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John Forrest National Park

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John Forrest National Park

Close to Perth, scenic views, walk and bicycled trails, historic buildings, lots of wildlife – all you need to do is pack a picnic!

A quick, 30-minute drive from Perth and you will arrive in Western Australia’s first and oldest national park. You will find an abundance of beautiful spots to have a picnic, or you can use one of the barbeques. The beautiful Hovea Falls and National Park Falls flow in winter and spring, which is also the best time of year to see the stunning wildflowers.

There are also many walk trails that lead you through jarrah, marri, flooded gums, swamp peppermint, and paperbark trees, and the spooky Swan View Tunnel. You might even see native wildlife, such as western grey kangaroos, lazing around in the Park.

Bring your bicycle to explore the Railway Reserves Heritage Trail. Visit the lookouts for perfect views of Perth City and the Swan Coastal Plain, and maybe just capture that perfect pic for Instagram.

Please note:

  • No dogs allowed
  • National Park entry fees apply

John Forrest National Park