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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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Great walk, nice to relax

This park is just great! And it offers everything a park should offer. The entry fee is 12$ per... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2015
David L
via mobile
Bush walking at its Best .

John Forrest National Park is great anytime but spring is when the wildflowers are out in their... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2015
Allan M
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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Park Road, Hovea via Greenmount Rd | 24 km east of Perth city, Western Australia 6071, Australia
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+61 8 9290 6100

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Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

This park is just great! And it offers everything a park should offer. The entry fee is 12$ per car. Nice barbecue in the schade, Picknick or relaxing. Cold drinks and food in the tavern. With a lot of wildlife direct around. Then you can...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 27 May 2015

John Forrest National Park is great anytime but spring is when the wildflowers are out in their splendour and the smell are refreshing .Also when there is a good flow in the creek the water falls a special .The walking tracks are marked and well...More

2  Thank Allan M
Reviewed 3 May 2015

We live about 4km from the park but it's a bit far to walk there, walk around and then walk home so we drove up and paid for a yearly local pass. $22 covers Avon, John Forrest and Walyunga national parks for local residents. Now...More

4  Thank plspoon
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Entry fee at station, put your money in an envelope and place it in a box. Tried the eagle view walk - sign in at the ranger station before leaving. Tried it clockwise but it seems all the signages were much more catered for the...More

Thank yada_yada2
Reviewed 15 April 2015 via mobile

It was ok here nothing to rave about not a lot to see or do! No waterfalls all water had dried up! Best thing about it was the friendly Roos at the tavern but otherwise waste of a journey!

3  Thank Heather563
Reviewed 13 April 2015

After a whole week of rain, we decided to spend a day there trying to catch the waterfall. But much to our disappointment, there wasn't much waterfall but we just enjoyed the beautiful day out bushwalking and discovering. There's lots of car park available, toilet...More

1  Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

John Forrest is a great place to get away from it all but still close enough so not to be stuck in a car for hours. Entry is priced per vehicle and annual membership is a bargain. There are a number of walk trails, barbecue...More

1  Thank travellingal02
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Hadn't been to this park for maybe 20+years. A lot of infrastructure is in need of repair such as bridges near the old swimming dam. Lots of tourists enjoying the semi'-tame kangaroos, parrots and ducks near the tavern. I even saw a bandicoot... The park...More

Thank SandraAB159
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Often mountain bike or run here but this place always amazes me. Streams and waterfalls, to numerous flora and fauna and never crowded. Nice tavern and not far from the Parkerville pub.

4  Thank Ken P
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Park is located just 30 min drive from Perth. No need to pay the entry fee when you park at the corner of Morrison Rd and Pechey Rd. Take te heritage trail, just 4 km to the tavern. Waterfalls and old railway tunnel on the...More

4  Thank StepikCh
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jpetersen14
Hi, We want to do a wildflower walk in John Forrest national park, not the 15 km walk. I see in the photos there is a Falls walk, a Tunnel walk and a Hovea Falls walk. Which one do we take to get the best views of all the wild flowers out now? Julie
3 October 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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Daniel J
Are dogs allowed in the park?
24 August 2016|
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Response from Karen D | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they would be.
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Mondfinsternis
What if I come by foot - Can I see a lot or does it not pay off? Is there a route by foot? I am willing to walk two to tree hours.
26 December 2015|
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Response from Ezza_1989 |
Foot is fine. Plenty to see and do
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