This park was the first national park in Western Australia and was declared a reserved for conservation and recreation in 1898. It is 29 Km east of Perth, about an hours drive with getting stuck at all the traffic lights along the way, normally would be about 15 minutes less if we were not so unlucky.
Be prepared to do quite a bit of walking to see the attractions, nothing hard but could be strenuous during hot days. Hint: take water. The weather was perfect when we went but we still needed water and no use going unless there has been quite a bit rain to get the rivers flowing and waterfalls cascading. Late August to October probably the best time to visit. We went on a week day so crowds were no problems, not sure about weekends. I went with my wife but would be good for family and friends.
We arrived right on midday and went to the tavern for a meal and beer. We had a seafood platter which was quite tasty. Parrots and a magpies joined us on the table while eating, so protect your plate and for their health do not feed them. Nice for taking close up photos.
It appears that feed is set out for kangaroos at this time for a mob of kangaroos started hopping in for a feed plus ducks and galahs. Great for close up encounters and photos. Quite a lot of the females had joeys (babies) in their pouches.
There are barbeques set around the grounds if you want to cook your own and wooden huts around the area if you want a table, shade and a bit of seclusion.
Nothing really spectacular but all nice and worth going to see some Australia bush and nature.
Worth visiting are the Waterfalls and the Train Tunnel while enjoying the scenic views along your walk. You can ride off-road bicycles on designated tracks as well. Some of the walks are from 1km to 15 km long, we probably ended up walking about 6km all up.
All I can say I had an enjoyable day at a place which seems miles from nowhere but so close to a city.
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