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John Forrest National Park

Park Road, Hovea via Greenmount Rd | 24 km east of Perth city, Western Australia 6071, Australia
+61 8 9290 6100
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Old Swanview Railway Tunnel

We took a day trip out to the Swanview Railway Tunnel. It was a great walk. Take a water bottle... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2018
Helen L
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Perth, Australia
good walking

Mostly during my long visit to Australia it was too hot to do any serious walking, but by the time... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2018
bookworm451
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London, United Kingdom
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Park Road, Hovea via Greenmount Rd | 24 km east of Perth city, Western Australia 6071, Australia
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Reviewed February 5, 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

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Reviewed February 1, 2018

Mostly during my long visit to Australia it was too hot to do any serious walking, but by the time we got here it was heading to autumn and we were able to have a good old tramp through the woods. We had a great...More

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Reviewed December 14, 2017

This is a popular spot for bushwalking, especially the trails to Hovea and National Park falls and the Eagle’s View trail

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Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

We have always been during Winter or Summer and never in Spring. We won’t make that mistake again. Spring is absolutely the best time to visit JFNP. The waterfalls were gushing and the flowers in full bloom. From Morrison Road entrance to the pub (John...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

My friends drove me to John Forrest National Park after lunch at Core Cider. This is my very first seeing kangaroo in person.

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

Whereas the place is scenic and wild, I resent having to pay again for something which is supported by my taxes. Is this part of a User Pays Twice philosophy? If you are up to it, you are better off coming in by bike. They...More

2  Thank scotty2907
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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

This is a gorgeous national park an easy drive from Perth. It's currently $12 per car (or van seating up to 12 people) to enter but well worth it. Have a meal at the tavern if you like but I thoroughly recommend taking a picnic...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2017

My husband and I had a great day hiking the 16km loop eagle view trail. We set off early morning as it took us 4.5hours to complete, entrance fee is $12 per vehicle make sure you bring cash just incase the eft pos is down...More

1  Thank chrisel129
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Reviewed April 30, 2017

Had a fantastic day hiking this track today. Went of course for about 1hr after decending the Lookout. Signage here a bit iffy.Back on track,wasn't an easy work,but feel proud that we accomplished it.Appox 28kms. View spectacular. Will return & try a few of the...More

1  Thank heidi27
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Reviewed April 27, 2017

Great lunch on the terrace - with an extended family of grey kangaroos sheltering from the sun. The food was good and substantial and the beer deliciously cold! A member of staff came out to feed our marsupial companions and I was surprised to see...More

Thank Margaret H
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Ksa1010
January 28, 2018|
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Response from Wixters | Reviewed this property |
It would not be an easy visit. There is a slight incline/decline depending which way you go from the main car park. The Tavern is a good spot to see kangaroos and the bird life of the park which is accessible. The gravel... More
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jpetersen14
October 3, 2016|
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Response from Karen D | Reviewed this property |
Hi Julie, sorry for the delay in replying.. I have no idea what trail to take to see wild flowers.. I have only ever been on the Tunnel walk but not at wildflower time..
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