls & Rowell's Pool Canoe Launch

Fernhook Falls, Mount Frankland National Park, Walpole Wilderness Area, Walpole, Western Australia

Fernhook Falls is located along the Deep River which is one of the main tributaries of the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets. It is situated in the Mount Frankland National Park, part of the Walpole Wilderness Area about forty kilometres north of Walpole. 

Fernhook Falls is a popular swimming and picnic spot in summer, and during winter is a truly magnificent sight! 

Fernhook Falls, Walpole Wilderness Area

Downriver of the falls, along the boardwalk which follows the river, you will find Rowell's Pool. Here a safe canoe launch is used, primarily during the whitewater season (July to the end of Oct).

There is an abundance of bird and wildlife in the area including kangaroos.
There are a couple of excellent short walking trials from Fernhook Campground to Rowell's Pool and Fernhook Falls.

Find a Map to Fernhook Falls on the Mount Frankland National Park Map

This is a wonderful destination for an afternoon's adventure or longer...

Fernhook Falls, Walpole Wilderness Area

The CALM Camp Ground Fernhook Camp, with Day Use Area, is secluded and next to Deep River and Rowell's Pool. 
Access is 35km NW of Walpole via South Western Highway and Beardmore Road or North Walpole Road and Beardmore Road.

Toilets, picnic tables, outdoor kitchen with BBQ's and under cover dining.
Camping fees apply. No Bookings. Maximum of three nights.
There are 8 tent sites that can accommodate small campervans and camper trailers and 2 huts.

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Camping at Fernhook Falls

Fernhook Falls is a small, secluded camping area in the forest, maximum stay 3 days. Fees Apply. 
36 km north-west of Walpole on Beardmore Road, turn off South Western Highway.

  • Toilets, tank water
  • Gas BBQs, kitchen
  • 8 sites for off-road camper trailers,
  • 2 cabins available- first come first served
  • Canoeing, canoe trip on the pristine Deep River.
  • Hiking on the walking trails
  • Swimming
  • No Dogs
  • Fires (when allowed, restrictions apply)

Rowell's Pool at Fernhook Falls

Below the falls, at the river edge, are board walks and a stairway into the river affords a safe canoe launch during the white water season of July to October.
The Boat Launch sign says: "River conditions can vary considerably during the year, greatly affecting the time your trip will take and its degree of difficulty."

The sign has a guide to help determine the length of your trip.  The launch at Rowell's Pool has concrete steps leading down to the waterline.
Information on the river conditions can be sought from the CALM office in Walpole.  Let someone know you'll be making a trip on the river.

Rowells Pool, Canoeing Launch Point, Walpole
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Walpole and surrounds:

Walpole Town Walpole Town
At the northern edge of the Walpole Inlet, Walpole is one of the few towns on the path of the Bibbulmun Track. Visit Walpole Town
Walpole Regional Map Walpole Regional Map
Map of the Walpole Region including places to visit and National Parks. Visit Walpole Regional Map
Knoll Scenic Drive Knoll Scenic Drive
A five kilometre circular drive on the peninsula between the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets. A distinctly well-kept rest area with picnic tables & toilets. Visit Knoll Scenic Drive
Stay in Walpole Stay in Walpole
An inspiring selection of quality accommodation of all types. Friendly service. Choose from a variety of great accommodation in and around Walpole, WA. Find Accommodation in Walpole! Visit Stay in Walpole

Other attractions in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park:

Walpole-Nornalup National Park Walpole-Nornalup National Park
Expansive covering over twenty thousand hectares of the Walpole Wilderness Area. Visit Walpole-Nornalup National Park
Walpole Town Walpole Town
At the northern edge of the Walpole Inlet, Walpole is one of the few towns on the path of the Bibbulmun Track. Visit Walpole Town
Ancient Empires Walk Ancient Empires Walk
The Ancient Empires Walk takes you through the forest at the base of the Giant Tingle Trees at the Treetop Walk. Visit Ancient Empires Walk
Circular Pool Circular Pool
Family friendly swirling pools. Access via steps or a gentle paved pathway. Viewing platforms close to carpark. Visit Circular Pool
Conspicuous Cliff Conspicuous Cliff
Standing high above the surrounding heathland, the Cliff-top lookout gives fantastic views of the beach and river flowing into the sea. Visit Conspicuous Cliff
Fernhook Falls Fernhook Falls
Located along the Deep River Fernhook Falls is a popular swimming and picnic spot in summer, and during winter is a truly magnificent sight! Visit Fernhook Falls
Frankland River Frankland River
The Frankland River is the 8th largest in the state of Western Australia flowing into the Nornalup Inlet. Visit Frankland River
Giant Tingle Tree Giant Tingle Tree
This Giant Tingle Tree is special because it the oldest living eucalypt in the world. It is an 800 metre walk from the car park to the Giant Tingle and back. Visit Giant Tingle Tree
Hilltop Lookout Hilltop Lookout
On Hilltop Road, east of Walpole. Overlooking the Nornalup Inlet and Frankland River. Rocky Head and Saddle Island can be seen in the distance. Visit Hilltop Lookout
Irwin Inlet Irwin Inlet
Irwin Inlet carves the sandbars at Peaceful Bay due to the swift flow into the Southern Ocean. Visit Irwin Inlet
Knoll Scenic Drive Knoll Scenic Drive
A five kilometre circular drive on the peninsula between the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets. A distinctly well-kept rest area with picnic tables & toilets. Visit Knoll Scenic Drive
Mandalay Beach Mandalay Beach
Spectacular views to Chatham Island, gorgeous white sandy beach it is a must-see... sometimes the shipwreck is visible too. Visit Mandalay Beach
Nornalup Inlet Nornalup Inlet
The Nornalup Inlet is serene. Fed from the Deep and Frankland Rivers it connects to the Walpole Inlet via a natural deep water channel. Visit Nornalup Inlet
Peaceful Bay Peaceful Bay
Peaceful Bay beach is split in two by the Irwin Inlet as it discharges into the ocean. Sand dunes abound. Visit Peaceful Bay
Sappers Bridge Sappers Bridge
Re-built October 1982 for the National Parks Authority by 22nd Construction Squadron RAE following flood damage January 1982. Visit Sappers Bridge
Valley of the Giants Valley of the Giants
The Valley of the Giants Wilderness Discovery Centre at the Treetop Walk is the most visited place on the Rainbow Coast. Visit Valley of the Giants
Walpole Inlet Walpole Inlet
Filled by the Deep & Frankland Rivers, the dark waters of the Walpole Inlet empty into the Nornalup Inlet through the Channels. Visit Walpole Inlet

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