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John Forrest National Park

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Holiday walking

A fine and sunny day. Not too hot and a gentle walk up to the falls from swan view. Easy walk and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
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Wildflower walk not far from Perth

With all the rain Perth hills area has had recently, the waterfalls and wildflowers were at their... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
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Park Road, Hovea via Greenmount Rd | 24 km east of Perth city, Western Australia 6071, Australia
+61 8 9290 6100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fine and sunny day. Not too hot and a gentle walk up to the falls from swan view. Easy walk and smooth gradient. Excellent views etc and great flowers

Thank Kenny100653
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With all the rain Perth hills area has had recently, the waterfalls and wildflowers were at their best. There is an entrance fee to get into the National Park which I don't begrudge as the Park area seems to be being upgraded. There are quite...More

Thank car0leb66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love JFP. Great facilities set in a stunning landscape with great walk trails, abundant flora and fauna....just a fantastic spot for enjoying the great outdoors :)

Thank dreamingtravel1234
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Very quite park at this time of the year but worth to go. The river had a lot of water and the waterfall was due to great to see.

Thank Tobias B
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Happy to pay entry into this beautiful WA park which contributes towards the upkeep. Well signposted walks and pathways, very clean and well maintained landscape, topped off with a drink at the Tavern alongside the friendly local roos, who just come and go as they...More

1  Thank katharyn73
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Clean toilets, friendly rangers and amazing walks for all fitness levels. Beware the sausage stealing Kookaburra who is so skilled he flew down and took the sausage and left the bun still in the hand of the eater !! Such a wonderful back to nature...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 19 June 2018

John Forrest National Park is a great spot of a family picnic or have lunch at the Tavern. The only problem was finding the entrance to the park as some of the entries are closed. The Tavern still have the wildlife around and worth a...More

Thank Wiz-Oz7
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

A great day trip from Perth, nice easy walks and a little bit of wildlife. Bring plenty of water as shade is scarce - and please don't feed the animals!

Thank stucore
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Found plenty of well sign-posted walking tracks. Easy walking and cycling. Toilet facilities at rangers station, various car parking points.

Thank 93mollyp
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We took a day trip out to the Swanview Railway Tunnel. It was a great walk. Take a water bottle with you during warm weather though. There is no water to drink in this area and you will get a bit thirsty. The paths are...More

2  Thank Helen L
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30 June 2018|
Response from Jessie F |
Unfortunately dogs aren’t allowed here but you will be surprised by how many places they can go to around Perth.
1 April 2018|
Response from bookworm451 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we were elsewhere over Easter. Can you email the wardens there?